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Off the Grid 2019

GenWex presents

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Be an outlaw and join us for the 10th edition of Off the Grid—the trashiest contemporary art party of the season!

This year’s event is inspired by the outrageous, boundary-pushing art of icon John Waters, the subject of our winter exhibition John Waters: Indecent Exposure. The evening features special guest DJs Marcus Marr and Jason Allen, plus sweet, savory, and fun fare from some of Columbus’s best restaurants.

Remember, we’re turning all this wild, irreverent fun into gold: all proceeds from this fundraising bash benefit the center’s innovative, internationally acclaimed education programs for kids and teens—including Pages, WorldView, WexLabs, and more.

"I’m sick of being an outsider. I want to be an insider and an outlaw."
John Waters

Be an outlaw and an insider as an OTG VIP! You’ll enjoy an exclusive souvenir candle, reserved seating at the Lambert Family Lecture featuring John Waters, a special invitation to a pretalk reception, cocktails, and a VIP-only tour of the spring exhibitions.

FEATURING

Jason Allen | 8:30 PM
This Columbus-based, EDM-loving DJ has played sets in Chicago, Detroit, and beyond.

Marcus Marr (London, UK) | 11 PM
Signed to DFA Records, this artist, DJ, and producer is known for such standout songs as “Birthday Card,” “The Trouble with Us,” and “The Music” (ranked among 2013’s best dance tracks by SPIN Magazine).

ENJOY BITES FROM
Cameron Mitchell Premier Events
Cherbourg Bakery
Dough Mama
Giant Eagle Market District – Upper Arlington
Jeni’s
Mikey’s Late Night Slice
Polka Dot Cupcakery
Check back for more great restaurants!

GWAC / HOST COMMITTEE
Isabel Andrews, Sonia Baidya, Sarah Ball (cochair), Lindsey Beetem, Emily Bessell, Lauren Brady, AJ Burt, Jessica Burton (cochair), Jessica Cáceres, Megan Chalfant (cochair), Laura Cianca (cochair), Sydney Cologie, Carlisle Cundiff, Ambrose DuPree, Sandra Enimil, Amy Fleenor, Kirsten Fraser, Diana Gerber, Sarah Grosh, Kyle Hatfield, Miranda Inscho, Maria Joranko, Haley Kider, Valerie Kohlwey, Cathy Kujala, Katie Laux, Elaine McLoughlin-Overholt, Kelly McNicholas, Rian Medina, Kellie Morgan-Lutzko, Michaela Nardo, Mindi Ortiz, Michael Paitoo, Rue Payne, Densil Porteous, Daniel Rodriguez, Alana Ryder, Lydia Simon, Yogi Terrell, Kaylyn Thomas, Adam Vincent, Tracey Walterbusch, Matt Wovrosh, Lucy Zimmerman

This event is 21 and over.
Follow us @wexarts #WexOTG

"To understand bad taste, one must have very good taste."
JOHN WATERS
Marcus Marr

Marcus Marr

Marcus Marr

Marcus Marr, photo: Jade Park

LEAD SUPPORT FOR OFF THE GRID
Big Lots Foundation

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR OFF THE GRID
CoverMyMeds
Easton Community Foundation
EclipseCorp

Heidelberg Distributing

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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