Culture

Create. Refine. Preserve.

This is the “preserve” part of what SLG does. Our goal isn’t just to put on dope shows, but to drive culture and create canon. Who gets to decide what’s important? Who gets to go into the history books? Who represents the cultural values of Columbus art? Here at SLG, we lay the foundation to begin answering those questions.

THE STREETLIGHT GUILD YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Browse videos from art exhibits, lectures, commissioned work and more!

SLG’S PERMANENT ART COLLECTION
SLG is constantly adding to its permanent collection of original art, as well as acquiring work on loan. We rotate our viewable collection regularly so that there is always something new to see and learn from.
Browse our catalog here.

WRITING
Black Art in Columbus (Scott Woods)
Ending the Debate on Art Scenes (Scott Woods)
Access & Access: For Whom Do We Write? (Chiwan Choi)
The Poet Must Take Care of the Musician (ebook by Scott Woods) – A short collection of advice by Scott Woods about organizing, art and culture building. This downloadable PDF version is available online for free.

ART
REDLINING BLACK CONTEST 360 TOUR (2021)
– 360 walkthrough

CHERRYWOOD PRINCE QUILT EXHIBIT (2020)
Video: Guided tour of opening by Erica Thompson & Scott Woods
3D walkthrough rendering

WRECKA PLAYA: ALBUM ART IN 20 YEARS (2017)
“Regalty” art piece liner notes (Text by Scott Woods, art by David Michael Butler)

MUSIC
CULTURE IN THE TIME OF CORONA (2020)
Concert series live videos in partnership with the Johnstone Fund for New Music
– 4/26 Cameron Leach
– 5/10 Tower Duo
– 5/17 Starlit Ways
– 5/24 Joseph Krygier, Percussionist and Composer
– 5/31 Robert Mason Trio
– 6/7 Janus Quartet

THE NEW BLACK EASTSIDE SONGBOOK (2018)
Commissioned music in partnership with the Johnstone Fund for New Music
Song, “Olde Town Beast” (Counterfeit Madison)
Song/lyrics for “Rahsaan Rollin’ In The Dirt” (Jordan Sandidge)
– Lyrics for “Things To Do In Black Columbus” (Paisha Thomas)

LECTURES
Home Language: The Art and Sociolinguistics of Smoky Brown by Izetta Thomas