This weekend we ventured out to Urban Scrawl 2012 to watch some of Columbus's best artists get their creative juices flowing. The artists get two days to complete their masterpieces. During this time there is live music, food, skateboarding, and a break-dancing exhibition. [gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="rand"]
Back in October I wondered out to the now deserted Germain Amphitheater to take some pictures. Here is some information about the venue.
The Germain Amphitheater was originally named Polaris Amphitheater but was renamed after a sponsorship deal with Germain motor company. Billy Ray Cyrus was the first artist to open the 20,000 seat venue in 1994. The venue hosted Ozzfest, Lilith Fair, and other great artists. Toby Keith played the final show in September of 2007. Since then the venue has sat empty in ruins. As you can see from the photographs the venue has been stripped by vandals for any valuable metal, and littered with graffiti.
The original owners, Los Angeles based entertainment company Live Nation, was asking $17 Million for the property in 2007. In January of this year a Polaris based developer NP Limited purchased the property for a little more than $5 million. NP Limited has plans of demolishing what is left of the amphitheater and ultimately developing the land.