COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jessica Driscoll’s love for leather started back when she was a student at the Columbus College of Art and Design.

What You Need To Know

  • Columbus College of Art and Design hosts "Winter Art Fair Market Place"

  • Showcases work from students and alumni

  • Online platform allows you to browse and shop local art

  • Runs until Sunday 12/6 can be found on CCAD's website

“I got exposed to it, a new material that wasn't just fabric, and it just kind of stuck after I graduated, and I was like, let’s see where this goes,” said Driscoll.

Now, four years post graduation, she’s is the owner of VOID Atelier, an Ohio design studio that specializes in leather bags, goods and clothing items.

“I started officially like 2018 or so.”

Driscoll is one of the artists being featured in this weekend’s art fair and marketplace being put on by the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD). Leah Spellman says this is the second time the semi-annual event has been virtual.

“The Art Fair Marketplace is one of CCAD’s biggest events of the year when we can welcome the community to campus, and we felt that even though we couldn't do that aspect it’s important to connect people in Columbus and even now nationwide,” said Spellman.

The event has been going on for decades, and Spellman says she’s happy to see it grow.

“We’re really excited to have 60 artists designers and makers showcasing their work and it’s a range of goods and prices.”