Help support the thriving arts culture that Columbus celebrates!
Each year Columbus Area Arts Council produces and supports engaging arts programming in Columbus. Annual community favorites include Biggest Block Party Ever, NeighborFEST and First Fridays for Families. Live on the Plaza is a new event that showcases cutting edge talent such as Black Violin and MarchFourth. You can look forward to more great live performances in 2016!
Public art is a major focus of our organization. We introduced seven temporary sculptures in the downtown area in 2014. These works will stay in the community for two years, at which point they will be replaced with more new work!
Summer in Columbus would not be complete without an iron pour, glassblowing and Rock the Park. We hope to bring all three back for 2016.
We strive to offer high quality arts programming to our community, but we can’t do it without your support. Whether you donated three years ago or three months ago, ask yourself “Have I enjoyed an event or benefited from the work of the Columbus Area Arts Council?” If so, please show your support with an online contribution and help keep the arts alive in Columbus!
Formed in 1972 as the Driftwood Valley Arts Council and renamed Columbus Area Arts Council in 1989, the Arts Council is a public, non-profit corporation supported by private donations, the City of Columbus, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Who We Are The Columbus Area Arts Council (the Arts Council) is a nonprofit corporation in the heart of Columbus, Indiana. Since 1972, the Arts Council has been a cornerstone for cultural development in our community:
Why We Exist We enhance the quality of life in the community—stimulating community interest in art, fostering creation and inquiry throughout Columbus, and leading a vibrant arts culture tied to our unique history.
What We Dream The Arts Council looks forward to a future in which art—in all forms—is a valued part of everyday life in Columbus, and the community expects the unexpected/unforgettable from its art. Specifically:
What We Believe We believe:
What We Do The Columbus Area Arts Council enhances the quality of life in the community—stimulating community interest in art, fostering creation throughout Columbus, and leading a vibrant arts environment tied to our unique history.