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Top 10 Arts & Culture Institutions in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Arts & Culture Institutions in Columbus

Columbus is a city with a solid (and growing) list of arts and culture institutions that includes a range of museums, art collections and other cultural hubs. And for the third year in a row, our readers and contributors have selected the Columbus Museum of Art as the number one space in the city to […]

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The Top 10 Columbus Theatrical Groups of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Theatrical Groups of 2016

There’s a lot of great live theater in Columbus, so fans of the performing arts have a plethora of options to choose from. When we surveyed our readers and contributors this year on their favorite local groups that produce live theater, Short North Stage rose to the top of the list for the first time. […]

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Best Public Art of 2016: Graffiti Installations at Independents’ Day

Best of CU Best of CU Best Public Art of 2016: Graffiti Installations at Independents’ Day

Ever since the art-centric bicentennial birthday celebration in 2012, the City of Columbus has made more and more of an effort to incorporate public artwork displays into our daily lives. Those projects come in all forms — large and small, temporary and permanent, commissioned and guerrilla — and collectively they add up to making our […]

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Top Arts Organizations in Columbus of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU Top Arts Organizations in Columbus of 2016

Columbus loves the arts. Whether you’re interested in theatrical performance, visual art exhibitions, or public art installation, the City of Columbus is dedicated to highlighting and supporting local arts and artists. When our readers, editors and contributors were asked to name the top organizations in town, they voted for the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) […]

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Best Art Gallery in Columbus: Wild Goose Creative

Best of CU Best of CU Best Art Gallery in Columbus: Wild Goose Creative

To label Wild Goose Creative as a mere art gallery is doing the organization a disservice, but when asked about the city’s best art galleries for the year, our readers and contributors picked Wild Goose as the top response for venues that serve that purpose. After ten years of operations at 2491 Summit Street, Wild Goose […]

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The Top 10 Best Local Artists in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Best Local Artists in Columbus

2016 was another big year for local artists. The ongoing “Columbus Makes Art / Art Makes Columbus” campaign continued to highlight local visual artists, performing artists, sculptors, poets and other creatives. When our readers, contributors and editors were polled to select the number one artist this year, Stephanie Rond was the name that rose to […]

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Enjoy Some Beautiful and Truthful Art While We Still Can

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Enjoy Some Beautiful and Truthful Art While We Still Can

How exactly are we supposed to write about art now? What context is left when the centuries old touchstones of critical evaluation have been exiled? We hitched arts’ critical wagon to the twin stars of truth and beauty, only to find that in post-election America both are pretty much meaningless. Truth? It’s clear now that […]

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