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GCAC Presents

GCAC Presents is a bi-weekly column brought to you by the Greater Columbus Arts Council – supporting art and advancing culture in Columbus – in partnership with the Columbus Arts Marketing Association, a professional development and networking association of arts marketers. Each column will be written by a different local arts organization to give you an insiders look at the arts in Columbus.

GCAC Presents: Ohio Art League

Amy Tillinghast Amy Tillinghast GCAC Presents: Ohio Art League

How does a 105-year-old organization remain vital and relevant? Enlist a dedicated group of board members. Engage a cadre of talented members. Evolve with the needs of the community. At least that’s the way the Ohio Art League is doing it. OAL is a non-profit, member-based organization for visual artists. Founded in 1909, Ohio Art […]

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GCAC Presents: North Market a Historical Icon in Columbus

Sheila Hunt Rossiter Sheila Hunt Rossiter GCAC Presents: North Market a Historical Icon in Columbus

North Market attracts an estimated 1 million plus visitors per year. We are best known for our Farmers’ Market, fresh produce, meats, poultry and seafood, as well as our merchants that offer ethnic food specialties, gourmet groceries, fabulous flowers and great gifts. We provide an authentic Columbus, Ohio experience that highlights the diversity and vibrancy […]

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GCAC Presents: Collaborative Focus on Columbus Artists Highlights Hometown Talent

Tom Katzenmeyer Tom Katzenmeyer GCAC Presents: Collaborative Focus on Columbus Artists Highlights Hometown Talent

Columbus has been getting national recognition for our collaborative spirit. Just last year The Atlantic published a series of articles about how we do things differently here – how our business community, our nonprofits and our political leadership work seamlessly with one another to accomplish great things. We’ve seen this in recent years as our […]

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GCAC Presents: Columbus Arts Festival Invites Public to Put ART on the Map

 Lacey Luce GCAC Presents: Columbus Arts Festival Invites Public to Put ART on the Map

The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) is partnering with local visual artists Stephanie Rond and Catherine Bell Smith to offer an exciting community-wide arts project at the Columbus Arts Festival June 12-14, Sign Your Art—a project that might literally put ART on Columbus’ map. During the festival the public can stop by the Community […]

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GCAC Presents: Vietnam War Photos Spark Recollections, Inspire Gratitude

Janet Cooper Janet Cooper GCAC Presents: Vietnam War Photos Spark Recollections, Inspire Gratitude

“The photos reminded me of a number of experiences of this period of my life that was very educational but very traumatic,” said Tom Vennemeyer as he and fellow Vietnam veteran Jeff Noble saw the first black-framed photographs emerged from their packing crates. “They certainly bring back memories … which you never really forgot. They’re […]

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GCAC Presents: MadLab’s Theatre Roulette Celebrates Sweet Sixteen

 Stephen Woosley GCAC Presents: MadLab’s Theatre Roulette Celebrates Sweet Sixteen

As part of MadLab’s yearlong celebration of its 20th anniversary, they will be presenting their 16th Annual Theatre Roulette. 17, if you include a best of Quintessential Roulette in 2009, but who’s counting? Theatre Roulette has become the mainstay of the last 16 MadLab seasons by representing its core mission of doing exclusively new works. […]

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GCAC Presents: Nine Grammys, 30 Recordings with the Emerson String Quartet

 Tricia Herban GCAC Presents: Nine Grammys, 30 Recordings with the Emerson String Quartet

What’s great about chamber music? It’s the intimacy. It’s the vibe. It’s the sense that each musician is a soloist—but yet that each musician is a vital component, dependent upon the others in the ensemble. Watch a small chamber ensemble perform and you sense a special connection. There is no conductor standing in front and […]

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