GCAC Creates Citywide Public Art Database
In an effort to build awareness of the variety of public art in Columbus, the Greater Columbus Arts Council has created a searchable database of public art online.
The database lists more than 800 public art sculptures, murals, historic theaters and installations found at nearly 350 sites around Franklin County, and suggests other artwork and events nearby.
Discussions surrounding support for public art have taken place within the last few weeks. Jami Goldstein, vice president of marketing for GCAC, says the database is a way to make progress in that effort and to showcase what public art is already in Columbus.
“I think people will be delighted at what they can discover through this new resource, and it will help us to move forward in a thoughtful way about which neighborhoods need more public art and broadening the diversity of artists represented,” said Goldstein.
A statewide database is also available at ArtsInOhio.com, with more artwork regularly being added.
Both sites are produced by GCAC in partnership with the Ohio Arts Council and public art collections around the state, including collections held by the City of Columbus, Dublin Arts Council, City of Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Department, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, John Glenn Columbus International Airport and the Short North Arts District.