GCAC Moving to Historic Long Street Building
The Greater Columbus Arts Council has signed a lease for the former Winders Motor Sales Company building at 182 E. Long St. The arts organization will move in early 2020, with the new location providing a street presence that makes resources and staff more accessible.
“The arts council has been searching for a space that would provide better access for our constituents and the community for nearly six years,” said President and CEO Tom Katzenmeyer. “After looking at more than 20 buildings throughout Downtown and near-Downtown neighborhoods, we are delighted that we have finally found a building that checks all the boxes.”
The automobile sales facility was built in 1916 and is one of the few original car dealership buildings Downtown. Because of its history, the arts council has applied for a historic tax credit from the State of Ohio.
With around 1,300 more square feet of office space than its current location inside the Chase building Downtown, as well as a community meeting room, the arts council will also be able to provide some free parking and open office hours for artists and organizations to stop by.
For more information, visit www.gcac.org.