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City Starts Collecting GCAC Admissions Tax

Susan Post Susan Post City Starts Collecting GCAC Admissions Tax

If you’ve purchased tickets to any events held in Columbus since July, you may have noticed an extra tax on the price of admission. Commonly referred to as the “Ticket Tax,” the Admissions Tax supporting the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) and Nationwide Arena rather quietly went into effect on July 1, 2019. The 5% […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Herb Brown and The Price of Power

Sarah Bacha Sarah Bacha Columbus Makes Art Presents Herb Brown and The Price of Power

Columbus resident Herb Brown, a former Ohio Supreme Court justice, is also a playwright and author. CATCO will present a reading of his most recent play, The Price of Power, which focuses on former President John F. Kennedy, his brother, Robert F. Kennedy, and J. Edgar Hoover Feb. 8, 2020. Brown has written seven plays, […]

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GCAC Creates Citywide Public Art Database

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman 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 […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Anne Spurgeon on Her Work and Opening Her Studio to the Public

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents Anne Spurgeon on Her Work and Opening Her Studio to the Public

The fourth-annual Columbus Open Studio & Stage (COSS) returns Sept. 14-15, 2019. The public is invited to visit 45 different Columbus artists at 18 locations, enjoy behind the scenes experiences at local performance spaces and organizations, and to explore seven community arts partners. Anne Spurgeon will offer tours and demonstrations of her Clintonville studio over […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Michael Artis on His New Unromantic Comedy Web Series

Cristyn Steward Cristyn Steward Columbus Makes Art Presents Michael Artis on His New Unromantic Comedy Web Series

Michael “Eagle” Artis is an African-American film director, producer, writer and actor, as well as the Creative Executive Officer of his own production company Artis Creative. He has both appeared in and worked behind the camera of several feature films including the soon to be released A Family Affair as well as Holy Hustle, which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. This year Artis is premiering his […]

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The Confluence Cast: Artist & Educator Charlotte Belland

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Artist & Educator Charlotte Belland

Honing any craft takes practice. That’s the philosophy of educator, illustrator, and animator Charlotte Belland. In this week’s episode, she discusses her background, her role at the Columbus College of Art & Design, how Columbus gives to its artists, and the importance of forming habits and showing up. Shownotes for this episode This Confluence Cast episode […]

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Ticket Tax Opposition Group Falls Short on Signatures for Ballot Measure

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ticket Tax Opposition Group Falls Short on Signatures for Ballot Measure

Looks like the ticket taxes, as introduced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) last summer and passed by Columbus City Council in December, are here to stay. The two 5 percent fees were enacted on July 1, and the group hoping to overturn them on this year’s ballot has failed to submit enough valid […]

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