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GCAC Moving to Historic Long Street Building

 Taijuan Moorman 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 […]

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The Confluence Cast: Artist Laura Alexander

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Artist Laura Alexander

When artist Laura Alexander came back to Columbus after graduate school, she thought she’d stick around for a couple months. That was ten years ago. Alexander sat down to talk about why Columbus is the place she makes her work and her background. We also go behind the curtain on the art world at large. […]

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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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GCAC Creates Citywide Public Art Database

 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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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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Local Artist Spotlight: Daric Gill

 Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Daric Gill

Two decades ago, Daric Gill dated a girl over the summer from Urbana, a city near his hometown. He would go and see her on the weekends, but admittedly, Gill doesn’t think the girl was that into him. That was fine, though, because by the end of the summer Gill had become better friends with […]

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SmART Circuit to Make Route in Franklinton

 Taijuan Moorman SmART Circuit to Make Route in Franklinton

In partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), Smart Columbus will host an art circuit on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring four artists depicting visions of Columbus’ future. The SmART Circuit will transport groups to stops along the Smart Circuit self-driving shuttle’s special summer festival route. Groups will get […]

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