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Columbus Arts Festival Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Arts Festival Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The Greater Columbus Arts Council has announced that the Columbus Arts Festival — originally slated for June 12 through 14 — has been canceled. GCAC President and CEO Tom Katzenmeyer announced the cancellation in a letter sent out on Thursday, April 2, after the arts council’s board of trustees voted to cancel the 2020 festival […]

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Columbus Foundation Awards Grant to Preserve Aminah Robinson’s Home

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Foundation Awards Grant to Preserve Aminah Robinson’s Home

The Columbus Foundation has announced a new grant that will preserve the home of the late Columbus artist Aminah Robison. The grant will assist in transforming the east-side home into an artist residency space. At the Foundation’s annual Columbus’ True Originals event, President and CEO Douglas F. Kridler announced that the $200,000 grant will go […]

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GCAC Moving to Historic Long Street Building

Taijuan Moorman 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 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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