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GCAC Requests Removal of Ohio Arts Council Appointee for Hate Speech

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman GCAC Requests Removal of Ohio Arts Council Appointee for Hate Speech

Editor’s Note 01/08/2021, 2 p.m.: This article includes an update on the resignation of Block from the Ohio Arts Council. After the violent insurrection of pro-Trump rioters at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, a board member of the Ohio Arts Council, appointed by Governor Mike DeWine, took to social media to air her grievances […]

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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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The Confluence Cast: Columbus Open Studio & Stage

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Columbus Open Studio & Stage

How do artists work, both alone and together? I sat down with organizer and artist Stephanie Rond to preview this weekend’s Columbus Open Studio and Stage and learn how she herded cats to get here. Shownotes for this episode This Confluence Cast episode is sponsored by Art Makes Columbus, Columbus Makes Art, featuring stories about our […]

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New Ticket Tax Exemptions Announced for Smaller Venues and Events

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Ticket Tax Exemptions Announced for Smaller Venues and Events

After multiple rounds of public input, representatives from the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) have unveiled some revisions and exemptions to its ticket fee proposal that would help fund local arts and performance venues through a 7 percent tax. Essentially, the new exemptions would apply to smaller venues and smaller events, keeping them outside the realm […]

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Tourism Generates Record-Setting $40 Million in Bed Tax Revenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tourism Generates Record-Setting $40 Million in Bed Tax Revenue

The Columbus tourism industry had a very good year in 2015. In fact, it was pretty much the best year ever. Leaders at Experience Columbus announced yesterday afternoon that the organization tallied up a grand total of $40 million in hotel bed tax collections for the year. The increase was due to increases in hotel occupancy, […]

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Riffe Gallery To Remain Open After Talk of Closure

Walker Evans Walker Evans Riffe Gallery To Remain Open After Talk of Closure

Late Friday afternoon, some emails were circulating in the local arts community expressing concern about the possible closure of the Riffe Gallery, located at 77 South High Street. The Gallery, established in 1989, is one of the premiere spaces to see the work of Ohio artists, as managed and maintained by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). […]

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GCAC Presents: Collaborative Focus on Columbus Artists Highlights Hometown Talent

Tom Katzenmeyer Tom Katzenmeyer GCAC Presents: Collaborative Focus on Columbus Artists Highlights Hometown Talent

Columbus has been getting national recognition for our collaborative spirit. Just last year The Atlantic published a series of articles about how we do things differently here – how our business community, our nonprofits and our political leadership work seamlessly with one another to accomplish great things. We’ve seen this in recent years as our […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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