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Top Arts Organizations in Columbus of 2016

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Columbus loves the arts. Whether you’re interested in theatrical performance, visual art exhibitions, or public art installation, the City of Columbus is dedicated to highlighting and supporting local arts and artists. When our readers, editors and contributors were asked to name the top organizations in town, they voted for the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) for the number one spot.

The nomination for GCAC in the top spot makes a lot of sense, as they are the entity that collects and redistributes allocated funding to support hundreds of other organizations and artists, large and small. Additional, GCAC produces the annual Columbus Arts Festival and promotes other organizations through their Columbus Makes Art / Art Makes Columbus campaign. Another new milestone in 2016 was the launch of the Columbus Open Studio and Stage (COSS) event, that allowed arts patrons to visit creative spaces not normally accessible to the general public, allowing them to connect with artists in a new way.

For more information, visit www.gcac.org.

The Top 10 Columbus Arts Organizations of 2016:

  1. Greater Columbus Arts Council
  2. Short North Stage
  3. Columbus Symphony
  4. CAPA
  5. BalletMet
  6. Shadowbox Live
  7. Glass Axis
  8. Ohio Arts Council
  9. Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus
  10. Jazz Arts Group

Flashback: Best Arts Organization of 2015 — GCAC
Flashback: Best Arts Organization of 2014 — GCAC
Flashback: Best Arts Organization of 2013 — CAPA

Flashback: Best Arts Organization of 2012 — Wild Goose Creative
Flashback: Best Arts Organization of 2011 – Wild Goose Creative
Flashback: Best Arts Organization of 2010 – Wild Goose Creative
Flashback: Best Arts Organization of 2009 – Couchfire Collective

Note: Our “Best of 2016″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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