Arts Council announces move to new building

The Columbus Area Arts Council has announced its move to a new office at 431 Sixth Street in downtown Columbus. The building was the former home of Engage Columbus, which recently wrapped up its three-year run. Officials say that the Arts Council’s offices will be closed during the move, March 5-9. The office will reopen March 13th at the new location. Regular hours: will be Tuesday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office phone number, email addresses, and website address will remain the same.

“This new location is an exciting opportunity for the Arts Council to create a more visible space for arts and community engagement in the downtown Arts and Entertainment District,” says Scott Poling, CAAC Board President, “In its new home, CAAC will continue to develop as a leading arts organization of Bartholomew County with a mission to integrate art and cultural experiences into community life. CAAC is proud to serve the City of Columbus and its citizens as an advisor and administrator of civic engagement, public art, and arts programming.”

The Arts Council is thanking the City of Columbus and the Parks and Recreation Department for providing a home for many years at The Commons. Officials say the relationship will persist after the move, as CAAC continues to bring arts programming to the Nugent-Custer Performance Hall as well as activating other areas of The Commons with pop-up events and artist-led workshops.