Exhibit Columbus events start anew on Wednesday

The next symposium for Exhibit Columbus will be next week with events here in Columbus and in Indianapolis.

The opening programs including a reception will be held at Newfields, the former Indianapolis Museum of Art on Wednesday. On Thursday, the group of architects, designers and fans will come to Columbus with walking tours and events at local landmarks.

Richard McCoy, director of Landmark Columbus, said that both local leaders and national leaders will be taking part in symposium events.

The Exhibit Columbus program, which began in 2016, calls for a symposium on even years, and then the installation of displays, sculptures and other elements around the community, tying into important Columbus architectural, design and artistic landmarks.

For example, last year a popular site was the wooden “conversation plinth” built around the Large Arch sculpture on the front patio of the Bartholomew County Public Library.  At next week’s symposium, those who are designing and creating next year’s installations will be on hand to discuss their projects, while they are still a work in progress, McCoy said.

McCoy explains that there is a special $100 rate for Bartholomew County residents that remains in effect until the start of the events next week:

That price does not include the Wednesday reception.

The symposium events run through Saturday. For more information, you can go to ExhibitColumbus.org.