Grant to allow Arts Council to open gallery, community space

A $25,000 grant will allow the Columbus Area Arts Council to operate a new gallery and cultural space on Sixth Street downtown.

The grant was awarded by the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and it will allow for a two-year pilot program for the new center, according to an announcement by the Arts Council.

The space will feature programs such as exhibitions, projects and ties to community events that are happening in the downtown Arts & Entertainment District. There will also be internships available for both high school and college students.

The first event will feature local artists and will premiere on Friday, Sept. 7th. The new center is going to be at 411 Sixth Street, beside the Arts Council’s offices. For more information you can go to