Columbus, Ohio’s Home for Art Classes & Exhibitions

Welcome to the Cultural Arts Center! Part of the Columbus Recreation & Parks Department, we offer art classes, workshops, exhibitions, gifts and a variety of event and meeting spaces available for rentals. Come visit us and see what we can do for your artistic interests!

Call for Art - Gravity Project

Gravity Project + Cultural Arts Center
Extraordinary One-Evening Art Event

On December 2, 2019 from 6 to 9 pm there will be a first-time special exhibition and art sale at the Gravity Project representing the best talent from the Columbus Cultural Arts Center Studios. This is an opportunity for residents and others to experience outstanding examples of select artistic talent from the CAC studios including painting, drawing, fabric arts, print, jewelry, ceramics and sculpture.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 10

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MEETING & SPECIAL EVENT RENTALS

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Our Gallery Exhibitions

The Cultural Arts Center is home to two galleries showing some of the most impressive work Ohio artists have to offer. Our Main Gallery, with exhibitions typically running about a month and a half, features collections of work following specific themes or in specific artistic media, usually by a variety of artists from across the state.

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Meetings, Artist Talks & Tours

We invite visitors to learn more about our exhibitions, and about a wealth of other topics in the art world, through our programming. Our Conversations & Coffee art talks, the city’s longest-running art talk series, has been in operation for more than 35 years. We always make it easy to arrange tours of our galleries, art studios and historic building.

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Created: The Art Shop at CAC

We invite visitors to check out Created, the Art Shop at CAC, featuring the work of our art students and faculty. The shop is a great place to find great works of art by established and up-and-coming artists, and presents a great opportunity to support local artists in our community.

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About Us

At the Cultural Arts Center we’ve worked hard to cultivate an incredible group of instructional faculty, offer a diverse set of classes and impress visitors with some of the most exciting and unique art exhibitions in the state. Read about the people who make it all possible, as well as our mission to develop and celebrate artists in Ohio and beyond.

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Classes

From ceramics and sculpture to metalsmithing and painting, you will always find the offering you are looking for at the highest quality. Our studio classes are offered in 7-8 week sessions with classes that meet once weekly for three hours.

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Workshops

For individuals who want to learn more about art and culture but cannot commit to a seven- or eight-week course, we offer a series of summer workshops, most of which consist of a week of full-day instruction and participation.

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The Friends of the CAC

For more than 30 years, the Friends of the Cultural Arts Center, a nonprofit volunteer organization, has supported the CAC by acting as a fiscal agent, organizing fundraisers, sponsoring programs and exhibits, providing professional development grants, and more. Read more about the leadership and activities of the FCAC!

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Who We Serve

The Cultural Arts Center is part of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, playing a valuable role in bringing cultural opportunities to residents of Columbus. As one of the premier arts exhibition spaces and educational facilities in central Ohio, we serve the Department’s important mission of connecting the community through the power of creativity. Our art classes, workshops, exhibits and more also welcome residents of:

Bexley
Columbus
Dublin
Granville
Delaware
Gahanna
Grove City
Lancaster
Marysville
Newark
New Albany
Pickerington
Powell
Upper Arlington
Westerville
Worthington
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