About Us

Central Ohio’s Premier Visual Arts Center

Offering adult art classes, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, tours, special events, gifts and event rentals, the Priscilla R. Tyson Cultural Arts Center is a hub of artistic activity and inspiration in Columbus. Come visit us and learn more!

Our Specialties

We’re an art gallery featuring contemporary art that highlights local, regional and national artists. We provide hands-on instruction, a learning hub and creative space. We are diverse, receptive and friendly. Our community is hobbyists, designers, artists, makers and art lovers.

Our Hours:

Monday | 1-4 p.m. & 7-10 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 7-10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday | Closed

Faculty & Staff

Our roster of class instructors is a collection of some of the finest artistic teaching talent around. These accomplished faculty members – alongside our dedicated administrative staff – help establish the Cultural Arts Center as one of the best places in central Ohio and beyond to view, create and learn about art.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to your questions about the Cultural Arts Center and our community offerings, including our classes, workshops, exhibitions and rentals. Our FAQ page presents information on funding, artist exhibition opportunities, refunds, class registration and more.

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We offer a variety of venue rental options at the Cultural Arts Center. Our Courtyard, Main Gallery and Loft Meeting Room can all be rented by groups of different sizes for meetings, retreats, special events, even weddings. Take a look at our options for price, group size and more.

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About Priscilla R. Tyson

A dedicated leader and lifelong resident of Columbus, Priscilla R. Tyson joined Columbus City Council in January 2007. On City Council, she has worked for job creation, economic development, safety and a high quality of life for the residents of Columbus. In her previous role as chair of the Finance Committee, council member Tyson led the effort to pass the city’s largest ever General Fund and Capital Improvements Budgets. As chair of the Health and Human Services and Workforce Development committees, her work addressed many of our community’s highest priorities, including access to healthcare and job training.

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Our Mission

We connect the people of our community through the power of creativity. Our Values:

  • Joy – Our programs and activities are fun, celebrate culture and add to our quality of life.
  • Community – We build a relationship with our participants and serve as a gathering place for all.
  • Open – Our spaces are accessible and our programs are inclusive.
To learn more about the Cultural Arts Center and our offerings here, please reach out to us today!