Getting to the Cultural Arts Center

We want to make it as easy as possible for visitors to find us. If you’re looking for directions to the Cultural Arts Center, or the best places to park, you’ve come to the right place.

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Our Location

We are conveniently located in downtown Columbus, just across the street from Bicentennial Park. Our address is 139 West Main St., Columbus, OH 43215.

Our building is highly accessible, with an automatic door, ramps to the side doors and an elevator to all floors.

Parking Options

On-Street Parking & Meters

There are many city parking meters in the blocks surrounding our building, including on Main, Mound and Noble streets. The newest meters on Main Street run until 10 p.m. These new meters also now accept credit cards. If you wish to use coins, please be sure you bring enough, as we cannot make change for the meters.

Paid Lot Parking

A paid surface lot is available at the corner of Second and Mound Streets. Please check with the front desk for additional information and coupon code.

Directions

From the North

  • Take I-71 South to the Broad Street exit.
  • Turn right on Broad Street, driving toward downtown.
  • At Third Street, turn left.
  • Cross Town Street, then turn right on Rich Street.
  • The Street will dead end. Turn left onto Civic Center Drive.

This will take you right to the corner of our building, which is located on Main Street. You may use either of the two building entrances, on Noble and Main streets.

OR

  • Take 315 South to the Rich/Town Street exit.
  • Turn left onto Rich Street.
  • Cross the Main Street bridge on Rich.

From the East

  • Take I-70 West until you see the “Downtown” exit. This exit will put you on Mound Street.
  • Stay on Mound Street until you reach 2nd Street. Turn right on 2nd Street.

The CAC will be on your left. You may use either of the two building entrances.

From the South

  • Take I-71 North, which merges with I-70 East.
  • Stay in the right lane and exit at the Front/High Street exit.
  • At the top of the exit, turn left onto Front Street.
  • Turn left on Mound Street.
  • Go through the traffic light at Second Avenue, to Jewett Alley (first driveway on your right). Turn right on Jewett to find the city parking meters near the back of the building.

You may use either of the two building entrances.

From the West

  • Take I-70 East to the Front/High Street exit.
  • At the top of the exit, turn left onto Front Street.
  • Turn left on Mound Street.
  • Go through the traffic light at Second Avenue, to Jewett Alley (first driveway on your right).
  • Turn right on Jewett to the city parking meters near the back of the building.

You may use either of the two building entrances.

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