Dancing C banner, based on Paul Rand design

A small city, a short street, and one amazing story – explore the street that’s jam-packed with giants of design.


Over two-dozen choices, all in the midst of a beautiful and vibrant small-city setting – check out the downtown dining guide.

Columbus Area Arts Council

The Columbus Area Arts Council sponsors many of the most dynamic downtown events!

Exhibit Columbus - Wiikiaami

The first annual exploration of architecture, art, design, and community – find out more!

cleo rogers library by tad fruits

The library is a beehive of activity, both outside and in. Check the events calendar or the library calendar to see what’s next!

kidscommons - columbus, by The Republic

Kidscommons is the place to learn about our community and our world.

Downtown Columbus lodging

Choose from unique and interesting lodging choices in downtown Columbus.


Take a fun class in any number of art styles, bring your friends, make a memory – visit the Tri-State website.

beer glasses

When you’re ready to try some new craft beers, two downtown microbreweries are ready for you!

IUCA+D Kiley Symposium, photo by Tony Vasquez

The IUCA+D program offers  courses for degree-seeking students in such fields as interior design and fashion design.

Columbus walking tours

The Visitors Center offers guided walking tours of the art, design, and history of downtown Columbus.


It’s an award-winning park, and it’s right off of the downtown!


There’s always something interesting happening downtown, check out all the events on the calendar.


You can enjoy the IUCA+D art gallery and four pocket galleries, all nearby to everything else.

CIAA website

Since 1967, the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives has been collecting and sharing materials of our design heritage.


Grab a free guide to the downtown in the Visitors Center – everything is within easy walking distance!

Columbus Philharmonic, photo by Chris Crawl

The Philharmonic presents orchestral, choral, and chamber music from all periods and styles – visit the Philharmonic website.


We welcome you to Columbus!  If we can be of service to you, please contact us at City Hall!


Visitors Center

506 Fifth Street

Library and Architectural Archives

536 Fifth Street

Columbus Philharmonic

315 Franklin Street

Tri-State Artisans

422 Washington Street


310 Jackson Street


309 Washington St

Zwanzigz Microbrewery

1038 Lafayette Ave

Powerhouse Brewing

322 4th St