Exhibit Columbus paper sculpture
Conversation Plinth and Large Arch


The information below pertains to the 2017 Exhibition.

The inaugural exhibition of Exhibit Columbus took place in downtown Columbus during summer and fall of 2017. Plans are currently underway for the 2019 exhibition, which will bring an entirely new collection of interactive installations.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to wait two years for another dose of Exhibit Columbus; plan to attend their design symposium in the Fall of 2018!

Explore interactive installations like you’ve never seen in a colorful Indiana town. “Exhibit Columbus,” a community-wide exhibition, features 18 spectacular installations. Go ahead and touch, climb, take photos and interact with each one of these unique pieces! This family-friendly exhibition comes to life this fall only in Columbus, Indiana, just 45 minutes south of Indianapolis.

Visitors explore installations on opening weekend | 1:22

The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios | 12:49

Alex Mustonen of Snarkitecture explains Playhouse’s forced-perspective design | 1:00

I.M. Pei’s remarks from the 1971 dedication of Library Plaza | 0:40

In the News:

  • “Exhibit Columbus’ is the kind of cultural endeavor you’d be surprised to see even a large city undertake; you would never expect a place of this size and location to attempt it.” (Hello, Columbus. A Small Town Gives Chicago A Run For Its Architectural Legacy, NewCity Design)
  • “…the most iconic structures were constructed decades ago, and so the town, with a ‘let’s put on a show’ spirit, has decided to breathe new life into the local legacy.” (Columbus, Ind., Renews its Big Design Legacy, New York Times)
  • “(Exhibit Columbus) has crafted a series of events and encounters that bring the cityscape to life in
    new and surprising ways.” (Why Columbus, Indiana, Should Be On Your Design Itinerary This Year, Surface Magazine)

Explore photos from Exhibit Columbus

Explore more photos of Columbus architecture

media | request info | about us | e-news sign-up


Columbus Area Visitors Center
506 Fifth Street, Columbus Indiana 47201
812-378-2622 | 800-468-6564