Galleries and Exhibits in Columbus
Ivy Tech Gallery
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411 Community Arts Gallery
More about 411 Gallery...
411 is a community arts gallery and cultural space for exhibitions, events, and collaborations with Columbus’ arts and cultural organizations. A project of the downtown Arts & Entertainment District, the space is managed by the Columbus Area Arts Council and supported by the Efroymson Family Fund, the Columbus Area Visitors Center, and the community.
Gallery 506 at Columbus Visitors Center
Inside Columbus Visitors Center, 506 Fifth St, Columbus
Current Exhibit / 1
Through November 28
Exhibit Columbus Photography Fellows
Virginia Hanusik, New Orleans, On the Origins of High Water, David Schalliol, Minneapolis, From the Mississippi Watershed, have each been documenting parts of Columbus, the Heartland, and the Mississippi watershed from social, economic, and environmental perspectives.
Current Exhibit / 2
Through January 2021
The Columbus World of Wantz
This exhibition features nearly fifty artworks by Carole Wantz that were created from 1975 – 1988, Gallery 506 is displaying three of the Wantz paintings. Each depicts a scene in Columbus or Bartholomew County and are installed in more than ten locations throughout the city.
Current Exhibit / 3
September 24 through October 11
Carving Columbus: Local History in Landscape Relief Carving by Woodcarver Bob Taylor
Showcasing the work of 2020 Indiana Heritage fellow, these memory carvings are presented by Traditional Arts Indiana.
Carving Demonstration Saturday, October 2 from Noon to 3 PM.
More about Gallery 506...
The historic 1864 Storey Residence portion of the Columbus Area Visitors Center is home to an art gallery featuring works of local and regional artists as well as artwork related to the Columbus architectural and design themes. A permanent Dale Chihuly installation is featured just outside its doors. The gallery is available for viewing during regular Visitor Center hours.
The Galleries at Columbus Learning Center
Artists with work in this show...
Peggy Brown – Fiber Art, Watercolors & Quilts
Karen Hampton – Fiber Art & Quilts
Daren Redman – Quilts
Gabrielle Ryan – Quilts
Andrea Sullivan – Quilts
Fran Taylor – Quilts & Wearable Art
Jan Wantz – Quilts
George Abiad – Wood Furniture
Greg Adams – Willow & Wood Furniture & Home Decor
Peter Falk – Wood Furniture
Ken Susott – Wood Furniture
Steve Wolf – Wood Furniture
Larry Hampton – Graphite Renderings
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More about the Learning Center galleries...
The beautiful, open spaces of the Columbus Learning Center provide an inviting setting to display all forms of art created by Indiana artists. New exhibits are offered each semester. The galleries also display permanent pieces, including Dale Chihuly’s “Sun Garden Panels in Suspended Circle.”
Miller M. Arch Gallery
The Miller M.Arch Gallery in Columbus’s newly renovated Republic Building, home to the Eskenazi School’s J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program, hosts several shows over the course of each academic year.
Visitors should enter through the southeast entrance on the parking lot side (this entrance is ADA accessible and has “Entrance” written above it.) Check the Visitors Center calendar for the most recent schedule. Note there are some weeks between exhibitions where the gallery may be vacant.
Closed on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, and the week of Christmas (Dec 23) through the 2nd of January.
Gallery of Media, Art, and Design
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Columbus
4475 Central Ave., Columbus
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