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ARTS ATTRACTIONS
IN COLUMBUS, INDIANA

Columbus Area Visitors Center Gift Shop

Inside the Visitors Center, 506 Fifth Street, Columbus
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The Columbus Area Visitors Center Gift Shop carries a wide assortment of artisan gifts, architectural gifts and books, clothing items and, jewelry. You will be surprised how big the gift shop is and the selection of gift items available!

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Public Art in Columbus

Dozens of installations can be found throughout the city, pick up a guide at the Visitors Center.
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Enjoy work by Henry Moore, Dale Chihuly, Robert Indiana, and Jean Tinguely, just to name a few. Pick up a guide at the Visitors Center and wander to your heart’s content around the city to see all the free public art installations.

Gallery 506 at Columbus Visitors Center

Inside Columbus Visitors Center, 506 Fifth St, Columbus
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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.

Gallery at Columbus Learning Center

Inside Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus
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The beautiful, open spaces of the Columbus Learning Center provide an exceptional setting to display all forms of art created by Indiana artists. New exhibits are offered each semester. In addition, the galleries house several permanent pieces, including Dale Chihuly’s “Sun Garden Panels in Suspended Circle.” Regular semester building hours are: Mon – Thur 8 am – 10 pm, Fri 8 am – 8 pm, Sat 8 am – 5 pm (may have shorter Saturday hours during the summer months).

Gallery at IUCA+D

310 Jackson Street, Columbus
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Open Tuesday – Friday, 1 – 5 pm.
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Gallery at Ivy Tech Columbus Fine Arts and Design

4475 Central Ave., Columbus
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The Visual Communications Gallery changes frequently and is known for its eclectic mix of exhibits, including commercial and fine art photography and commercial and fine art illustration.

Phi Gallery at Hotel Indigo, CMAD

400 Brown Street, Columbus
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The Phi Gallery at Hotel Indigo is one of CMAD’s exhibit sites which regularly rotates exhibits and hosts artist openings. The Columbus Museum of Art & Design (CMAD) is a not-for-proft organization with a long heritage of enriching the community through visual art and design experiences, by promoting free visual art and design exhibits that collectively engage all residents. CMAD, in collaboration with other local arts organizations, seeks local and national financial support to fund and display unique exhibits in venues throughout Bartholomew County.

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Gallery at WellConnect, CMAD

237 Washington Street, Columbus
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Through a partnership with Columbus Museum of Art and Design, two-dimensional art by local and regional artists is displayed on a rotating basis. The center is open to the public Monday–Friday, 7 AM – 7 PM, with artist receptions held during the first month of the exhibit. WellConnect is a health and wellness center created by Columbus Regional Health, located in the heart of the Columbus Arts District at the corner of Third and Washington Streets.

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Orchestra - Columbus Indiana Philharmonic

315 Franklin Street, Columbus
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The Philharmonic offers many concerts and special events throughout the year, go HERE to see their calendar.

Orchestra - Columbus Symphony Orchestra
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Founded in 1922, Columbus Symphony Orchestra is the oldest symphony orchestra in the state of Indiana and maintains close ties with The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Look for upcoming performances HERE.

Tri-State Artisans
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Fine art photography, paintings, sculpture, glass, wood. Handmade jewelry, crochet, bath and body, toys, hats, purses, scarves. Events to learn acrylic painting, watercolor, mixed media, wineglass painting, and speed painting.

Are you looking to have some fun painting? Or, maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to paint? Either way, you are going have a great time at our painting classes. Knowing your shapes, letters, and colors are the only tools you need to get started.

Bring a friend and your sense of humor and we will take care of the rest – including ALL of your painting supplies (smocks, brushes, easels, canvases and everything in between!)

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boy with artwork, at U Craft Me Up
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U Craft Me Up is a Pinterest-inspired store, showcasing new crafts with classes and products, and offering arts and crafts supplies and classes, located inside Fair Oaks Mall.

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