Category: Tom Katzenmeyer


The Arts Line Up for Fall is Absolutely Stellar

September 21, 2016 / All Posts / Performance / Tom Katzenmeyer / Visual Arts

I mentioned last week that I have the Community Arts Partnership Awards on my mind, and I still do. This week I’ve been thinking about our Columbus Makes Art Excellence awards. These awards are an opportunity to acknowledge arts organizations…

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Celebrating National Arts in Education Week

September 14, 2016 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

The Community Arts Partnership Awards is on the horizon, and as the tables start to fill up I feel especially proud because I know that proceeds from this event support arts education in Columbus. Did you know that this is…

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Thank You To EVERYONE Who Collaborated on The Columbus Arts Festival

June 22, 2016 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

We recently wrapped up  the 55th annual Columbus Arts Festival, and I couldn’t be more proud of the hundreds of people  and many businesses that contributed to the this year’s success. Throughout the Festival and for days afterward members of…

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The Columbus Arts Festival is a Celebration of Community

June 2, 2016 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

Earlier this year my team and I went to the new riverfront for a walkabout. We went to explore the new site and talk about how we could best utilize this beautiful new park during the 55th Columbus Arts Festival….

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Columbus Could be a Model of Smart Transportation

May 12, 2016 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

Columbus is poised to be one of the great cities in our nation. One thing that could help get us there is the acquisition of a $40 million Smart City Grant, and thanks to city leaders Columbus is a finalist…

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Why I Love Columbus: Columbus Understands the Art of Business

March 10, 2016 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

There is an art to great business. There is business behind great art. I love cities that can see both, and it’s one of the reasons I love Columbus as much as I do. Columbus is fortunate to be part…

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Columbus Celebrates a Rich, Diverse Artistic Culture

January 26, 2016 / Film / Music / Performance / Tom Katzenmeyer / Visual Arts

February is Black History Month and I am excited about the wealth of arts programming happening throughout the city to honor and celebrate the vital contributions of African-American artists to the world. On Feb. 13 the King Arts Complex is…

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The Arts in Columbus Thrive With Agility, Innovation and Collaboration

December 17, 2015 / Tom Katzenmeyer

On Friday I attended the Ohio Art League’s X Space event, during which they launched their new space and opened a new exhibition. This event was particularly poignant to me because it was a celebration of rebirth, resilience and cooperation….

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We Have a Lot to Be Grateful For

November 24, 2015 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

As Thanksgiving approaches I do what many do, I pause and think about what I’m grateful for. Of course the first thing that comes to mind is my family and all that we have celebrated this year—including a beautiful new…

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Public Art, Local Artists & Getting Paid

November 5, 2015 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer / Uncategorized / Visual Arts

I have expounded on the virtues of public art in the past and will likely do so often—it’s an important part of our cultural fabric and worth a little thought. We have published stories that illustrate how public art influences…

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