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Reflections on the 2017 Community Arts Partnership Awards

November 2, 2017 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

One week ago today we hosted our annual Community Arts Partnership Awards and it’s still on my mind. During one luncheon I am reminded of everything I love about the Columbus arts community—the artists, the sense of family, the provocateurs…

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An Open Letter About the Big Give

October 4, 2017 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

If you’re reading this, my guess is you are a giver. As a person who cares about their community (near and far) hopefully you have heard about the Big Give and already have marked Oct. 10-11 on your calendar. On…

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It’s Time to Protect Arts and Culture in America

March 16, 2017 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

3/16/17 President Trump released his budget today.  As feared, and despite the best efforts of organizations like Americans for the Arts, the budget eliminates funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the…

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Giving Tuesday: It’s Kind of A Big Deal

November 23, 2016 / All Posts

Let’s be honest: Asking people for money is my job. I have been fortunate enough to do this work for organizations that I personally and passionately support. Every day is a “Giving Day” in my world. That makes #GivingTuesday, a…

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Give Us YOUR Input on the Arts in Columbus

November 16, 2016 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

Last night the Greater Columbus Arts Council hosted its annual Public Forum. The forum gives the Arts Council an opportunity to connect with the community and discuss timely and important topics that relate to our city and the arts.  More…

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Feeling Grateful and Proud After the Community Arts Partnership Awards

October 14, 2016 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

We’ve wrapped up another Community Arts Partnership Awards event. We had a record-high attendance at this year’s awards, and I find myself filled with pride and love for our wonderful city, which embraces arts and culture and truly understands its…

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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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