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Black Lives Matter

June 3, 2020 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

Black Lives Matter. It is a straightforward statement that needs to be repeated, and mirrored with our actions. More than one-third of our nation does not feel safe or valued in their own country. I cannot begin to imagine the…

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The Path Forward

April 28, 2020 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

Yesterday Gov. DeWine announced the timeline for the first business re-openings in Ohio. Sadly arts venues were not among them, but we expected that. And while retail will be allowed to reopen on May 12, restaurants and bars remain closed…

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Grateful to Columbus for being Columbus

April 20, 2020 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer / Uncategorized

I’ve been practicing gratefulness a lot more lately. It’s an interesting twist of human nature that we often struggle to truly appreciate and feel thankful for the good things in our life–until they are gone. But today I want to…

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Art heals and helps connect us all

April 7, 2020 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

“If during this time of social isolation; you read a book, listen to music, watch a film, get lost in a painting, please consider the work and the wage of an artist.” – COVID-19 Emergency Relief for Artists Fund Grant…

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A letter to the community about the Columbus Arts Festival

April 2, 2020 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

April 2, 2020 Dear Columbus Community The decision we share with you today is one of the single most difficult and heartbreaking we’ve ever had to make at the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Early this morning the Arts Council board…

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The people behind the numbers

March 31, 2020 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

We need data to make informed decisions, particular in times like the present… During this pandemic we need to listen to the people educated in the issue and follow their guidance. It’s incredibly hard when the data feels overwhelming and…

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Artists need your help now more than ever

March 23, 2020 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

March 23, 2020 We are in uncharted territory. Each day brings us new and frightening statistics about the virus amongst us and leaves us with more questions than answers. I, like so many, feel anxious, frustrated, and yes, at times,…

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We will get through this together

March 16, 2020 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer / Uncategorized

March 16, 2020 We will get through this together. The one thing I know about the people of Columbus is that we come together to help each other, especially when the going gets tough and the times turn bad. Sadly, while…

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We are headed into 2020 with a clear vision

December 20, 2019 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

We are coming to the close of another year, and as we step toward a new decade I am feeling hopeful and full of gratitude. It took many years and many hands, but we head into 2020 with new revenue…

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The Columbus Arts Festival Celebrates Change and Partnership

May 30, 2019 / All Posts / Tom Katzenmeyer

As this post goes live, the Greater Columbus Arts Council staff, Columbus Arts Festival committee volunteers and I are busily preparing to welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to the downtown Columbus riverfront for the Columbus Arts Festival, presented by…

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