The Greater Columbus Arts Council produces a variety of events in service artists, organizations and the public throughout the year.

Join us for the Columbus Arts Festival in early June. The Arts Festival is the city’s welcome to summer event and provides access to great art, food, music, dance and hands-on activities for more than 450,000 people each year. The 2023 Columbus Arts Festival will take place June 9-11 on the Downtown Riverfront.

OppART workshops take place throughout the year. Please check out the OPPArt page for a complete listing of upcoming events.

The Community Arts Partnership Awards takes place each fall and honors individuals and businesses for their contributions to the arts in Columbus. The 2022 Awards will take place at the Big Arts Night on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Southern Theatre and Westin Great Southern Columbus. Visit the CAP page for complete details.

Each year the Arts Council hosts a free Public Forum that gives the community an opportunity to come together and discuss a timely and important topic, as well as ask the Arts Council questions about our activities, grant programs and more. Visit the Public Forum page for more details about next Public Forum.

To browse a list of events produced by Arts Council grantees visit the Featured Events page. For a complete listing of arts and cultural events in Columbus check out

Community Arts Partnership Awards

The Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Community Arts Partnership awards, now in it's 34th year, recognize the community’s crucial contributions to the arts including financial support, non-cash contributions, volunteer involvement and board participation.

OPPArt (Opportunities for Artists)

What is the OPPArt Series?

The Arts Council’s OPPArt Series is a way for local artists and creative people to connect with each other and further themselves and their work through professional workshops, roundtable discussions, social events and more. Join us for one, two or all of the events listed below. Events are free unless otherwise noted.

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