Columbus, Ohio – For the fourth consecutive year, readers of the nationally respected AmericanStyle magazine have chosen Columbus as one of the top 25 big cities for the arts.
The list, determined by a popular vote of the magazine’s readers, is generated annually. Columbus competed in the “Big City” category with cities that have a population of 500,000 or higher.
“Columbus continues to be recognized nationally and internationally as a cultural destination – a city with a vibrant, diverse arts community – thanks to the talent and hard work of area artists and arts administrators and the support of area individuals, community funders, the City of Columbus and Franklin County,” said GCAC President Bryan W. Knicely.
Other big cities on the list include: New York, Chicago, Austin (Texas), Portland (Ore.) and Charlotte (N.C.). Cincinnati and Cleveland were mentioned in the mid-sized category, for cities with a population of 100,000-499,999.
About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support of all our programs.