CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492
jgoldstein@gcac.org

November 23, 2020

Explore Columbus Public Art with a New App

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thanks to a collaborative effort between the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) and Can’t Stop Cbus, a community-wide volunteer effort launched in response to the pandemic, the Cbus ArtWalks App is now live in the Apple and Google for Android app stores. Direct download links can be found at www.columbusmakesart.com/public-art.

Using data from the Columbus Makes Art Public Art database launched in late 2019, the Cbus ArtWalks app will guide residents and visitors to Columbus’ extensive collection of outdoor and indoor public art by enabling neighborhood searches for art by title or artist name. Photos and descriptions of each of the nearly 1,000 pieces of public art in central Ohio are included, as well as links to more information where available. To continue expanding the database, the Cbus ArtWalks App provides an easy way for users to submit art to be added. The Cbus ArtWalks app will also feature collections built around themes, and launches with a Columbus African American sculptors tour.

“The presence of public art has been growing exponentially throughout Columbus in recent years, and this app makes it easy for everyone to discover murals, sculptures, installations and more,” said Jami Goldstein, vice president of marketing, communications and events for the Arts Council. “From sculptures installed in decades past to new murals painted in response to the 2020 protests, the database captures it all and makes it accessible to residents and visitors alike.”

About Can’t Stop Columbus: Can’t Stop Columbus (CSC) is a community-wide movement that activates our city’s talents and compassion to solve real problems. Created in response to COVID-19, CSC is a virtual platform pooling together the knowledge, time and resources of people all across the community to crowdsource and deliver needed solutions that make our community stronger and more resilient. Get involved or learn more at cantstopcolumbus.com.

Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus. www.gcac.org

The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners and the Ohio Arts Council.

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