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OSU Eyes New Arts District

Plans call for Sullivant Hall, Wexner Center for the Arts and Mershon Auditorium to serve as the entrance to the district.
30, 2013

Ohio State University wants to spend as much as $200 million over the next decade to create an arts district at the center of campus.

Fair Fun Includes Fine Arts

2, 2010

Farm animals and fun rides may be what most people look for at the Ohio State Fair, but for those searching for an alternative there are two buildings on the fairgrounds filled with fine arts.

Arts Council, Tourism Take Large Hits In State Budget

July 20, 2009

Agencies that help low-income, unemployed and vulnerable Ohioans were among the organizations hit in the two-year state budget. But two agencies that deal with more leisurely pursuits are also reeling from the news that they’ll have to complete their missions with a lot less money.

Columbus Area Arts Organizations Struggle in Current Economy

16, 2009

The Franklin county Commission is expected Tuesday to approve $600,000 to help local arts and cultural organizations stay afloat.

’08 Columbus Arts Festival Underway

Artist Bill Secunda's bear made from 60,000 welded nails
June 6, 2008

The 47th annual Columbus Arts Festival opens today for a three-day run. The festival is filled with music and poetry. Several hundred artists will display their work in wood, glass, precious metals, tile and pottery, fabrics, painting and photography.

GCAC Funding for Columbus Symphony “Tabled”

27, 2008

The Greater Columbus Arts Council allocated several million dollars in arts funding today. Absent from the list of organizations receiving grants – the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

CSO Might Lose Arts Council Funding

16, 2008

If the Columbus Symphony Orchestra hopes to resurrect itself for a fall season, it might have to do so without funding from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

City helps arts organizations

8, 2008

While the Columbus Symphony faces musician cuts and budget shortfalls, local cultural organizations and the city are banding together to find a long-term solution to problems with arts funding. Friday Columbus City Council pledged $700,000 dollars to the Columbus Cultural Leadership Consortium. They hope the funds will be matched by the county commissioners and corporate sponsors.

OSU Urban Arts Space opens in old Lazarus building

The Recruiter
February 5, 2008

The Ohio State University College of Arts has a new art gallery in downtown Columbus – the OSU Urban Arts Space. It’s located in the old Lazarus building. The new space that opens Tuesday.

Artists from around the country take part in 46th Columbus Arts Festival

8, 2007

Even though temperatures ventured into the low 90s, thousands of spectators and artists gathered along the Scioto Riverfront for the first day of 46th annual Columbus Arts Festival.