Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is excited to share that the Cultural Arts Center is reopening! We’ve worked hard to create a plan for thoughtfully and carefully providing programs and activities to serve our loyal arts community. The health and safety of participants and staff is our top priority, and we have implemented rigorous, department-wide procedures. Read more here.
A Place for the Creation and Appreciation
of Visual Arts
As the most unique public arts program in central Ohio, the Cultural Arts Center offers novice to advanced art enthusiasts the opportunity to explore the incredible world of visual art. No matter your skill or interest level, at our fine arts center, you can express your ideas, enhance your creativity, work with your hands and explore your artistic potential. You can gain inspiration from others, participate in passionate discussions, work alongside accomplished artists and venture into new art learning.Performing Arts Options
Cultural Arts Center Offerings
You are invited to participate in the Cultural Arts Center’s many exciting program opportunities. Attend college-level classes and workshops in a relaxed, non-accredited recreational setting; tour the historic 140-year-old arsenal; visit the free monthly gallery exhibits, attend lectures and special events; and shop in the gift shop filled with one-of-a-kind art work.
Community-Driven Artistic Programming
The longest-running series of art talks in Columbus, the Center’s Conversations & Coffee events, are free weekly discussions to which visitors are encouraged to bring bag lunches. They cover a variety of topics connected to visual and performing arts. In addition, the Center can accommodate tours for adult and student groups, as well as be rented for weddings and other major gatherings.
Location & Info
139 West Main Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Monday: 1- 4 pm & 7-10 pm
Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday: 9 am – 4 pm & 7-10 pm
Friday | Saturday: 9am – 4 pm
Ample meter parking, surface lots, and parking garages are located in the area.