Commission Contact Lori Baudro, MCRP/MA
Public Art Coordinator
Phone: 614-645-6986

Columbus Art Commission Meeting Information

The starting time of the Columbus Art Commission (CAC) hearings, scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month, has been changed from 5:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., until further notice. Meetings are held when applications have been received for review or there are other matters requiring CAC consideration. Please contact Art Commission staff to confirm that a meeting will be held or for any additional information at

The Columbus Art Commission will be holding a virtual special meeting at 3:30 p.m. on June 24, 2020 that will be live streamed and available for later viewing on the City of Columbus' YouTube web page. The agenda will be posted Tuesday, June 23. For further information, please contact Lori Baudro, the Commission's staff person, at


PUBLIC NOTICE: Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, beginning on May 16, 2020 and until further notice, all commission and board meetings staffed by the Planning Division will be held in a digital format with members attending via WebEx. For additional information and to learn how to participate, visit

Columbus Art Commission Hearings are held at 3:30 pm on the third Wednesday of the month when applications have been received. Until further notice, Hearings will be held in a digital format via WebEx. (Hearings will be held at the Coleman Government Center, 111 North Front Street, Columbus Ohio 43215)

Located below is a link to the hearing calendar which also includes application submission deadlines.

Please note:  Meeting dates and locations are subject to change or cancellation. You are encouraged to contact the Planning Division for confirmation.

2020 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Information

Meeting Date:
9/26/2017 @ 4:30
A New Avenue for the Pleasure Principle

The Columbus Art Commission hearing scheduled for Tuesday, September 26, 2017 has been cancelled. No applications were received.


Instead, you are cordially invited to Public Art | A New Avenue for the Pleasure Principle, a lecture by Los Angeles based curator Marc Pally. The talk will focus on Marc Pally’s work as a curator and facilitator for both temporary and permanent public art projects spanning the last twenty years.  Among the artists featured in the talk are Jenny Holzer, Tony Tasset, Nam June Paik, Janet Echelman, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Jennifer Steinkamp among many others.  


Pally will argue for public art as a potential convener of diverse publics whose power is embedded in the sharing of space and a common object of observation and potential conversation. Pally will start the talk with some examples of artist-initiated public art projects that are an important precedent for the increasing presence of public art in our civic spaces.


The lecture will take place on Tuesday, September 26 at 4:30pm at the Wexner Center for the Arts in the Film/Video Theater. 


Please RSVP and learn more about the event here

Meeting Results


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