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For Immediate Release
News Date: August 23, 2021

Columbus Cultural Arts Center Announces September Events

COLUMBUS – The Columbus Cultural Arts Center (CAC) has announced its Sept. 2021 calendar of events.


Aug. 27-Oct. 2, Main Gallery 

Artist Elaine Fleck presents a selection of mixed media works, merging fabric and oils into unique representations of landscapes, still life and the human figure. This exhibition is a rich blend of textures and vibrant colors that focus on nature and how humans are an integral part of it.

Queen Latifah said Mister Rogers?
Aug. 27-Oct. 2, Loft Gallery

In this exhibition, CAC spring/summer artist in residence Tiffany Lawson aims to explore community, with a spotlight on how neighborhoods change and the impact on those who live in them. This exhibition also embodies the spirit of Sanfoka, a metaphorical term used by the Akan people of Ghana which means “You must go back to reclaim that which was lost in order to move forward,” to explore how individuals respond to those relational changes in society. Utilizing mixed media, found objects, assemblage, collage and drawing, this work aims to embody the essence of both adaptability and resiliency.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram for information on virtual walkthroughs for all exhibitions: @caccolumbus​


Fall Classes
Registration for classes and workshops begins Saturday, Aug. 28 at 8:30 a.m., online and in person at 139 W. Main St., Columbus, OH, 43215. Programming begins Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Artist in Residence Brianna Rhodes
Sept. 14-Jan. 4, 2022

Dancer, poet and educator Brianna Rhodes is the CAC artist in residence for the fall/winter session. Hailing from Dayton, OH, Rhodes’ residency runs Sept. 14, 2021-Jan. 4, 2022. Follow us on social media for updates throughout her term, including exhibitions, workshops and more.

Conversations & Coffee (Virtual)
Thursdays, Noon-1 p.m.

This free program features a different artist every other week, sharing insights into their creative process.

Sept. 9: Spring/summer artist in residence Tiffany Lawson will discuss her loft gallery exhibition, which uses a multi-disciplinary approach focusing on paper and found objects.

Sept. 16: Roanoke, VA artist Elaine Fleck will be here to share with us about her main gallery exhibit of vibrant works in painting, color, pattern and texture.

Sept. 23: The Cultural Arts Center's very own Sharone Putter will be on the program to discuss "The Workscapes Collection," a summer 2021 exhibition featured in our main gallery alongside the late Philip Sorensen's "Law, Lumber, Stone." Putter will share what inspired these works exploring the world of construction and her use of a variety of mediums, including monotype print, photogravure and more.


It’s Always the Write Time
Saturday, Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $30

Do you love to write? Have you always wanted to try your hand at creative writing? Join us for this workshop with instructor Mimi Chenfeld! Be prepared to flex your body and your mind during this day of creativity. The session includes warm-up exercises and gentle movement to help loosen up your limbs and your thought flow. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols:

The health and safety of participants and staff is our top priority. We have implemented rigorous, department-wide procedures, which include:                        

  • Effective Monday, Aug. 16, all City of Columbus employees, registered participants and visitors to city buildings are required to wear a face covering.
  • Social distancing - staying six feet away from others - must be observed at all times, with an understanding of the challenges and limitations for social distancing with very young children and individuals with disabilities. 
  • If you are feeling sick (cough, fever, nausea, runny nose, etc.), you must stay home.
  • Only one person is permitted in the elevator at a time, with the exception of individuals requiring assistance and families/members of the same household.

For more information, visit or call 614-645-7047.