If arts, music and entertainment are your passion, Columbus is the place to be. The Places Almanac calls Columbus "one of the nation's best metro areas for the arts." You'll find world-class museums, theatre productions and musical performances.
We're also home to world-class sports teams including the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets, MLS Columbus Crew and AAA Columbus Clippers.
There's always something to do in the city. Whatever you enjoy - you'll find it here.
Take in a touring Broadway show at the historic Ohio or Palace Theatres, enjoy outdoor music with Picnic with the Pops, or see screenings of the latest foreign films at The Wexner Center for the Arts.
You can also attend the ballet or opera and catch some of the country's hottest jazz talent at the annual Jazz and Rib Fest. Discover Monet at the Columbus Museum of Art or Dinosaurs at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI). Whatever you most enjoy - theatre, music, museums, dance, galleries - you'll find it here.
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA)
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Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Columbus Museum of Art
Wexner Center for the Arts
Franklin Park Conservatory
Ohio Historical Society
King Arts Complex
Columbus Art Commission
The Columbus Art Commission (CAC) was established by Columbus City Code: Chapter 3115. CAC members serve without compensation and are appointed by the mayor with the approval of council. The primary role of the CAC is to approve all art purchased, commissioned, or accepted as a gift by the City, as well as all art proposed for placement anywhere within the Public Right of Way or on property owned or leased by the City.
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Columbus is well known as a sports town and has become a leading sports destination. In addition, our hometown teams - the Columbus Crew, Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Clippers, Ohio Machine and The Ohio State University Buckeyes - thrill fans all year long. Columbus has made its mark as a great place for sports spectators.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Ohio State University Athletics
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Columbus Recreation & Parks Programs
Columbus is the perfect place for people who love to be out and about.
The city's entertainment calendar is always jam-packed with events the whole family can enjoy including outdoor recreation, festivals, the arts, sports and more.
Columbus Art Walks
Take in the beauty of Columbus art, architecture and history with self-guided walking tours of the city.
Filming in Columbus
Ethnic diversity, beautiful, historic landscapes and tax incentives - discover the many reasons why Columbus is the ideal place to film your next production.