Uncommon Cause: Future Focus
August 6, 2022 // 7:00–11:00 pm
Harrison Lake Country Club

Join the Columbus Area Arts Council for Uncommon Cause, Columbus’ not-to-be-missed community arts celebration.

There is something at Uncommon Cause for every art-lover to enjoy:
  • Bid on special experiences in the Live Auction and support local creatives by purchasing exclusive items in the Pop-up Shop.
  • Mix and mingle with Columbus’ creative community while enjoying a full bar and delectable cuisine prepared by HLCC Chefs Dan and Amber Grunden.
  • Dance the night away to live music by Flat Earth.
This year’s theme, “Future Focus,” centers on raising funds to continue the legacy of vibrant arts and culture in Columbus. 

Creative attire is encouraged; visit the CAAC website for inspiration:

$125 per person // Complimentary drink included // 21 and over
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Next Level Creative Business Training

August 12 // 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Helen Haddad Hall
*Free Admission*

If you’re creative and have a business idea or an existing business, this training is for you! Draft and hone your business plan, practice talking about your concept, and learn from experts in the field. And, breakfast and lunch are included!

The day will also feature a panel, where creative entrepreneurs and practitioners will discuss their experiences in the field and share practical advice for success in the field.

Space is limited; register today!

Next Steps Creative Entrepreneur Trainings are brought to you by the Indiana Small Business Development Center, a program of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, and the Indiana Arts Commission. This initiative is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Yoonji Jung

August 10
5:30 pm Refreshments
// 6:00 pm Small Talk/s

Studio 207 
Suite 207 at The Workshop
4389 North Long Road, Columbus, IN

Yoonji’s early career aspirations, in chronological order: graphic designer, market researcher, and English teacher. She gets to use most of the foundational skills of the aforementioned jobs in her current role as the founder/designer of Good Creatives. She puts on different hats from designing visual identity, designing editorial designs such as annual reports, print/digital magazines to project management for nonprofit organizations around the world.

Yoonji has called Indiana home since 2015, where her home has also been in South Korea and Turkey. Yoonji is also a mother of a 1-year old girl, Reyhan Demir. Before Reyhan’s arrival, she used to enjoy her weekends hosting friends and playing board games.

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INperspective by Columbus Museum of Art & Design Grantees
On view through August 21

411 Gallery
photograph by Tony Vasquez

With a wide range of media, interests and emphases, INperspective promotes the value of art to amplify life and reveal the unobserved. 

Visit the exhibition on Fridays from 12:00 - 4:00pm or request an appointment.

411 is a community gallery and cultural space for exhibitions, events, and collaborations with Columbus’ arts and cultural organizations.

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Blueprints by ʘՈΞ DᎱʘᎵ
On view through September
Gallery 506 at Columbus Visitors Center
"Blueprints" is centered around the idea of the architect, both on a macro and micro level.

Not limiting the term to those that design architecture, the exhibition looks to investigate the construction of our material world. The way we interact with culture, our relationship with nature, our government, and our utilization of technology shape our perception of the world around us. Not only do powers outside of ourselves dictate how we interact with the world through the construction of different environments, but we as individuals possess the ability to create the meaning of these environments, assisting in our world-building experiences. In a contemporary sense, our world has expanded into other forms such as the metaverse, or the internet as a whole and Blueprints seeks to find the intersections between the physical, spiritual, and metaphysical ways of being.

One Drop is a collective founded by artists of color, for artists of color, to be experienced by all.

Gallery 506 is located in the historic 1864 Storey Residence portion of the Columbus Area Visitors CenterThe gallery is available for viewing during regular Visitor Center hours.
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4th Street Art Fair
AUGUST 20, 2022
// 12-5pm

Mark your calendars for the inaugural 4th Street Art Fair!

Enjoy an afternoon on 4th in front of Columbus Bar, featuring art vendors, live art demonstrations, an open mic, an art raffle, and art activities for children.  

Presented by Good Vibrations Tattoo and Body Art LLC, and Columbus Bar, with additional support from Columbus Area Arts Council.
Downtown Columbus Guided Public Art Tour
JULY 26, 2022
//  7:00 PM
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Women's Poetry & Prose Open Mic Night
AUGUST 12, 2022 
//  7:00 - 9:00 PM
Join local poet Skye Nicholson, author of "Unexpected Alchemy: Poems of Addiction and Awakening," for this free monthly event! 

Participants are welcome to read poetry or prose writing, or come just to listen. The event is open to any person age 14+, who identifies as a woman.

Admission is pay-what-you-can, however, $10 donations are greatly appreciated. (cash or Venmo @Skye-Nicholson-2)

Chair seating is limited; please message ahead of time to arrange accommodations.
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Chamberfest Brown County
AUGUST 14 - 20, 2022
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Explore Indiana with the Arts & Culture Passport!

The Indiana Arts & Culture “digital passport” encourages visitors to discover new places and enjoy some of Indiana's creative spaces. From museums and galleries to theatres and music venues to everything in between, the Indiana Arts & Culture Passport is your guide to the places, people, and history that are the fabric of the Hoosier State.

Over 200 locations spread across all 92 Indiana counties highlight the passport, which is a partnership of Visit Indiana and the Indiana Arts Commission, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, including Art Museums & Galleries, Cultural Districts, Historic & Cultural Sites, Music Venues, Public Art, and Theatres. 
Sign Up for the Arts & Culture Passport
Congratulations to Fiscal Year 2023 grantees in Region 9!

CAAC is one of 11 Regional Arts Partners charged with implementing a statewide initiative developed by the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC). We serve as the Regional Arts Partner for Region 9, representing Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties.

In June, the Indiana Arts Commission voted to approve over $3 million in grants to 411 organizations across the state, including the following in Region 9: 

Arts Organization Support

Arts Project Support

Learn more about IAC grants in Region 9 at

Visit to stay updated on these and all CAAC events!

Many Thanks to our 2022 Program Sponsors: 

City of Columbus
Columbus Area Visitors Center
Columbus Museum of Art & Design
Custer Foundation
Efroymson Family Fund
Noblitt Fabricating
Nugent Foundation
Indiana Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts

And thanks to CAAC's 2022 Investor-Level Sponsors: 

Cummins Inc.
Elwood Staffing

Support Our Work:
CAAC is a non-profit organization supported by private and public donations, the City of Columbus, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Copyright © 2022 Columbus Area Arts Council, All rights reserved.

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