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Studio 207 at The Workshop
Support Studio 207!

Studio 207 is an open, multifunctional space at The Workshop, a collaborative workplace in Columbus. Following in the footsteps of 411 Gallery, Studio 207 will launch as a 16-month pop-up project to increase opportunities for community engagement and creativity. While CAAC’s primary operations will continue to be based in downtown Columbus, this second location north of town will provide a flexible workspace for artist-led workshops, public art projects, and artist residencies. Studio 207’s open layout and high ceilings will create a safe and welcoming environment for participants to social distance – and to be inspired and uplifted – during the time of COVID-19.

Rendering by LAA Office of a workspace at Studio 207

We are on the lookout for volunteers to help cut and sew as part of The Mask Project. Sign up at

Whether you're a whiz with scissors or skilled on a sewing machine, we can use your help. Learn more and submit your information to volunteer at

Thank you to Heritage Fund - The Community Foundation of Bartholomew CountyColumbus Regional Health and Healthy Communities Proyecto Salud Action Team for their support in making these free masks available to our community!


Join us for the first presentation in our virtual lecture series: Women Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs – Working & Living in Full Color, presented by CAAC in collaboration with the African American Fund of Bartholomew County and the IUPUC Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

"Change by Design" with Taylor Staten
Moderated by Daniel Luis Martinez

December 10, 2020
5:30–6:30 pm EST // 4:30–5:30 pm CST
Online via Zoom

Taylor Staten is an architect based in Chicago, where she leads TnS Studio as Managing Partner and Design Principal. Founded in 2018, TnS Studio primarily serves communities on the South Side of Chicago and works to save abandoned buildings. Recently, the firm received a Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grant from the City of Chicago to renovate a space in South Shore for their first office.

In addition to design work, TnS will host an architecture camp for students in 6th–12th grades in Summer 2021, and currently provides mentorship to architecture students and recent graduates. The firm is also developing a scholarship to support education for young Black architects. Currently, only 2.5% of all architects in the U.S. are Black; it is TnS Studio’s goal to create equity in architecture and open the field to those that can change it. 

Learn more about Taylor and TnS Studio at


In celebration of the 131st anniversary of The Crump Theatre, CAAC commissioned local artist Jenni Kiesler to illustrate two coloring pages of the historic theater

And, as part of CAAC's strategic objective to foster and develop young talent, these coloring pages will be part of a Youth Art Contest on display at The Crump!

All submissions will be displayed in the poster cases outside The Crump Theatre in mid-December 2020 through March 2021. A gift certificate to Viewpoint Books will be awarded to one finalist in each age group: 4 and under; 5–8; and 9–12. 

Download the pages and entry form at
Deadline extended: submissions are due by December 8, 2020.

Video still from Going Down? by Claire Krüeger

Paper Pavilions is on view at 411 Gallery through Friday, November 20.
Due to COVID-19, we will not be inviting guests into the Gallery.
You may still view the exhibition through the windows along 6th Street, or find the virtual tour online at

This exhibition connects artists and practitioners across the Midwest to celebrate a cultural exchange between Columbus and Bloomington. This curated body of work illustrates how artists can actively interpret space, sculpture, and materiality by responding to key sites of architecture and the natural environments of southern Indiana.

Learn more about the exhibition and project at


There is still time for artists, designers and creative teams to submit qualifications for the 16th Street Neighborhood Asphalt Art Project.
Submissions are due December 4, 2020.

The asphalt artwork will be a ground plane mural installed along 16th Street between the intersections of Home Avenue and Union Street, near a residential neighborhood and budding neighborhood commercial node. This project is made possible by the Bloomberg Philanthropies Asphalt Art Initiative grant program with additional support from the City of Columbus and Columbus Regional Health (CRH) Healthy Communities

Read and download the full RFQ at


Think Local Columbus is a campaign launched by a dedicated Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce volunteers to inspire and direct customers to businesses invested in our local community. According to the Chamber, food service and retail shops employ more than 8,600 people in Bartholomew County. The Think Local movement hopes to keep local dollars in our community and support business owners and employees. 

Visit to learn more about the campaign, check out their Facebook and Instagram pages and the hashtag #ThinkLocalColumbus, and remember to "think local".

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.
Cummins Inc. is the Columbus Area Arts Council's Investor-level sponsor in 2020.
Copyright © 2020 Columbus Area Arts Council, All rights reserved.

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