CAAC Events & News

411 Gallery
New Exhibitions
September 15 – November 11, 2022

Holding Space by Amy Greely 

“Seeking an adventure, my husband and I traded our life in the city for a bit of land and a crumbling farmhouse with the notion of building a cut flower farm. It is here, on hands and knees in the soil, that I became enamored and entranced by plants of all kinds and the subtle beauty in the changing seasons,” Amy states. 

Now living deep in the woods, Amy maintains studios both at home and in downtown Nashville, and is continually inspired by the beauty and creative history of the area. Holding Space explores the concept of holding space both literally and metaphorically.

▶ Living in Color by Daren Redman

Daren Redman is a textile artist who uses her own mix of handmade dyes to make her art quilts and artworks unique. What began as a desire to share warmth with family through creating quilts, reflective of the individual, has evolved into an experiential contemporary textile art form for Daren. Her 2D and 3D textile art is about sharing life’s journey. It’s a story about discoveries, community, and travel. The motifs and contemporary abstract compositions she creates are inspired by what she sees in photographs, or the world around her. 

Living in Color emphasizes Daren’s use of vibrant color in her textiles, which is influenced by her home’s surroundings in Brown County, Nashville, Indiana.

🕒 Exhibition Dates & Gallery Hours: 
September 15 – November 11, 2022
Thursday and Friday from 12-6pm / Saturdays 10am-2pm
Learn More about the Exhibition

Fun + Creative Space 
6th Street Arts Alley Event and 411 Gallery Reception 
Thursday, September 22 / 5pm-7pm

Join us on 6th Street Arts Alley for a live performance from Indianapolis-based Bigfoot Yancey (featuring Columbus-favorite Loran Bohall).

Stop by 411 Gallery to view new exhibitions by Amy Greely and Daren Redman.

Mexico Grill and Divine Family BBQ food trucks will be on-site with drinks by Hog Molly and Savory Swine.

This event is sponsored by the Columbus Area Visitors Center and Noblitt Fabricating Inc, with additional support from the City of Columbus.

Learn more about this fun day

Pop-up Mural at Columbus Pride
Saturday, September 24 / 1pm-5pm

Stop by our booth at Columbus Pride from 1:00 – 5:00pm to participate in an all-ages, interactive pop-up mural by local visual artist, Adin Niedermeyer! Volunteers and staff will provide materials for everyone at Pride to add a personal touch to this collaborative artwork. 

Want to help? We are looking for extra support to move the mural and distribute supplies throughout the event. RSVP to volunteer by emailing

Community Gathering
Good Vibes Only
October 21-23

Experience 6th Street Arts Alley as a pedestrian-only space throughout the entire weekend. We’ll have the street closed, stools out, and music on. Have a picnic or some sips while taking in the atmosphere. Plan ahead to do a photoshoot with your pals or pets.

Lisa Pelo and her team of glass artists will be onsite leading a glass workshop. Hang out and watch or sign up to participate.

Be sure to stop in 411 Gallery on Friday and Saturday to view Holding Space by Amy Greely and Living in Color by Daren Redman.

Artist-led Workshop
Glassblowing with Lisa Pelo
October 21-23

Learn basic glass-forming techniques and make your own unique item with glassblowing artisan, Lisa Pelo!

Choose which piece you would like to create: a paperweight, infinity bowl, or glass pumpkin; then register for a one-hour timeslot on the corresponding day. Each piece is hand-crafted by you and can be customized using an array of colored glass. Lisa and her team of glass artists will demonstrate and guide you through each step – from safety instructions to the cooling oven.

Registration is required. Learn More about the event here.

Creative Community
50/50 - An Annual Community Exhibition Returns!

Are you looking for a creative assignment? The Columbus Area Arts Council is looking for 50 creative people to each create one work of art for a December exhibition titled “50/50”. All works must be made on 4” x 4” wood panel supplied by the Columbus Area Arts Council. Additional materials are to be supplied by the participant and can include painting, drawing, collage, textiles or mixed media mounted directly on the wood panel.

All works will be sold for $50 each to support 411 Gallery. 

Only 50 spots are available (first-come, first-served). More instructions to follow upon registration. Sign-up here!

👏 Volunteer with CAAC! 

CAAC is seeking volunteers to help deepen the impact of arts in our community. Learn more and become a 411 Gallery Docent or join the "6th Street Squad" today!

Arts in Indiana

IAC Artist Spotlight

Are you, or do you know, an entrepreneurial or community-minded Hoosier artist doing interesting work? Nominate yourself or someone else for IAC's upcoming “Artist Spotlight”!

Indiana Arts & Culture Passport

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. Explore Indiana with your passport and win great prizes!

Community Spotlights

Chaotic Tuesdays
September 20 & October 11 / 12pm-1pm

Pop into The Commons on Chaotic Tuesdays from 12 – 1pm to see “Chaos I” in motion. Learn some fun facts about its history and stop by the kids’ craft table as the sculpture clangs and whirls about. This event is free for all ages.

Columbus Conversations: Creative Reading
September 29 / 6:30pm-8pm @ Mill Race Center

Columbus Conversations is a new series of public forums focusing on current events of special interest to the Columbus community. September’s event features local authors reading their prose and poetry. Authors include Elisabeth Hegmann, Joshua Holycross, Brittany King, Jay Lesandrini, Patrick Nevins, Nancy Pulley and Matt Rothrock. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Kate Wills at

M. Arch Lecture Series: Fall 2022

The J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program Lecture and Exhibition Series brings prominent working artists and architects to Columbus. Lectures take place in the auditorium and exhibitions in the gallery, both located within The Republic Building, 333 2nd Street in Columbus. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

  • Lecture: Juliane Wolf of Studio Gang
    Thursday, September 15, 6:30-8 pm
  • Lecture: Bryan Young
    Thursday, September 29, 6:30-8 pm 
  • Perception and Inventions: Paintings by Donald Beal
    Thursday, October 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

Turning Point's Heart Show
October 7 / 5pm-8pm @ The Commons

Turning Point is currently seeking student, emerging, and professional artists to submit pieces for the HEART Show on October 7th. Learn More.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra 2022-23 Season

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) celebrates its 100th Anniversary during the 2022-2023 Season titled: Celebrating a Century of Great Music. Enjoy five (5) concerts throughout the season, all of which will take place at The Commons Custer and Nugent Performance Hall at 3:30 in the afternoon.

Exhibit Columbus 2022 Symposium
October 21-22 

The 2022 Exhibit Columbus Symposium will take place in downtown Columbus, 21–22 October, and feature the four, soon-to-be-announced J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Recipients. A variety of keynote presentations will illuminate how the legacy of this community connects to larger themes in the country. Free of charge to all.

Art Bazaar
Saturday, October 29 / 10am-4pm @ Mill Race Center

Support Mill Race Center while shopping wares from regional artisans, crafters, knitters and woodworkers. Food and refreshments are also available for purchase.  

Art Bazaar is a fundraising event celebrating the independent, healthy, and meaningful lives of MRC's active adult members.

Contact // 812.376.9241

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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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