We use music, dance, and art to express our diverse local culture. With dozens of smaller ethnic communities, a rich local history, and an academic legacy that bring people to Columbus from all over the world, Central Ohio has a unique cultural voice that is worth celebrating.

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The Linden Cleve Theater and Cultural Arts Extension Center: A non-profit organization committed to bringing artistic excellence in the performing arts to Linden and nearby communities and to promote a cultural life that entertains, educates, and invigorates. More at

galleriesShort North Arts District Galleries

There something or every art lover at the many diverse galleries in the Short North area of Columbus. Original art by local artists in a great atmosphere.


Pickerington Community Theatre: An all volunteer organization who’s mission is to preserve, promote, and perform all types of living theater in the community. More at

Harmony on the South Side is a program that creates positive community identity and improve the quality of life for Columbus Southside residents by providing music and opportunities to make music throughout the community. More at the video

mcconnel arts centerThe Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center

A contemporary, multidisciplinary facility presenting and promoting the performing, visual and digital arts. An arts center offering a series of performances, exhibitions and classes, and cultural opportunities through both ticketed and free events in Worthington. More at



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