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The Commons
300 Washington Street, Columbus, IN 47201 United States

Columbus Area Arts Council

Upcoming Events At This Venue

April 25, 2014

Dance Street is taking over downtown Columbus! Meet at The Commons at noon, and Dance Walk your way down Washington Street! Dancing starts at 12:15 PM. Songs we will be Dance Walking to are Happy, Dancing in the Street, and Celebration!

Start: April 25, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 1:00 pm
Cost: Free

May 2, 2014

Presented by Columbus Area Arts Council. Sponsored by Old National Bank.


The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati brings Charles Perrault’s classic, Sleeping Beauty, to life in this enchanting adaptation. An enchanted spindle curses Sleeping Beauty to 100 years of sleep. Although protected by her fairy godmother, will anyone be able to save her?

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays programs begin at 6:00 PM on the first Friday of each month from November through April and are held in the Nugent Custer Performance Hall in The Commons in downtown Columbus. Each program is unique and offers a way to introduce the arts to a young audience. Thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this is a no cost program.

Thank you to our title sponsor:

Start: May 2, 2014 6:00 pm
End: May 2, 2014 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

September 5, 2014

Art Break Day


Take an art break with us!

Art Break Day is a daylong celebration that encourages people to sit down, take a short break from their busy lives, and make art for free. Booths will be set up in front of The Commons and passers-bye are provided with art supplies. The annual event occurs simultaneously in participating cities around the globe on the first Friday of September.

Art Break Day is free to the public. People of all ages are encouraged to participate and no prior experience is required to do so. The event starts at 9 am and ends at 5 pm. There is no time limit on participation. To learn more about this year’s event and locations, visit

Believing in the positive effect of art on an individual and a community, Art is Moving aims to improve understanding and access to art by providing information about its benefits as well as opportunities to practice art through various public programs.

Sponsored by Art is Moving, this community art event is a way to take a short break from your busy lives to create art. To find out more info on this program visit


Start: September 5, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 5, 2014 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

October 25, 2014

2014 marks the 39th year of unCommon Cause, the Columbus Area Arts Council’s largest annual fundraiser. Each year the community comes together to celebrate and raise funds for the arts in Columbus. And each year we celebrate with a different theme that helps to set the backdrop of the night’s festivities, that includes dinner and dancing. Live and silent auctions complete the evening’s goal of raising funds for the Arts Council.

Check back for complete details on the 2014 unCommon Cause.

Start: October 25, 2014 6:30 pm
End: October 26, 2014 12:00 am