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6th Street Arts Alley

The 6th Street Arts Alley is a creative hub where people gather to watch live performances, enjoy local food and drinks, and experience art.

More about Creative Placemaking

Local design firm LAA Office conceptualized the Arts Alley, which features two wall murals, a ground-plane mural, and custom stools and planters.

More about the design

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 Arts Alley Event 
 The Monster Show 
 Mid October – date TBD 
 📍411 6th Street, Downtown Columbus, IN  
Join us at The Monster Show for art, live music, local food and drinks, and costumes! 

We're hosting a monster of a party to mark 50 years since the Mill Race Monster sightings in Downtown Columbus. The event celebrates The Monster Show exhibition in 411 Gallery, featuring 

sculptures by Curtis Hartwell, mixed media textiles by Laurie Wright, and the launch of a Mill Race Monster comic book by Kevin Zeigler.​


Costumes Encouraged! 

Plan ahead and create a monster-inspired outfit or costume. Freaky or friendly monsters and costumes of all kinds are welcome. 

Costume Contest

We will award prizes for costumes in three categories:

Best Mill Race Monster

Scariest Monster

Cutest Monster

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6th Street Arts Alley
Community Survey Results

About the Design

6th Street Arts Alley brings together public space and art to enhance our downtown area. Local design firm LAA Office developed a scheme to turn the area between Washington and Franklin Streets into a place where people can hang out, have fun, and enjoy events. Phase 1 included a 10,000 sq ft ground-plane mural created by LAA Office with help from IU Architecture students and the community. The addition of custom stools, moveable planters, and a mural Odd Fellows building by Nick Abtract creates a room-like feeling. 

With close proximity to art and cultural organizations and local businesses, this creative placemaking project designed by LAA Office is shaping 6th Street into a dynamic space for programs and community activities at the heart of the city. 

LAA Office

Nick Abstract

6SAA Design

Learning Patterns mural by LAA Office

Ground plane mural 
by LAA Office

Factalize  mural
by Nick Abstract

Custom stools & planters
by LAA Office

Arts Alley Performances
Southern Indiana Taiko
3 Beards Strummin
Ritasha Art Studio
Dancers Studio Inc.
Bigfoot Yancey
Flat Earth
Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir
Banister Family Bluegrass Band
Taglia Tool: Glass Demonstration
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