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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 
Friday, June 14 

 6:00–10:00 pm 
 Jazz starts at 7:00
📍411 6th Street, Downtown Columbus, IN  
An Arts Alley event guest curated and programmed by ONE DROP

Join us on the 6th Street Arts Alley for an evening of art, music, food, and fun. 

 

  • Opening reception of UNDERCURRENTS by Tasanee Durrett, India Hines & Nandi Jordan, guest curated by ONE DROP at 411 Gallery

  • Jazz by Christopher Pitts Trio ft Kenny Phelps and Nick Tucker

  • Food by Theo’s Brunchfast

  • Drinks by Elev8 Events

  • Free, open to everyone

  • Celebrating Juneteenth Week in Columbus

Presented by the Columbus Area Arts Council with support from African American Foundation of Bartholomew County, Arts Midwest GIG Fund, Columbus Area Visitors Center and City of Columbus

Events

Exhibit Opening Reception

 

Experience the depths of culture and consciousness with UNDERCURRENTS, an exhibition uniting the voices of three visionary artists. Exploring the intricate currents of heritage and the evolving future, their works utilize vibrant cultural aesthetics, revealing narratives often silenced by mainstream discourse. Through captivating imagery and profound symbolism, UNDERCURRENTS illuminates a new perspective, inviting viewers to discover the transformative power of Black, women artists in shaping our collective tomorrow.

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Jazz by Christopher Pitts Trio ft Kenny Phelps and Nick Tucker

Christopher Pitts is focused on connecting the roots of the jazz piano tradition with the modern ear through energetic performance, thoughtful collaboration and aesthetic focused compositions. Christopher has been featured with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Sara Reich Tap Music Project, Sean Imboden Large Ensemble, The Tucker Brothers, and Rob Dixon. Christopher joined forces with “Clint Breeze and the Groove” as keyboardist/co-composer and recorded their debut album and shared the stage with “Durand Jones and The Indications” and “Trombone Shorty”

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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