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Help us further our mission, "to strengthen the community through arts and culture."

CAAC has been the leading arts organization in Columbus, Indiana since 1972. Fulfilling our mission, “to strengthen the community through arts and culture,” with a vision “to be the central resource for the arts,” our work remains especially relevant as we pivot to inspire and uplift  the community. 


With online events, exhibitions and virtual tours, and youth and family-friendly programs, we remain committed to programming focused around education, engagement and enrichment, with a priority to make the arts accessible to everyone. 


In addition to these opportunities, we have launched a new pop-up space, Studio 207 at The Workshop, and the 6th Street Arts Alley, an urban activation project.

Support for CAAC enables our organization to continue to provide innovative arts programs that highlight a broad range of creative talent from Columbus and beyond.


With support from our generous donors and many community partners, we launched 411 Gallery. Strategically located in downtown Columbus, CAAC and 411 Gallery have become active in the cultural development of 6th Street as a creative place and future Arts Alley. With close proximity to other art and cultural organizations, we are working to bring dynamic programs and community activities to this central corridor in the heart of the city – with plenty of space for social distancing.


Studio 207 is an open, multifunctional space at The Workshop, a collaborative workplace in Columbus.


Studio 207 was created as a space to increase opportunities for community engagement and creativity around three key themes:

Make. Learn. Connect. 

While CAAC’s primary operations will continue to be based in downtown Columbus, this second location north of town will provide a flexible workspace for artist-led workshops, public art projects, and artist residencies.

The open layout and high ceilings create a safe and welcoming environment for participants to social distance – and to be inspired and uplifted – as they work.