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CAAC Volunteers:
Calling all art enthusiasts! 

CAAC is seeking volunteers to help deepen the impact of arts in our community. We hope to fulfill opportunities in two major areas: Gallery 411 and 6th Street Arts Alley.


411 Gallery Docent:


Now in its 5th year, 411 Gallery is growing in popularity and engaging a broad audience. To continue this growth, we are expanding the gallery hours to include early evenings and weekends.

411 Gallery Docent activities and tasks will include:

  • Welcome guests into the gallery and provide a brief overview of the exhibition

  • Answer questions about the exhibition, 411 Gallery, Columbus Area Arts Council programming, 6th Street Arts Alley, and Downtown Columbus

  • Take payments for art and document the sale

  • Offer and serve refreshments

  • Complete basic opening and closing procedures

  • Independent study of exhibiting artists and types of art

  • Bonus points for inviting friends to see the exhibition while you are volunteering

The majority of volunteer hours will align with gallery hours. 

  • Thursdays 12:00–6:00 pm

  • Fridays 12:00–6:00 pm

  • Saturdays 10:00–2:00 pm

Is this position right for you? A good docent should be:

  • Ready to learn

  • Detail-oriented and accurate

  • Able to read your audience 

  • Courteous and respectful

  • 18 or older

  • Note: extensive knowledge of art is not required

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6th Street Arts Alley Volunteers:

After hosting several successful 6th Street Arts Alley events, we are ready to expand programming in the space. This includes growing CAAC events and developing a framework for partner events. We need your help to determine how best to serve the needs of our community and activate our downtown. 


"6th Street Squad" activities and tasks will include:

  • Attend strategy and planning meetings (times TBD).

  • Help set a vision for programming, develop a strategy for execution, and plan events.

  • Assist the CAAC staff with event set logistics, before, during and after the 6th Street Arts Alley Events. 

  • Answering questions about 6th Street Arts Alley, 411 Gallery, Columbus Area Arts Council programming, and Downtown Columbus

  • Bonus points if you invite friends to come to 6th Street Arts Alley events

Is this position right for you? A good 6th Street Squadmember should be:

  • Social!

  • Interest in downtown events and happenings

  • Partnership-focused

  • 14 or older

  • Ready to assist with events set up and tear down

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