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Soul is inspiration, feeling, energy and animation. Soul is a flame that lives in us all. CBUS Soul® is a platform that amplifies the rich, historic, innovative, and forward-moving Black culture that helps to fuel the vibrancy of Columbus. Explore custom itineraries, food, music, people and events right here. Our future is animated with opportunity, and we welcome all to celebrate and explore the amazing experiences our Black community has to offer residents and visitors. Shine on!


Columbus' Black community has a soul worth amplifying. Whether you live in Columbus or are just here for a stay, tap into CBUS Soul®.


These are the stories behind the people, places and experiences that embody what it means to live forward. Let their stories be the start of yours. 

The mission of CBUS Soul® is to create a truly diverse, equitable, inclusive, and supported travel and tourism experience for residents and visitors. Shine on. Learn more about our Live to Shine initiatives!


Meet some of the creatives shaping the arts and culture scene in Columbus.

Live to Inspire with CM Campbell

Hear from CM Campbell, a local comic artist and assistant professor at CCAD.

Evan Williams Interview: Part I

Learn about his creative process and how living in Columbus inspires his work.

Evan Williams Interview: Part II

Hear about the public art scene in Columbus including Evan's favorite, must-see piece.

Evan Williams Interview: Part III

Hear about one of his favorite places to experience art in Columbus.

Evan Williams Interview: Part IV

Hear about Evan's show at Shadowbox Live, a performing arts theater in the Brewery District.

Color of Summer: Part I

With Jeffrey Gilliam, President & Founder, Color of Summer and Nannette Maciejunes, Executive...

Color of Summer: Part II

With local artists Felicia Dunson and Terry Norman.

Color of Summer: Part III

With Renard Green of Camelot Cellars) and Corey Winborn of Designs by Winborn.