This post is written by Casey Brown, sales and development coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @CbusCasey.

The snow is melting and it’s going to be 50 degrees this week, so I'm going to call it: winter is over Columbus! Time to get back out there and explore. One of my goals this year is to experience more art in Columbus. We have a vibrant art scene from dance to Broadway to film, so there is something for everyone. Here are a few upcoming events to check out.

CJOThe Columbus Jazz Orchestra will celebrate the music of James Taylor and Carole King April 9-12 at the Southern Theatre. Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus will perform their latest show, Our Story, Our Song, celebrating the past 25 seasons of the chorus March 20-22 at the Lincoln Theatre.

aminahAre you a fan of Broadway? Sister Act is in town at the Palace Theatre April 28-May 3. Once, winner of Tony Award for Best Musical will be at the Palace Theatre June 9-14. The Short North Arts District is celebrating 30 years of Gallery Hop, so make sure you spend some time there the first Saturday of every month. Another great way to experience local art is at Hammond Harkins Galleries in Bexley, where they are presenting “Aminah at 75: The Continuing Story,” that showcases the work of Aminah Robinson a Columbus artist and MacArthur Foundation Fellow. The show is open until March 22, so make sure you visit soon!

fiebr - wex artsThe Wexner Center for the Arts has its current exhibitions on display through April 12- catch Moroccan-born artist Hassan Hajjaj's blend of photography, performance, and fashion in colorful portraits that offer insightful commentary on global capitalism. Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present features an array of large and small scale immersive pieces that redefine the idea of sculpture.

At the Columbus Museum of Art, you have until March 22 to catch the largest-ever installation of Instagram photography. The Museum is at the forefront of mobile photography, and Instagrammers from all over the world contributed works to Mobile Photo Now.

If you’re interested in more arts in Columbus check out the Experience Columbus event calendar and the Greater Columbus Arts Council calendar, Columbus Arts.