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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. Here, you’ll find custom itineraries, food, music, people and events. 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!

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!


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. 

CBUS Soul Videos

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

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 current show at Shadowbox Live, a performing arts theater in the Columbus Brewery...

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.

Color of Summer: Part IV

With Columbus Poet, Wali Crowder.