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Columbus' art scene is bursting with creativity from independent artists, professional troupes, and artists-in-residence, leading it to be named one of the “30 Most Fun Places to Live in the U.S.” by U.S. News & World Report and one of “17 Must-Visit Destinations in 2017” by Expedia.

Check out Shadowbox Live!, America’s largest resident theater company, take in what ARTNews calls one of the top art collections in the world at The Pizzuti Collection, or view the largest collection of Franklin County artists just by walking the halls of the convention center. Other local favorites that you’ll get to experience include the acclaimed Wexner Center for the Arts offers three rotating exhibitions per year, focused on contemporary artists, and a trip to the newly renovated Columbus Museum of Art.

Featuring more than 280 nationally acclaimed artists, the Columbus Arts Festival takes over the downtown riverfront every June. Stroll along the Scioto Mile with friends and family and enjoy the art, entertainment, and food that make this event so special.

The people who create art in Columbus have incredible stories of inspiration, passion, and purpose. Find out what inspires Byron Stripling, artistic director for the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and explore all of their stories.

For more arts events in Columbus, visit