The Columbus Arts Council supports and promotes individual creativity, cultural preservation, and lifelong learning through the arts, both locally & throughout the region. Our goal is to inspire a diverse audience and create a sense of community by engaging all forms of art.
The Columbus Arts Council was organized in 1965 and incorporated in 1971. Our primary service is in Columbus and Lowndes County but our programs draw people from all over Northeast Mississippi and Northwest Alabama.
Since 1997, our home has been the Rosenzweig Arts Center in the heart of downtown Columbus. Our facility features sales and exhibit gallery, classroom space, a state of the art theater and meeting rooms. Services include providing grants to local art organizations as well as housing the Columbus Community Theater Group, Suzuki Strings, and the Columbus Writing Group. Our programs include the Young People’s Artist Series, free monthly artist gallery shows, Concert and Artist Series performances in the Omnova Theater, youth & adult art classes and a Summer Youth Art Camp.
As a nonprofit organization our major sources of funding are grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission, The Mississippi Humanities Council, Weyerhaeuser, City of Columbus, and Lowndes County. However, we would not be able to exist without local corporate sponsorships and private individuals through the purchase of memberships, event tickets, class tuition, building rentals and gallery sales.
Any time you pay for a ticket, give a donation, or become a member that money goes towards more programming and support of arts and arts education.
We’re currently closed due to the shelter-in-place order but will resume normal hours when we’re aloud to do so.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.