NOBO Arts and Gifts

Urban Winter Wonderland, where artists create, display and sell original creations.  NOBO ARTS offers the most unique Holiday Shopping in Central Ohio, while supporting the careers of many local and national artist.  It is NOBO Art’s mission to help shape the narrative about the Near East Side, by contributing a Unique and Varied Holiday Shopping Experience, that will offer the best in modern design. Friday Nov. 16th                  6 pm – 9 pm Saturday, Nov.17th             11 am – 7 pm Sunday, Nov. 18th              12 pm – 6 pm Free Community Event NOBO Arts & Gifts

Jazz on the Avenue – Holiday Celebration

“The Holiday Jazz Celebration” is the holiday concert that is back by popular demand.  This the season to enjoy the ‘Holiday spirit” with Columbus’ favorites Mary McClendon, Jeanette Williams and Dolly King.  These Jazz greats will bring a vibrant, festive collection of jazzy Holiday songs.  They will perform other familiar classic tunes infused with cool […]

Carlyle Brown – Acting Black: Demystifying Racism

Part spoken word, part stand-up comedy, part Ted Talk complete with PowerPoint presentation, Acting Black is a 60-minute solo show created to inspire open and honest conversations about race and diversity. Using the power of art to investigate difficult concepts Acting Black takes us to the roots of American racism and its consequences for all […]

2017 Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration

Join us for Columbus’ 2017 Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration. Kwanzaa is a week long celebration of family, community, and culture. During the week of December 26, 2017 to January 1, 2018, there will be a multitude activities and events held that celebrate the principles of Kwanzaa. To learn more about Columbus Kwanzaa events visit Also, on […]

7/13/17- Heritage Music Festival

Today is our kick-off to the 19th Annual Heritage Music Festival. We are so excited to welcome Anthony David to The King Arts Complex. Due to the inclement weather, we will be holding the concert inside our auditorium tonight. Due to limited space, we will be allowing the first 300 people to come to the […]

We mourn the loss of “The Godfather” Mr. Amos Lynch

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Amos H. Lynch Sr. (1925-2015), the most important supporter of King Arts Complex, touched countless souls in Columbus Black community. –We mourn the loss of “The Godfather” Mr. Amos Lynch.   Known throughout Columbus as “the God Father of the Black Press”, Mr. Lynch contributed his journalism talents to three major Ohio Black newspaper — […]