A Message From Our Executive Director

Dear Friends,

WE ARE OPEN… just operating differently because your safety is our number one priority!

As a community leader, in the middle of a global, economic, social and health crisis, we are continuing to serve you in a variety of ways...

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HeART of Protest

More than 20 arts organizations have come together to fight injustice through 46 days of remembrance for the 46 years of Mr. George Floyd's life.

The King Arts Complex Coronavirus Updates

Stay tuned for our latest updates concerning the Coronavirus and what we're doing to fight it.


The Grand Opening for The Elijah Pierce Gallery marketplace is here! Now, some of your favorite items from in our gallery store are available online!

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Our History, Our Community

Discover the vast and significant contributions of African-Americans to the culture and history of Columbus, Ohio, America, and the world.

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our community to the arts.

Enjoy complimentary tickets,
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Support our community & the arts. You can make a difference.

Our Galleries

The Elijah Pierce Gallery presents a wide range of historical and contemporary exhibitions that include painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, and decorative arts. The gallery is named in honor of the late Columbus Near East Side resident Elijah Pierce, America’s foremost wood carver of 20th century folk art.

Celebrating the
Legacy of MLK

"Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Performing and Cultural Arts Complex connects community through the arts.

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