2024 MLK Open House
Monday, January 15, 2024
12 PM - 4 PM
Ohio History Center
800 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
The King Arts Complex presents our annual MLK Open House on the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. Join us as we explore the impact of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. This annual community event is an excellent opportunity for children, families, and friends to enjoy musical and live theatrical performances. It is also a unique opportunity for visitors of all ages to learn about the civil rights movement, participate in art activities, view the art exhibition, and meet new friends. After the MLK Open House, a community march is led by the City of Columbus MLK Day evening program.
King Arts Complex Collection
Online photo digitization partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
The "My History" database provides access central Ohio’s digital history. Images, documents, maps and artifacts. Learn about your neighborhood’s history – and become a part of it – by sharing your historic photos.
The King Arts Complex archive includes Call and Post images and articles from approximately 1962 to 1995.
SOAR on Saturdays
Soar on Saturdays is a dance access program created in partnership with The King Arts Complex. It is aimed to give young students the opportunity to explore movement over the course of a free six-week dance class. Four different six-week sessions will be offered throughout the academic year, each featuring a unique style of dance. Classes meet once a week.
Join The KAC Artist Community
Immerse yourself in our creative community and grow your art network. The King Arts Complex values the work of local artists and has made quality studios available at affordable rates. Artists share a classroom studio with one other artist and have all access to studio amenities. Apply Today!
Thirty arts and cultural organizations have come together since 2020 to fight injustice in remembrance for the 46 years of Mr. George Floyd's life.
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Legacy of MLK
"Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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