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College Visits April 1-5

Spring Academy College Visits

Monday - Friday, April 1 - 5, 2024
9 AM - 4 PM

Grades 9-12

Programming: $125 per child
Registration Fee: $25

Spring Academy is a 5-day program to promote higher education in the art fields. Students will tour Central State University*, Wilberforce University, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus State Community College, Cleveland State University, The Ohio State University, and Kentucky State University to and learn more about art majors and career opportunities for artists. This program is open to all high school students interested in pursuing a degree in an art field. The student must be accompanied to each visit by an adult. Registration is limited.

The program includes:


Waived Application Fees*

Admission Presentations

Guided and Personal Tours

FAFSA Workshop



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!

For more information, contact Gamal Brown at or click here for more information.


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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$100 Dollar Club Membership

Since 2020, your generosity has been more important than ever. Please consider helping us in our mission to connect community through the arts by becoming a member of The King Arts Complex!

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 Exhibitions 

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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