We are pleased to announce that the Columbus Area Arts Council will now be hosting Chaotic Tuesday.
Learn more about upcoming Chaotic Tuesdays with the Columbus Area Arts Council.
Join the Chaos! Residents and visitors are invited to see Chaos I run to the fullest extent possible, including those rolling cannonballs!
Volunteers from Landmark Columbus will explore the history of this giant kinetic sculpture. See and touch memorabilia and artifacts that belonged to artist Jean Tinguely. Learn how the sculpture was preserved in its original location during the demolition and construction of The Commons.
Join your friends and neighbors as we gather around Chaos, continuing its legacy as a place for the community to meet.
Chaotic Tuesdays is a casual event with an open house format.
The 4th Tuesday of each month
from 5:00 to 6:30 PM
The Commons, downtown
Saturday, October 24, 2015
from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
First Christian Church, Chapel
Hear from a panel of local, state, and national experts as they discuss ways in which our community can raise awareness about caring for our design heritage. The community will be encouraged to enter this discussion and find ways to continue growing a group of volunteers dedicated to education and advocacy projects.
Marsh Davis, Indiana Landmarks
Flora Chou, Do.co,mo.mo_us
Theodore Prudon, Do.co,mo.mo_us
Tricia Gilson, Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives
Jeff Baker, Formerly, Preserve To Enjoy
Public Art Walking Tour
Saturday, October 24, 2015
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
Library Plaza on 5th Street
Visit 25 public artworks in the downtown Columbus area. Discover new sculptures and gain a different perspective on the pieces you love!
Meet on the Library Plaza, 536 Franklin Street
Route is 2 miles, 1.5 hours long.
Tour is free, registration is required.
Volunteers from Landmark Columbus have partnered with Reach Healthy Communities to host this tour for Walktober - a month-long campaign designed to inspire everyone to make walking a priority.
Landscape Cleanup & Winter Pruning
Saturday, March 12, 2016
from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
North Christian Church
Landmark Columbus’ Advocacy and Education Committee is seeking volunteers to help with a landscape cleanup day at North Christian Church, one of the seven National Historic Landmarks in the Columbus area. The work session will primary focus on dormant pruning of trees, removing sticks and limbs from the property, and other clean up work.
The work session will take place on Saturday, March 12 from 8:00 am to noon. All volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, and hand tools. Wheelbarrows are also needed. North Christian Church will provide water and coffee.
A special thank you to Ben Wever, Miller House Site Manager and Landmark Columbus Advocacy and Education Committee volunteer for organizing this work day!
Image by Rhonda Bolner
Columbus is Not a Museum
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
at 5:30 PM
Columbus Visitors Center
Michelangelo Sabatino is an architect and historian whose research broadly addresses intersections between culture, technology, and design in the built environment. Sabatino is professor and director of the doctoral program at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago. www.michelangelo-sabatino.com.
Landmark Columbus is partnering with the Columbus Area Visitors Center to present a talk by Michelangelo Sabatino, Professor and Director of PhD Program in Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Professor Sabatino will discuss Columbus’ unique contribution to the history of modern and contemporary architecture and its legacy in being an extraordinary community built on public-private partnerships.
ArtPrize & Exhibit Columbus
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
from 5:30 pm to 7:00
Columbus Area Visitors Center, 506 5th Street
Join us for a public program that will feature an in-depth description of our new initiative, Exhibit Columbus, and for comparison we will hear about another city-wide art event in Grand Rapids, MI: Art Prize. We'll be joined by Kevin Buist, Director of Exhibitions for ArtPrize and special guest, Jeremy Efroymson, a seasoned arts leader, collector, and philanthropist.
This is going to be a great way to explore how Exhibit Columbus will benefit the Columbus community and its potential for regional impact.
The event is free, but registration is required.
Landmark Lego Challenge
Registration Begins on May 13th
A LEGO model building competition where designers of all ages will recreate or reimagine a National Historic Landmark. Learn More...
The Indianapolis Museum of Art will deploy its ARTx mobile unit to Columbus for an artist led build event. Learn More...
ART X LEGO Workshop
Friday, May 13, 2016
from 3:00 pm
Bartholomew County Library Plaza, 536 5th Street
The LEGO Movie
Friday, June 4, 2016
at 2:00 pm
Bartholomew County Library Red Room, 536 5th Street
kidscommons LEGO Summer Camps
kidscommons Children's Museum
Explore the world of design, egineering, and robotics with Lego components in these fun-filled camp. Learn More...
Mad Men Bike Ride
Saturday, May 7, 2016
from 1:30 pm
Meet at the Library Plaza, 536 5th Street
Join us for a Mid-century Modern bike ride! This insider's tour will explore some of Columbus’ public buildings and residential areas at a leisurely pace.Celebrating National Bike Month and National Preservation Month, this casual, social ride is free and open to everyone.
Mid-century attire is encouraged. The ride will take approximately two hours and will end at Powerhouse Brewing Co.
Check out our Facebook event page!
The mission of Friends of First Christian Church Architecture (FFCCA) is to help maintain the architecture and design elements of First Christian Church, a National Historic Landmark designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen. FFCCA was established in partnership with First Christian Church, Landmark Columbus, and Heritage Fund — The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.
The first major project of FFCCA is the Sanctuary Skylight Rehabilitation Project, a critical and timely need that has challenged the church for a number of years.
How to contribute to FFCCA
Donations to the Friends of First Christian Church Architecture will go directly to the rehabilitation of the leaking skylights in the sanctuary and can be made in person at Heritage Fund or online at
Friends of First Christian Church Architecture
An ongoing campaign to help maintain the architecture and design
elements of First Christian Church, a National Historic Landmark
designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen.
Public Art Bike Ride
Saturday, May 13, 2017
at 1:00 pm
Meet at Cleo Rogers Memorial Library Plaza
This ride will explore some of Columbus’ public art. This casual, social ride is open to everyone. Ride your own bike or a Columbike.