The King Arts Complex
The King Arts Complex is located in the oldest area of African-American life in Columbus, Ohio. The Complex preserves, presents and fosters the contributions of African-Americans through creative expression and education. The Complex has built artistically strong offerings that represent the spectrum of the performing and cultural arts, establishing it as a primary African-American institution in Ohio. The Complex houses three performance spaces, two dance studios, an art gallery and three permanent interactive learning areas. The Complex sponsors community events in the adjacent public park and hosts a variety of education programs. Artist selection and review is a year-round process. The traditional performing arts season runs September through June, with artist selections finalized by the prior April.
Permanent and traveling exhibits are selected for the educational and aesthetic content that fits the mission of the King Arts Complex. A team comprised of the program director, program associate, curator, and education director research the content matter of exhibitions as well as the artists who develop them. This process presents the opportunity to bring powerful African-American and multicultural art to the Greater Columbus and Central Ohio community.