Art plays an important role in our modern lives in that it expresses individuality, creativity, and feeling. It is what visually enhances our world and our lives. MIdTown embraces and welcomes different forms of art which include dancing, music, literature, acting, drawing and painting. Art has the ability to promote creativity and social integration and allow nonverbal stimulation and communication. Furthermore, it is our hope that the arts in MidTown can bring all sectors of our Columbus community together; reducing isolation and making people feel safer.
MidTown Mural 13th Street and 12th Avenue | Creative Placemaking
Carley Wood’s delightful interpretation of MidTown, Inc.’s versatile logo has been installed on the east-facing side of Muscogee Heights, on the corner of 13th Street and 12th Avenue. Carley was the winner among seven different artists who submitted design proposals for the mural. We are grateful to Trey Carmack for lending us his building, and to Artbeat’s contribution to making this mural happen.
Sculpture at Warren Williams Homes
Warren Williams Homes has to be one of the few public housing projects in the nation – with a sculpture built just for them! The Columbus Housing Authority and The Columbus Museum unveiled a new sculpture in front of Warren Williams apartments – site of one of the oldest African-American neighborhoods in our region. Part of a multi-year project, “Making Conversation” captured oral history and unknown stories of living in one of Columbus’ oldest African American neighborhoods. The sculpture was custom designed for Warren Williams and is lit up at night with multi-color lights so it looks cool – check it out at 1200 Warren Williams Avenue. Art, neighborhoods, investment in our region – helping make us This fabulous art initiative was made possible through Funds from the Knight Fund at Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley and to the National Endowment for the Arts.