Columbus Arts & Entertainment District
About the District
The Arts and Entertainment District of Columbus, Indiana is home to a modern design revolution presenting a bounty of more than 70 buildings and 360 cultural assets and pieces of public art by prominent architects and artists. Fueled by the civic-minded industrialist J. Irwin Miller, the city's architectural explosion attracted some of the world's most notable modern master architects including I.M. Pei, Cesar Pelli, Harry Weese, Gunnar Birkerts, and Eero Saarinen. Within the Arts and Entertainment District of Columbus is a unique blend of historic structures and contemporary works – featuring buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, seven National Historic Landmarks; indoor and outdoor public parks that are creatively designed, unique and accessible; art and design galleries and cultural tours.