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ArtPop Street Gallery Competition Returns for Fourth Year in Columbus

in Press Releases February 24, 2020 2 min read

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council), through its Art Makes Columbus/Columbus Makes Art campaign, is proud to partner for a fourth year with ArtPop Street Gallery, Lamar Outdoor, City Solutions and Clear Channel Airports. ArtPop Cbus will shine the spotlight on Columbus’ talented artists by placing their work on available billboards, newsstands and other outdoor media throughout Columbus and Franklin County. Columbus artists working in all media are invited to submit artwork for consideration.

ArtPop is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works with arts organizations, philanthropists that support the arts and media companies across the country to promote artists, give them a voice, create public street galleries and energize residents’ commutes. To date, ArtPop has provided a platform of advertising to 368 artists in 14 cities nationwide since 2014. Art + Public Outdoor Project = ArtPop Street Gallery. For more information, visit

Work from six artists will be selected by the ArtPop Cbus selection committee in a blind jury process. The selection committee is comprised of representatives from the Arts Council, ArtPop, alum ArtPop artist(s), Lamar and two at-large community members. Selected artwork will be displayed on billboards owned and managed by Lamar Outdoor throughout the Franklin County area for up to one year, along with newsstands in downtown Columbus with City Solutions and Clear Channel Airport displays at John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

ArtPop Cbus is open to artists 18 years of age or older living in Franklin County who have an active artist website. The submitted artwork must be original art created by the submitting artist within the past three years. One submission per artist; previously selected artists must wait three years before applying again.

This year one of the placements is reserved for a graduating high school art student with plans to attend college in an artistic field. The high school student does not have to be 18 or have a website, but they do need to be planning to study the arts in college.

The call for submissions opens Feb. 24 and submissions are due by March 29 at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced the week of Apr. 10. Submissions must be made through the Arts Council’s grant application portal here. Other details and announcements are available at

The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners and the Ohio Arts Council.

The Columbus Makes Art campaign is a city-wide, collaborative marketing effort designed to highlight the incredible talent of central Ohio artists.

Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus.

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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492