Art Passport Program Rewards Arts Exploration

The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) launched the “Columbus Makes Art Passport” program this fall to highlight artists and locations in central Ohio.

During September and October, participants can collect stamps in the Art Passport booklet, which features 66 stops or art experiences. There are 31 unique stamps designed by artists. And, once visitors collect their stamps in the Passport, they can be redeemed for fantastic prizes.

Step One

To pick up a Columbus Makes Art Passport, stop by one of the Passport Stops (click here for a full listing; pick-up spots are marked with a badge and listed together at the bottom).

Step Two

Get out and see the art. Plan visits to as many of the 65 spots as you can manage. Galleries, arts organizations, special events, stores, and more from all around the city are represented. Be sure to get your stamp at each visit.

Step Three

Get the good stuff. First, you widen your art appreciation with each spot you visit. Second, when you load up your Passport with stamps, and you can win goodies. The more stamps, the better the prizes from Columbus Makes Art swag to signed artist prints, event tickets, and more. Third, just for being a passport holder, you can enjoy discounts at participating stores and restaurants. Click here for a full list.

The program runs through October 31, and participants can redeem their passports through December 1. 

After the effects of COVID, the GCAC hopes this program will encourage people to engage with the arts community once again.