Arts & Culture

Columbia Arts District Mule Mural

Columbia's Art Culture

Columbia's arts, culture, and music scene add flavor to the region, cultivated with the support of:

Nightlife highlights the growing music culture as more artists showcase their talents at local restaurants and local venues.

Columbia Arts District

The Columbia Arts District (CAD) was created to provide a haven for artists to live and work. The CAD is located a few blocks from Downtown Columbia in the South Garden/High Street area. For an overview, see the map showing Columbia's arts and cultural historic districts (PDF) in and around Downtown Columbia. The City has established historic zoning overlays to protect historic and cultural assets that include distinct neighborhoods like the historic downtown commercial district, the arts district, and four residential historic districts.