Arts & Culture

Arts District Mural

Columbia's arts, culture, and music scene add flavor to the region, cultivated with the support of a host of non-profit arts organizations, Columbia citizens, the Arts District and the Columbia Arts CouncilNightlife highlights the growing music culture as more artists showcase their talents at local restaurants and local venues.

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 map showing Columbia's arts and 
cultural historic districts 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.