From the arts to entrepreneurship, there’s a creative vibe you can’t miss, one that elevates life in our city and encourages makers and doers to bring their talents here and flourish.

World Class & Cool

The national media keeps discovering what Columbia residents know well: In this medium-sized city, we deliver an arts scene you’d expect to find in a sophisticated urban setting. 

We’re home to exceptional theater, music and dance companies, along with beautiful venues like the Columbia Museum of Art and the Koger Center that host national touring exhibitions and performances.

Hands On, Artisan Made

As a place that loves the arts, we’re also eager to embrace artists—and the result is a city of creators and doers at every level.

Studios and affordable maker spaces support filmmaking, podcasting, visual arts, music recording and more.

Learn more about Columbia’s arts and creative community.