Who We Are

Our Mission

Art 4 Columbus is a diverse coalition of neighborhood leaders, small business owners, parents, retirees, artists, art patrons and sports fans from throughout Columbus and Franklin County.

We organized to advocate for the 5% ticket fee implemented July 1, 2019.  We continue to work to protect Columbus’s vibrant arts and culture sector for children and families in all neighborhoods.

The Co-Chairs of our coalition are:


Michael Bush | Artist

Stefanie Coe | Southwest Columbus neighborhood leader and attorney

Mark Corna | Retired CEO, Corna Kokosing Construction

Al Edmondson | Business owner, King Lincoln District

Mary Jo Green | Community volunteer

KaTanya Ingram | Artist

Larry James | Managing partner, Crabbe, Brown, James

Jeff Mathes | Owner, Due Amici restaurant

James Ragland | Community activist

Eric Rausch | Artist

Jim Sweeney | Franklinton neighborhood leader

T. Wong | Singer, songwriter

Peter Yockel | Co-founder, Short North Stage