Arts Council

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

City Hall - Council Chambers

The Mission of the Columbia Arts Council is to promote the Arts in the City of Columbia through awareness, appreciation, education and support thereby creating a connection between artists and audiences to enrich the quality of life for all and position the greater Columbia area as an arts rich community and regional arts destination.

Columbia Arts Council Bylaws

Members serve three (3) year terms.

Member Name

Term Expires

Laura Roode


Ross Jaynes


Joe Caliva


Jo Ann McClellan


Susan Manning


Ed Lancaster


Beverly Mitchell


Catherine Parks


Meredith Joi Oswald


Project suggestions and questions can be sent to

Also, you can follow our Columbia Arts Council page on Facebook and Twitter for information on arts in our community.

The Columbia Arts Council is seeking individuals and organizations to join in cross-promotion and communication of arts events in our community. If you would like to receive communications from the Columbia Arts Council and/or to have your arts event promoted by the Columbia Arts Council, please contact the City Manager's Office by e-mail or phone (931) 560-1510.

It is the policy of the City of Columbia that all City-sponsored public meetings and events are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need assistance in participating in a meeting or event due to a disability as defined under the ADA, please call the City’s ADA Coordinator at (931) 560-1565 or email at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.





Kellye Murphy