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Artist Voices for Our Neighborhoods

The Artist Voices for Our Neighborhoods program is an active collaboration between Columbus Landmarks and our thriving creative community in the greater Columbus area to bring attention to the cultural touchstones and issues relating to social justice, preservation, and history.
These collaborations are a mix of free, Columbus Landmarks membership-only, and ticketed events made possible by support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Please see the below descriptions for details on our past and upcoming events.

Location: Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church / Artist: Dr. Orlay Alonso
Date: Dec. 3, 2022

Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church congregation fought hard to save their church after a lighting strike on Aug. 28, 2016 caused extensive structural damage. Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, St Mary's is one of the oldest Catholic churches in our city. We are excited to have them as the first stop of this year's 2022 Hallelujah Tour with a live musical performance by the 2022 Greater Columbus Arts Council's Emerging Arts Leader award recipient, Dr. Orlay Alonso. You can hear more about this collaboration on All Sides with Ann Fisher.

To attend, general public and Columbus Landmarks members can purchase tickets for our 2022 Hallelujah Tour.

Location: Historic Pythian Temple / Artist: Maroon Arts Group live musical performance

Date: Dec. 1, 2022

Once listed on the Columbus Landmarks' Most Endangered Sites, the Historic Pythian Temple is being given a new life by the Maroon Arts Group (MAG) as a creative space. Learn more about their efforts and listen to live performances by MAG – affiliated musicians during our collaborative event.

To attend, Columbus Landmarks members can pre-register for tickets

Location: Historic Holy Rosary Church / Artist: Malcolm Cochran's Requiem
Dates: Sept. 8, 2022, Columbus Landmarks members only / Sundays, Sept. 25 – Oct. 23, free to the public

Our members were able to view a sneak peak of this powerful installation bringing attention to cultural genocide. This installation included live vocal performances and expert panel discussions. You can also read about it in the Columbus Underground.

This collaboration was made possible from the creative and collaborative talent provided by: Malcolm Cochran-artist, Mike Howard-panelist & executive director at Rock of Faith CDC, Michael Aaron-panelist, Reita Smith-panelist, Nancy Recchie-panelist, Dr. Jason Reece-panelist, Brian Kinzelman-panelist, Matt Leasure-panelist, Tony Smith-panelist, Dean Taylor-videography/photography, Darrin Faires – videography/photography, Braden LeForce-photography, and Naomi-director/editor.