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Columbus, Nebraska

Art & Culture

The Columbus community and the Columbus Arts Council is dedicated to enriching the community through the Arts. They actively promote art exhibits and education in the local schools and throughout the community. See if you can find one of the arts focused events that occur throughout the year.

“Discovering the Colorful History of Columbus” Mural

– Corner of 13th Street & 26th Avenue (downtown Columbus)
This mural (above) was done to commemorate Columbus’ sesquicentennial celebration in 2006 and the city’s history. The mural reveals important moments in the city’s development by peeling through eight layers of time from the present to it’s founding on May 28, 1856. The mural was painted by David Reiser and made possible by private donations.

Columbus Art Gallery & Gift Shop

Columbus Public Library/2504 14th Street
The Columbus Art Gallery and Gift Shop are located in the lower level of the Columbus Public Library. The gift shop offers unique, original and collectible items for sale; many made by Nebraskan artists. The Art Gallery is host to a number of diverse events and exhibits throughout the year, so stop in and see what’s happening.


Center 7 Theatres – 2200 28th Ave.
Features 7 theatres showing the most current movies of the industry. Theatre amenities include: ATM, Digital Sound, Handicap Accessible and Hearing Assisted Listening Devices. For current movie listings call the movie hotline: (402) 562-8900 or check the listings at www.cectheatres.com.

Platte Valley Playhouse
The Platte Valley Playhouse is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing theater productions to Columbus. The season consists of three main stage productions, plus one dinner theatre. The new season generally begins in November and ends in May. Productions are held at Central Community College – Columbus, Fine Arts Center.

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