Exhibit Columbus symposium coming to city

A new event called Exhibit Columbus will examine what’s to come in a city known nationally for its buildings by top designers.

Details about the symposium later this year will be released during a gathering at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza, 536 Fifth St.

Richard McCoy, director of Landmark Columbus, a program of Heritage Fund-The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, teased the event at the end of his keynote speech Thursday at the annual meeting of the Columbus Area Arts Council.

“Our effort is meant to create a catalyst in the community that talks about the future of Columbus in architecture and design,” McCoy said. “It’s a new model to say, ‘Let’s have a symposium one year to think deeply about the history and future of Columbus. And then next year, let’s have an exhibition that talks about the future of design and architecture.”

The Heritage Fund is among the backers for the event, along with a number of other collaborators such as the city of Columbus and the Columbus Area Visitors Center, McCoy said.

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