Who We Are

Our Mission

Protect 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 have organized to support and advocate for the 7% ticket fee currently under consideration by Columbus City Council.  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