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December 19, 2017

60-foot Digital Display Lights Up Connector with Possibilities

A unique digital display 60 feet long and 7 feet high is the final answer to the question “What’s the best use for the 100-foot-long wall between the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s south and north buildings?” The display, which currently introduces itself to passersby with the statement “I am a 4...
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December 19, 2017

Gallerie Bar & Bistro Named One of Columbus Monthly’s Top 10

The award-wining Hilton Columbus Downtown recently picked up several more accolades when its Gallerie Bar & Bistro was named one of Columbus’ 10 best restaurants and its hotel staff was recognized as among the best in Ohio. Columbus Monthly for the second year in a row included Gallerie Bar & Bistro...
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December 19, 2017

Kaneko’s “Untitled, Dango” is First for Columbus

In November, the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority unveiled its newest major art piece, “Untitled, Dango,” a large ceramic piece by internationally renowned sculptor Jun Kaneko. The dango, which means “dumpling” in Japanese, is among a number of such works crafted at the artist’s Omaha studio, but is his first piece...
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September 1, 2017

Interactive sculpture “As We Are” unveiled as the face of human diversity

Convention centers don’t typically double as art galleries. The Greater Columbus Convention Center is an exception. As part of the Convention Center’s recent $140 million expansion and renovation, the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority unveiled an exceptional interactive sculpture unlike any other in the world at last night’s Grand Opening...
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August 11, 2017

Newly Renovated Convention Center to Make Gallery Hop Debut

Poised at the gateway to the Short North Arts District, the Greater Columbus Convention Center will show off more than 130 stunning works of local art on Saturday, September 2, from 4 – 6 p.m. when it makes its debut as part of the district’s Gallery Hop circuit. Not to be...
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April 25, 2017

Let The Countdown Begin

The Convention Authority is on schedule and on budget as it nears the July completion of the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s renovation and expansion. And it’s already winning accolades from community partners who see the project as a boon for the community. Only three major tasks remain to complete the 22-month,...
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April 25, 2017

Hilton Columbus Downtown Scores Connie Award Three-Peat

The Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel has won the Hilton brand’s coveted Connie Award for the third consecutive year. The Connie, named for the company’s founder Conrad Hilton, is the Hilton brand’s highest honor given to one out of 248 hotels within the Americas Region, which compiles the highest overall combined rankings...
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April 25, 2017

Convention Center Renovations Benefit Arnold Sports Festival

An estimated 200,000 people attended the Arnold Sports Festival in early March, with the new Greater Columbus Convention Center renovations playing a major role in its success. Jim Lorimer, Arnold Sports Festival founder and co-producer, says improvements that included removable wall partitions allowed the event to run four competition stages in...
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April 7, 2017

Discover Discovery Cafe

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority invites you to join us for lunch on April 13th as we celebrate the newest addition to the downtown culinary scene: Discovery Café. Operated within the Greater Columbus Convention Center by our new food and beverage partner, Levy Restaurants, Discovery Café features four distinct concepts,...
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