A new online directory of local artists went live March 2, giving Columbus a place to scout out residents who paint, write, dance, direct, sculpt or take photos.

A new online directory of local artists went live March 2, giving Columbus a place to scout out residents who paint, write, dance, direct, sculpt or take photos.

Hosted at the Greater Columbus Art Council's all-new columbusarts.com, the registry allows users to create profiles, showcase portfolios and connect with each other and the public.

GCAC plans to promote the registry to galleries, museums and other places in need of arts programming.