Guide to Art Galleries In and Around Columbus

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Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on October 30, 2023
Photo by Brandt-Roberts Galleries via Facebook

Columbus is quite literally overflowing with art galleries. With the generous amount of local artists and creators, there’s no shortage of art in supply.

Ever sit at home bored wondering what to do with your day? Want to expand your mind while bringing some culture into your life? Then look no further than your local art gallery. Central OH is filled with beautiful places to enjoy contemporary and modern art, so grab a coffee to go and enjoy the beauty that is creativity.

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Entertainment

(Not) Sheep Gallery

17 West Russell Street Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

What we do We are an art gallery displaying the work of talented mid-career contemporary living artists. In addition, we have guest artists and do invitationals

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400 West Rich, Franklinton

400 W Rich Street Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Nestled in Franklinton, our building stands as a 100 year old warehouse, turned into creative arts space. The original 400 West Rich property brings

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934 Gallery

934 Cleveland Ave Columbus, OH 43201

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery
  • Attraction
  • Art Gallery

934 Gallery showcases over 2,700 square feet of exhibition space in the Milo Arts District in the Milo-Grogan neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. The gallery

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Art Access

540 S Drexel Ave Columbus, OH 43209

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Art Access began as an art consulting business in 1992. In 2000 after out growing several gallery spaces, the building at 540 S. Drexel Avenue, Bexley,

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Art Outside the Lines

5250 Strawberry Farms Columbus, OH 43230

Northeast

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Art Outside the Lines is our art studio. This program is focused on harnessing an individual's creativity so that they can move, express and create. Our

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Beeler Gallery

60 Cleveland Ave Columbus, OH

Other

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Since its start, Beeler Gallery has embraced a range of contemporary and experimental art and design exhibitions for CCAD. These shows, which have brought

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Blockfort

162 N 6TH ST Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

The building, a former auto parts store, now provides work space to over 25 artists and entrepreneurs. The painters, sculptors, printmakers, designers,

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Brandt Roberts Galleries

642 North High Street Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Located in the vibrant Short North Arts District, Brandt-Roberts Galleries offers one of the area’s largest selections of contemporary and post-war art.

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Celeste Galerie

1975 Riverside Dr Columbus, OH

Other

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Custom Picture Framing -Shadow Boxes-Custom Mirrors any size-Art Installation-Art and Frame Restoration.

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Columbus Museum of Art

480 East Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery
  • Museum
  • Museum
  • Attraction

The Columbus Museum of Art is an art museum in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Formed in 1878 as the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, it was the first art museum

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Columbus Museum of Art at The Pizzuti

632 North Park Street Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Groups of 8 or more can request a visit to Pizzuti on Tuesdays-Thursdays between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Guided tours and events are not currently available.

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Contemporary Art Matters

243 N 5th Street Suite 110 Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Contemporary Art Matters was founded in 2017 by Rebecca Ibel as a private gallery combined with collector services. Exhibitions of contemporary art are

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Cultural Arts Center

139 W. Main St Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

The Cultural Arts Center has one of the largest and most welcoming art gallery spaces in central Ohio. With regular exhibits across two galleries, we offer

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David Myers Art Studio & Gallery

7 West Main Street, 1st Floor Westerville, OH 43081

Northeast

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

David believes each of us is unique and has something to say. He clears the space for you to embrace who you are and express yourself. He was fortunate

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Emergent Art and Craft

14 E. Lincoln Street Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Emergent features original works from local artists and a curated selection of handcrafted items. The mission at Emergent is to provide a safe space

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Fresh A.I.R. Gallery

289 W. Walnut Street Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Art is widely thought to help ameliorate mental illness: to provide an outlet for self-expression, a way to quiet symptoms and intrusive thoughts. However,

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Glass Axis

610 West Town St Columbus, OH

Other

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Founded in 1987, ten students and graduates of The Ohio State University Glass Program came together under the name Glass Axis. The group built a portable

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Griffin Gallery at Creekside

77 Mill St Gahanna, OH 43230

Northeast

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Griffin Gallery at Creekside, founded in January 2014, is a gallery of distinction displaying the creations by local and nationally known artists. The

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Hammond Harkins Galleries

641 N High St Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Hammond Harkins Galleries represents local, national and international artists. We have over 40 years experience we bring world-class artists to Columbus.

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Hawk Galleries

153 E Main St, Fl 1 Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery
  • Attraction
  • Art Gallery

We represent modern masters who create contemporary sculpture that celebrates the use of glass as a fine art medium. Interact with the artists through

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Ilkaa’s Fine Art Gallery & Atelier

118 E. Main St Columbus, OH

Other

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Join us on a journey of discovery through various styles and genres that will leave a lasting impression. Step into a world of endless possibilities where

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Jacob Stout Gallery

24 N. High Street Historic Dublin, OH 43017

Northwest

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Jacob Stout Gallery is a sculpture, jewelry, and glass studio located in the heart of historic Dublin, Ohio.

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Keny Galleries

300 E Beck St. Columbus, OH 43206

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Keny Galleries is located in German Village, a 19th-century historic district located near downtown Columbus, Ohio. The Village is comprised of renovated

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Lighthouse ArtSpace Columbus

940 Polaris Pkwy Columbus, OH

Other

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Lighthouse ArtSpace Columbus located at 940 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, Ohio – an extraordinary space in Columbus.

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Lindsay Gallery

986 North High St Columbus, OH 43201

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Lindsay Gallery specializes in contemporary self-taught, folk and outsider art since 1999.

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Mac Worthington Gallery

5935 Houseman Rd Ostrander, OH 43061

Northwest

  • Entertainment
  • Attraction
  • Art Gallery

Internationally celebrated and locally renowned artist Mac Worthington has been creating his abstract art and home decor since the 1970s. From art galleries

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Marcia Evans Gallery

8 East Lincoln Street Short North Arts District Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

The Marcia Evans Gallery opened in 2006 in the exciting Short North Arts District. The gallery showcases contemporary original art including acrylic and

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No Place Gallery

Downtown Columbus, OH

Other

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

No Place is an artist-run gallery located at 1 E Gay St. in Columbus, Ohio. Established in 2012, No Place occupied a former mechanic shop in Merion Village

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Ohio Art Market

30 N. State Street Columbus, OH 43081

Northeast

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Ohio Art Market is honored to showcase the best that OHio artists, craftsman and farmers have to offer. From handcrafted wood products, to jewelry, to

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Ohio Craft Museum

1665 W. Fifth Ave. Columbus, OH 43212

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery
  • Museum
  • Museum
  • Attraction

The Ohio Craft Museum is a program of Ohio Designer Craftsmen, presenting five major exhibitions each year, as well as focus exhibits and a gift shop.

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Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

1050 Goodale Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

We believe in the transformative power of the arts and are committed to fostering personal and artistic growth and deepening community connection. Located

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OSU Hopkins Hall Gallery

128 North Oval Mall Columbus, OH 43210

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Other
  • Art Gallery
  • College / University

Located in the heart of The Ohio State University campus, Hopkins Hall Gallery highlights the work of students, faculty, staff, and other campus initiatives

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OSU Urban Arts Space

50 W Town St, Suite 130 Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Other
  • Art Gallery
  • College / University
  • Attraction

Established in 2008, Urban Arts Space facilitates experimental galleries that adapt to the dynamic needs of Ohio State's arts curriculum and communities

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Entertainment

Own Some Art

Columbus, OH

Other

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Artwork reflects your unique sense of style Paintings are an invitation to break from life's daily struggles. Acquiring a hand-crafted, original artwork

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Riffe Gallery

77 S. High Street Columbus, OH

Other

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Established on March 17, 1989, the OAC's Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries. Admission

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ROY G BIV Gallery

435 West Rich Street Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

ROY G BIV Gallery champions emerging artists by presenting thought-provoking exhibitions that increase the public's awareness of the artists' work and

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Sarah Gormley Gallery

95 North High Street Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Joyful. Accessible. Unifying. Sarah Gormley Gallery operates from the belief that owning original art can be a source of joy for everyone. Founded

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Schumacher Gallery

2199 East Main Street Columbus, OH 43209

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

The Schumacher Gallery's Permanent Collections offer a wonderfully diverse selection of more than 2500 works for study and enjoyment. These collections

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Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio

815 North High St Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Sean Christopher Gallery + Ohio An Alternative Exhibition Space located in Columbus, Ohio's nationally renowned Short North Arts District since March

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Sharon Weiss Gallery

20 East Lincoln Street Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Sharon Weiss Gallery has been a fixture of the Columbus, Ohio, gallery community for 29 years this January, showcasing in the city’s Fabulous Short North

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Skylab Gallery

57 E Gay St Columbus, OH

Other

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Skylab (Gallery) is a collectively run art space located at 57 E. Gay Street in Columbus, Ohio.

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Shops/Retail

Streetlight Guild

1367 E Main St Columbus, OH 43205

Central

  • Shops/Retail
  • Entertainment
  • Art
  • Home Goods / Decor
  • Art Gallery
  • Art
  • Black-Owned Business

Streetlight Guild is a 501(c)(3) performing arts organization that curates events across disciplines with an emphasis on Columbus-based, original, and

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Studio 18 Art Gallery

18 Orchard Lane Columbus, OH

Other

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery
  • Art
  • Black-Owned Business

Studio 18 is all about fostering sustainable partnerships and artistic collaborations. It's a space that provides artists with the necessary resources

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Studios On High Gallery

686 N High St Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Attraction
  • Art Gallery

Studios on High Gallery consists of 20 exceptional, local Ohio artists. A unique blend of fine art and craft, visitors will delight in our artists creating

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Terra Gallery & Creative Studio

6631 Dale Drive Dublin, OH 43017

Northwest

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

We are an eclectic art gallery with a wide variety of art classes and paint party options.

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The Fuse Factory

139 W. Main St, Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Entertainment
  • Recreation
  • Performance Theater
  • Art Gallery

The Fuse Factory is an art and technology initiative focused on cultivating artistic production, research, and experimentation with digital media and electronic

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Entertainment

The Mural Gallery

152 Mill Street Columbus, OH

Other

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

An imperfectionist, outdoor gallery focused on large format art.

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Shops/Retail

The Red Stable

223 E Kossuth St Columbus, OH 43206

Central

  • Shops/Retail
  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery
  • Holiday Decor

Welcome to The Red Stable, German Village Souvenirs & Gifts. Nestled in the heart of historic German Village just minutes South of downtown Columbus,

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Restaurant / Bar

The Vanderelli Room

218 McDowell St Columbus, OH 43215

Central

  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Art Gallery

The Vanderelli Room is roughly a 1200 sq.ft. gallery with 9 1/2 ft. walls and a pitched ceiling. There is a 25’x10’ stage, plenty of wall and floor

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Other

Wexner Center for the Arts

1871 North High Street Columbus, OH 43210

Central

  • Other
  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery
  • College / University
  • Performance Theater

The Wexner Center for the Arts is The Ohio State University's multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary

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Entertainment

William H Thomas Gallery

1270 Bryden Road Columbus, OH

Other

  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery

Incorporated in1978 as the Urban Cultural Arts Foundation, the William H. Thomas Art Gallery a well-known community based gallery dedicated to bringing

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