Fall Art Shows and Exhibits in Columbus

Jeanne O’Keefe, REALTOR Author - Jeanne O’Keefe
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Columbus has a burgeoning art scene and through its growth, it’s becoming well known beyond Central Ohio. 


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Columbus has a burgeoning art scene and through its growth, it’s becoming well known beyond Central Ohio.  Our art community was praised and highlighted in the Chicago Tribune article, “Columbus’ art scene is a surprising discovery”.  Not so surprising to those of us who live here and have supported our local artists over the years, through attending Gallery Hops, sharing their work, or hiring their services.  We have so much to be proud of in Columbus, including our incredibly talented artists!

Fall Art Shows and Exhibits in Columbus

Columbus Art Museum  There is usually a Special Exhibit that runs through the fall. Museum admission is required, additional special exhibit fee may apply. Closed Labor Day. 480 E Broad Street, Columbus 43215 See museum website for hours and tickets.

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival is a single day, juried arts festival displaying the work of 200 artists from all over the nation. There are interactive art spaces and opportunities to purchase.  270 Northham Road, Upper Arlington 43221. Admission is free. Please note, event is outdoors. September Only.

The Cultural Arts Center features special exhibits in their Main Gallery and exhibits in their Loft Gallery during normal business hours at 139 W. Main St, 43215

Arts in the Alley is an outdoor art and music festival with a juried art show with over 100 artists participating. A parade, food, and entertainment are also available. Downtown Grove City, Admission is free. September Only.

Urban Arts Space presents a variety of events happening in the fall. Check their schedule to see what is currently available. King Arts Complex, Hopkins Hall Gallery, OSU Thompson Library, Hagerty Hall, and the Hale. Admission is free. See website for details.

Franklin Park Conservatory: From Harvest Blooms to Pumpkins Aglow, there is always something fall being displayed at the Franklin Park Conservatory. 1777 E Broad Street, Columbus, 43203. Normal hours of operation and entry fees apply, no additional exhibit fees required.


Franklinton Fridays happens every 2nd Friday of each month, featuring an Art Crawl event that begins at 5:30. Food trucks, shows, and other fun happenings are added from time to time. Check out the schedule for each Friday online.

Gallery Hop in the short north is a blast, running on the first Saturday of each month from 4pm-10-pm. Have fun throughout the Short North with local galleries staying open late, and often offering refreshments, music, etc. A Columbus favorite!

Interested in finding more events? Check out the featured events page of ColumbusMakesArt.com!

Please note: Dates, times, and venues were correct at time of publishing but changes can and do occur. Please check with the venue or use the provided links before making your plans. Thank you!

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