Fall Art Shows and Exhibits in Columbus

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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!

2018 Fall Art Shows and Exhibits in Columbus


Columbus Art Museum Special Exhibit: A Measure of Humanity will run from September 1-16. 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.  September 3, Northham Park, 270 Northham Road, Upper Arlington 43221. Admission is free. Please note, event is outdoors.

Chiaroscuro: The line in between is a special exhibit of Taha Benadada’s work emphasizing the contrast between light and dark. Shown at the Cultural Arts Center open during normal business hours and running from now-September 22. 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, Date and Time to be announced. Admission is free.

Urban Arts Space presents Pattern Thinking: Australian Aboriginal Art and is on display from July 17-September 22. On view at Urban Arts Space, King Arts Complex, Hopkins Hall Gallery, OSU Thompson Library, Hagerty Hall, and the Hale. Admission is free. See website for details.


Field is being displayed at the Franklin Park Conservatory. Conservatory visitors interact with a 46’ long ecosystem projected on the gallery walls, where grasses and flora grow, based on their bodies’ position and movement in the space. Interactive art at it’s best. Running from March 10-November 11. 1777 E Broad Street, Columbus, 43203. Normal hours of operation and entry fees apply, no additional exhibit fees required.

Hypotheses: Art Inspired by the Worlds of Science is an exhibit of art inspired by the beauty of scientific exploration into the world and universe around us. Shown at the Cultural Arts Center open during normal business hours and running from September 28-November 10. 139 W. Main St, 43215

Hit the Hop is an annual juried show which includes 2D and 3D original art. Over 30 Ohio artists are featured in this exhibit presented in the Studios On High Gallery in the Short North every day in October. Studios on High Gallery 686 High Street 43215


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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