City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Visual Arts

In following with the Cultural Arts Divisions mission to ". . . provide and promote a diverse, lively, accessible arts environment . . . ", as well as provide opportunities for artists, the following exhibition spaces are programmed with the help of the Cultural Arts Commission.

The Concourse Gallery
The Cultural Arts Divisions main gallery space, the Concourse Gallery, programs
visual arts exhibits accompanied by gallery guides, receptions, school tours, workshops, and artist talks.

Permanent Collection
The City of Upper Arlington is one of the few cities in the U.S. to have a permanent visual arts collection. Pieces from this collection are displayed throughout the City's six Municipal buildings. A catalog of this collection was published in 2008.

Arlington Hall Galleries
The upper Arlington Hall Gallery is a place to celebrate UA residents living and creating in our community. This space hosts a variety of temporary exhibits and its flexible schedule allows for work to be shared for as long as a resident would like.

Located on the lower level of the Municipal Services Center, the lower Arlington Hall Gallery exhibits a permanent collection of historic photos of Upper Arlington titled Portrait of an American Town.

Arts in Work Spaces
An art-lending program connecting business and art. Establishing a creative partnership, Arts in Work Spaces gives artists another opportunity for displaying their work, increasing the visibility of the Cultural Arts Commission within the City of UA, and fostering an appreciation for the arts among businesses and their clients.- Due to personnel reductions this program is on hiatus.

Visual Arts Committee

The Cultural Arts Commission plans for visual arts exhibitions in the Concourse Gallery January through November. The Visual Arts Committee is comprised of practicing visual artists, administrators and patrons. The Visual Arts Committee offers an open call for artists; submissions will be reviewed on a quarterly schedule: January, April, July and November. Artwork not selected for the Concourse Gallery maybe considered for exhibition through the Arts in Work Spaces program.

The Visual Arts Committee balances the desire and need for exhibition space and exposure by professional and community artists. International, multi-cultural and regional professional artists are exhibited, as well as work by emerging artists and by student artists in Upper Arlington schools.

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