Who We Are

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Urban Arts Space challenges ways of thinking about the visual and performing arts and their role in everyday life through conversation, art-making, and experimentation. Urban Arts Space encourages transformative experiences that expand worldviews, offers hands-on practical opportunities in the arts and education, and enables students to gain career skills that reflect an entrepreneurial culture.


Located in the heart of downtown Columbus, Urban Arts Space joins The Ohio State University with the state of Ohio and the world, functioning as an arts laboratory for faculty and artists and serving as a professional launching pad for Ohio State students.


Urban Arts Space provides a venue for reciprocal learning for Ohio State University students, faculty, and staff and the surrounding communities by hosting exhibitions, performances, educational programs, and lectures that promote downtown traffic and fulfill a mission of service through community engagement.  Urban Arts Space guides students to pragmatically develop the skills necessary for life-long practice in, not only the arts, but also in not-for-profit pursuits.