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A guided tour is a wonderful way for anyone to engage with and learn more about our exhibitions and programming. Urban Arts Space offers free guided tours to all, including k-12 students, university groups, families and individuals. Tours and exhibition admissions are always free.

Audio Tours

Urban Arts Space is exceited to introduce guided Audio Tours of our exhibitions. Download the Podcast from itunes by searching The Arts Initiative or follow this link to listen online. Urban Arts Space's uses att wifi for free wireless while in the gallery. Our Buzzsprout site also functions as a mobile app. Follow the Add to Home Screen feature on iOS and Android devices instructions below. Courtesy of


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Exhibition Tours

We currently offer guided exhibition tours on Saturday at 1-2PM. If you would like to schedule a tour for yourself or a group, please contact For groups of 10 or more, please allow at least two weeks advance notice so our staff can properly prepare for your tour.

Bring your community group or class to the Space for an engaging and thought-provoking tour of our current exhibition(s). Our tours are interactive, in depth, and tie into the Ohio Academic Content Standards. Themed tours are developed around the needs and interests of the participants and can focus on any aspect of the exhibitions, with appropriate touchable and visual materials to supplement descriptions and discussions. 

The Lazarus Building's Rooftop Garden

Rooftop Garden tours will begin again in April of 2014.

Urban Arts Space and the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation partner to offer tours of the Lazarus Building rooftop gardens the first Friday of the month from May through October. The tour begins at 1:45pm inside Urban Arts Space, where guests will be guided through the current exhibitions and learn about the many green aspects of the gallery. The tour concludes with a trip up to the beautiful green roof with Lazarus Building Manager Robert Turrin. If you have a group of 10 people or more, you may request a special tour: please email us at Although we cannot guarantee that tours beyond our monthly schedule will be possible, we will do our best to accommodate extra requests. Click here to RSVP.


Special Accommodations

Special accommodations are available by prearrangement for individuals or groups from the mental health community as well as those with Autism, Alzheimers, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, or other unique perspectives. Signed tours of exhibitions are available by prearrangement for individuals or groups who are deaf or hearing impaired.  Please email or call (614) 292-8861.