Who We Are

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Established in 2008, Urban Arts Space facilitates experimental galleries that adapt to the dynamic needs of Ohio State's arts curriculum and communities served.

Urban Arts Space, located downtown in the Lazarus building, also provides direction for Hopkins Hall Gallery, a satellite gallery on Ohio State’s main campus—as well as UAS Online, an online platform for deepening learning and experimenting with how art is imagined, made, viewed, and understood. All events and exhibitions are always free and open to the public.

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Mission

To challenge perceptions, deepen learning, and increase access to the arts.

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Vision

Vibrant arts experiences between
campus and community.

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Values

Creativity
Cultivating ideas and experimenting with how art is imagined, made, viewed, and understood
is fundamental to our purpose.

Access
Every exhibition increases opportunities for artists to make, and audiences to experience, art.

Curriculum
A thriving student experience is driven by the arts departments' curriculum.

Connections
We foster conversations, relationships, and careers that represent and welcome diverse perspectives.

Exploration
Participating in the cultural life of the city deepens students’ understanding and broadens their horizons.

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Urban Arts Space 2020 Strategic Plan 

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Urban Arts Space is supported by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from
the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.