Mission, Vision, and Values


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 directs 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. To learn more about visiting our galleries, please go to our gallery visit information page.

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


Vibrant arts experiences between
campus and community.


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

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

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

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

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

Urban Arts Space 2020 Strategic Plan 


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.