Established in 2008, Urban Arts Space is a gallery and reciprocal learning space for students, faculty, and staff of The Ohio State University, as well as the Columbus community at large. Through an extensive and diverse slate of exhibitions, educational programs, outreach, and events Urban Arts Space serves as a community resource and is an integral part of Columbus’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Urban Arts Space also provides direction for Hopkins Hall Gallery, a satellite gallery on Ohio State’s main campus. All events and exhibitions are always free and open to the public.
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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.