The Urban Arts Space student staff is ready and willing to give a tour on a moments notice, but to make sure your tour is as informative as possible, we ask that you contact our tours student assistants by filling out this form and letting us when know you are coming! An exhibition tour takes a little under 30 minutes, and we can give a tour every day during general gallery hours.

The Urban Arts Space tours student assistants are available to design tours to accommodate your class's curriculum as a part of our K-12 learning partnerships; the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, and/or the Ohio Department of Education Visual Art Standards for grades K-12. 

Gallery Tour

Guided Exhibition Tours

We offer guided exhibition tours with our docent trained tours assistants on Fridays, this summer from 4:30-5:00PM. Walk in groups are great, but if you have a group of 10 or more we really appreciate a quick heads up at 614 292-8861. Call us or fill out this form to book a large group tour or a tour at a different time with our tours student assistants.

Bring your community group or class to Urban Arts 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. There will be appropriate touchable and visual materials to supplement descriptions and discussions. Please book a tour over 10 people 2 weeks in advance so we can prepare for your group!

Audio Tour

Audio Tours

Urban Arts Space offers an Audio Tour for many of its exhibitions. Content is curated by our tours student assistants and the artists in the exhibitions. Follow the tour through the numbered works in the exhibitions. Patrons can listen to an audio tour from their smart phones, or download our podcast from iTunes to their MP3 player. An MP3 player and headphones are available for check out at the front desk.

Touch Wall

Touch wall

See the Urban Arts Space Touch Wall in the upper level of the gallery for a hands-on look at the current exhibitions. The exhibiting artists and the tours student assistants gather auxiliary items from the works shown that patrons can literally touch. The tours team curates questions to go along with the touch wall items to give another perspective of the work on display. This corner of the space is perfect for kids and adults alike!

Rooftop Garden Tour

Lazarus Building's Rooftop Garden Tour

Rooftop Garden tours are monthly from May to October.

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. Sign up for Rooftop Garden Tours. 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.

Special Accommodations

Accommodations are available to individuals with disabilities.  The Urban Arts Space is wheelchair accessible, and on request will provide other accommodations including sign language interpreters, sighted guides, and Braille material for individuals and group tours.  Two weeks notice will allow us to arrange seamless access to our exhibitions.  Please contact the Urban Arts Space tours team at with accommodation requests or questions.