Urban Arts Space 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 team by filling out this form and letting us when know you are coming! An exhibition tour takes 30 minutes, and we can give a tour any day during general gallery hours.

The Urban Arts Space can 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. 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!


Rooftop Garden Tour

Rooftop Garden Tours

Rooftop Garden tours are monthly from April to November.

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 April through November. The tour begins at 2 p.m. inside Urban Arts Space, where guests will explore our current exhibitions. The tour concludes with a trip to the beautiful garden 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.