meet the next generation of UA artists



step inside the concourse gallery where we’re beating the winter blahs with colorful quilts

Gray-Time in a bottle

Time in a Bottle by UA resident Linda Gray


Celebrate 100 years of creativity in Upper Arlington with us in 2018 where we’ll feature UA artists exclusively.  Our Concourse Gallery will feature works by UA artists Here and There…those living and creating in UA and those that got their start here and are creating elsewhere.

Here and There

AQA: Playing with Threads

January 5-26

Connecting playfulness with the art process, the Art Quilt Alliance members provide diverse and outstanding work using many techniques and materials not available to traditional quilting.  Meet the artists at a reception Jan 11 from 5-7pm.

The Centennial Special Events Committee has been working hard to make sure the Upper Arlington’s Centennial is a year you won’t forget! Details are still being finalized but listed on  are events that will be occurring throughout 2018. Some events may look familiar, but all will feature a Centennial theme that will set them apart from previous years.


It goes without saying that we are very proud of our annual Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival.  In 2018 we will celebrate 52 years of creativity in Upper Arlington.  Staff and volunteers work on the event all year long because art is not just for labor day.  In addition to the festival we also offer a variety of ways to engage in the arts including visual arts in our Concourse Gallery and performing arts in the summer concert series Music in the Parks.  In 2018 we’ll be celebrating our centennial in UA and all the artists we’ll feature throughout the year have a connection to Upper Arlington.  We’re excited to share other art opportunities with you throughout the year and we’ll be posting ideas for engaging in the arts on our UA Labor Day Arts Festival Facebook page.

Search for us on Facebook to follow us all year because art is not just for labor day.  If you find something new as a result…post a picture and use #notjustlaborday to inspire others to do the same.

Artful Weekend plans

I’m planning to take advantage of the nice weather while we have it and get out and about and explore art in cbus and beyond.  Join me this holiday weekend.


Central Ohio Glass Masters curated by Hal Stevens

reception October 8 2-4pm

Featuring the remarkable skill and talent of central Ohio studio glass artists.  You will find vessels and sculpture with brilliant, light-catching color and designs unique to the medium of glass.  Work by talented artists: Brian Bechner; Jeremy Burdge; Molly Jo Burke; Jennifer Dunlap; Bob Eickholt; Lee Hervey; William Ortman; Dan Schreiber; Trey Snowdon; Lawrence Tuber; Gayle VanMarter

Columbus Open Studio and Stage Tour Site

Join us for the Columbus Open Studio and Stage Tour on October 7 & 8 from 11am until 5pm. We are proud to be a Community Art Partner for this city-wide event again this year. Enjoy the exhibit in the Concourse Gallery, and you can also pick up a tour map and a catalog.