celebrating our emerging creatives



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 https://uaoh100.org  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.