2017 Music in the Parks

Bring your chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy some great music this year with our Music in the Parks.  Most concerts are held at the Amelita Mirolo Barn in the Sunny 95 Park, and this year we’ll offer two concerts on the green at Kingsdale.  All concerts start at 7 pm, and are free of charge though a donation is appreciated for future programming.  Want to learn more about the bands? Just click on their name in the  list below to get a preview.

So get out those summer calendars and add these to your lineup:

June 1:  Conspiracy

June 8: Agent 99

June 15: Reaganomics

June 16: Floorwalkers (on the green at Kingsdale)

June 22: Rick Brunetto Big Band

June 29: Blair Crimmins and the Hookers

July 6: Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons

July 7: The Buzzard Kings (on the green at Kingsdale)

July 13:  Camp Rock

July 20: Jazz in July with Columbus Jazz Orchestra


Your Chance to Participate

Have you always wanted to share your art with the UA community?  Here’s your chance.  We currently have three opportunities that will give you a chance to pARTicipate:

Abandoned Art: started by artist Michael deMeng, this project began as a simple sketch on a napkin that was left behind for others to enjoy.   The idea is simple, create a piece of art and leaveit somewhere to be found and enjoyed by another.  The idea has gone global, and the Art Abandonment facebook page has grown to over 30,000 members who share their experiences for others to enjoy.

If you’re interested in participating with UA’s Art Abandonment project, Let us know by emailing arts@uaoh.net and we’ll add you to our list of creative participants



Utility Box Covers: Artists and neighborhoods have been wrapping utility boxes with visual art in an effort to reduce graffiti and beautify the community. Our next Arts in Community Spaces project is placing art clings on utility boxes.  We recently improved a north/south connector in UA, Tremont Road, and are planning to enhance the 10 utility boxes along the road with art.  Invited artists will receive $100 for our use of their work in a cling.  Artists will retain the original work of art created for this endeavor.  Artists will retain the rights to the work created.

If you would like to apply to be part of this project, see the application below.  Applications must be received by April 28, selected artists will be notified in May, and artwork will be installed in July.  Email us at arts@uaoh.net for an application or more information.


Concourse Gallery: UA Schools

Each year in February, March and April, the Concourse Gallery showcases art by students in the Upper Arlington Schools.

Upper Arlington Elementary Schools
February 1-24
Reception Feb. 19 from 2-4 pm
Work on display comes from Barrington, Greensview, St. Agatha, St. Andrew, Tremont, Wellington, Wickliffe and Windermere Elementary Schools.

Upper Arlington Middle Schools
March 1-24
Reception March 5 from 2-4 pm
Students from Hastings, Jones, St. Agatha, St. Andrew, and Wellington share their artworks in the Concourse Gallery.

Upper Arlington High Schools
April 3-21
Reception April 11 from 5:30-6:30 pm
Students at Upper Arlington High School and Wellington bring their artwork for visitors to view in the Concourse Gallery.


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Concourse Gallery

Goodwill “Flight”

January 5-27


The Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery is an innovative fine arts program serving over 80 artists with disabilities and other barriers. This program offers the opportunity for creative self-expression, improved self-esteem, increased life satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment through encouragement and collaboration with professional artists. This process results in the creation of high quality artwork that is original and expressive. The artists gain recognition through exhibitions in local galleries, Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery exhibitions, the Goodwill Columbus website, and social media. Sales of artwork provide income for artists and help us to continue programming.