Where to Find Art in Columbus

So, your Compass Homes custom-built home is complete, and now it’s time to decorate. Where do you start? It turns out, you can find the perfect pieces for your space without ever leaving Columbus – and we don’t mean online shopping! When looking for art for your brand-new home in Central Ohio, these local businesses and events should be on your radar: 

Galleries to Check Out:  

  • Studios on HighStudios on High Gallery is the oldest artist-owned & operated gallery in Columbus, Ohio. Based in the Short-North, the gallery features 20 exceptional, local Ohio artists that offer a unique blend of fine art and crafts, in a variety of different mediums.  
  • Roy G BivFounded in 1989, Roy G Biv is a Franklinton-based non-profit art gallery for emerging artists. The studio serves up unique pieces, curated by artists who are early in their careers and still developing their artistic “voice.” 
  • Short North Gallery HopShort North Gallery Hop is a great opportunity to check out a variety of galleries and street artists all at once. On the first Saturday of each month, galleries and non-traditional art venues across the Short North will spotlight the best of established and emerging Ohio-based artists, as well as nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.  

Events to Mark Your Calendar For: 

  • Columbus Arts FestivalThe Columbus Arts Festival is back in 2024, and it’s the perfect event to find art for your space – at all price points. The event – which is free to the public – features hundreds of nationally-acclaimed artists who travel in from all over the country for the event to sell their art. This year, the festival will be held from June 7-9th at the Downtown Riverfront of the Scioto Mile.  
  • Franklinton FridaysFranklinton Fridays is a monthly east Franklinton community event that features 13 local art galleries, studios, and businesses. This is a great monthly opportunity to view all sorts of art – and try out some delicious food and locally-crafted cocktails in the process!  

When you can’t decide, rent

Alternatively, if you’re someone who struggles with committing to a piece, you might want to consider renting your art. Many libraries around the Columbus area, like the Bexley Public Library, allow members to rent artwork just like you would a book. However, it’s important to keep in mind that fines for damaged or lost artwork come at a much steeper price than a copy of Wuthering Heights. 

 Compass Can Help 

At Compass Homes, we pride ourselves on putting “more thought per square foot” into the home-building process and will work with you to create a custom home that is, in your eyes, a work of art. Contact us today to get started on your dream home! 

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