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The Riffe Gallery, run by the Ohio Arts Council, differs from its neighboring galleries in that it focuses on folk art and craft exhibitions. The gallery also shows mixed media and contemporary paintings but mainly reserves its space for Ohio's artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries. Be sure to check out the many children's activities offered here.
Hammond Harkins Galleries hass an excellent selection of work by local artists, including boldly colored paintings with multimedia accents. Some paintings feature cloth or buttons to add dynamics to the canvas. Harkins Galleries also houses a number of wooden carved sculptures.
The Studios on High Gallery is one of the most prestigious places to see beautiful contemporary art in Columbus. This artist collective features a number of creative and talented women. The gallery highlights work in a number of mediums, including sculpture, painting, knitting, ceramics, prints and more.
Sherrie Gallerie is a sophisticated space that features an eclectic mix of whimsical artwork. These unique works include sculptures, paintings, installations and more, in addition to jewelry and ceramics. Sherrie Gallerie is known for thinking out of the box, and offering a space for more unique pieces of art to be displayed.
The Columbus Cultural Arts Center is a place to celebrate the visual and performing arts. There are classes available for people interested in a number of different art forms. There are also exhibits and showcases throughout the year for spectators to enjoy.
Keny Galleries are the creation of two brothers with a passion and extensive knowledge of art. The collection here features local art, folk art and contemporary works in the German Village. Established in 1980, this gallery has earned a national reputation for its exceptional collection and curation.
The King Arts Complex is the anchor of a small African American community east of downtown Columbus. Here, performing arts troupes from a wide variety of disciplines come to entertain the people. Over the course of the year, a varied program of music, dance, theater, discussion, workshops, luncheons, art openings and more keep the place humming. Special attention is paid to African roots, religion and jazz. See website for full calendar.
Named for its benefactor, Victoria's Secret magnate Les Wexner, the Wexner Center for the Arts is a self-contained monument to everything artistic. It houses a venue for every type of art imaginable, and the place itself is a work of art in terms of architecture, landscaping and interior design. There are world-class facilities for film and video screenings, gallery exhibitions, concerts and all manner of performing art. Look for a varied schedule of programming, including performances by renowned musicians like She & Him and Robert Forster, as well as retrospective exhibitions like Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms, and even screenings of cinematic masterpieces such as Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.