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Free Art Walks Mondays 7pm

We are very excited to join forces with Columbus Public Health for a fifth season of free Art Walks & Landmark Talks!  This year’s...


We are very excited to join forces with Columbus Public Health for a fifth season of free Art Walks & Landmark Talks!  This year’s line-up includes 14 walks to keep you fit and informed. Art Walks & Landmark Talks are made possible with support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and are offered on Mondays from 7-8 p.m. from May 1 through August 14.

Join in conversations during these free, hour-long guided tours led by expert historians and guides. Explore the art, history and architecture of our Columbus neighborhoods while getting your steps in. Challenge yourself to attend every week – you will know Columbus like never before!

Art Walks are offered on scheduled Mondays at 7 p.m. Rain dates are following Sundays at 7 p.m. If weather is threatening or inclement, please check back here or call 614-221-0227 to listen to a recorded message that will be posted by 6 p.m. on tour days. If it’s a light rain or drizzle, we typically proceed!

May 1 Scioto Mile Cultural Arts Center 139 W. Main St.
May 8 Clintonville N. Broadway Methodist 32 E. N. Broadway
May 15 Arena District Arch Park 240 W. Nationwide
May 22  Near South Driving Park Library 1442 Livingston Ave.
June 5 Highland West St. Aloysius Church 2165 W. Broad St.
June 12 German Village Livingston Ave. Methodist 200 E. Livingston Ave.
June 19 Merion Village St. Leo’s Church 221 Hanford St.
June 26 Franklinton Avondale Elementary 141 Hawkes Ave.
July 16* Discovery District Thurber House 77 Jefferson Ave.
July 17 University District King Ave. Methodist 299 King Ave.
July 24 Capitol Square St. Joseph’s Cathedral 212 E. Broad St.
July 31 Brewery District King Gambrinus Statue 601 S. Front St.
Aug 7 Near East Columbus Public Health 240 Parsons Ave.
Aug 14 Short North Goodale Park Elephant Ftn. 120 Goodale Blvd.

* Rain Date! The Discovery District Art Walk will be held on SUNDAY, JULY 16 at 7 p.m. and includes the opportunity for a preview tour of the newly renovated 100 Jefferson Ave. building. Our friends at the Jefferson Avenue Center will welcome us there with lemonade & ice cream!

New this year & coming in Fall 2017 – Culture Walks!
We’re extending the season with four tours that will celebrate historic neighborhoods through the experiences and stories of residents past and present. Plan to join us in September for “deep dives” into the Near East, Merion Village, Hanford Village and Westgate neighborhoods. For more information or to add your story to the Culture Walks, call 614-645-1260. Culture Walks are made possible with support from Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the national Endowment for the Humanities.

  1. Jewl Elwell May 2, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    I am thrilled to have found that this is going to be offered!!!

  2. Sharri Patterson May 9, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

    Where do I purchase tickets and how much are the tickets?

    • Becky West May 11, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

      Hi Sharri – these walks are free and there are no tickets/registration necessary. Simply show up at the meeting place for each tour a little before 7 p.m. ready to walk! This Monday, May 16 we are walking in the Arena District – meet at the parking lot entrance of the North Market. Hope to see you there!

  3. Dawn May 2, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

    Will photography be allowed during these tours?

    • Becky West May 4, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

      Yes, we encourage it! Hope to see you Monday in Clintonville. Tour begins at North Broadway UMC at 7pm.

  4. Laura Krietemeyer May 8, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

    Do you walk on sidewalks? I use a wheelchair and am interested in coming. I know curb cuts(lack of them) and crumbled walks might be an issue.

    • Becky West May 9, 2017 at 2:15 pm #

      Hi Laura – thanks for asking! Our tour guides try very hard to walk on sidewalks and cross at crosswalks, so last night’s tour in Clintonville would have been accessible. However, some historic neighborhoods with brick streets and alleys pose more of a challenge because our tours are popular, the sidewalks are narrow, and sometimes our group “spills” into the street a bit while we stop to explain a site. Next Monday, May 15, we will be in the Arena District which has newer, wide sidewalks that I believe would be navigable. We encourage you to join us sometime and we will do everything possible to make it a good experience. Thank you for your interest and please let us know what we can do to be helpful. Becky West

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