Two of Columbus’ Premier Public Galleries

The Cultural Arts Center has one of the largest and most welcoming art gallery spaces in central Ohio. With regular exhibits across two galleries, we offer an ever-changing array of mediums, colors, philosophies, approaches and artistic statements.

Our Gallery Space

Individuals and groups are invited to both our Main Gallery – featuring local, regional and national art – and our Loft Gallery, primarily used to showcase our students’ work and other local artists. Admission to both of our galleries is free!

Main Gallery

Featuring individual exhibitions, group exhibitions and juried shows, our Main Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Cultural Arts Center and is usually the first thing visitors see. Shows, which typically run for about a month and a half, may be collections of works of a specific medium, or a variety of mediums following a common theme.


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Students, faculty, and staff of the Cultural Arts Center bring us the latest in their creative endeavors. Paintings, drawings, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, print making, sculpture, metal casting, enameling, books arts, photography –and more!




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Loft Gallery

The Loft Gallery is utilized principally for individual or two-person exhibitions by students from our classes at the Cultural Arts Center. It represents for up-and-coming artists, or those in the learning process, the opportunity to not only display their work, but learn about everything that goes into the process of coordinating a gallery show. The Loft Gallery is located on our third floor, with exhibitions there typically lasting 4-6 weeks, and is accessible by elevator as well as by stairs.

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Submitting Work to Our Galleries

We have different submission opportunities and guidelines for our galleries. Visit their respective pages to learn how you can submit your work for exhibition!

Main Gallery Loft Gallery

Created: Our Art Shop

The work of our student artists and instructors can also be seen, and purchased, at Created, the Art Shop at the Cultural Arts Center. Offerings at our shop change frequently and are always worth a look.

To find out more about our galleries and the exhibitions we host, please contact the Cultural Arts Center today!