Arts District

Hearts, minds and souls soar where knowledge and imagination meet

Drawing upon creativity and ingenuity from nearly every discipline imaginable, we will see through complexity, understand the world from new and different perspectives and captivate imaginations.

Ohio State’s Arts District is an investment in uniting people and communities. Together, we will explore the human experience, more deeply understand one another and strengthen the foundations of our community, through art.

We are committed to the things that make our hearts and souls soar.

The arts matter because people matter

The Arts District provides new space for creativity to blossom. It enables generations of creative thinkers to combine ingenuity and scientific discovery in ways that inspire ever-deepening understanding and appreciation of each other. Together, we have the potential to strengthen and enrich our communities.

New performance spaces will give art appreciators access to a cadre of thrilling new experiences — from concerts to avant-garde theater to experimental film.

Art patrons will have a new way to support the next generation of artists, who will shape our city's creative future.

The Arts District creates an “arts neighborhood” feel — centrally locating the Wexner Center for the Arts, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum and Advanced Computing Center for Art and Design.

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