Public Art In The Short North Is Going To Explode Starting In 2019

This large investment in public art by the city of Columbus is excellent news:

“Columbus has released its Art On High strategic vision, as part of a plan to spend $420,000 of city money on public art along High Street, from Goodale to Ninth Avenue.

“We developed eight different locations that we thought artists would find to be the best opportunities on High Street,” says Amanda Golden, managing principal for Designing Local, the firm hired to run the Art On High planning process.

Golden says that the project is happening in tandem with a $25 million streetscape project in the area, which will include widening sidewalks and buried utility lines.”

$420,000 is more than half of what Columbus has spent on public art, in total, since 2008, making this a huge commitment.

Artists are invited to apply starting in April, and Art on High expects the first pieces of art to be on display fall of 2019.

You can follow the project at their Facebook page here.

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