Open Door Art Studio & Gallery



Empowering Artists Through Creative Expression, Representation, and Community Partnerships Since 2007

At Open Door Art Studio & Gallery we believe that all artists deserve a creative space where they can develop unique artistic voices and access opportunities afforded through the arts. By providing individualized support, we empower artists to achieve their ambitions through community partnerships, creative expression, and representation.

Community Partnerships

We strive to introduce the artists we represent to community arts organizations and immerse them in the broader arts community. Through demonstrations, discussions, community exhibition opportunities, on-site art-making, organizational partnerships, and art venue tours, our artists feel the warmth of their surrounding creative community.

Creative Expression

We provide the opportunity for the artists we represent to freely create in a professional art studio. We believe that every artist deserves the freedom to discover their own artistic voice. Through guidance and technique-based instruction, a staff of trained artists promotes individual artistic growth.


We believe that artists thrive when exposed to opportunities afforded through the arts. Community and in-house exhibition opportunities allow the artists we represent to share their artistic achievements with the greater Columbus community and beyond.

Exhibition Dates: 2/9/19 – 3/8/19
Opening Reception: 2/9/19, 5-7 PM

Fall into worlds of captivating color fields, lavish lines, and striking shapes. No Objections showcases Open Door artists who work non-objectively, creating pieces that are aesthetically complex, while void of recognizable imagery. Viewers will not be able to object to these abstract artworks!

Did you know that Open Door exhibitions not only feature works by the talented artists we represent but also offer amazing opportunities for community artists as well? We are currently accepting submissions for No Objections; submit your artwork today!

Exhibition Dates: 4/6/19 – 5/3/19
Opening Reception: 4/6/19, 5-7 PM

We are opening our doors to creative collaboration! This Inspired That invites selected community artists to hand-pick an Open Door artwork that sparks creative vision. They then use that spark to create a response piece, relating to the original through content, stylization, or subject matter. The two works are displayed side-by-side in an exhibition that highlights artistic admiration.

Exhibition Dates: 5/11/19 – 6/7/19
Opening Reception: 5/11/19, 5-7 PM

Photographers from Open Door and the greater Columbus community warmly invite you to an exhibition of moments in time. With the click of a shutter, a photographer can make an instant last a lifetime. With Ephemeral Moments, no memory is fleeting!

Submissions from community artists are now being accepted for Ephemeral Moments!

Exhibition Dates: 7/13/19 – 8/2/19
Opening Reception: 7/13/19, 5-7 PM

Prepare yourself for a celebrity sighting! Walk of Fame invites you to take a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard and absorb all the glitz and glamour. With this exhibition of celebrity portraits, you are sure to spot your favorite Hollywood heartthrobs and stunning starlets – so get your cameras ready!

We will begin accepting submissions from community artists for Walk of Fame on June 29, 2019.

Exhibition Dates: 10/12/19 – 11/1/19
Opening Reception: 10/12/19, 5-7 PM

Are You Afraid of the Art? showcases creepy crawly creations. With pieces featuring black cats, spooky bats, and witches’ hats, there is sure to be something to melt even the coldest of hearts! Coinciding with our annual masquerade event, this is the perfect opportunity to eat, drink, and be scary!

We are now accepting submissions from community artists for Are You Afraid of the Art?

Exhibition Dates: 11/9/19 – 12/6/19
Opening Reception: 11/9/19, 5-7 PM

Following in the footsteps of Pablo Picasso, Open Door is entering a Blue Period! View cool-toned creations all dominated by blue hues. From baby blue to the navy of a night’s sky, Blue. will show viewers that monochromatic is anything but monotonous!

We will be accepting submissions from community artists for Blue. until November 8, 2019.

Help us Ensure the Arts Remain Accessible to Everyone

Open Door Art Studio & Gallery is a creative space where artists with developmental disabilities can develop unique, artistic voices and access opportunities afforded through the arts. While providing individualized support, we empower artists to achieve their goals through community partnerships, creative expression, and representation.

By sponsoring an exhibition, you can play a key role in ensuring a successful opening night and enhancing the experience of the community and the artists that Open Door represents. Your sponsorship will help cover exhibition-related expenses such as art supplies, promotional materials, and opening reception costs such as food, beverages, and raffle items. Your generous support will be recognized on all print and digital promotional materials for the exhibition, on our website, and across our social media platforms.

Become a sponsor for the 2019 Exhibition Season today!

Open Door Art Studio & Gallery is an inspiring and unique space that boasts high ceilings, natural light, and a spacious and open floor plan, capable of accommodating a variety of events.

Rental Rates:

Open Door Art Studio & Gallery is available for rent for $100 per hour. Set-up and take-down times must be included in the total duration of the rental. If your organization is considered a non-profit and you upload 501c-3 documentation with your rental agreement, you may deduct 10% from your total rental cost. All rental fees must be paid in full prior to the event. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check, or credit card.

Availability & Reservations:

If you are interested in renting the space, please fill out our Availability Form and we will contact you promptly to discuss and confirm the details of your reservation.

Once we have confirmed that your chosen date and time are available, you may complete the Rental Agreement and pay the required deposit to secure your reservation.


We are searching for professional artists in the Central Ohio region to come, share our space, and create with us!

Create alongside the artists we represent and utilize all the resources that Open Door holds. Our artists-in-residence are free to use our electric skutt kiln, fully equipped framing station, high-resolution photographic printer, and many more artistic tools.

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