Open Door Art Studio & Gallery – Columbus Center For Human Services

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: 1/8 – 2/2
Opening Reception: 1/12, 1-3 PM

Join Open Door for Animal Kingdom, an exhibition featuring creatures big and small. Our artists are wild about the wild, and invite the public to embrace its animal nature for the first ever Open Door artist-curated exhibition!

Exhibition Dates: 3/10 – 5/4
Opening Reception: 3/10, 5-7 PM

View works of scenic settings that will bring out the sightseer in us all! We’ve sailed oceans, scaled mountains, and strolled through rolling plains to bring an exhibition that is sure to take you to new Horizons.

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

We have opened 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 of artistic admiration.

This exhibition generously sponsored by Elm & Iron

Exhibition Dates: 7/14 – 8/10
Opening Reception: 7/14, 5-7 PM

Prism presents polychromatic pieces that will pique your interest! Join us and take pride in your favorite color with an exhibition that represents every hue in the rainbow.

This exhibition generously sponsored by Kim Kehl

Exhibition Dates: 8/18 – 10/12
Opening Reception: 8/18, 5-7 PM

Ceramicists from Open Door and the greater Columbus community warmly invite you to an exhibition of kiln-fired wonders. Sintered, Open Door’s first strictly ceramic exhibition, features molded and thrown works that will take you to a new dimension.

Exhibition Dates: 10/20 – 11/30
Opening Reception: 10/20, 5-7 PM

Are You Afraid of the Art? Pitch Black showcases creepy crawly works dominated by the color black. 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!

Call for Entries
Open Door Art Studio & Gallery is accepting submissions from community artists for Are You Afraid of the Art? Pitch Black  through October 5th, 2018.

Exhibition Dates: 12/8 – 1/4
Opening Reception: 12/8, 5-7 PM

Take out your magnifying glass to find an affordable piece of art for that special someone in your life! Itsy Bitsy Teeny Tiny presents a variety of petite works of art that serve as the perfect gift for the holiday season. What’s more? These tiny pieces have prices to match!

Call for Entries
Open Door Art Studio & Gallery is accepting submissions from community artists for Itsy Bitsy Teeny Tiny through November 23rd, 2018.

This exhibition generously sponsored by Linda & Nate Griffin

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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