Art On High Engagement Opportunities and Ways to Get Involved

About Art on High
The Art on High Strategic Master Plan will help define the High Street Corridor by honoring its history, celebrating its culture, and creating rich experiences for residents and visitors through public art. The City of Columbus is moving forward with the High Street Streetscape Improvements Project, which will soon transform one of the busiest sections of the most traveled corridors in Columbus. This work has already begun on certain sections of High Street. When finished, the streetscape improvements create a safer, more walkable, and even more inclusive neighborhood by burying overhead utilities, increasing sidewalk widths, standardizing streetscape elements, upgrading lighting, adding marked crosswalks, improving stormwater management, and adding new street trees.
Art on High will build upon the Streetscape Improvement Project by integrating public art into the public landscape and fostering connections between people and public space. The plan will inspire elected officials, business and community leaders, and residents to both embrace and create public art on High Street. It will involve both contemporary and traditional art, paying homage to the past while highlighting Columbus’ innovative spirit and future. Lastly, it aspires to celebrate the uniqueness that is High Street, highlight High Street’s distinct neighborhoods and districts, and dream big.  Learn more about the project and sign up for updates here: artonhigh.org.

Offer Feedback through our Art on High Strategic Public Art Master Plan Survey.

Final plan recommendations will be presented in Fall 2017.

Art on High Engagement Opportunities

 #GoLive with Art on High
High Street / Columbus
Goodale Street – 9th Ave
September 14th, 2017
4:30pm – 7:30pm
The City of Columbus and the Columbus Music Commission are partnering with the Short North Alliance and the University District Organization to provide the public with a unique opportunity to engage with the Art On High Strategic Master Plan process. Enjoy music from over 30 local musicians, visit existing public artworks and galleries in the Short North Arts District and University District, and give input on the Art on High Strategic Master Plan.The public will have an opportunity to give feedback on preferred locations for public art as well as on what to expect throughout the process, how to get further engaged, and the process for implementation of the Art on High Plan. The consultant team leading the Art on High Strategic Master Plan will be on hand throughout the corridor to engage one-on-one with the public.

Musicians will be set up at 10 locations throughout the corridor. Visit all 10 stations and receive a coupon for a free personal pizza from Donatos.* Visitors are encouraged to #GoLive on social media to share the creative talent of Columbus musicians.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP HERE.

*While supplies last.

Public Art | A New Avenue for the Pleasure Principle with Marc Pally

Wexner Center for the Arts

Tuesday, September 26, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

This talk will focus on Marc Pally’s work as a curator and facilitator for both temporary and permanent public art projects spanning the last twenty years. Among the artists featured in the talk are Jenny Holzer, Tony Tasset, Nam June Paik, Janet Echelman, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Jennifer Steinkamp among many others. Pally will argue for public art as a potential convener of diverse publics whose power is embedded in the sharing of space and a common object of observation and potential conversation. Pally will start the talk with some examples of artist-initiated public art projects that are an important precedent for the increasing presence of public art in our civic spaces. The talk will take place in the Film/Video Theater.  This event is free and open to the public. More information here

Art on High: Charette in Motion (North)
Sunday, September 24, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Join us for coffee and a walking discussion about art along High Street, beginning at the Gateway at 9th Avenue and ending at Third Avenue. The Art on High project team will be on hand to walk and talk with small groups about the project, its constraints and opportunities, and, most importantly, where YOU think art should go along High Street.

Art on High: Charette in Motion (South) 

Sunday, October 1, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Join us for coffee and a walking discussion about art along High Street, beginning at Le Chocoholique and ending at Third Avenue. The Art on High project team will be on hand to walk and talk with small groups about the project, its constraints and opportunities, and, most importantly, where YOU think art should go along High Street.

Art on High: Charette in Motion (North)

Sunday, October 8, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Join us for coffee and a walking discussion about art along High Street, beginning at the Gateway at 9th Avenue and ending at Third Avenue. The Art on High project team will be on hand to walk and talk with small groups about the project, its constraints and opportunities, and, most importantly, where YOU think art should go along High Street.

Please note the Charette in Motion (North) is being hosted on two separate dates to provide attendees with multiple opportunities to participate. These two events are identical. Participants are welcome to attend both dates, but the content will be the same.

For additional information, visit artonhigh.org.