DIY Workshops & Educational
Express your creativity, learn a new skill, or take a tour in the Short North Arts District.
Whether it’s on a canvas or in a wine glass, made with makeup or candle wax, experiencing art in the District is a must. Learn to waltz, become an amateur winemaker, create a unique piece of art, or get pampered - all artistic talent is welcome.
Columbus Art Talks & Art Walks
Columbus Public Health and Columbus Landmarks Foundation have partnered to provide Landmark Talks and Columbus Art Walks, which are guided or self-guided tours of Columbus neighborhoods including the Short North Arts District. Locals and visitors alike can explore the art, history, and architecture of the Short North Arts District through a guided Art Talk by meeting at 727 N. 4th Street at 7:00pm on Mondays from July 20 through August 31, or through a self-guided Art Walk by downloading the walking map and using the audio guide (download the mp3 for a music device or phone, or call the guide line at (614) 645.2646, ext. 246). The audio guide narrates the walk to bring to life the maps and key features of the District (for self-guided tours).
Location: Short North Arts District
Pricing: Free; donations to Columbus Landmarks Foundation encouraged (for guided tours)
Approximate Length: 1-1.5 hours
Availability: Anytime (self-guided); Mondays at 7:00pm, July-August
Contact: (614) 645.1260
Relax & Rejuvenate at Mukha Spa
Relax and rejuvenate with a mini-service such as a facial, massage, or makeup lesson at Mukha Custom Cosmetics & Medi-Spa. Take home a travel size of one of our unique products. Mukha also provides beauty educational experiences, customized to your group!
Location: 980 N. High St
Pricing: $40.00-$75.00 per person
Approximate Length: 1-2.5 hours
Availability: By appointment. Minimum four; Maximum 10
Contact: Mukah Spa, (614) 294.7546
Cocktails & Canvases at Brandt-Roberts Galleries
Join Brandt-Roberts Galleries for an entertaining, hands-on art experience. Sip cocktails as you create an intriguing piece of art, no experience required!
Location: 642 N. High St
Pricing: $35.00 per person
Approximate Length: 2 hours
Availability: Sunday afternoons and Monday-Friday evenings. Minimum 12; Maximum 24
Contact: Brandt-Roberts Galleries, (614) 223.1655
Dance Classes at Danceville, U.S.A.
Dancing is as easy as walking once you are taught by a Danceville, U.S.A. instructor. They’ve trained thousands of people how to dance, and you will be able to begin dancing after your first lesson. Whether or not you bring a partner, Danceville, U.S.A. makes learning to dance fun and easy through five simple, basic moves. Try a beginner’s class for the hustle, waltz, cha-cha, or swing, or call any time between 1:00pm and 10:00pm to schedule a private lesson Monday through Friday.
Location: 47 E. Lincoln St
Pricing: Call for pricing
Approximate Length: 1 hour
Availability: Daily classes or private lessons
Contact: Danceville, U.S.A., (614) 223.1774
Pour Your Own Candles at The Candle Lab
Stop and smell the roses, lemongrass, cake batter and more than 120 other scents at The Candle Lab. Choose a favorite aroma and create a custom fragrance candle, which only takes an hour to firm.
Location: 751 N. High St
Pricing: $16.00 per person minimum
Approximate Length: 1.5 hours
Availability: Su-M. Minimum 1; Maximum 10 by request
Contact: The Candle Lab, (614) 949.1458
Save the City at Amaze Outdoor Escape Experience
The Amaze Outdoor Escape Experience is the first of it’s kind in Columbus! Combining the thrill of a scavenger hunt, the puzzles of Amaze, and the city you love together in an exciting adventure, this experience lets you “save the day” and experience the Short North Arts District simultaneously. Your mission: A rogue member of a secret society in Columbus has left clues around the city that your group must follow to stop the public from being brainwashed. You only have two and a half hours to find these clues and save the day! Expect hidden 360° picture clues, audio clues, maps and puzzles to follow and solve throughout the Short North; a zip line; and a free Amaze swag-bag to carry your essentials throughout the mission. Great for groups of kids (recommended age 4+), out-of-town friends and family, and corporate or sport teams.
Location: 989 N. Fourth St
Pricing: $25.00 per kid age 12 and under; $35.00 per adult and kids age 13 and over
Approximate Length: 2.5 hours
Availability: W-Th, 3:00pm – 10:30pm; F-S, 3:00pm – 12:00am; Su, 12:00pm – 7:30pm. Minimum 2; Maximum 12 (larger groups may be accommodated)
Contact: Amaze Escape Experience, (614) 935.2278