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.

Short North Arts District Art Walk

The Short North Arts District Art Walk is a self-guided tour of the Short North Arts District coordinated by Columbus Public Health. Locals and visitors alike can explore the art, history, and architecture of the Short North Arts District by downloading the walking map and calling the narrated guide line at (614) 645.2646, ext. 246, or by downloading the MyColumbus App and navigating to the Art Walk feature.

Location: Short North Arts District
Pricing: Free
Approximate Length: 1-1.5 hours
Availability: Anytime

Short North Temporary Mural Tour

The Greater Columbus Arts Council and Can’t Stop Cbus present the Short North Temporary Mural Tour, a self-guided tour of the most recent murals of the Short North Arts District Mural Series. This tour takes you on a loop, starting on the north end of the District then walking on the west side of N. High St heading south to W.  Poplar Ave, where you cross N. High St and head back north checking out art on the east side of N. High St. Download the MyColumbus App and navigate to the Art Walk feature to explore the murals.

Location: Short North Arts District
Pricing: Free
Approximate Length: 1-1.5 hours
Availability: Anytime

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

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: 610 Neil Ave
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 Penn & Beech Candle Co.

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: Penn & Beech Candle Co., (614) 949.1458


The mural pictured at the top of this page is Koi Garden by Beth Himsworth installed in partnership with Studios On High Gallery as part of the Viewpoints mural series (2013 – 15).

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