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

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 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

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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