OPEN DOOR ART STUDIO & GALLERY

Where the Arts Are Accessible for All

We believe in the transformative power of the arts and are committed to fostering personal and artistic growth and deepening community connection. Located in Grandview Heights, Ohio, Open Door Art Studio & Gallery serves as a creative space for a diverse group of working artists. 

Inspiring Creative Journeys

Program Overview

2021 Exhibition Season

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Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

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Program Overview

Open Door Art Studio & Gallery provides creative support services and representation to artists with disabilities across the central Ohio region.

Our staff, all professional artists themselves, work with each individual to develop, grow, and refine their artistic skills and showcase their work to the community.

Opportunities include:

 

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Studio time (1-5 pre-scheduled days per week)

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In-House and Community-Based Exhibition Opportunities

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Access to a wide variety of mediums to use and explore

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Arts-focused community experiences

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Engagement with other local professional artists

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2021 Exhibition Season

We host a number of curated exhibitions annually, giving the artists we represent the opportunity to share their work with the larger Columbus Community.

Check out all of the great exhibitions in store for this year!

Creating Through Crisis

January 16 – February 5, 2021

As creatives, we often use the act of making to process emotions that we may not always be able to freely articulate. It is in that vein that Open Door Art Studio & Gallery presents Creating Through Crisis, an exhibition of reflection featuring works by the artists we represent and the youth artists of the interim Open Door Pandemic Childcare Center.

With works created while Open Door artists were apart from one another, and works created when we, in some capacity, were able to come back together, this exhibition serves as a cathartic reminder, that we are not alone.

Creating Through Crisis was made possible by a generous grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

 

New Romantics

February 13 – March 5, 2021

Share your love of art with your one and only, with an exhibition that Saint Valentine, himself, would gush over!

Roses are red, violets are blue, join us for The New Romantics, and find the perfect piece of artwork for you!

 

Hear Me Roar

March 13 – April 9, 2021

Open Door proudly presents an exhibition showcasing the amazingly talented female artists we represent. Coinciding with Women’s History Month, help us celebrate their talents as they yell, “I am woman, HEAR ME ROAR!”

This exhibition was made possible thanks to generous support provided by patron, sponsor, and CCHS Board of Directors member, Kim Kehl. Thank you!

In Vogue

May 8 – June 4, 2021

Open Door is stepping off the runway and into the gallery with a fashion-themed exhibition full of glitz and glamour.

With inspirations from British streetwear, French couture, Japanese Harajuku, and more, there is something for the fashionista in us all!

This exhibition has been made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship provided by patron and CCHS Board of Directors member, Conner Brintlinger and his fiancé Natalie Wilson. Thank you!

This Inspired That

Opening Reception: July 10, 2021, from 5 pm – 7 pm
Exhibition on Display: July 10 – August 13, 2021

Join us in person for our annual This Inspired That exhibition, where inspiration leads to innovation!

With community-based artists drawing from the works of Open Door artists to produce brand new pieces, this exhibition is truly the pinnacle of creative collaboration.

If you can’t make it to see the show in person, view and shop this exhibition in our online store beginning on July 11, 2021.

This exhibition has been made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship provided by patron, Megan Ellis. Thank you!

Decades

Opening Reception: October 9, 2021, from 5 pm – 7 pm
Exhibition on Display: October 9 – November 5, 2021

We are foxtrotting through the forties, spearheading a revolution through the sixties, and no matter how hard we try, never being quite as cool as Kurt through the nineties.

Jump into your DeLorean and join us for Decades, an exhibition inspired by our favorite periods past!

This exhibition was made possible thanks to the generous support provided by patrons, sponsors, and CCHS Board of Directors members, Linda and Nate Griffin. Thank you!

All work from this exhibition will be viewable and available for purchase in our online store beginning October 10, 2021.

Pulp

Opening Reception: November 13, 2021, from 5 pm – 7 pm
Exhibition on Display: November 13 – December 3, 2021

Open Door artists are taking creating to the next level with Pulp, a works-on-paper exhibition comprised strictly of in-house, homemade paper.

A first for our studio, join us as we give the term ‘handmade art’ new meaning!

All work from this exhibition will be viewable and available for purchase in our online store beginning November 14, 2021.

This exhibition was made possible thanks to generous support provided by patron, sponsor, and CCHS Board President, Dave McCarty, and Felicity Hillmer. Thank you!

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Visit Open Door

We warmly welcome community members to visit our studio and gallery to see an exhibition, shop, meet our artists, and learn more about our program and mission!

Hours

Monday – Friday
9 am – 4 pm
*Select Saturdays for exhibition openings 

Location

Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
1050 Goodale Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43212
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Shop Online

We’ve made it easy to browse and purchase work with our convenient online store! Quickly search by exhibition, medium, or artist to find just the right piece!

Don’t miss the merchandise section featuring cards, bookmarks, jewelry, fine art prints, and even a custom Open Door coloring book!

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Service Eligibility & Admission Process

Get the specifics on who is eligible for our programs and services and how to enroll!