Art is not cancelled

[LAST UPDATED: June 11, 2020]

The Dublin Arts Council facility is currently closed.  We expect to announce reopening plans soon.

Current programming updates:

• The exhibition Sue King: The Great Outdoors will open virtually on June 16. Appointments for in-person visits will begin soon. To be placed on a notification list when scheduling begins, please email programmgr@dublinarts.org. The exhibition will be in the gallery through July 24.

Art supplies for economically vulnerable families: Dublin Arts Council is partnering with Dublin Bridges to deliver packs of art supplies and creative ideas to 500 children who receive free or reduced-price school meals at distribution points throughout our community this summer. To learn more and to support the project, please click here

• Although we’ve begun to venture out, our elderly and vulnerable members of the community still have to isolate –– and our businesses need our support more than ever. Dublin Arts Council, City of Dublin, Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau and Dublin Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to bring Dublin Curbside Concerts to the community, beginning July 3 and continuing throughout the summer. In partnership with Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), Can’t Stop Columbus and the Columbus Foundation, these 15- to 20-minute intimate concerts will take place in front of individual homes, on the grounds of senior living facilities and curbside at staffed business patios in Dublin, staged on the bed of a vehicle donated by Germain Honda of Dublin. Want to send a concert to a loved one or volunteer to make a difference as a driver? Details can be found here.

• Dublin Arts Council is encouraging members of the community to paint river rocks with inspiring messages and “plant” them in a “Plant Kindness” rock garden on the Dublin Arts Council grounds. Kindness rocks kits will be distributed to families in need through Dublin’s Welcome Warehouse, followed by a public rock pick-up day for the whole community. Kits will include inspiring ideas, paint, brushes and fixative, accompanied by river rocks that have been generously donated by Oakland Nurseries. Supply kits for Welcome Warehouse will be provided free of charge and will be available for public purchase. This project will be launching soon – please check back and watch our social media channels for updates.

•  The Dublin Arts Council Garden Party fundraiser has been rescheduled for Aug. 28, 2020. Tickets are on sale here.

•  The Sundays at Scioto summer concert series has been cancelled, but all artists have committed to performing in 2021. Get to know them virtually before you meet them in person! Details can be found here.

•  Our next Art & Wellness Discovery Event: CONNECT is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 26. Details are here.

Art is essential, now more than ever – to remind us of our better selves and to help us support each other with creativity and compassion. We encourage safe interaction with our Public Art Cell Phone Tour and our geocaching-inspired Riverboxes.

We’ve also collected a variety of inspiring ideas and activities to help you Be Creative. From crafts to challenges, virtual experiences to mindfulness resources, you can learn more here.

Please save your “art”ifacts created at home, or photos of artwork you’ve discovered in the community. As soon as we are cleared to safely gather in person, we’ll be hosting a community exhibition of artwork created during this time.

If you go outside, be sure to follow recommendations from Ohio Department of Health and practice the CDC’s recommended guidelines for disinfecting and social distancing. Anyone exhibiting signs of fever, cough or sore throat, should stay at home to minimize the virus’ spread.

Please call us at 614.889.7444 to leave a message for a staff member, or email us with any questions.

dublin arts council adopts strategic plan

Dublin Arts Council has adopted a strategic plan to guide organizational initiatives from 2019 – 2021. Click here to download a PDF copy of the plan.

dublin: a sense of place

Dublin: A Sense of Place was a research project designed to obtain information from the community to identify values, characteristics, resources and assets that communicate the character of Dublin, Ohio. The research will be used to inform themes for public artwork, projects, initiatives and infrastructure in the community and in grant opportunities for creative placemaking. To view a presentation of highlighted results, please click here.

support the arts in dublin

The arts are more important than ever. Please consider a making a contribution via our online portal today  Dublin Arts Council engages the community, cultivates creativity and fosters life-long learning through the arts.

Sue King: The Great Outdoors

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - July 24 @ 5:00 pm

The Kyoto Calligraphy Lessons: printmaking by Nicholas Hill

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - September 11 @ 5:00 pm

Connect: an Art & Wellness Discovery Series event

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm