City of Columbus’ Art on High Engagement Opportunities


City of Columbus Kick’s Off Art On High Strategic Master Plan

Columbus, Ohio – #GoLive with Art on High

High Street / Columbus

Goodale Street – 9th Ave

September 14th, 2017

4:30-7:30 p.m.

The City of Columbus and the Columbus Music Commission are partnering with the Short North Alliance and the University District Organization to provide the public with a unique opportunity to engage with the Art On High Strategic Master Plan process. Enjoy music from over 30 local musicians, visit existing public artworks and galleries in the Short North Arts District and University District, and give input on the Art on High Strategic Master Plan.The public will have an opportunity to give feedback on preferred locations for public art as well as on what to expect throughout the process, how to get further engaged, and the process for implementation of the Art on High Plan. The consultant team leading the Art on High Strategic Master Plan will be on hand throughout the corridor to engage one-on-one with the public.

Musicians will be set up at 10 locations throughout the corridor. Visit all 10 stations and receive a coupon for a free personal pizza from Donatos.* Visitors are encouraged to #GoLive on social media to share the creative talent of Columbus musicians.

This event is free and open to the public.

About Art on High

The Art on High Strategic Master Plan will help define the High Street Corridor by honoring its history, celebrating its culture, and creating rich experiences for residents and visitors through public art. The City of Columbus is moving forward with the High Street Streetscape Improvements Project, which will soon transform one of the busiest sections of the most traveled corridors in Columbus. This work has already begun on certain sections of High Street. When finished, the streetscape improvements create a safer, more walkable, and even more inclusive neighborhood by burying overhead utilities, increasing sidewalk widths, standardizing streetscape elements, upgrading lighting, adding marked crosswalks, improving stormwater management, and adding new street trees.

Art on High will build upon the Streetscape Improvement Project by integrating public art into the public landscape and fostering connections between people and public space. The plan will inspire elected officials, business and community leaders, and residents to both embrace and create public art on High Street. It will involve both contemporary and traditional art, paying homage to the past while highlighting Columbus’ innovative spirit and future. Lastly, it aspires to celebrate the uniqueness that is High Street, highlight High Street’s distinct neighborhoods and districts, and dream big.

Final plan recommendations will be presented in Fall 2017. See below for the kickoff event and check artonhigh.org regularly for project updates and future events.

About Columbus Music Commission

Columbus Music Commission is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded through a community movement in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus Music Commission connects music makers, music commerce, and community to engage in creating, performing and promoting great music.

Columbus is a hub of music innovation, collaboration, and artistry. Columbus’ music is an important cultural and economic asset of the region. The Columbus Music Commission is made up of a board of directors, advisors, and supporting organizations that are engaged with the music community in Columbus, Ohio and beyond.

Additional Engagement Opportunities

Art on High: Charette in Motion (South)

Sunday, September 10, 10 a.m.-noon

Sunday, October 1, 10 a.m.-noon

Join us for coffee and a walking discussion about art along High Street, beginning at Le Chocoholique and ending at Third Avenue. The Art on High project team will be on hand to walk and talk with small groups about the project, its constraints and opportunities, and, most importantly, where YOU think art should go along High Street.

Please note the Charette in Motion (South) is being hosted on two separate dates to provide attendees with multiple opportunities to participate. These two events are identical. Participants are welcome to attend both dates, but the content will be the same.

Art on High: Charette in Motion (North)

Sunday, September 24, 10 a.m.-noon

Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m.-noon

Join us for coffee and a walking discussion about art along High Street, beginning at the Gateway at 9th Avenue and ending at Third Avenue. The Art on High project team will be on hand to walk and talk with small groups about the project, its constraints and opportunities, and, most importantly, where YOU think art should go along High Street.

Please note the Charette in Motion (North) is being hosted on two separate dates to provide attendees with multiple opportunities to participate. These two events are identical. Participants are welcome to attend both dates, but the content will be the same.

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Staff Report

Learn more about the project and sign up for updates here: artonhigh.org.