• Cheryl Wright

Public Art Walk provides up close & personal perspective on local art

Updated: Jun 26, 2019

A Public Art Walking Tour was held on October 29th 2016, organized by Landmark Columbus and led by volunteer Ricky Berkey. Focusing mainly on public art, the tour offered the opportunity to learn more about the many sculptures and other artwork downtown while enjoying a lovely walk around the city. Even though I've lived in Columbus for quite a few years, I learned a lot and gained a new perspective on our public art. The tour reminded me how lucky we are to have so much art and culture in our small city and how great it is that we have organizations like Landmark Columbus to help us celebrate and enjoy Columbus' design heritage.

While this Public Art Walk is an annual event as part of our Walktober (Walking Month) celebration, we're lucky that the Columbus Area Visitor's Center offers guided downtown walking tours year-round, as well as many other tours to help us enjoy our art & architecture. I, for one, very much enjoyed the chance to get outside and gain some knowledge about our wonderful public art, and plan to spend more time enjoying it in the future.

Landmark Columbus offers many events to help celebrate Columbus' art & architecture. Don't miss their upcoming event for Exhibit Columbus! On December 10th, the ten finalists in the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Competition will present their concepts for temporary installations that will transform Fifth Street during Exhibit Columbus 2017.

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