The arts have been alive and well in Upper Arlington for almost 50 years, thanks to the volunteer efforts of the Cultural Arts Commission and the work of our cultural arts staff in the Parks & Recreation Department.
The City has commissioned an Arts and Culture Master Plan to set the standard and strategic direction for how we continue to plan for, implement and enjoy a full range of creative endeavors, from public art to cultural programming. Columbus firm Designing Local, Ltd is undertaking this master planning process and will be seeking significant input from the community in the coming weeks and months.
As we ready to ask what the arts should look like in UA over the next 50 years, help us develop a framework that guides and supports a vibrant environment of arts and culture that is inclusive, sparks the imagination and builds pride in our community.
- Council Conference Session: 7:30pm, Monday, August 20, 3600 Tremont Road. Presentation to Council by Cultural Arts Staff of overview of commissioning an Arts and Culture Master Plan to set the standard and strategic direction for how the City continues to plan for, implement and enjoy a full range of creative endeavors, from public art to cultural programming.
- City Council Meeting: 7:30 pm, Monday, August 27, 3600 Tremont Road. First Reading and vote to support a proposal to contract with Designing Local, Ltd for a master planning process that will seek community input on what the arts should look like in UA over the next 50 years.
- Kickoff Workshop: 5:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, November 15, 3600 Tremont Road. Participants were asked to reflect on the current cultural programming in the City and share their vision for arts and culture with their friends and neighbors.
- Kingsdale Market District Food & Wine Friday: 6-8 pm, Friday, November 16, Kingsdale Giant Eagle Market District. Members from Designing Local and Cultural Arts shared details about the process behind the Arts and Culture Master Plan.
If you have yet to weigh in on the Arts and Culture Master Plan, now is your chance! On November 15, a more detailed online survey launched to seek further input from residents on what they know about the existing arts and culture programming in UA, how they rate these programs if they have participated in some way, and what else they believe we should work to provide. The survey is open through December 15. To view a full screen version, click here.