Community & Arts


Columbus Eyeworks supports organizations in our community. Our contributions include funding for Pilot Dogs, Sunday at Central, Equality Ohio, Yay Bikes, WCBE/NPR, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Hospice & Palliative Care Program/Pleasure Guild. Direct funding occurs for the Columbus Symphony, OSU School of Music, Columbus Jazz Orchestra, BalletMet, WOSU/NPR/PBS, and the Columbus Museum of Art.

PBS/WOSU and The Vietnam War: A film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Columbus Eyeworks is proud to support the work of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick as a sponsor of The Vietnam War film documentary presented on WOSU Television. Columbus Eyeworks is partnering with the Columbus Museum of Art, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, BalletMet Columbus, and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra to bring a focus on the arts in support of WOSU/PBS Television.

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Jazz Up Your Eyewear

The Columbus Jazz Orchestra is led by world-renowned band leader and trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, former lead trumpeter for the Count Basie Orchestra.

The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is America’s premier not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to producing, performing and promoting jazz. Their mission is to advance and celebrate the art of jazz through performance and education.

JAG Performances include the Swingin’ With The CJO series at the Southern Theatre, JazZoo! at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Jazz Arts Group Presents at Copious-Notes and the Lincoln Theater, and the PBJ & Jazz family jazz series at the Lincoln Ballroom and Topiary Park.

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Gallery Hops

The Short North Arts District is just north of downtown along High Street. Hops take place 1st Saturdays from just north of 5th Avenue south to the Columbus Convention Center. Let the arches be your guide. The best Saturday date night in Central Ohio. Have an art experience…Gallery Hop, 7pm – 10pm, the first Saturday of every month!

The Short North Arts District

Access the latest information about the galleries, restaurants, and shops in the Arts District of Columbus. The Short North is lively with culture, arts, entertainment, eateries, businesses, and a wide range of residences. Through major efforts in the redevelopment of this area, just north of downtown Columbus, many individuals have succeeded in creating a vibrant urban neighborhood where people now flock to live, work and play.

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