Dublin, Ohio may surprise you with its vibrant arts scene, complementing its renowned foodie culture and world-class events. Within its compact 25 square miles, Dublin offers a treasure trove of art galleries, public art, and creative activities. Whether you're a seasoned art enthusiast or simply curious to explore your creative side, Dublin has something for everyone. 

Dublin Arts Council Gallery

Dublin Arts Council - Exterior Snails

Originally the home of Eleanor and Andre Gelpi, founders of Swan Cleaners, the Dublin Arts Council is a true hidden gem for the community. Rotating exhibits showcase a variety of mediums and styles, ensuring there's always something new to discover. You might even catch the artist discussing their latest work or hosting a workshop to help you hone your artistic skills. And the best part? Entry is completely free and open to the public!  

Visit the Dublin Arts Council at 7125 Riverside Drive, Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm and on the second Saturday of the month from 11am to 2pm.  

Terra Gallery & Creative Studio  

Terra Art Gallery

Terra Gallery & Creative Studio caters to both art enthusiasts and aspiring artists. Whether you're searching for unique pieces to adorn your home or itching to create your own masterpieces, Terra has something for you. Their gallery showcases an eclectic mix of local, national, and emerging artists. Can't find the perfect piece? No problem! Many of the gallery artists can create custom artwork to suit your vision.  

Feeling inspired? Unleash your inner artist with one of Terra's many workshops and classes. From painting your pet's portrait to mastering the art of paper making or resin pouring, there's always a creative adventure waiting for you at Terra Gallery. Find them at 6631 Dale Dr. 

Free Art Activities 

Leatherlips Father & Son

Dublin's creativity bursts beyond gallery walls! Over 70 unique art pieces are sprinkled throughout charming outdoor spaces, waiting to be discovered. Lace up your walking shoes, pack a picnic, and embark on an artistic adventure! 

Snap a selfie with the iconic "Field of Corn (with Osage Orange Trees)" or stumble upon hidden treasures like the whimsical "Jaunty Hornbeam" sculpture. Want to elevate your art hunt? Download the free Art in Public Places Pass! It guides you to 12 must-see installations, unlocks artist insights through and rewards you with cool stickers by local artist Bryan Moss. 

But the artistic surprises don't stop there! Keep an eye out for hidden Riverboxes along the Scioto River, unique artworks inspired by geocaching and letterboxing. Feeling inspired by nature? Dig into one of the 6 vibrant ARTboxes scattered across Dublin neighborhoods. These free, year-round installations provide creative prompts and art supplies for all ages and skill levels, with themes changing seasonally. 

Columbus Museum of Art

Columbus Museum of Art Garden

Just a short drive from Downtown Dublin, the Columbus Museum of Art is a must-visit for art lovers and the art curious. Immerse yourself in over 49,000 works of art spanning centuries and cultures. Explore renowned collections of European and American masterpieces or lose yourself in captivating contemporary installations. 

Watch their events calendar for a variety of activities and special events including After Hours activations and summer art workshops to keep your little ones entertained all summer long. Give the Columbus Museum of Art a visit at 480 East Broad St. 

Enjoy two free tickets to the Columbus Museum of Art here. 

From captivating museums to interactive experiences, there's something for everyone to spark their creativity and appreciate the beauty of art. Make sure to share your artsy finds with us using #SoDublin.