Dublin Arts Council engages the community, cultivates creativity and fosters life-long learning through the arts. They bring art to the community with performances, galleries, events, classes, public art, ARTcamp, and so much more.
Student Artwork Exhibition at Dublin Arts Council
Students can show their art at Dublin Arts Council. The juried exhibition is open to artwork created by kindergarten through grade 12, PATHS program students who live within the Dublin City Schools attendance area, and those who have participated in a Dublin Arts Council program.
Submission deadline Dec. 10; students may submit up to 2 works of art. An entry form and a $5 entry fee must accompany each work of art. Students can sell their artwork during the exhibition if they want. Financial assistances is available for entry fee.
The juried exhibition will include Best of Show and technical skill awards in six categories. The artwork will be on view in the DAC gallery at 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin from Jan. 10 through Feb. 24, 2023.
Artists or their parents may also call 614.889.7444 with any questions or to receive emerging exhibition information by mail. More details here.
Dublin Coffman Park Exuvia Sculptures
Dublin Arts Council (DAC) and City of Dublin Parks & Recreation hosted public artist Todd C. Smith for a two-week residency at Coffman Park.
Three new sculptures in Coffman Park remain in the Dublin Art in Public Places collection. The first 4 sculptures were installed in 2008, and were known around the community as the “tree climbers” and “cicada men”. One is still in view, but others were damaged by weather, and natural wear and tear.
One of the original four sculptures, installed in 2008, will be refurbished and installed on the Dublin Arts Council grounds.
Smith’s artwork is influenced by cicadas, whose large broods emerge from the ground every 17 years. They attach themselves to trees and molt their exoskeletons. The artist wraps himself in cellophane and packing tape to create a cast, which is covered in fiberglass cloth and resin to form his own exoskeleton, purposely creating shells (Exuvia) that play with reality.
Riverboxes: Where Geocaching meets public art – New boxes in August!
Try out a different version on letterboxing and geocaching with Riverboxes™!
Riverboxes contain a unique artist-made stamp, journal and historical and environmental information for visitors to discover in Dublin. Find these one-of-a-kind artworks inspired by the hobbies of geocaching or letterboxing in Dublin parks connected to the Scioto River. Clues to the whereabouts of the discreetly installed Riverboxes can be found on the website. Print your Riverboxes Passport Booklet here.
Stamp your passport with all 16 Riverbox ink stamps when you find all 16 of Dublin Arts Council’s small works of public art, and earn a prize! The new geocoin will be available after April 9.
You can also bring your own journal and ink stamp while you search. Letterboxing/geocaching hobbyists often mark their journals with the ink stamps discovered at each location, and in turn, imprint the site’s journal with their own ink stamp.
Dublin Arts Council ARTboxes
ARTboxes look like “little libraries” and include free grab-and-go art activities for all ages and experience levels. See what’s new in the boxes each season.
- Outside the Dublin Community Recreation Center, 5600 Post Rd.
- Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Dr., Dublin
- Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr., Dublin
- Kaltenbach Park, 5985 Cara Rd., Dublin
- In the Frog Park in Historic Dublin near the Visit Dublin Ohio Visitors Center, 13 S. High St., Dublin
- In the pass-through pocket park just north of Pins Mechanical/16-Bit Barcade in Bridge Park, 6564 Riverside Dr., Dublin
Share your creations by tagging @DublinArtsCouncil on Facebook or @DublinArts on Instagram or Twitter.
Art in Public Places in Dublin
Dublin Arts Council makes art even more accessible by creating a collection of public art for residents and visitors to enjoy. The Dublin Art in Public Places program begin in 1988 and has grown to more than 50 large and small-scale permanent, temporary and interactive public art projects today.
Pick up a fieldbook and go exploring for art this year!
Annual DAC Sundays at Scioto Tribute concert series
Sundays, 2023 tba
Dublin Arts Council hosts concerts in Dublin’s Scioto Park. 2023 schedule tba.
Arrive early; the park closes at capacity. Bring blankets, chairs, and picnics, if desired. Check the website for more details.
Dublin’s Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Dr.
Community Art with Dublin Arts Council
Gallery Exhibits at DAC
Dublin Arts Council hosts a year-round Visual Arts Series of gallery exhibitions by local, regional and international artists. Parking and admission are free of charge but during pandemic restrictions, guests must register to visit. Exclusive gallery visits can be scheduled on the website.
Tuesday – Thursday 10am-3:30pm
Second Saturday of each month 11am-2pm
First appointment of each day reserved for vulnerable populations
Book here or call 614-889-7444