About OAL

Ohio Art League is a membership-based non-profit visual arts organization.

In 1909, a group of 40 graduates of the Columbus Art School formed the Columbus Art Students League for the purpose of organizing artists with an objective of “mutual and public benefit.” Nearly 100 years later, that vision has become the Ohio Art League and has affected the lives of thousands of Ohio artists including such distinguished members as Alice Schille, Roy Lichtenstein, Emerson Burkhart, and George Bellows.

Now 105 years later, the Ohio Art League is an innovative leader in Ohio for supporting visual artists during all stages of their careers. OAL connects member artists to patrons of the arts, the community, and exhibit and studio spaces. Through professional development, mentorship and advocacy, OAL works strategically to help Ohio cultivate and retain top visual art talent while positioning the state as a hub for the visual arts.

Exhibitions change monthly with openings frequently taking place on the first Thursday of each month. The OAL makes no restrictions on exhibition media, content, subject or scale, and encourages experimentation in all visual art media.

The Ohio Art League is currently in pursuit of a new gallery location. You can reach Ohio Art League office at 614-299-8225 or by mail, P.O. Box 12324, Grandview Heights, OH 43212.

3 thoughts on “About OAL

  1. Do you need to live in Cols. Proper To be an Ohio Art League member? I lived in Cols. Many years and participated in OAC exhibitions but live in a rural area, still in Ohio. Thank you.

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