Art Spot: Artist-Designed Window Installations Tackle Climate Change

The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) presents Art Spot, a collection of 13 window installations designed by Columbus-area artists, on display around downtown Columbus and the Short North Arts District from mid-December through June 2023.

As part of GCAC’s ongoing mission to connect art with the people and places of Columbus, Art Spot is designed to highlight the city’s artists while promoting engagement between residents, visitors and downtown businesses. The installations will be free for everyone to view and enjoy at any time. Anyone can download the free Columbus ArtWalks app to get a full tour of all 13 pieces.

The selected artists and the locations of their Art Spot windows are:

  • Catherine Bell Smith, 39 E. State St. (Ohio Theatre, CAPA ticket office)
  • Marcus Blackwell, 39 E. State St. (Ohio Theatre ticket booth)
  • Carol Boram-Hays, 991 N. High St.
  • Heidi Clifford, 241 S. Third St.
  • Dan Gerdeman and Rob W. Jones: 47 E. Gay St. (Monk’s Copy Shop) pictured above
  • Susanna Harris, 1137 N. High St. (The Jackson on High)
  • Shiree Houf, 995 N. High St.
  • Celeste Malvar-Stewart, 132 S. Front St. (Columbus Downtown Development Corporation)
  • Char Norman, 111 N. High St.
  • Holly Romano, 989 N. High St.
  • Rachel A. Wallis, 111 N. High St.
  • Bradley Weyandt, 50 W. Town St. (OSU Urban Arts Space, to be installed in mid-January)
  • Leah Wong, 182 E. Long St. (GCAC)

Artists were invited to submit designs around the theme of Climate Conversations; the installations are intended to encourage conversations about the climate crisis and the role of art in science communication. For more information and links to a map, photos, and more visit:

The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District is a pleased to be a sponsor of the Art Spot project.