Columbus offers a vibrant and dynamic art scene spanning all mediums. Art can be found in every part of the city and we're especially proud of the larger than life murals and sculptures that make up our city's public art scene. There's so much to see, do and experience while in Columbus, so we've rounded up our top 10 most snap-worthy art backdrops to hit on your next trip.
One of the city's favorite public art pieces is one that can be enjoyed both day and night. By day, the mural reads "COLUMBUS" and by night, the word "LOVE" shines through. Check out more photos on Instagram by following #cbuslovemural. Photo by @alejandroarrayago4
Conveniently located next to the Columbus Love Mural, this piece adds a dose of whimsy and fun to any photo. Photo by: @sugarplumcreative
Unknown (Peace Hands) Franklinton
Location: 435 W. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215
Designed to spread peace in the wake of gun violence across the country, this enormous mural features eight multi-colored hands making the peace sign, the perfect invitation to pop by and add your own peace sign to the mix. Photo by: @MegBerno
This iconic sculpture helped put Columbus on the map as an art destination. A true hidden gem, you can't find it unless you step off High Street into the alley behind The Graduate Hotel, it's well worth a visit to check out this signature piece, painted sideways in true Short North style. Photo by: @thevincentcalo
The Live Well Mural, one of the city's newest public art pieces located on the side of the new Luxe23 building (housing Urban Chophouse), encourages you to spread your sings (metaphorically beyond the photo) and Live Well.
The 9.2-acre Topiary Park in the heart of downtown Columbus is the world's largest topiary recreation of a painting in the world. Throughout the garden are topiary depictions of the figures from Georges Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." Pop in to meet some new friends!
Photo by: @runwayandrosefashion
Location: 750 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215
The Journey is without a doubt one of the most unique art pieces in the city. This 11,000 square-foot, three-piece mural on the sides of The Graduate Hotel is the world's largest AR mural that literally comes to life when viewed through an app. No matter how you choose to enjoy it, the beautiful piece serves as a great backdrop for any photo.
Rolling in Love is a great place to pose with your love, whether romantic, familial or platonic.
These super fun squiggle sculptures stand at the entrance to the Columbus Museum of Art and are fun to frolic among. Photo by: @RaviRoundTheWorld
Artist: Mandi Caskey and Jacob Tanner
Location: 424 W. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215
IYKYK. This piece represents the well-known rivalry between The Ohio State University Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines, perfectly located on the side of the brewery created by two graduates of the venerable university who named their business in honor of Ohio State's establishment under the Land-Grant Act of 1862. Photo by: @LandGrantBrewing