Close Menu

EVERYTHING FOR THE ARTIST WHO LIVES TO INSPIRE

Find new favorites (local artwork, DIY experiences, creative pieces, and more) from neighborhood businesses who keep Columbus at the top of the artistic game.

Columbus Museum of Art Membership

Give the gift of art all year round--perfect for the artist looking for inspo!

Shop Now

Pinot's Palette Gift Card

Give the gift of a good time to an artistic friend who deserves a fun night out.

Shop Now

Ohio Craft Museum Handbag

A one-of-a-kind gift for a one-of-a-kind person, this gorgeous handbag is the ideal present.

Shop Now

Hand-Blown Ornament

Gift your artistic buddy a beautiful handcrafted ornament, made by an instructor from Glass Axis.

Shop Now

Holographic Mixed by Me Thinking Putty Kit

Stretch it, bounce it, pop it, tear it, and sculpt it! This putty kit is fun for ages 8 and up.

Shop Now

Change Sings: A Children's Anthem Book

A lyrical picture book debut frompresidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and illustrator Loren...

Shop Now

Paint for Fun Experience

A little creativity goes a long way. Give an art piece AND experience to your loved one this season.

Shop Now

Blown Glass Elephant by Claire Kelly

A statement piece to show how much you care, this elephant will be their new favorite.

Shop Now

Marvel Expo Tickets

The superhero fan in your life will love this one-of-a-kind exhibit with more than 300...

Shop Now

Conservatory Aglow

A wonderland of lights, anyone? This amazing Franklin Park Conservatory event is both magical and...

Shop Now

Roar and Explore

For a gift that gives more than once, treat them to the Roar and Explore pass for a great time!

Shop Now

Very Merry Influencer

This local artist lives to inspire every single day. Say hi to Lauren—and check out her top three picks for the season right here.

The Artist

Lauren Benjamin

@LaurenAshleighB

Very Merry Influencer

This local artist lives to inspire every single day. Say hi to Lauren Ashleigh Benjamin—and check out her three top picks for the season right here.

Lauren Benjamin

 

Hey! I’m Lauren Ashleigh, an abstract mixed media artist. I moved to the Columbus area in 2016 and since then, have found a studio space for myself and my work in the 400 W Rich building in Franklinton. I paint with the inspiration – and sometimes the vacuum of inspiration – that stems from mental illness and trauma, using many different types of textures and a range of colors to express specific emotions and moments. Here's what I'm gifting from the Columbus Gift Guide!

Van Gogh Items for my teacher

Van Gogh

Give your favorite teacher starry eyes with these Van Gogh-themed items from the Columbus Museum of Art. Don’t forget to check out their world-class exhibit, Through Vincent’s Eyes, on display November 11, 2021 - February 6, 2022.

Blown Glass Ornament from Glass Axis for my Childhood BFF

Glass Axis Ornament

Shopping local makes holiday gifting so fun. I always give my childhood best friend a unique ornament, so I’ll be gifting this to her when we reunite!

Tickets to the #Viral Selfie Museum for my Insta BFF

viral selfie museum

The #Viral Selfie Museum is a blast, and it’s so unique and fun! I have a friend in mind that would scream to be gifted these tickets. 

The Ultimate Guide to Columbus Art Museums

Home to dozens of museums and art galleries and several art districts, Columbus is brimming with ways to experience the arts. In celebration of National Go to an Art Museum Day,...

Read More

“Through Vincent’s Eyes”: van Gogh’s Art Comes to Columbus

Beginning in November, Columbus residents and visitors will have the rare, prize opportunity to view 17 paintings, prints, and a drawing by renowned painter Vincent van Gogh,...

Read More

Live to Inspire with Evan Williams

Evan Williams is a local artist well-known for his celebrity portraits that are similar to caricatures but with a more refined, less comical look. A graduate from the Columbus...

Read More