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Sign Your ART

An innovative community project where Columbus becomes the gallery!

Sign Your Art is back for 2017!

This first of its kind street art project engages local artists and members of the public to create a unique art installation across the entire city, bringing both local and national attention to the new arts marketing campaign: Art Makes Columbus/Columbus Makes Art and the Columbus Arts Festival.

The project is the brainchild of Columbus artist Stephanie Rond. In 2015 Rond and fellow project director, artist Catherine Bell Smith, helped more than 700 people make tiles at the Columbus Arts Festival. To provide inspiration, 64 tiles were created by professional artists in visual arts, music, dance, film and performance in advance of the festival.

After the Festival approximately 300 community tiles were curated and installed in groups of five, each set containing an inspiration tile and four community tiles, on street signs across the city for four weeks. The entire installation spelled out the word “ART” when pinned on a Google Map of Columbus.

This year we have invited a new group of inspirational artists to create tiles and we will be hosting a painting tent at the Columbus Arts Festival June 9-11 next to the Cultural Arts Center. Come on down and paint your tile for consideration in the 2017 installation which will go up in the same locations, again spelling “ART” across Columbus, in mid- to late July this year.

Visit the Google Cultural Institute to see the 2015 pieces installed.

Watch a Sign Your ART segment from WOSU’s Broad & High

2017 Inspirational Tiles


Artist Inspiration Tile: Aaron Thomas

Aaron Thomas

Artist Inspiration Tile: Adam Hernandez

Adam Hernandez

Artist Inspiration Tile: Aina Turiaga

Aina Turiaga

Artist Inspiration Tile: Amandda Tirey

Amandda Tirey

Artist Inspiration Tile: Ashley D. Pierce

Ashley D. Pierce

Artist Inspiration Tile: Barbara Fant

Barbara Fant

Artist Inspiration Tile: Benjamin Lamb

Benjamin Lamb

Artist Inspiration Tile: Bryan Christopher Moss

Bryan Christopher Moss

Artist Inspiration Tile: Cameron Granger

Cameron Granger

Artist Inspiration Tile: Catherine Bell Smith

Catherine Bell Smith

Artist Inspiration Tile: Celia C. Peters

Celia C. Peters

Artist Inspiration Tile: Chris Leyva

Chris Leyva

Artist Inspiration Tile: Christopher Burk

Christopher Burk

Artist Inspiration Tile: Cynthia Amoah

Cynthia Amoah

Artist Inspiration Tile: Dane Khy

Dane Khy

Artist Inspiration Tile: David Michael Butler

David Michael Butler

Artist Inspiration Tile: Debra James Tucker

Debra James Tucker

Artist Inspiration Tile: Donte Woods-Spikes

Donte Woods-Spikes

Artist Inspiration Tile: Gabriel Guyer

Gabriel Guyer

Artist Inspiration Tile: Gabrielle Burton

Gabrielle Burton

Artist Inspiration Tile: Gaye Reissland

Gaye Reissland

Artist Inspiration Tile: Greg Easterling

Greg Easterling

Artist Inspiration Tile: Hakim Callwood

Hakim Callwood

Artist Inspiration Tile: Helen Yee

Helen Yee

Artist Inspiration Tile: Jacci Delaney

Jacci Delaney

Artist Inspiration Tile: Jackie Calderone

Jackie Calderone

Artist Inspiration Tile: Janet George

Janet George

Artist Inspiration Tile: Jeff Regensburger

Jeff Regensburger

Artist Inspiration Tile: Jen Kiko

Jen Kiko

Artist Inspiration Tile: Jenn Shepard

Jenn Shepard

Artist Inspiration Tile: Jennifer Bender

Jennifer Bender

Artist Inspiration Tile: John Grosvenor

John Grosvenor

Artist Inspiration Tile: Kate Morgan

Kate Morgan

Artist Inspiration Tile: Keo Khim

Keo Khim

Artist Inspiration Tile: Laine Bachman

Laine Bachman

Artist Inspiration Tile: Larry Doyle

Larry Doyle

Artist Inspiration Tile: Laura Alexander

Laura Alexander

Artist Inspiration Tile: Leah Wong

Leah Wong

Artist Inspiration Tile: Lucie Shearer

Lucie Shearer

Artist Inspiration Tile: Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

Artist Inspiration Tile: Mark and Sara Castro

Mark and Sara Castro

Artist Inspiration Tile: Mark Lomax ll

Mark Lomax ll

Artist Inspiration Tile: Marshall Shorts

Marshall Shorts

Artist Inspiration Tile: Meghan Ralston

Meghan Ralston

Artist Inspiration Tile: Melissa Starker

Melissa Starker

Artist Inspiration Tile: Michael McEwan

Michael McEwan

Artist Inspiration Tile: Michol Childress

Michol Childress

Artist Inspiration Tile: Mike Fields

Mike Fields

Artist Inspiration Tile: Mindy Staley

Mindy Staley

Artist Inspiration Tile: Mona Gazala

Mona Gazala

Artist Inspiration Tile: Nancy Kangas

Nancy Kangas

Artist Inspiration Tile: Patrick Wayner

Patrick Wayner

Artist Inspiration Tile: Queen Brooks

Queen Brooks

Artist Inspiration Tile: Ric Petry

Ric Petry

Artist Inspiration Tile: Roger Kent Grosswiler

Roger Kent Grosswiler

Artist Inspiration Tile: Sam Buganski

Sam Buganski

Artist Inspiration Tile: Sarah Hout

Sarah Hout

Artist Inspiration Tile: Scott Woods

Scott Woods

Artist Inspiration Tile: Sherleelah Jones

Sherleelah Jones

Artist Inspiration Tile: Stephanie Rond

Stephanie Rond

Artist Inspiration Tile: Sue Cavanaugh

Sue Cavanaugh

Artist Inspiration Tile: Susan Van Pelt Petry

Susan Van Pelt Petry

Artist Inspiration Tile: Tera Stockdale

Tera Stockdale

Artist Inspiration Tile: Voszi Douglas

Voszi Douglas

Our Partners

American Electric Power Dispatch Media Group ABC 6 / Fox 28 CD 102.5
The Columbus Foundation

The Sol Morton and Dorothy Isaac, Rebecca J. Wickersham and Lewis K. Osborne funds.

PNC Bank
Greater Columbus Arts Council