Events around Ohio

Here we share Ohio events of all kinds that live at the intersection of the arts and the justice system.

coming soon - an archive of past events

If you know about an event that we don't have listed, please tell us!

Clash Day at Kent University

Feb. 6, 2020

2020's Clash Day will focus on art and culture created by people who are justice-involved. Proceeds from the event will support Jail Guitar Doors at Grafton Correctional, a burgeoning music program.

Strauss Gallery Art Exhibition (with Fringe Coffee House and Returning Artists Guild)

Feb. 29, 2020

Fire dancers, live music, poetry slams, artwork from those behind bars and those who have been released, storytellers, two of the best street artists in the region, live DJ's and more.

Ohio Prison Arts Connection Statewide Gathering

April 3, 2020

Connect, build dialogue, interact with art, and start working on projects that promote the arts inside and outside Ohio prisons.

Ohio Prison Arts Connection at the Columbus Arts Festival

June 12, 2020

OPAC will have a booth at this widely renowned three-day festival along the Scioto Mile in downtown Columbus.

"Trust the Process" Art Exhibition Opening at Fresh A.I.R. Gallery

July 24, 2020

An art exhibit featuring work created by currently or formerly incarcerated artists impacted by substance abuse.

Art Exhibition at Carnegie Gallery, Columbus Main Library

Nov. 1, 2020

More information coming soon about this two month-long exhibition of art by currently and formerly incarcerated artists in Ohio.