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Out of an abundance of caution, the Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) Riffe Gallery is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The OAC Riffe Gallery has an extensive offering of digital art archives both on our website and our social media pages. Recordings of past artist talks and exhibition tours are available at any time on our Facebook page at facebook.com/riffegallery.

Established on March 17, 1989, the OAC's Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries. Admission is always free and open to the public.

The OAC is equally committed to making sure our services are accessible to people with disabilities, including artists with disabilities. We work closely with the statewide organization on arts and disabilities, Art Possible Ohio.

Chairs, stools, and large print material are available upon request, as well as  interpreters, if given two weeks notice.

For individually trained service animals, there is green space at the Statehouse (directly across from the gallery), and water bowls for service animals are available upon request.

The Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts has a wheelchair-accessible elevator as well as automatic doors and wheelchair accessible restrooms.

TTY/TDD use Ohio Relay Service: 800-750-0750

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The Riffe Gallery is located at 77 S. High Street, on the first floor of the Vern Riffe Center for the Government and the Arts, across from the Statehouse, in downtown Columbus. We are located on the COTA/CBUS bus line. Click here for more information. 

Entrances: The High Street entrance is open during gallery business hours Monday - Saturday.  Effective January 2, 2018, the State Street entrance may be accessed by Riffe Center employees only. There is a wheelchair-accessible door at the High Street entrance of the building.

Parking: Parking is available in the Riffe Center Parking Garage Monday - Friday after 6 p.m., and all day Saturday. The entrance is located on the northeast corner of Front Street and State Street. Park on G3 during evening and weekend hours and cross the alley to the Riffe Center, use the High Street entrance. There are also meters available on High Street and State Street and short-term surface lot parking.

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Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts, First Floor Lobby
77 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414

Riffe Gallery Hours:
We are temporarily not accepting in-person visitors and have moved our programming online. We will update our website and social media with any changes, and we look forward to seeing you virtually!


Front Desk: 614-644-9624
TTY/TDD use Ohio Relay Service: 800-750-0750


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