Art Show Opening Reception and Artist Talk

is upcoming on Sunday October 19, 2014




- the Gallery in the Hood

African Village

1270 Bryden Road

Columbus, Ohio 43205

Telephone 614 252 7525






Incorporated in1978 as the Urban Cultural Arts Foundation, the William H. Thomas Art Gallery is a well-known community based gallery dedicated to bringing the arts into the center of urban Columbus for over 33 years. The gallery has hosted a variety of artists from the local community, throughout the nation as well as from Africa, Europe and Asia and has received numerous awards and recognitions.


Each year, the gallery hosts WORKSHOPs for children, teens, adults and seniors of diverse backgrounds, THINK TANKs, PRODUCTIONS and the annual AFRICAN VILLAGE ARTS FESTIVAL held since 2007. It also presents up to four EXHIBITS that run for ten weeks and are launched with an opening reception on the third Sunday of the named month from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Our Mission is to create a better world through the arts.


There’s no other place like it.


 Rent a gallery

William H. Thomas Art Gallery is the perfect unique & inspiring space for private parties, celebrations, business retreats, and even extended stays.  Call us or email us to make arrangements for your next event or getaway.

Support the Gallery        We are a volunteer based organization that thrives directly from volunteer and financial support of individuals, organizations and businesses.   

Please consider lending your support to the gallery. Contributions of all types and amounts are valued.

Dragon sculpture in the backyard of the gallery created by Chief Shongo Obadina. If you would like to check the whole “DRAGON STORY” please visit the website: www.artandlifeinthehood.com