August 2020 – good friends of the UCAF and the William H. Thomas Art Gallery

News from the Gallery in the Hood:

We at the Urban Cultural Arts Foundation/ William H. Thomas Gallery are very happy to present our

Black History Month 

Virtual Showcase live on

Sunday, February 21, 2021 

at 4 pm

Please join us:

In conjunction with black History Month we present an exciting exhibition with the artists Nora Musu, Omar Shaheed, Chantal Palmer, Serafina Harris and “4est” Beatty. More information at our Facebook page “William H. Thomas Gallery” and on this website.

This event is sponsored in parts by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.


We are getting grant money from Greater Columbus Arts Council for part of our upcoming projects in 2021




– the Gallery in the Hood

African Village

1270 Bryden Road


Ohio 43205

Telephone 614 252 7525   or    614 745 1753                  

 [email protected]

Incorporated in1978 as the Urban Cultural Arts Foundation, the William H. Thomas Art Gallery 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 this

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.

And please watch our documentary “A Dragon is being born” … you will find it if you go to “WHT Gallery Contact us”