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Arts & Museums
Originally the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens comprised of 3,000 acres (1214.06 hectares) in 1916 and was built amid 1912-1915 for F. A. Seiberling. It featured a Tudor Revival 65-room Manor House and the largest landscape gardens. Today the grand estate has seized down to 70 acres (28.33 hectares) yet is one of the most elegant mansions and ornate gardens of the country. The mansion is one of the best examples of Tudor Revival architecture and has well kept period decor that gives a glimpse of a bygone era. The themed gardens such as the Breakfast Room Garden, English Garden, Birch Allee Vista, Japanese Garden, Lagoon and The Dell are a delight to all visitors. The Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens also houses the Corbin Conservatory, a beautiful Gothic style greenhouse and the Gate Lodge where Alcoholics Anonymous took form. Home to the Ohio Shakespeare Festival and The Annual Classic, Antique & Collector Car Show, a visit to this magnificent place is a must when in the city.
The house built for the filming of A Christmas Story is now open for people to visit and explore. Check out the leg lamp that has become so popular since the movie made its debut. A museum and a gift shop are located across the street. The gift shop has jewelry, mugs, souvenirs, leg lamps, t-shirts, and even Lifebuoy soap. The merchandise that you buy here can be delivered to your home as well.
BuckBuck is a versatile, multipurpose studio and gallery located in Ohio City. This vibrant space is a great platform for art collaboration and creative inspiration. It showcases an array of events, exhibitions and programs in art and design throughout the year that are a big draw among the community.
1point618 is a vibrant art gallery in the heart of Gordon Square Arts District. This contemporary space showcases exquisite fine art work by emerging and established artists from around the world. Michael Benjamin, Rita Montlack, Joe Stavec are some of the top names previously featured here. A visit here, by appointment only, guarantees a thought-provoking and inspiring experience.
This gallery is located on the third floor of 78 Street Studio's building in the emerging Gordon Square Arts District. Local artists with contemporary ideas often showcase their work here, usually in the form of two-dimensional or three-dimensional pieces. See website for details about events and openings.
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery is located in the 78th Street Studios complex. This space is a dedicated address for modern, historical and regional art. Throughout the year, it plays host to an array of exhibitions in myriad genres. This contemporary and minimalistic venue is a great platform for emerging and established talent. It also showcases photography, sculpture and tribal art.
Transformer Station is Ohio City’s dedicated address for contemporary art. This venue is the brainchild of the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation. It occupies a 1924 landmark building and hosts an array of original exhibitions and events throughout the year. Open free of charge to the public, the facility is a great platform for emerging and established artists from across the globe to showcase their work.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage traces back the history of Jewish immigrants to the state. On display here are artifacts and collectibles that relate to the art, culture and heritage of the people. The museum is active in bringing the community together and conducts numerous workshops and activities for both the young and old. For more information, call ahead or check their website.