The Community Affairs Department provides cultural and educational arts programming targeted to all ages and interests. Programming stimulates individual creative expression and appreciation for the arts by providing high quality, affordable classes and special events. The Department also provides and maintains facilities which are available for reservation by residents, businesses and civic associations. Rotating art exhibits are presented which appeal to a broad cross-section of the general community. The Department is based in Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main Street, Groveport, Ohio 43125.
Groveport Town Hall is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Sunday from Noon - 6 pm. For further information, please call (614) 836-3333.
Programming in the Cultural Arts Center includes, but is not limited to Painting, Photography, Fiber and Other Visual Arts; Theater and Performing Arts, Culinary Arts, Crafts, Humanities (e.g. history, folk studies, language, travel), Health and Wellness, Natural Sciences, and Music. For CALENDARS, click here.
In the Town Hall Art Gallery, area professional and amateur artists and collectors regularly exhibit works of art or interesting collections. The May 2013 exhibit features the history of the Groveport Police Department. For additional informaton on the current exhibit, please click here. Recent exhibitions have included watercolors, vintage trains and Erector sets, collages and mixed media, antique glassware, and Victorian children's toys. The Art Gallery is open during regular Town Hall offices: Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Sunday from Noon - 6 pm. The annual Groveport Madison Schools District-Wide Art Show will be held from March 7 - 27, featuring works from students in all 10 schools in the district.
Groveport's children's center offers arts and educational programming for children. Preschoolers and their parents will enjoy arts and crafts, dance, theater and special events tailored just to them. Located at 630 Wirt Road, KidSpace also offers an enclosed playground with a 15' treehouse and Children's Garden, and the opportunity to reserve the entire building for your own private event or party. For the March 2013 Just for Kids newsletter, please click on image at right.
Located in the Park’s historic Log House at 551 Wirt Road, the Groveport Nature Center provides regular programming at no charge by trained naturalists every Saturday morning and occasional evenings or weekends. Programs are regularly presented on science topics, pioneer life, natural science and seasonal activities. Nature Center classes are coordinated by the Community Affairs Department in Groveport Town Hall and presented by either the Groveport Naturalist or a Metro Parks staff person.
Based in Town Hall, the Groveport Heritage Museum displays historic artifacts and memorabilia dating to the city's earliest days in the mid-nineteenth century. The Museum describes the merger of two towns on the Ohio and Erie Canal - Wert's Grove and Rarey's Port - into "Groveport" in 1847, still the only "Groveport" in the nation. Of special interest is the area devoted to the original Horse Whisperer, Groveport resident John S. Rarey, whose unique methods as a horse trainer earned international praise.
Party and Meeting Rooms at Groveport Town Hall and Crooked Alley KidSpace may all be reserved for your special event. Usage of facilities is free to Groveport residents and taxpayers; a fee is charged to all non-taxpayers. All Groveport residents and taxpayers must show a picture ID and proof of taxpayer status to receive free usage of facilities. All renters must also sign in upon arrival and sign out upon departure to confirm attendance at your event. For a brochure detailing reservation opportunities, please click here.
Town Hall Reservation Contract
KidSpace Reservation Contract
Note: Reservation of tennis courts, the Log House and all park shelters are through Groveport Recreation Center.