We’re open! It feels SO GOOD to be able to say that. By choosing to close under Ohio Gov. DeWine’s Stay At Home order on March 20, we did so with a heavy heart for the loss to our member artists. We spent the better part of two months planning for our reopening and carefully budgeting for the future. We completed some necessary maintenance projects to the building, we successfully applied for several operating support grants and disaster relief funding, participated virtually in the COSI Science Festival and launched our ongoing Mystery Ornament online sale which helps support both Glass Axis and the Greater Columbus Art Council’s Artist Relief Fund.
We know that our studio will look and be experienced differently than anything we have seen before. We have been working diligently to put Ohio recommended Covid-19 protocols in place to ensure a safe experience for our visitors as well as our member artists and staff. In this unusual time, we rely on our advantage - we have a large facility and small classes, so social distancing is fairly easy to maintain.
We have also taken this opportunity to reach out and partner with many of our arts organization colleagues through our involvement with the Columbus Arts Marketing Association, Arts & Cultural Educators and Franklinton Arts District to discuss ways to make sure that all Central Ohioans who have been stuck at home for so long have safe and vibrant places to visit for a fun and enjoyable escape.
If you’re looking for ways to help during this reopening plan, please consider purchasing one of our mystery ornaments or stay tuned for more information from us about our participation in The Columbus Foundation’s Big Give, coming June 10-11.
So… we are here, we have reopened and we can’t wait to welcome you back!
Executive Director, Glass Axis
Covid-19 and the safety of our visitors
Glass Axis is now open. The health and well being of our member artists, staff and class participants is our top priority. To make sure we do that, we have put the following procedures in place:
All visitors, class attendees, member artists and staff MUST wear masks while in the building. We encourage people to bring their own from home, although we will have disposable masks available.
Class attendees must wear gloves during class which will be available in studio
Staff, instructor and member artist self-health check log book
The number of people admitted to the gallery will be limited to allow for social distancing
Signage throughout the building to allow for proper social distancing
All frequently touched surfaces will be wiped down at least once an hour
All equipment used during classes will be sanitized at the end of class
Member artists must wipe down and sanitize any Glass Axis equipment that they touch
Staff is encouraged to work remotely whenever possible
The class registration cancellation policy has been relaxed to allow for more flexibility in rescheduling if people are feeling ill or are nervous about health concerns
We look forward to seeing you again!