Arts District

Arts District

In positioning all visual and performing arts disciplines around the revitalized entryway to campus at 15th Avenue and High Street, we are creating an arts ecosystem — an enduring, yet ever-evolving hub for artistic, educational, social and commercial interchange.

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Arts District Map

Click through the interactive map to see where the new buildings will be located within the Arts District.

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Ranked #15 in the United States and #27 worldwide for Best Global Universities for Arts and Humanities by U.S. News and World Report, the College of Arts and Sciences — and the newly developed Arts District — will foster passion for the arts.

Project Features

  • Our new facilities — the Timashev Family Music Building and the Theatre, Film and Media Arts Building — will establish the Arts District as the new front door of the campus
  • The design of the new facilities is grounded in principles of openness, visibility, permeability and connectivity, which will facilitate interactions across campus and with the community
  • Large windows will wrap both buildings, providing the campus and community a view to creative activity within
  • An open, active outdoor plaza will connect both new buildings
  • A future café will fuel social interactions and celebrate activity
  • Streetscape will include a tree-canopied walkway, creating a new pedestrian route from the North Residential District to the Arts District and the heart of campus
  • Project budget is $161.6 million
Arts District Rendering

$17M gift supports Ohio State's College of Arts and Sciences

Ohio State alumnus Ratmir Timashev MS ’96 and his wife, Angela Timashev, have committed their charitable foundation to provide $17 million to the college. This gift — the largest philanthropic contribution made by an individual or foundation in the college’s history — will in part support construction of a new music building as part of the university’s emerging Arts District. 

In recognition of this incredible generosity, the new music building will be named the Timashev Family Music Building.

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Inside the new buildings

Holder Construction is making great progress on the Timashev Family Music Building, which is scheduled to open in 2022. With this tour of the building, get a sneak peek at the building's interior.

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Project Timeline

May 2018 – July 2019

May 2019
Board construction approval

June 2019 – January 2022
Timashev Family Music Building construction

November 2020 – December 2022
Theatre, Film, and Media Arts building construction

Early 2022
Timashev Family Music Building opening

Early 2023
Theatre, Film, and Media Arts building opening

View from a window in the School of Music overlooking the Oval
Purple-tinted photo of glass sculpture exhibit

Upcoming events in the arts

We invite students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to attend our in-person and virtual events for the arts — including art exhibits, musical performances and theater productions — and come back ready for the next captivating experience.

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Connect with us

If you are interested in learning more about how to support the Arts District or any of our arts programming in the College of Arts and Sciences, please contact the Arts and Sciences Office of Advancement at