What’s your dream?  Explore the creative possibilities at TRANSIT ARTS.  Open studio hours and a wide range of visual, media, and performing arts workshops are free for ages 12-21.  Open Mics every 3rd Tuesday (6:30-8 pm) are open to all ages.  Locations: Central Community House, 1150 East Main Street and TRANSIT ARTS Studios, 1251 Bryden Road, Columbus 43205. TRANSIT ARTS is on the bus line and on-site parking is free.




Teens can express themselves during music jam sessions with instruction in percussion, beatboxing, or (upon request) DJ skills.  Keyboards and music editing software are available for creating music and beats. Guitar, djembe’s and congas are also available for practice.


Teens have access to a wide range of art supplies for painting, drawing, sculpture, sewing/fashion design, and multi-media creations.

Photography and Video

Video and still cameras are available for students to learn photography and edit their works in programs like Photoshop and Illustrator.

Open Mics

Develop your performance skills in a safe and supportive environment. First time in front of an audience? No problem! TRANSIT ARTS will help you shine.

Writing and Spoken Word

Writing workshops are scheduled frequently by demand.

Recording and Graphic Design

Coming soon.

Culinary Arts

Coming soon.

Upcoming Events:

April 26

Words of Power - Poetry/Spoken Word Master Class w/Barbara Fant

at TRANSIT ARTS Studios in the Carriage House

April 30

Music Jam and Beats w/BBX

at TRANSIT ARTS Studios in the Carriage House

April 30

Open Studio and Access to Computers

at TRANSIT ARTS Studios in the Carriage House

What You'll Find At SURGE


Video & Film

Computers & Technology

Art Workshops

3D Printing