The Holmes County Open Air Art Museum is a fusion of nature and art set within a majestic landscape of lush forest and rolling hillsides. Spread throughout the grounds of The Inn at Honey Run, the region’s only Open Air Art Museum showcases original works from local and regional artists of various backgrounds, mediums and disciplines.
Walk the path of the OAAM during each of the four seasons for an ever-evolving experience of earthly and man-made works of art.
Learn more about the upcoming installation by Columbus-based artist Mandi Caskey, an 90-foot long hand-painted mural designed to create a juxtaposition of chaos amongst the serenity of the OAAM’s forest. Additionally, read about the GCAC Off the Grid Contest Winners from earlier this summer. The winning piece is slated for early 2018 and will showcase 365 recycled glass leaves woven into a steal frame to form an organic tree-like structure and create colorful reflections of light along the Open Air Art Museum trail.
Archer’s Roost is made up of over 12,000 hand-dyed paint sticks secured to a net that inexplicably floats overtop the trail of the OAAM. The natural yet vibrantly-colored structure blows fluidly in the wind, creating a honeycomb-like tunnel that lives and breathes with the surrounding air.
Over a five-month span, Columbus artist Katharine Marie created a life-sized cuckoo clock composed of mostly found organic materials. This German-style clock celebrates the Amish culture and German-named towns of Holmes County.
Walter Herrmann joined the OAAM as its first-ever resident artist in November 2015. Herrmann constructed a massive, native “Earthwork” installation, made of materials found solely within the grounds of the Open Air Art Museum at The Inn at Honey Run.
Local Holmes County metalworking artists, Jan and Vince Bowden, were commissioned for their piece, The Face of the Nations, a 10-foot-tall Native American-inspired totem pole, after The Inn’s proprietor, Jason Nies, discovered the artists through their local store, Bowden Bells & Garden Art.
When Julie Warther, Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America, approached The Inn at Honey Run about hosting a Haiku Walk, collaborations began for the first-ever Holmes County Open Air Art Museum installation and the main feature for the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Open Air Art Museum.