Where nature provides the canvas & the boundaries of artistic vision are limitless…


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.

Call for Entries

Calling all Franklin County and surrounding area artists!

March 1, 2017

The Inn at Honey Run and the Greater Columbus Arts Council would like to welcome Franklin County and surrounding area artists, sculptors, designers, photographers, and imaginative thinkers of all kinds to participate in this highly unique opportunity, where up to three installations for The Holmes County Open Air Art Museum (OAAM) will be selected.

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Art Installations

“Archer’s Roost”

Lauren Skunta

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.

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“Being Time”

Katharine Marie

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.

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“Woven”

Walter Herrmann

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.

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“Face of the Nations”

Jan & Vince Bowden

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.

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“Haiku Walk”

Julie Warther

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.

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