Welcome to the Mahan Gallery, the premiere contemporary art venue of the midwest, located in the eclectic Short North district of downtown Columbus, Ohio.


The gallery showcases the work of extraordinary artists across a range of media, from painting to photography, mixed media and sculpture, and makes fine art accessible to the beginning or seasoned collector. In an innovative blend of visual and performing arts, the Mahan Gallery also serves as an arts destination combining the traditional elements of a gallery with performance, music, and alternative media.  


We offer an exciting calendar of exhibitions, which changes on the first Saturday of each month. The venue is also available for private engagements or corporate special events. Please visit our site often, or better yet, visit the gallery and experience first hand the power and emotions evoked by our artists’ creations.



Jacquie Mahan, Director

Jacquie Mahan is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston. Jacquie’s interest in art gallery operations formed at an early age, and she channeled her passion to quickly grow the Mahan Gallery into the award-winning destination it has become. She is an active member of the community, serving on a number of arts boards and charitable organizations.





Kelly Cousins, Assistant Director

Kelly Cousins relocated to Columbus from Toledo, Ohio in 2009, leaving the Toledo Museum of Art behind to assist in the curatorial duties and operations of Mahan Gallery.  Kelly received her BA in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Toledo. She has a deep passion for contemporary art and design and is pleased to continue her mission to promote the arts and provide up and coming artists with a chance to share their work with the community.




Front Gallery

Jeff Shaw