Art walking tour connects residents to city, exercise

Education and exercise will intersect Saturday, providing a great opportunity for local residents to get a dose of both.

Landmark Columbus, a group dedicated to preserving the look and legacy of art in Columbus, is hosting a walking tour to highlight some of the city’s prized public art.

A tour guide will take a group of people on a crosstown walk to view 25 works of art and architecture in the city. If interest is great enough, a second 25-person tour will be arranged.

An added benefit of seeing the incredible works is the physical exercise involved in doing so. That fits in perfectly with Reach Healthy Communities’ initiative to promote physical activity among local residents.

The health-conscious organization has made the art walk part of its monthlong list of Walktober events. Participants will walk plenty as the art event is planned to cover two miles over about 90 minutes, with brief stops to hear a synopsis of each work.

The public art walk is a great idea that allows residents to better understand and enjoy quality-of-life components of their community and get some important exercise in the process.

Plus, late October is a fine time for such as walk, with leaves changing colors and temperatures dropping a little to make the walk both comfortable and enjoyable.

If you’re looking a for a fun, enriching activity, Saturday’s art walk would be a step in the right direction.

How to register

To register for Saturday’s public art walking tour, go online at, or go to the Landmark Columbus Facebook page. Walkers should gather at the Large Arch at the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., by 1:30 p.m. to begin the tour.

For more information about the tour, contact Ricky Berkey at