The Greater Hilltop Area League for the Arts
The Greater Hilltop Area League for the Arts (GHALA)
History of GHALA
The Greater Hilltop Area League for the Arts (GHALA) was formed in September 1990 to promote, encourage, and support the arts in the Greater Hilltop Area. Its members include students, art lovers, and amateur and professional artists — all dedicated to increasing the level of art appreciation in our community.
GHALA merged with Friends of the Hilltop in late 2011. GHALA continues to operate as an independent league while being a program of Friends of the Hilltop.
GHALA meets with Friends of the Hilltop on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Hilltop branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. The Board does not meet in December, January, or July.
GHALA is in search of a chairman for 2012. Please contact Gary Baker at 614-404-3024 if you are interested.
Activities and Events
Art Exhibits: Special month-long juried and judged art exhibits at various locations around central Ohio. Past exhibits have been held at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Franklin Park Conservatory, Rhodes Tower, and Columbus State College.
Bean Dinner Exhibit: A special one-day exhibit at the annual Hilltop Business Association Historic Hilltop Bean Dinner, usually held the last Saturday of June.
Student Scholarships & Exhibits: Art exhibits for students, including participation in the annual Hilltop Business Association Historic Hilltop Bean Dinner. GHALA also awards youth scholarships to the Columbus College of Art and Design Saturday School Program.Artist Receptions & Recognitions
The Pinnacle: GHALA has been publishing the Pinnacle since 1997. The Pinnacle features the best of short stories, poetry and lyrics, as well as black and white drawings and photographs. GHALA membership is not required (but we would love for you to join!) for anyone wishing to submit to the Pinnacle. The youngest artist published (so far) in the Pinnacle is 8 years old; the oldest is just as young in spirit, if not in years.
Greater Hilltop Area League for the Arts
Post Office Box 44435
Columbus, Ohio 43204
e:mail contact: GHALARTS@GMAIL.COM