Why Columbus Sparks Creativity

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Research shows that the company you keep plays a large role in your ability to think creatively. Luckily for central Ohioans, Columbus is one of the top cities in the country in terms of sparking creativity. As a creative meeting space, our entire ideology rests on the belief that getting out of the office and into a new and stimulating environment is the key to sparking creativity and ideas. We believe that good ideas are borne of new experiences and that creativity is sparked through stepping out of the norm.

Whether you’re new to the area or a long-time local, there’s something for everyone in Columbus. Don’t believe us? Try out a few of these hotspots, and you’ll see for yourself why Columbus sparks creativity for business professionals:

Columbus Museum of Art

The Columbus Museum of Art is a great place to go to see the creative work of others, but it’s also known for spectacular workshops and events that can help spark creativity. From luncheons to open studios in combination to the exhibits themselves, this museum is a must-see part of Columbus if you’re looking for a little inspiration.

North Market

This casual eatery is one of the hallmarks of Columbus culture and a top destination for tourists of the city. The lively lunch rush makes North Market the perfect place to get a taste of fresh cuisine while enjoying some people watching. With cuisines from all around the world cooked upon order with fresh, local ingredients, North Market gives you the inspiration of the world without ever having to leave the city.

They say the way to the heart is through the stomach, but North Market just might prove that it’s not just the heart you’ll reach…but perhaps your creativity as well. And don’t forget to visit the North Market with your team while you’re here at sparkspace too!

Comedy Shows

It’s said that laughter is the best medicine, but who knew it can also be the key to creativity? At least that’s the idea behind Hashtag Comedy Co., a local comedy improv group. Through their improv classes and corporate workshops, they can help you and your team get up, get laughing, and start thinking outside of the box. We believe in the creative benefits of improv so much that we offer an improv team building experience right here at sparkspace, lead by Hashtag Comedy!

Short North Arts District

The Short North is regarded as the “art and soul” of Columbus due to its dynamic culture and unique community. Many young business professionals live in the district, which gives the area a young, vibrant feel. There are many opportunities to get involved with the community, from gallery hops every first Saturday of the month to fun nights out at the district’s bars. Engaging with other young professionals in a culture-rich area might be just what you need to spark your next great idea!


Creativity doesn’t come from sitting in an office forcing yourself to think. It comes from vibrant experiences and energizing environments. Business professionals in central Ohio are nestled perfectly within a city bursting with opportunities to get involved and spark creativity. The next time you need a new idea, try stepping out of the office and into a new experience and you might just realize how quickly it sparks creativity!


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