The artists at Studios on High-one of the oldest mixed-media cooperative galleries in the country-have done more than create original works during the gallery's 25 years in business: They have helped transform the Short North into an arts destination. The sculptors, painters and artisans who run the gallery have helped launch careers and made the area attractive to art aficionados. "They're an amazing asset," said Carol Hershey, owner of High Road Gallery in Worthington. Many area art collectors continually return to Studios on High because they enjoy watching the artists grow, said manager Judy Hoberg. "Many people who collect art want a bit of a story," the ceramics artist said. "That's where we excel. We're here waiting to tell people our story."

Studios on High is located at 686 N. High St. in the Short North. The studio's 25th anniversary celebration show runs April 15 through May 14.

For details, visit StudiosOnHigh.com or call 614-461-6487.