A village of just under 4,000 people, Yellow Springs is a small progressive community that values self-expression and prides itself on being culturally diverse, friendly and creative. Yellow Springs was named one of the “Best Hometowns” by Ohio Magazine and one of Budget Travel’s “Coolest Small Towns.”
In 2018, Yellow Springs was named one of the “10 Most Beautiful Towns in Ohio” by Culture Trip, who noted that it is a “haven for creatives, bohemians, and free thinkers” and has a “delightful downtown where brightly colored storefronts and houses populate pretty streets, buskers and street performers entertain passers-by and the twice-yearly Yellow Springs Street Fair, a popular festival featuring handcrafted arts, crafts, and food, takes place.”
Yellow Springs offers an assortment of shops and restaurants, as well as live music and theater, interesting galleries and a movie theater.
Art and Culture
The Yellow Springs Arts Council supports local arts infrastructure through program opportunities, publicity, education, fiscal sponsorship, advocacy, and partnerships across the community. Most of the YSAC Permanent Collection now hangs at Antioch University Midwest.
The Hartman Rock Garden is one of the nation’s most intriguing works of “in situ folk art, an outsider art phenomena where self-taught artists construct fascinating worlds out of concrete, metal, stone, and whatever else they can find.” The Hartman Rock Garden is free and open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk.
The Historic Clifton Mill is one of the largest water-powered grist mills still in existence.
More than a century old, The Heritage Center of Clark County houses exhibit galleries, an archive and research library, meeting facilities, a museum store, the Springfield Arts Council, and more.
Chamber Music in Yellow Springs produces concerts by established and emerging chamber music ensembles.
The Little Art Theatre is well-known for its commitment to diverse programming that includes first-run independent and foreign films, documentaries, cinema classics and special film events, the Little Art offers an intimate hometown, single screen setting. Additionally, the Little Art hosts community events, and is available for events rental.
Ohio Caverns is one of Ohio’s popular tourist attractions, a 35-acre park featuring some of the most unique rock formations in America.