ALTernative’s mission is to utilize the power of art and design to improve the built environment of Columbus’ neighborhood as a way to enrich the quality of life of community members.
ALTernative was founded in 2011 by architect and designer couple, Tim Lai and Eliza Ho. They are residents of the Glen Echo neighborhood and were first involved in the SoHud community mural project, providing the design and technical support. Since then, more groups approached them to create murals. They have worked with many different communities including those in the University District, Near East Side, Gahanna, Dublin, and Westerville. In addition to murals, they have created public art and educational gardens. They strongly believe that art and design are an essential element in the creation of better neighborhoods.
More mixed media projects are in the pipelines. Stay tuned!