Advocate Champion what’s next

Wex advocates champion creativity through programs that educate and engage audiences in Columbus and beyond, supporting art access across communities. As an advocate, you'll find yourself at the center of what’s next in art and culture at intimate events with artists, curators, and community leaders and through unique virtual experiences. You'll also enjoy year-round savings on and presale opportunities for Wex event tickets—all while supporting membership for local artists and teachers, free of charge. Be inspired knowing that your contributions support transformative initiatives and strengthen cross-disciplinary programs.

John Waters laughing with patrons in the Wex Galleries

Visual artist and filmmaker John Waters greets guests at the opening for a comprehensive exhibition of his work at the Wex in 2019, photo: Brooke LaValley.

Explore your benefits

  • Year-round savings on film, music, theater, and dance tickets
  • Help fund digital access to the arts
  • Invitations to four Wex advocate events with artists, curators, and community leaders
  • Waived ticket fees for Wex events
  • Presale access to select events offered at the Wex
  • 15% discount in the Wexner Center Store and Heirloom Café
  • Reciprocal benefits at cultural institutions across Ohio
  • Reciprocal benefits at more than 1,100 major arts institutions across North America
  • Access to Sustaining Membership benefits for Ohio State Alumni
  • Priority concierge ticket assistance—just call (614) 292-8935
  • Public recognition in our annual report and on a dedicated screen in our main lobby 
  • All the benefits above plus…
  • Invitations to trips organized by the Wex to visit other arts destinations within Ohio (self-pay)
  • Invitation to an intimate event in conjunction with our summer exhibition opening for you and a guest
  • Access to Ohio State President’s Club benefits
  • All the benefits above plus…
  • Invitations to national and international trips organized by the Wex, including guided tours at art fairs and exhibitions as well as behind-the-scenes peeks at artists’ studios and galleries (self-pay)
  • Invitations to intimate events in conjunction with all of our exhibition openings throughout the year for you and a guest

Other ways to join


Enjoy film, music, dance, and theater with year-round savings.


Be invited to curated member events and share your Wex love with the community.