Our Commitment

Our Mission:

Summer Jam West commits to bringing music and permanent, public art to the Hilltop.


Summer Jam West is a grassroots arts and music organization on the Hilltop. Our goal is to bring family, friends and neighbours together, and to raise awareness on environmental and humanitarian concerns through art.  In achieving these goals, we wish to use local, buy local and promote local.

While our festival is an annual event, we work year round in our commitment to install permanent, public art throughout the Hilltop community.  Our major installations reflect our annual theme.  We feel strongly that if we can awaken new habits and fresh thinking in one generation, we can brighten the future of the next.  We believe that everyone is entitled to art, regardless of income or address.

Our installations are placed in highly visible, public locations, and seek to influence thinking and lifestyles.

2019 Theme – PEACE TRAIN

So what’s this “Peace Train” all about?

Peace Train calls for a peaceful existence within your community.  We’re asking you to accept differences, embrace diversity, and support one another through caring, generosity, and fairness.

This is about working with your neighbours towards a peaceful existence, promoting what you love and staying on the right track.

Our Community Partners are Hilltop organizations that work towards bringing peace and understanding to the Hilltop; organizations that fight hate and violence, with the train symbolizing the connectivity between these groups and the community as a whole.

Our major art installation for 2019 will reflect this theme.

In the immortal words of Cat Stevens,

“Everyone jump upon the Peace train.

Now I’ve been happy lately, thinking about the good things to come,

And I believe it could be, something good has begun

I’ve been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one

And I believe it could be, Someday it’s going to come”.

Date:  Saturday, July 13, 2019

Time:  11 am – 7 pm

Location:  Westgate Park (455 S. Westgate Ave, Columbus, OH)