black-friday-bag-2016BLACK FRIDAY & SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

There’s nothing quite like Black Friday to signal the beginning of the bustling holiday shopping season.

Shop local this holiday season and experience the Short North Arts District’s alternative to Black Friday. Whether you’re looking for presents or treating yourself, the District’s galleries, shops, boutiques, restaurants, and salons are home to a plethora of perfect gifts including art, decor, accessories, clothing, and more.

Short North Arts District shoppers who venture out on the busiest day of the year will be rewarded with a different kind of Black Friday experience, one with beautifully decorated shop windows and one-of-a-kind gifts. Apart from the picturesque setting, the best part is the limited edition Short North Gothic reusable tote bags available at select retailers while supplies last on Friday, November 24, and Saturday, November 25. Support the Buckeyes at your favorite Short North Arts District watering hole as they play on the home turf of that team up north, then do a little celebratory shopping and support even more local businesses on Small Business Saturday.

Check out the list below to pick up your Short North Black Friday bag and get other great deals.

Alexander Jewelers: 20% off all colored stone jewelry

Chunky Armadillo: Free Short North tote bag for the first 50 purchasing customers

Clothe Ohio: Free Short North tote bag for the first 50 purchasing customers

Columbus Running Co.: Free Short North tote bag for the first 50 purchasing customers

FOUNT: Free leather cream

GleanFree bag for the first 50 purchasing customers. Between December 1 and 24, compete to win a $25 gift card by making an ornament out of repurposed material for display in the shop’s window

Global Gifts: Opening one hour early on Black Friday. Receive 5% off when you shop with a Short North Arts District bag during the holiday season

Late Night SliceShow Short North Arts District tote bag to receive $1 off slices. Oddfellows becomes “Miracle on High Street” for all of December, a winter Christmas dreamland of completely redone menus, décor, and more

Jolie Occassions: 20% off everything and special giveaways during the morning of Small Business Saturday

On Paper: 10% off holiday ornaments. The shop will be donating holiday cards to send to hurricane victims from November 24 to December 9

Peace + Love + Bling: Sales and specials all season long including 75% off clearance

pm gallery: Free Short North tote bag for the first 50 purchasing customers

Quinci Emporium20% off storewide (not including food and wine)

Red Giraffe Designs: Receive 20% off and a free tote (while supplies last) with purchase of $75+. On Small Business Saturday, receive a free gift with purchase over $20; 20% off with purchase over $75

Rowe BoutiqueReceive free gift with purchase on Black Friday

Samson Men’s Emporium: Great swag; first 50 shoppers get 10% off their order

Surprise! Modern Party: Free Short North tote bag for the first 25 purchasing customers

The Lamp Shade: Free Short North tote bag for the first 25 purchasing customers

TORSO: Free Short North tote bag for the first 25 purchasing customers

Wine on High: Receive 20% off retail items excluding alcohol all weekend

To view the Holiday Shopping Guide and Activity Map, click here. Click here for our Parking & Transit Guide.