2018 Short North Gala Exclusives


The Short North Gala Silent Auction is back and stocked with unique packages brimming with Short North Arts District experiences. Catch a sneak peek of the auction items below!

Package 1: The Hilton Columbus Downtown Art Experience
Starting Bid: $500; Valued at $1,200

Enjoy a one night stay for two at the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel and dinner for two at Gallerie Bar & Bistro. Additionally, see a show at the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts. This package also includes a Burberry Westbury tote crafted in leather from Store 5a.

Package 2: The Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph Hotel Experience
Starting Bid: $500; Valued at $1,300

Enjoy a one night stay at Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph Hotel, drinks for two at Soul Bar, one custom floral arrangement from The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique, a $100 gift card and 30 minutes of personal shopping at Jolie Occasions, and two tickets for an upcoming performance at BalletMet. Finally, treat yourself and friends to a Girls’ Night Out package from MAX the Salon Short North.

Package 3: The Short North Foodie Package
Starting Bid: $200; Valued at $600

Enjoy a Columbus Food Adventures Short North Food Tour for two, which includes a walking tour starting at the historic North Market and sampling stops at five other eateries, as well as a spoken history of the vibrant
Short North Arts District.

This package also includes four tickets to the Ohio Wine Festival at the North Market, a $100 restaurant gift card from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, and four Truro Platinum Glass Champagne flutes from Jacob Neal Home Collection.

Package 4: Beer and Coffee Fan Package
Starting Bid: $300; Valued at $700

Receive a tour of the new Seventh Son Brewing facility and enjoy a beer tasting for up to 10. This package also includes a $20 gift card, two beer glasses, and apparel from North High Brewing. Finish off your experience with a gift package from Late Night Slice, which includes a whole pie and apparel. Coffee fans will receive two coffee mugs, two tumblers, and apparel from the Experience Columbus Coffee Trail.

Package 5: The Ultimate Beauty and Shopping Package
Starting Bid: $600; Valued at $1,200

This is truly the ultimate beauty and shopping package within the Short North Arts District. Receive Makeup & Martinis at Mukha Custom Cosmetics & Medi-Spa for two, which includes a comprehensive and guided makeup application. Entertain with a unique pouring experience at The Candle Lab for eight. Receive a soy candle gift pack (including Cucumber, Awapuhi, Lemongrass, and Green Tea), one full-size candle (in Olive Blossom), and two sets of matches. Enjoy a beauty basket from MAX the Salon Short North that includes OSiS+ curl cream, mattifying powder, and salt spray, as well as a $50 gift card. Style yourself with a peppercorn tote with tassel from Fount. Finally, enjoy $60 from Waxxpot and $100 from the The W Nail Bar.

Package 6: The Game Package
Starting Bid: $300; Valued at $850

Enjoy a Columbus Clippers game of your choice in a private executive suite at Huntington Park for 12, plus three parking passes for your guests. After the game, enjoy the rest of your night at the Hampton Inn with a hotel stay for two.

Package 7: Columbus Arts and Events
Starting Bid: $300; Valued at $1,000

Enjoy four tickets to The Garden Theater for a performance by Short North Stage, four exhibition passes to Wexner Center for the Arts, four “Friends of the Festival” VIP passes to the Columbus Arts Festival, and a gift card to Global Gifts.

Package 8: The Ultimate Highball Experience
Starting Bid: $250; Valued at $800

Four VIP Tickets to HighBall Halloween 2018, happening October 26-27, 2018, plus a hotel room for one night.

Package 9: The Men’s Package
Starting Bid: $250; Valued at $800

Enjoy a $100 gift card to Turner’s Barber Shop & Shaving Parlor, a $250 gift card to Samson Men’s Emporium, and a new suit from Pursuit. Finish your new look with $100 from The Optical Co. and enjoy a meal at The Eagle or Bakersfield.

Package 10: The Dog Lovers Package
Starting Bid: $300; Valued at $975

Receive a BarkBox Tote with dog toys, a $25 gift card and five free dog wash vouchers from PetValu, and a photo package in the Short North with Browning Photo, the Columbus Dispatch’s #1 Pet Photographer in 2016 and 2017.


Guests will enjoy music from the Columbus Symphony during cocktail hour and the night will be rounded out with an out-of-this-world stage show featuring Mojoflo and our annual ceremony honoring neighborhood partners that is anything but traditional.


At the 12th Annual Short North Gala, attendees will have an opportunity to meet-and-greet featured artists, learn more about the galleries and exhibitions, and even bring home a piece of artwork to add to their collection.

Studios on High 
Featuring Artists Alyssa Ritchie and Jessica Wojtasek
Open since 1986, Studios on High Gallery is the oldest artist-owned-and-operated gallery in Columbus. Member artists are selected by jury, and each exhibiting artist takes turns staffing the gallery, while simultaneously creating art onsite. Studios on High Gallery currently consists of 22 exceptional, local Ohio artists.





Sherrie Gallerie
Featuring Artists Marilyn Parker, Michael Kaiser, and William Ortman
Sherrie Gallerie is a Contemporary Art gallery which specializes in three-dimensional contemporary art including glass, ceramics, wood, fiber, mixed media, and art jewelry.





Lindsay Gallery
Featuring Artists Bill Miller, Ashley Pierce, Harry Underwood, and Joey Monsoon
Lindsay Gallery has been specializing in Self-Taught, Folk, and Outsider Art since 1999.







Sharon Weiss Gallery
Featuring Artists Rick Akers and Michael Guinane
For more than a decade and a half, Sharon Weiss Gallery has been the Short North’s go-to destination for passionate local artists to connect with both experienced and novice art collectors in the community.