On the first Saturday of each month, thousands of visitors converge on High Street in the Short North Arts District for Gallery Hop. Though many shops and galleries are open earlier, Gallery Hop officially starts at 4:00pm and runs to 10:00pm, with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it’s Columbus’ favorite night of the month to celebrate art. Hop til you drop this Saturday, February 3 and check out the amazing new artwork exhibiting at galleries and businesses all month long. See the full Gallery Guide Here.

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Brandt-Roberts Galleries

Brandt-Roberts Galleries is pleased to announce Peripheral Roots, their first solo exhibition of work by watercolorist Cody Heichel. Heichel is a Columbus-based artist who finds inspiration in his daily environment, and his work serves a visual commentary on the people and structures he encounters. Through his depiction of both urban and rural locales, Heichel shows he is deeply rooted and informed by both environments. Rather than competing for the artist’s attention, both environments are equally compelling to him. His current landscapes harken the American Regionalist works of the 1930’s, though Heichel’s stylistic choices provide a contemporary outlook on the idea of place in the Midwest. By purposefully seeking compositions in areas on the periphery of his environment, Heichel offers a different perspective on one’s sense of home.

An opening reception will be held Friday, March 2 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, March 31st.

Hammond Harkins Galleries

Hammond Harkins Galleries‘ current exhibition is Storybooks & Other Narratives, featuring art by Aminah Robinson and her friend, Faith Ringgold. Witness Robinsion’s passion for books and storytelling in this exhibition, which includes works of a variety of mediums that have served as either illustrations for books or are otherwise affiliated with books, storytelling, or other narratives. Storybooks closes March 4, so see it during Gallery Hop before it becomes history.



Lindsay Gallery

Lindsay Gallery presents drawings and paintings from artist William Hawkins {1895-1990}. This exhibit is in conjunction with a major retrospective of Hawkins’ work at the Columbus Museum of Art.

William Hawkins was raised on a farm in Kentucky and learned to draw by copying illustrations from horse-auction announcements and calendar pictures. When he was twenty-one, he moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he painted the cityscapes and fantastic animals for which he is best known.



Marcia Evans Gallery

Join Marcia Evans Gallery for the opening of their new exhibition featuring work by CCAD graduate, Kate Morgan. Based in Columbus, Kate describes her work as portraiture and explains that there are many mediums she likes to use, such as printmaking, painting, mixed media, and collage. These mediums convey the limitless individuality that the human form embodies.

The exhibition will be on view March 2 – March 31. An opening event will be held on Friday, March 2, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.



Pizzuti Collection

The Pizzuti Collection is still welcoming the public to a stellar pair of exhibitions, on view until April 29. Lines/Edges: Frank Stella on Paper features a range of Stella’s experiments on paper including early translations of his “Black” series and shaped canvases, magnificent color woodcuts and screen prints from the 1980s, and the “Moby Dick Deckle Edges”, an impressive nine work grouping of large-scale prints from the early 1990s based on Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick”.

Pair: Glen Baldridge and Alex Dodge is the inaugural edition in what will be a series of exhibitions juxtaposing two artists from the Pizzuti Collection. Baldridge and Dodge experiment sharply and slyly with materials, and this exhibition is an unfolding narrative about their respective processes.

ROY G BIV Gallery

ROY G BIV Gallery presents the second in a series of four exhibitions highlighting the past, present and future of ROY. ROY Spectrum showcases artists who have exhibited in the gallery previously, as well as some who have exhibited only in group shows outside of the Short North Arts District space. This installment’s artists, Cameron Granger, Diana Abells, Amanda Le Kline, Kate Shannon, and Doo-Sung Yoo, will present a variety of video, photographic and installation work showcasing a range of practices and areas of concentration. An opening reception will be held during Gallery Hop, 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

ROY Spectrum is on view through March 31.


Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio, approaching its 16th anniversary, presents Concentration 10: Tenth Annual Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School AP Art Exhibition. Advanced Placement sophomore, junior and senior art students are engaged in creating individual series of works throughout the school year, each concentrating on one specific chosen focus. This structured exercise helps students to have a cohesive body of work and a portfolio for those going on to choose art as a major or minor on the college level. Many students whom have created artworks exhibited in this annual show at Sean Christopher Gallery (under the direction of Teresa Weidenbusch, longtime Fort Hayes teacher) over the years have gone on to receive scholarships to attend schools such as the Columbus College of Art and Design, Maryland Institute College of the Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and others.

An opening reception will take place during Gallery Hop from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Concentration 10 will be on view through March 31.

Sharon Weiss Gallery

Sharon Weiss Gallery is excited to present work by Adam Elkins, a self taught photographer from Columbus. Known for his symmetry, play with focus, and stunning reflections, Elkins’ claim to fame is capturing the beauty of decay and abandonment, frozen in time. In addition to working in editorial and commercial photography, Elkins’ works have been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Fader, and MTV.com. The Huffington Post has named Elkins as one of “the best urban exploration photographers on Instagram,” and the Columbus Museum of Art purchased one of his photographs to archive as a permanent part of their collection. In addition to photography, Elkins has made a name for himself through curation, consulting, and working with brands to build their social media presence. Elkins’ cerebral photographic process has drawn in the attention of noted photographers, filmmakers, and visual artists across the globe.

There will be an opening reception for the exhibition held Friday, March 2, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. The exhibition is on view through the end of the month.

Sherrie Gallerie 

Tim Harding’s Shining Seas, featuring work using lustrous layers that give the illusion of depth and motion, will stay on view for Gallery Hop at Sherrie Gallerie.

On Sunday, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Sherrie Gallerie will be opening their new show Sid Chafetz: Ideals. This exhibition includes rare and unique works from the estate of postwar printmaker Sidney Chafetz. Chafetz came to teach at The Ohio State University in 1948 and was instrumental in establishing and nurturing the printmaking program in the Department of Art. To him, being an artist meant “using satire to stab at pomposity, whether in my own field of academe or in our political world” and “honoring the great poets and writers who speak to the human condition.” These beliefs permeated his art.



Studios on High Gallery 

Studios on High Gallery presents Rooted, on view through April 5.

Roots provide a sense of place. They inform our sense of self. We are in a landscape; we also have our own landscapes, made from a collage of what is natural, built, familiar, and longed for. Through this exhibition, artist Jennifer Jolley Brown explores the deeper meaning of being rooted.




Wexner Center

The Wexner Center is currently holding three installation exhibitions for you to stop in and see during Gallery Hop. All three are on view through April 15:

In the immersive The Refusal of Time by William Kentridge, experience the fusion of art, science, and history, and explore thought-provoking ideas about time. Kentridge combines projections of his evocative, often humorous hand-drawn animations and live-action sequences with music and sculpture in this installation that is as visually stunning as it is mind-opening.

Lose yourself in the brilliant imagination, irreverent wit, and meticulous craft of an American fashion icon with All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion. Featuring more than 70 ensembles, All of Everything explores Oldham’s exuberantly styled, extravagantly embellished fashions from the 1990’s.

Drawing from an immense archive of printed material that she has amassed over time, artist Anita Witek begins each of her projects in her exhibition Clip by extracting subjects and recognizable figures from found images. Through this act of elision, the artist interrupts our perceptual habits and instinct to rapidly consume the torrent of imagery that permeates contemporary life. Out of the decontextualized fragments, she builds augmented, richly layered visual fields that envelop viewers in a landscape of fractures and fissures.


Brothers Drake

Brothers Drake Meadery is excited to host two artists for this month’s Gallery Hop! See Wynne MorganIt’s work on paper and enjoy some music from DJ Brian Sayler.

Clover on High

Head over to Clover on High for a special sale! Buy two items and get the third item half off. Anything and everything in the store is included in this sale.






First Commonwealth Bank

First Commonwealth Bank is thrilled to be featuring the works of Whitehall Yearling High School students and their teachers, Mindy Staley and Richard Duarte Brown in a show called Black, Gray and Red, Off Yearling Road. The show depicts the diversity of student finding bonds with in our community as Whitehall Yearling High School guest resident artist and students collaborate.

Their work will be displayed through the end of March in the lobby. 100% of any sales goes directly to the artists. First Commonwealth invites you to stop by from 6:00 – 9:00pm during Gallery Hop to meet the students and  enjoy their unique and diverse artwork. Light refreshments will be served.


Global Gifts

In March, Global Gifts is gearing up for their Fair Trade Rug event, taking place March 7 – March 11. See hand-knotted rugs from Pakistan on display during Gallery Hop, and watch a video about how these heirloom works of art are made.  Sign up to win a hand-knotted rug coaster, which will be given away during Gallery Hop. Enjoy fair trade coffee and treats while you shop!




Greater Columbus Convention Center

Visit the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center during Gallery Hop to view the largest contemporary collection of central Ohio art, featuring the interactive “As We Are” sculpture by Matthew Mohr. This 14-foot-tall, three-dimensional universal human head sculpture contains a photo booth capable of shooting 3-D pictures. After each photo shoot, the guest emerges from the booth to see his or her portrait projected as the enlarged face of “As We Are.”  This is a great selfie opportunity, too! Guided tours will not be offered during the Gallery Hop in March due to the 200,000 attendees expected for the Arnold Sports Festival.

The special Gallery Hop parking rate in the Goodale Garage is $5 per vehicle, 4:00pm – 10:00pm.

Muse Gallery

Muse Gallery will be open for Gallery Hop at 24 E Lincoln St, 11:00am – 9:00pm.  Featured artists are from all over the country, including Nava Lubelski, Bonnie Teitelbaum, Kevin Keiser,  Juliellen Byrne, Signe Stuart, Carole Pryharska, in addition to some some Cuban artists.  Following Gallery Hop, Muse will have shows in March at Grid Furnishings in Old Worthington, G Michaels and Gallerie Bar & Bistro, as well as a permanent exhibition in Reed Arts in Grandview.  New pop-ups will be announced in the future.


Pies & Pints

This month’s featured artist at Pies & Pints is photographer Jeff Sagar. Sagar is a Columbus native and an Ohio State University graduate, now living in Dublin. His passion for photography was sparked by his uncle when he let him borrow his camera for a few shots at a family reunion as a young teen. After earning enough money from many lawn mowing jobs, he was able to buy his own 35mm camera and has had a camera ever since. Sagar has been photographing for over 50 years, and after retiring from a 40 year career as an IT professional, he is turning his photography into a fun and exciting second career. Although Sagar’s main photographic interest is landscape and nature photography, he also teaches photography classes as part of the Dublin Community Recreation Center’s Adult Programs, and photographs real estate, families, kids, couples, and engagements. For Sagar, photography is not all about getting the shot. It’s really about the journey – the whole experience of getting there, the sights, the sounds, and the “feeling” of it.

Skully’s Music-Diner

Catch an early show of Rumourz Tribute to Fleetwood Mac at Skully’s! This is an all-ages show starting at 5:00pm with $12 tickets at the door. Advance tickets are $7. Don’t forget to stay after for Get Right with DJ Tron starting at 10:00pm. This is a 21+ event with a $5.00 cover for everyone before midnight and $10.00 cover for everyone after.




Store 5a

Short North visitors can stop by Store 5a to enjoy wine and small bites while browsing their curated selection of pre-owned luxury items. Their entire collection is up to 70% off its retail value, and they also offer services such as free jewelry cleaning.





Soul at the Joseph

Taste a piece of North Market at Soul at the Joseph from 6:00pm – 10:00pm during Gallery Hop. Soul at the Joseph will team up with Black Radish Creamery from North Market to break out the jams, both figuratively and literally! Come listen to live jams by Courtney Gail, drink a specialty cocktail incorporating locally-made Black Radish Parker Jam, and try a variety of jams from Black Radish Creamery during Gallery Hop.



The Optical Co.

Check out the latest in unique boutique eyewear at The Optical Co. They will have drinks and snacks available for customers, with opticians on site to help customers try new frames that will be perfectly custom-fitted.


This summer will mark the 20th anniversary of continuous operation for TORSO, from the same building since its inception in late-May 1998. Having a great location at 772 N. High St, TORSO sits in the heart of the Short North alongside art galleries, bars, restaurants, and other small, independently owned boutiques.

As part of TORSO’s 20th year anniversary, TORSO will be hosting several events throughout Columbus. On social media, they can be found on Instagram and Facebook @TorsoShortNorth.

Two Truths

Catch RUN 614 for the monthly Gallery Hop show at Two Truths. Imbibe, vibe, and get down with some local performers from RUN 614.


~ Ann Faris