March 29, 2015
In February, the Short North Alliance announced the creation of the Start with Art, a way to celebrate the Short North Art District’s past and future. Start With Art celebrates the more than 30-year history of the Short North Arts District, which has a truly unique collection of galleries that underscores and celebrates the heritage of our vibrant city.
OUR COMMUNITY, YOUR COLLECTION
More than three decades ago, the Short North Arts District, quite literally, started with art. Today, more than 18 different galleries are in the District, spanning a diverse mix of pieces, periods, and styles. The Short North Arts District galleries invite the community start with art when they visit the neighborhood. Whether enjoying a day out shopping or a night on the town, start the time in the neighborhood by visiting the many galleries along High Street. From folk art, fine art, and artisan handicrafts, build a collection with works by thousands of emerging and established artists showcased in the Short North Arts District.
Start With Art celebrates the arts community in the Short North Arts District, where there are a truly unique collection of galleries and arts organizations. Providing intimate experiences with arts and artists, the District’s variety of galleries offer an exciting experience to learn about and collect art. When you begin your experience in the Short North Arts District, begin it with art.
In partnership with WOSU Public Media, Sherrie Hawk of Sherrie Gallerie, Michelle Brandt of Brandt-Roberts Galleries, Duff Lindsay of Lindsay Gallery, and Joan Selle Zeller of Studios on High Gallery talk about the past and future of the Short North Arts District. Additional thanks to ReVision Lasik and Cataract Surgery for their support of Start with Art.
EXPLORE THE SHORT NORTH WITH THE ARTS PASSPORT
The Short North Alliance with 17 partner galleries and organizations announces the launch the Arts Passport to encourage visitors to collect stamps and learn about the arts in the Short North Arts District. Pick up your Arts Passport at any one of the participating galleries and arts organizations in the Short North Arts District.
Participants collect Start with Art stamps at each gallery they visit, and when they receive ten total stamps, they receive a reward. Participants will receive one complimentary ticket to the independent, nonprofit Gateway Film Center for successfully getting ten stamps in their passport.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE FEATURED GALLERIES
Click on each icon below to see the short Start with Art videos, featuring the story of a number of the Short North Arts District galleries.
ADORN YOUR HOME, ENRICH YOUR SOUL
When you Start with Art in the Short North Arts District, you embark on an experience that adorns your home and enriches your soul. Arts patrons connect with the story of the art and its creation, and also add their own story through collecting.
For over 30 years, the Short North Arts District galleries have fostered connections between the artist and the arts patron through education and the relationships built with gallery owners. Photo: Bailey Lytle.
ART COLLECTION IS FOR EVERYONE
The Short North renaissance in the ’80s happened because a few gallery owners and collectors put their faith in the Short North Arts District and built it into the arts mecca that it is today. The galleries now in the Short North Arts District offer varied choices for any taste and budget with the range of art spanning hundreds of years in age and thousands of dollars in value.
Start with art from the Short North Arts District and build around it when designing a space. Whether a home, office, or civic space, plan to fill it with art from the nationally renowned galleries along High Street. Collecting supports local and national artists, gallery owners, our local economy, and keep the Short North Arts District a vibrant part of the Columbus community. Photo: Cole Ruoff.