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.

EXPLORE THE SHORT NORTH ARTS DISTRICT ART TRAIL 

Enjoying arts and culture in the Short North Arts District is easy and rewarding with the Short North Arts District Art Trail. Navigate the trail and gain access to a series of exciting offers & deals from businesses in the Short North area!

From iconic permanent murals to colorful Short North Arches and Six in the Short North: Short North Temporary Mural Series, the streets in the Short North Arts District are filled with enlightening and often unexpected works of art. At the heart of the District is its galleries, which feature folk art to fine art. Build your collection with works by thousands of emerging & established artists showcased in the Short North Arts District.

You can access the trail app at arttrail.shortnorth.org.

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ART COLLECTOR STORIES

In a new blog series, art collectors are sharing their stories about investing in art from Short North Arts District galleries. Read on for a Q&A from a variety of art lovers in Columbus.

Read about how collectors of the Short North Arts District galleries began their filling their lives with art and their advice for collecting pieces that inspire them.

Hammond Harkins Galleries

Sherrie Gallerie

Studios on High Gallery

 

 

 

OUR COMMUNITY, YOUR COLLECTION

Start with Art ImageMore 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.

 

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.

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Sharon Weiss Gallery Sherrie Gallerie Studios on High Gallery
Hilton Columbus Downtown-01 Marcia Evans Pizzuti Collection
pm gallery Hammond Harkins

 

Rivet GalleryADORN 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.

 

Brandt-Roberts Galleries

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.