Celebrate the flavor, community and style of the Short North Arts District as we host the 6th Annual Short North Gala at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Sunday, April 29th from 6-10pm.  The Gala is a highly experiential affair that immerses guests in the mosaic and spirit of the Arts District.

The evening begins with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment in the Greek Orthodox Cathedral’s garden courtyard. In addition to hors d'oeuvres, Short North bars, taverns and spirit district businesses will feature their specialty cocktails. Following cocktails, the celebration transitions to the Cathedral’s ballroom where PageTech Ltd., IM Creative, Short North galleries & home décor businesses reshape the space with light, sound, projection, decor and art. The evening shifts into high gear as acclaimed chefs take the spotlight to create a one-night-only, culinary taste of Short North restaurants by offering small plates of their favorite dish.***

In addition to a celebration of Short North flavor, the SNBA will recognize the 2012 Unsung Heroes: individuals who enrich the quality of life in the Short North and Columbus through their volunteer efforts and contributions behind the scenes to advance art, community, diversity and the Short North spirit.

The 2012 honorees are:

Unsung Hero Honoree: Jeff Smith
Nominated by: Steve Hurtt, urbanorder architects & Sabrina Bobrow, Westminster Thurber.

Unsung Hero Honoree: Rob Harris
Nominated by: Eric Martineau, Martineau Law Offices.

Unsung Hero Honoree: Chip Smith
Nominated by: Darryl Mendleson, ComFest

In addition to the three Unsung Hero Awards, the SNBA will also recognize the contributions of the Short North’s most dedicated partners:

The Luminary Award for the most dedicated pioneer will be awarded to Jack Lucks, CEO of Continental Realty, who was an instrumental part of building The Cap.

The 2012 District Partner for supporting our District initiatives is The City of Columbus – Public Service Department.  Star awards will be given by the Short North Special Improvement District to recognize the improvements of the district by property owners and developers. This year’s 2012 honorees are Short North Kroger, The Garden Theatre and Hubbard Grille.

Art, Flavor, Community, Diversity, and Spirit all in one night –  Buy your tickets today!

Full details of the event and to purchase tickets please visit ShortNorthGala.com.

***Gala attendees will enjoy delicacies from these Short North establishments:

A special thank you to this year's event sponsors: