First celebrated in 1908, Mother’s Day is the a day we put aside from all the rest to show some appreciation and extra love for mom. This year, spend it in Columbus’ best destination for dining, shopping, the arts, and enjoying a walk in springtime: the Short North Arts District. On Sunday, grab a bite with mom then take some time to explore everything our stretch of High Street has to offer.


The Table
The Table is a collective of like-minded individuals who have the talent and desire to bring the freshest, healthiest and most vibrant food to Columbus, Ohio. Products straight from farmers, artisans as well as their very own bakery & charcuterie.

This Mother’s Day, The Table will be offering special dining choices throughout the day, with special menus for brunch and dessert.



The Pearl
The Pearl is a well-polished culinary jewel that showcases made-from-scratch food, classically inspired cocktails and an exclusive selection of ales, lagers & stouts, within one urban and cozy tavern.

This Mother’s Day, The Pearl will be hosting brunch starting at 10:00am.



Laughlin’s Bakery
Laughlin’s uses traditional, made-from-scratch recipes to create baked goods that celebrate classic methods and are handcrafted from finest ingredients.

This Mother’s Day, stop by Laughlin’s to see what special treat their bakers have whipped up for the big day. Grab a pastry or sweet treat with mom on Sunday.




Gallerie Bar & Bistro
Gallerie Bar & Bistro, an inspired French bistro, proudly embraces Ohio’s rich agricultural heritage and remarkable craftsmanship by featuring items from local farmers and artisans who maintain sustainable practices in the creation their products. Join us in our beautiful bar, lounge, and private dining room to partake in unparalleled culinary delights, an extensive offering of wine and spirits, and gorgeous work by local artists.

This Mother’s Day, Gallerie Bar & Bistro will be hosting a special brunch buffet starting at 10:30am, that will show mom how much she’s beloved.


The Guild House
The Guild House chefs collaborate to create seasonal offerings that are regionally and globally inspired, all with artistic technique in an energetic and inviting space. Their wine list includes wines from around the world that are diverse and carefully selected, and their bar chefs craft fresh squeezed juices and spirits with skillful passion. Repurposed wood, local art and contemporary accents lend to The Guild House’s cosmopolitan character – suitable for revelry or relaxation.

This Mother’s Day, The Guild House will be serving brunch at 11:00am.

Hubbard Grille
Hubbard Grille offers a casual dining and social environment. The seasonal and chef-driven dishes as well as our innovative cocktail list ensure that you will always discover something new on the menu. Whatever your desire – whether a canned beer and homemade cornbread or a bottle of merlot and a three-course meal, Hubbard Grille is a place where almost anything is possible.

This Mother’s Day, Hubbard Grille will be offering a special à la carte brunch from 10:00am – 4:00pm.



Rigsby’s Kitchen
In a casually elegant setting, Rigsby’s Kitchen has endeavored to produce rustic, urban, and innovative comfort food inspired by regional Italian cuisine while using local, midwest ingredients whenever possible.

This Mother’s Day, Rigsby’s Kitchen will be hosting a special brunch buffet from 11:00am – 3:00pm.



Happy Go Lucky Home & Her
Fun with a flourish! Happy Go Lucky Home and Happy Go Lucky Her are (respectively) a pair of the Short North Arts District’s favorite home and apparel boutiques. Offering wide ranges of styles, home decor, and more fitting every price point, HGL is a great gift stop for the perfect gift for mom.





Glean is a shop celebrating all things creatively repurposed. Find artistic passions taking a variety of forms, from quirky found objects to antique tchotchkes that are handcrafted, mostly local, one-of-a-kind goods created purposely to lighten our impact on the environment.




On Paper
For nearly 20 years, On Paper has celebrated handwritten expression as a tactile, meditative experience. Whether writing for self-discovery in journals or to others in correspondence, we participate in a tradition centuries in the making. Get a meaningful card made just for mom, or the perfect stationery as a gift.




Rose Bredl
Inspired by grandma Violet Rose Bredl, this Short North flower floral boutique has made a name offering the best in earthy, old-fashioned, and feminine flower creations. Visit Rose Bredl for a great surprise this holiday.






Steven Cox Flowers
Impeccably stylish and classic, Steven Cox is a relatively new face in the district, but is sure to stay with his unparalleled collection of arrangements and gifts. Stop by and and you’re sure to pick up something anyone will love.






paper daisy mothers dayThe Paper Daisy Flower Boutique
With the huge array of flowers and greenery to pick from behind their Flower Bar, The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique is a great stop for flowers for mom with a little whimsy, fun, and springtime sun.






The Candle Lab
For candle lovers, The Candle Lab is the be-all, end-all. With over 120 fragrances in house, the gift buying process would be hard enough. However, the Lab also offers pour-your-own custom-scented candles, customizable home fragrance products, small-batch natural bath and body products, and gift ideas from local designers and artists. The Candle Lab offers all natural, soy-based gourmet candles, and would be a great idea for mom this year.



Flower Child Vintage
With room to room of meticulously maintained fashion pieces, home-ware, and nostalgic knick-knacks, Flower Child is a Short North institution, and the perfect place to go on a romp down memory lane with mom.







smartypants mothers daySmartypants Vintage
What Smartypants Vintage’s storefront lacks in size, it makes up for in quality. From hats, shoes and everything that fits in between, Smartypants has an awesome collection of handpicked, quality pieces from the good old days.








Short North Stage

What better way to arrive to dinner than right after leaving the theater? This Mother’s Day, catch the matinée in the Short North Stage’s historic Garden Theater. Over the Edge in the Garden’s Green Room features plays by Samuel Beckett and Will Eno, whom the New York Times calls “one of the most vital and distinctive voices in the American theater over the past decade.” Directed by Katherine Burkman, distinguished scholar emeritus from the Ohio State University, the performance is a sure fire way to soak up some local culture on your day out treating mom.


A Day at the Spa

Skin, nails, and hair, massage, steam, and cuts; the salons and spas of the Short North Arts District are destinations. Luring clients in from near and far, specializing in all manner of services, a day of pampering is a great way to spend Mother’s Day Sunday. Check out all our stops for relaxation and beauty right here.





For visitors unfamiliar with the area, the Short North Arts District is concentrated along High Street between King Avenue to the north and Nationwide Boulevard to the south. For more information on transit and parking, look here. For more information in general about the Short North Arts District, look here.

– Tyler Wilson