About

The Short North Arts District is a pioneer in urban revitalization.

The Short North Arts District is the most vibrant spot in the City of Columbus and is home to over 300 exciting businesses, the majority of which are locally owned or headquartered. It has received numerous national accolades, is considered a model for urban revitalization, and is known as the art and soul of Columbus.

The Short North Alliance (SNA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving both the property owners and business owners of the Short North Arts District and surrounding area.

MISSION

The mission of the Short North Alliance is to nurture the Short North Arts District, High Street, East 5th Avenue, and North Fourth Street commercial corridors as vibrant, creative, and inclusive communities and leading arts destinations.

The Short North Alliance will:

  • Advocate (for its success)
  • Improve (its public spaces)
  • Engage (its unique stakeholders)
  • Sustain (its resources and supportive relationships)
  • Market (its success and opportunities)

Click here to view the 2022 Short North Alliance Annual Report.


CONTRIBUTIONS

Support the Short North Arts District by making a donation to the Short North Alliance, a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization. Your tax deductible donation will benefit Short North Arts District programs and initiatives, including our arts and events programming, and safe and clean initiatives of the Short North Alliance. To make a contribution, click here.


FRIENDS OF THE SHORT NORTH ALLIANCE PROGRAM

Become a Friend of the Short North Alliance and promote your business in the District. For more information, click here.


SHORT NORTH ALLIANCE STAFF

Betsy A. Pandora, MCRP, CTA
Executive Director
Caitlyn Dunn Beebe, CTA
Deputy Director, Projects & Operations
Johnny Riddle
Director of Advancement
Tyreese Bowman
Outreach & Administrative Coordinator

SHORT NORTH ALLIANCE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Click here to view current employment opportunities with the Short North Alliance.


SHORT NORTH AMBASSADORS

Marcus Grimes
Operations Manager
James Horton
James Horton 
Ambassado
Javuan Ballard
Ambassador
Devonte Norman
Ambassador

Devonte Norman
Ambassador
Brenden Taylor
Ambassador

Brenden Taylor
Ambassador
Arthur Williamson

Arthur Williamson
Ambassador
Larry Bogovich
Ambassador

Larry Bogovich
Ambassador

Taiwan Brooks
Ambassador

Chadrick Brown
Ambassador

SHORT NORTH ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mary Jo Hudson, President
Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Jim Russell, Vice President
The Pizzuti Companies

Maria Mercurio, Treasurer
Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority

Maren Roth, Secretary
Rowe

Melonia Bennett
JPMorgan Chase

Anjali Chavan
Crane Group

Stephanie Chitwood
Kaufman Development

Rachel Friedman
Tenspace, Tenfold

Elaine Grogan Luttrull
Minerva Financial Arts

Amberlyn Heiney
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Nicci Hicks
Pivot

Dionte’ Johnson
Sole Classics, Canvaas

Darienne Key
KBK Enterprises

BJ Lieberman
Ginger Rabbit, Hiraeth

William Poindexter III
Principal Financial Group

Dwayne Steward 
Equitas Health

Nancy Sully
City of Columbus

Yohannan Terrell
Warhol & WALL ST., Columbus Fashion Alliance

Sheila Trautner
Hubbard Grille, Wine on High

Margaret Wunderlich
Everything But The House

SHORT NORTH SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ricky Day, President
The Day Companies

Tyler Puhl, Vice President
The Wood Companies

Susan Jennings, Secretary
North Central Mental Health

Tom O’Leary, Treasurer
Resident

Wilson Browning
BeecherHill

Dee Kates
First Commonwealth Bank

Chris Gegas
Short North Real Estate

Marianne Lannan
The Lamp Shade

Meetings and records of the Short North Special Improvement District are open to the public.
Click here to request a meeting schedule or make a records request.

5TH AVENUE AND 4TH STREET
SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Co Ingersoll, President
Thrive Companies

Kaileigh Pickett, Vice President
Borror

Leah Evans, Treasurer
Homeport

Jason Fain, Secretary
Resident

Collin Castore
Seventh Son Brewery, The Barrel & Bottle

Quinn Fallon
Little Rock Bar

JR Kern
Capital Equities

Kevin Lykens
The Lykens Companies

Matt Canterbury
Homestead Development

Regina Smith
Italian Village Society

Sandra Lopez
City of Columbus

Learn more at fifthandfourth.org.


The mural pictured at the top of this page is Short North Gothic by Steve Galgas and Mike Altman.