In addition to a plethora of exciting new exhibitions and monthly district events, several Short North businesses will offer spring sales and host shows, fundraisers, and more throughout April.

Looking for an easy way to get down to the Short North? Check out the Parking 101 page, which includes information about alternative modes of transit including COTA, Uber, Lyft, and more.


In the Galleries

Sharon Weiss Gallery
20 E Lincoln St

Sharon Weiss Gallery features the seventh solo exhibition by Debra Joyce Dawson. Dawson’s exhibition features recent plein air and studio landscapes and still life pieces from Ohio, Canada, India, and France, sprinkled with a few surprises and works from her “27 Dresses” series. Exhibition runs through April 30.





Brandt-Roberts Galleries
642 N High St

In April, Brandt-Roberts Galleries will feature a number of new historic works recently added to the gallery. Included in this new exhibition is this dynamic modernist still life by Grete Jacobsen (Danish, 1912-1991). The work is an oil on canvas and measures 38″ x 32″ framed.








ROY G BIV Gallery
997 N High St

ROY G BIV Gallery presents two exhibitions that explore the imagery of identity and culture. Amy Ritter’s cutout figures challenge traditional representations of the female body, and Elizabeth Nelson’s lurid installations call attention to society’s image-saturated environment.

The exhibition runs through April 26.



Studios on High Gallery
686 N High St

Studios on High Gallery will feature the exhibition ALL PIECES GREAT AND SMALL in April.

The exhibition will include the works of mosaic artist Beth Himsworth and found object assemblage artist Barb Swysgood. See sweeping design and intricate pieces as glass, wood, and metal come togother, often in surprising ways!


1200 N High St

This month, Rivet will feature the 17th Annual Columbus College of Art and Design, Art of Illustration Exhibition, which includes 45 chosen works. In preparation for the exhibition, CCAD annually hosts a school-wide art competition called the Art of Illustration. The competition is held in January and juried by a panel of professional local illustrators.




Paul Palnik Cartoon Studios
8 E Lincoln St

Paul Palnik Cartoon Studios exhibits the work of artist and cartoonist, Paul Palnik. Works date from 1978 to the present. Limited-edition, pencil-signed and numbered prints, original drawings, books, and paintings will be available for purchase.



Marcia Evans Gallery
8 E Lincoln St

During April, Marcia Evans Gallery will feature ABSTRACTS, by Ellis Beckwith, John Donnelly, and Michael Halliday. The show runs until until May 31.




The Oak Room
511 N High St

The Oak Room invites you to their newest fine arts exhibition featuring Adam Russell Elliott with college ruled!.






Pizzuti Collection
632 N Park St

Visit the Pizzuti Collection in April to see new work by Duke Riley. Pizzuti Collection has regularly scheduled tours on Saturdays starting at 11:30am for the children’s tour, and a 2:00pm group tour, included in the cost of admission ($10 for adults; children and students are always free of charge).
Terra Gallery
8 E Poplar Ave

For the month of April, Terra Gallery presents the Spring Salon Show with new colorful artworks by local artists including Charles Rowland’s “Mon Martre II”, featured right.

The exhibition runs through April 30.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
815 N High Street

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio will feature “Blake Turner: Archive of the Useless” from April 5-26, 2014.





pm gallery
1190 N High St

Columbus-born photographer Douglas Rosenfield, now residing in Olympia, WA, will be on display at pm gallery for the April Gallery Hop. His photography of Hocking Hills and other natural places, and of selected wild flowers, comprises the current show. “Sunbeam” (above) was taken in Washington State.


Sherrie Gallerie
694 N High Street

In April, artwork by Ron Isaacs will be on display at Sherrie Gallerie through April 28. Come see his collection of works combining natural and fabric elements.



Events & Exhibits


Big Fun Columbus
Briggs High School Art Show

Winners of the Briggs High School Art Show will be featured all month long at Big Fun Columbus. Stop into Big Fun to see the winning work.



Brothers Drake
Joss Parker

Joss Parker is a contemporary artist based in Columbus. Born in Santa Cruz, CA, on New Year’s Day in 1979, Parker is part of the group of artists, such as KAWS, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and Mr. Brainwash, dedicated to celebrating the ongoing evolution of contemporary culture through the use of imagery often derived from commercial advertising, cartoons and comics.


Stone Village Church

Stone Village Church presents “Luminessence” by local artist Christin Hutchinson. The exhibition will run through Sunday, April 27.




Mallory Lane Salon & Gallery
Featuring four local artists

Mallory Lane Salon and Gallery will be featuring four local outsider artists Kyle Boganwright, Brad Stefanov, Dan Gerdeman, and Jean Paul Senior during April.




T. David Collection
Teresa Morbitzer

T. David Collection welcomes back local jewelry designer Teresa Morbitzer.

Her one of-a-kind pieces using vintage materials are a great addition to the shop.


House Beer
Blank Walls ‘R Gross Exhibition

Stop in at House Beer to view art by Giovanni Santiago of Blank Walls ‘R Gross during April.


UrbanOffice Furnishings and Art Gallery
Repeater Exhibition by multiple artists

During April, UrbanOffice Furnishings and Art Gallery will be featuring the exhibition, Repeater, with artists Luke Ahern, Agnes Burris, and Kaveri Raina.