Gallery Hop

Gallery Hop is a legendary Columbus tradition, affectionately known as Columbus' favorite day of the month to celebrate art!

Celebrating its 38th Anniversary in 2022, Gallery Hop is the first Saturday of every month in the Short North Arts District. Download a map of the gallery and art guide.

Join us for Gallery Hop on the first Saturday of every month!


“The Best Arts Event in the State”

– Ohio Magazine


On Gallery Hop Saturday, thousands of visitors converge on High Street in the Short North Arts District. Visitors celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, street performers, special events, food, and drinks throughout the District. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it’s Columbus’ favorite day of the month to celebrate art!


Official hours for Gallery Hop vary as our community continues to navigate challenges from the pandemic.

  • Gallery & Business Hours: Check with each business for their individual operating hours during Gallery Hop.
  • Street Performer & Artisan Vendor Hours: Gallery Hop Street Performers and Artisan Vendors will be on High Street from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Hours subject  to change throughout the year.) Click here to apply to be a performer or vendor.
  • 2023 Dates: January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2 (Holiday Hop)


During Gallery Hop, galleries and non-traditional art venues (restaurants, boutiques, and salons) spotlight the best of established and emerging Ohio-based artists. They also feature the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.


Each month, artisan vendors and performers settle into the many nooks of the Short North Arts District to entertain the throngs of fans. Saxophonists, singers, improvisational dance troupes, even stilt walkers and stage characters add to the unforgettable experience.

Click here to apply to be a performer or vendor.


Gallery Hop is sponsored by Greater Columbus Arts Council, Art Makes Columbus, and Music Columbus



Email Events & Projects Manager, Madison Owens, at



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