Gallery Hop

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

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!

WHEN

Official hours for Gallery Hop are 4-8 pm.

  • Gallery & Business Hours: Check with each business for their individual operating hours during Gallery Hop.
  • Street Performer Hours: Gallery Hop Street Performers will be on High Street from 4 to 8 pm. (Hours are subject to change throughout the year.) Click here to apply to be a performer.
  • 2024 Dates: January 6, February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7 (Holiday Hop)

ART EXHIBITIONS

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.

ON THE STREETS

Each month, street performers and vendors settle into the many nooks of the Short North Arts District to entertain and entice the throngs of fans. Saxophonists, singers, improvisational dance troupes, even stilt walkers, and stage characters add to the unforgettable experience. Vendors bring their handmade wares to to provide that one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

Click here to apply to be a performer or vendor.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

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

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR?

Email info@shortnorth.org.

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