Gallery Hop

Gallery Hop is a legendary Columbus tradition.

Celebrating its 37th Anniversary in 2021, 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. Activities start as early as 3:00 p.m.

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!

Gallery Hop activities start as early as 3:00 p.m. and run throughout the day. Individual gallery and business hours may vary.


If you are interested in being a street performer or vendor in 2021, please read the 2021 Short North Gallery Hop Performer and Vendor Guidelines and fill out the online 2021 Short North Gallery Hop Application. Priority will be given to applications received by the 15th of the MONTH PRIOR to the date of Gallery Hop. *We are now accepting both performer and vendor applications.

If you have questions or concerns please call or email Becca Goodburn at (614) 299.8050 or


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, 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.


“The Best Arts Event in the State” – Ohio Magazine

“The Short North and Gallery Hop gives Columbus its swagger!” – Mayor Michael Coleman

“Columbus has undergone a transformation by luring young professionals … the city has seen a flurry of downtown development – and gained an unexpected new profile as a Midwestern style capital.” – New York Times


Gallery Hop is sponsored by Dispatch Media Group, CD92.9, WOSU Television, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Art Makes Columbus, Music Columbus, Columbus Monthly, Columbus Recreations & Parks Department, and Industrious.


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