Enjoy everything the District has to offer during August, which is featuring new art in the Short North galleries, shops, and restaurants. Don’t forget to check out Murder Ballad, a new musical about a New York City love triangle, at Short North Stage starting Thursday, August 7.

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, car2go, and more.


In the Galleries

Sherrie Gallerie
694 N High St

Come celebrate Sherrie Gallerie’s 10 year anniversary with a special exhibition of artwork by Sharon Meyer, Symbiotic, and Duncan McClellan.

Nationally known artists Sharon Meyer and Duncan McClellan exemplify the extraordinary artistry, craftsmanship, and unique expression in their fields. Meyer’s collection transforms the Earth’s treasures into majestic jewelry that harmonize with the wearer, and McClellan uses bold, stylized icons to depict nature while evoking emotional responses.


Sharon Weiss Gallery
21 E Lincoln Ave

Sharon Weiss Gallery will be featuring Linda Langhorst for the month of August. The exhibition will run until August 31.

The exhibition will include oil paintings of musicians in New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, Chicago, and Columbus as well as landscapes from the train called City of New Orleans. Ms. Langhorst’s work has been featured at Sharon Weiss Gallery for over a decade.





Studios on High Gallery
686 N High St

Studios on High is exhibiting Sculptures, Drawings & Pastels in the Summertime by Sandy Reddig, and sculpture and drawings by Bill Meyer.

Sculptures, Drawings & Pastels in the Summertime takes a journey of endless color and destination in Columbus this summer through the eyes of pastel portrait artist Sandy Reddig.

The sculptures and drawings of Bill Meyer are inspired by man’s continual struggle between good and evil, love and hate, right and wrong. Bill is also inspired by the magical and mystical forces science cannot seem to explain.


Brandt-Roberts Galleries
642 N High St

Brandt-Roberts Galleries is featuring recent works by painter Matteo Caloiaro, Autumn on High Street, and works by artist Jessica Summers.

Jessica Summers is a new artist to Brandt-Roberts Galleries and a recent Master in Fine Art from Bowling Green State University. Her large-scale work titled Any Given Sunday will be displayed in the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition in August.


997 N High St 

ROY G BIV Gallery presents two exhibitions exploring the landscape. Laurie Ihlenfield creates expansive landscape installations with crochet, embroidery and paint. Aaron Troyer paints multi-faceted realms with layers of watercolor, gouache and ink washes.

The exhibition will run from August 2 through August 30.






Lindsay Gallery
986 N High St

Lindsay Gallery is featuring It’s Only Natural with Robert Falcone and Nancy Josephson.

In the tradition of Mise en abyme and Tromp l’oeil, this series of paintings by Columbus artist Robert Falcone portrays medicinal weeds as classic botanical illustrations. The plants are beautiful, often edible and helpful for a variety of therapeutic purposes.

Nancy Josephson has spent much of her life mining whimsical, beautiful, and often controversial subjects. As an artist, author, and musician, Nancy traverses the world of spirits and secular subjects.


pm gallery
1190 N High St

pm gallery is featuring Summer Safari and Other Vacations. The multiple media and collage works by Columbus artist Vicki Moon Spiegel will be shown from August 2 through September 30. Years working as the graphic artist at the Columbus Zoo still influences Ms. Spiegel’s work as animals, wild, domestic, and imaginary, populate her work. She incorporates bones, beads, found objects, fused and slumped glass, plaster, and more in her latest collection.



Terra Gallery
8 E Poplar Ave

For the month of August, Terra Gallery presents Summer Salon Show featuring contemporary paintings, mixed media, and sculpture.

The exhibition begins Saturday, August 2 and runs through September 3.







1200 N High St

This month, Rivet will feature The Work of Dino Nemec from August 2 through August 31.

The art of Argentine-born artist Dino Nemec will feature original ink works encompassing his passion for nature, life, death, and the unknown.








Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
815 N High St

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio will feature Material World, a group exhibition featuring painting, sculpture, glass, and video by six 20-something artists experimenting with a variety of materials, media, and conceptual processes within their respective disciplines to come together and place a creative ‘footprint’ on the Columbus art scene.

Join Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio during the month of August. The exhibit will continue through August 30.





Marcia Evans Gallery
8 E Lincoln St

For August, artists Cody Heichel and Chelstin Ross will exhibit WATERCOLORS at Marcia Evans Gallery.

Cody Heichel is a young, local, contemporary watercolor artist. His atmospheric paintings focus on capturing the mood and movement of each subject and environment and display amazing reflections.

Chelstin Ross is an emerging, young contemporary watercolorist and part-time ABA therapist and art educator. Inspired by color patterns found in nature and science, her work explores color relationships and challenges the traditional application and properties of watercolor.


Paul Palnik Cartoon Studios
14 E Lincoln St

New drawings are on display by artist and cartoonist Paul Palnik. The exhibition will be on display through August 30.

It’s a cartoon jamboree!







Events & Exhibits

In addition to the traditional art galleries of the Short North, district boutiques, restaurants and retail shops celebrate art during the month of August with special exhibits and events. Come see what’s happening…


Big Fun Columbus
Justin Johnson

For the month of August, Big Fun Columbus is featuring Cleveland Outside artist Justin Johnson, who is also a Big Fun Cleveland employee.








Global Gifts
Fair trade items by Zen Zen

Global Gifts is pleased to showcase new fair trade items from Zen Zen’s ethical home collection during the month of August. These beautiful products are handmade from ecologically sustainable and recycled materials. Because Zen Zen is a registered fair trade company, artisans receive a living wage in good working conditions. Choose from a charming selection for your garden, table, and kitchen.






Brothers Drake Meadery
Cut Maps

Brothers Drake Meadery is featuring Cut Maps by Dan Linden, who specializes in making three-dimensional city street maps into artistic wall decor using various materials and manufacturing methods.








Grid Furnishings
Gus* Modern Summer Sale

The Gus* Modern Summer Sale continues at Grid Furnishings during the August Gallery Hop, where you will receive 20% off of all Gus* sectionals, sofas, chairs, ottomans, and beds.

Grid is also having a floor sample sale and those that mention the Short North Alliance can view floor samples in the basement.






Oak Room
Surrogate: A Story of Love

Oak Room invites you to see Surrogate: A Story of Love by local artist Christina Marvel.

This new series of oil paintings presents a study on the female figure and the gesture of love. In a statement by the artist, “We have so many emotions and stories packed into the way we love. This is a series of paintings that explores these stories.”




Short North Stage
Murder Ballad

In this brand new rock musical about a New York City love triangle gone dangerously wrong, the action in Murder Ballad is happening all around you (at the bar, on your table, and even in the seat right next to you). Don’t blink or you might miss a moment of this edge-of-your-seat musical thriller.

See it live starting August 7 for an exhilarating night out you won’t soon forget.





Kifle Shoe Boutique
The Art of Sarah Hout

Kifle is featuring The Art of Sarah Hout for the month of August. Her work is inspired by the unseen, and created with the intention of releasing life and light into whatever space they inhabit.








ZenCha Tea Salon
Andrew Tonn and Christen Gillman

For the month of August, ZenCha Tea Salon is partnering with The Peggy McConnell Art Center of Worthington to feature What Are You Masking, an art exhibit by Andrew Tonn and Christen Gillman.





Bernard’s Tavern
Art from Terra Gallery

Come visit Bernard’s Tavern during Augustto see artwork provided by Terra Gallery. Please visit the Bernard’s Tavern Facebook page for additional details.








Stone Village Church Art Gallery
Urban Blend

Stone Village Church’s Art Gallery presents Urban Blend by Joss Parker and Christopher Cropper for the month of August. Two Columbus artists and friends join in collaboration to mix and mash their respective techniques as well as styles within the urban genre of contemporary art. The exhibit will hang in Stone Village through Sunday, August 31.