With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, Gallery Hop is Columbus’ favorite day of the month to celebrate art.

In addition to street performers and vendors, this month’s Gallery Hop will feature new exhibitions and works at galleries and businesses throughout the District; The Makers Monument Public Dedication, Artist Talk, and Artist Reception with artist Mark Reigelman; a Makers Marketplace from 1:00pm – 8:00pm in Poplar Park (608 N. High St); and the kickoff of Summer Spray on W. Goodale St.

Hop til you drop this Saturday, August 7 and check out the plethora of art activities.


The Makers Monument Public Dedication & Media Event

Join elected officials, neighborhood leaders, and artist Mark Reigelman for remarks and live music adjacent to the District’s latest sculpture at W. Hubbard Ave and High St from 1:00pm to 1:300pm. No RSVP required.

Artist talk and Q&A with Mark Reigelman

Learn about the creation of The Makers Monument from 3:00pm to 4:30pm at inside WeWork at 800 N. High St. Artist Mark Reigelman will be interviewed by Matthew Mohr, a local artist, Columbus Art Commissioner, and Professor at the Columbus College of Art & Design. A public Q&A will follow the talk. Eventbrite ticket required; click here to RSVP. All attendees will be required to wear masks.

Meet the Maker: Artist Reception with Mark Reigelman

Enjoy beverages from Seventh Son Brewing Co. and food from Townhall with the artist and community members, and direct views of The Makers Monument. The reception follows the artist talk and Q&A in WeWork (800 N. High St) from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Eventbrite ticket required; click here to RSVP. All attendees will be required to wear masks while not actively eating or drinking.

The Short North Arts District Makers Marketplace

Local makers will be selling items in a marketplace in celebration of The Makers Monument from 1:00pm to 8:00pm at Poplar Park, located on E. Poplar Ave.

Summer Spray

Summer Spray is returning for 2021! During this 11-week event, a 1,300-square-foot mural will be created on W. Goodale Ave by local artists, who will also showcase their work in an exhibition space in the Short North Arts District. Artists include Andrea Myers, Apeg Design, Derrick Callender, Hakim Callwood, Khaila Carr, FDZGRAFFITI, Sarah Hout, Lance Johnson, Nicholas Schukay, and Mrrobotgeek. Live mural-making will begin with Apeg Design and Khalia Carr on August 7.

For full details about Summer Spray, click here.


Brandt-Roberts Galleries

Brandt-Roberts Galleries presents the third and final exhibition in the BRG Summer Series, placing Chicago-based encaustic artist Jeffrey Hirst with Indianapolis-based textile artist Marco Querin. Hirst fabricates nonobjective encaustic and oil works on shaped wood panels that investigate the relationship between man-made architectural structures and the natural landscape, conjuring questions about how these two forces coexist in an urban environment. Querin constructs minimalist fiber-based work that references fragility, tension, elasticity, and equilibrium through precision-based, controlled execution. The exhibition will be on view through August 29 and a virtual exhibition will also be available at https://brandtrobertsgalleries.com/exhibitions.

Brandt-Roberts Galleries is also proud to exhibit small-scale works related to the fabrication of new public sculpture, The Makers Monument, throughout the month of August. From framed test pieces of laser cut steel to drawings of shadow studies and ink sketches to 3D prints, Brandt-Roberts Galleries will exhibit artifacts of the artistic practice of Ohio-born and New York-based artist Mark Reigelman leading up to the fabrication and installation of this hallmark sculpture. The work will be on view through August 29.

August Gallery Hop hours will be from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.

Emergent Art & Craft

Pieces is a collection of new works on display at Emergent Art + Craft by Luke Boyd from August 3 through the end of the month. The opening reception will take place during Gallery Hop from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Boyd is a painter, baker, and cake decorator working and living in Athens, Ohio. His practice combines cake decorating, baking and painting to relate the temporality and sweetness of baked goods to life. Boyd holds an MFA in painting and drawing from Ohio University.

August Gallery Hop hours will be from 11:00am to 9:00pm.

Hammond Harkins Galleries

Join Hammond Harkins Galleries for its most recent edition of 6 plus 1. This recurring group exhibition includes six gallery artists and a “plus one,” who this year is Amanda Love from Granville. Love is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in bookbinding, design, and conservation. Her work is informed by the environment and ranges from small intimate works to room-size installations. In addition to a selection of Love’s paintings, also on display will be the artist’s Word Matter, a floor-to-ceiling installation comprised of reconfigured dismantled books. Participating Artists: Laura Alexander, Linda Gall, Paul Hamilton, Andrew Hendrixson, Andrea Myers, Tariku Shiferaw, and Amanda Love.

August Gallery Hop hours will be from 1:00pm to 8:00pm

Lindsay Gallery

For more information on Lindsay Gallery, visit https://lindsaygallery.com

Marcia Evans Gallery

Marcia Evans Gallery presents an exhibition of works by French-born American artist Annette Poitau. Poitau received her MFA in Paris, and her paintings are shown in private and public collections in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Her oil paintings often call to mind the rich colors of the earth, exploring a technique that is analogous to the geological processes of sedimentation and erosion that shape our planet, creating imaginary landscapes.

August Gallery Hop hours will be from 12:00pm – 9:00pm.

(Not) Sheep Gallery

Water and Cake, an exhibition and sale of new work by Columbus clay artist Juliellen Byrne,will be on view through August 30 at (Not) Sheep Gallery. The theme of the show is the desperate world issues of water, poverty, immigration vs. wealth, and comfort.

August Gallery Hop hours will be from 1:00pm to 8:00pm.

Sarah Gormley Gallery

Virginia Kistler’s first solo show at Sarah Gormley Gallery will feature two-dimensional and sculptural work that examines natural phenomena, such as fungi spore prints and technological systems. Works will be on view through August 29.

August Gallery Hop hours will be from 1:00pm to 8:00pm.

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio presents Craig Matis: Songbooks and X-Ray Collages, on view through August 20. In the solo exhibition by Cleveland-based artist, musician, teacher, and Trans ally, Craig Matis continues to examine life obstacles (often-life threatening) experienced by transgender individuals. Matis first creates unique music and lyrics performed by his eclectic group UZIZI throughout Northeast Ohio (founded in Cleveland in the 1980s). He then makes labor-intensive paper collages that embellish on the narrative of his songs. 

August Gallery Hop hours will be from 1:00pm to 9:00pm, with an artist talk with Matis at 7:00pm.

Sharon Weiss Galleries

Sharon Weiss Gallery Salon Show of works by the gallery’s stable of artists. Visit 12 Lincoln, Sharon Weiss Gallery, 24 Lincoln St. Art Studios and Found @sharonweissgallery, all on Gallery Row located on E. Lincoln St. Visit www.sharonweissgallery.com or for inquires call 614-291-5683.

August Gallery Hop hours will be from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Sherrie Gallerie

See outdoor ceramic sculptures and expressive paintings in a world of color in Russ Vogt’s Color World, showing through August 27.

August Gallery Hop hours will be from 12:00pm to 7:00pm.

Studios on High Gallery

Studios on High Gallery presents Hit the Hop, the gallery’s annual open-call juried exhibition open to Ohio artists. This year’s theme, Frame of Mind, invites artists to contemplate and interpret headspace, mood, and time. A $300 first place, $175 second place, and People’s Choice award will be announced August 8.

August Gallery Hop hours will be from 1:00pm to 8:00pm.

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts presents Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment. Foregrounding contemporary artists’ engagement with social issues and shaping institutions, Climate Changing raises critical questions as we face the entwined crises of systemic racism and a global health pandemic. What role do art and culture play in revealing legacies of oppression and violence? How might artists help imagine a different future? How can all of us, collectively, create a real climate for change?

The artists in Climate Changing deal with a range of matters such as mass incarceration; global warming; labor, debt and economic inequality; colonization; racism; education and democracy; and ableism. By presenting projects that span multiple themes and frameworks, the exhibition emphasizes the power of intersectionality and interdependence, and encourages a collective reimagining of our social environment. To learn more, visit https://wexarts.org.

August Gallery Hop hours will be from 11:00am to 4:00pm.


Global Gifts

Global Gifts is honored to showcase works by local artist Ryan Hudson throughout the month of August. Hudson is a self-taught local artist with a passion for acrylics and spray paint who draws inspiration from Mexican Folk Art and the Expressionist style. All pieces will be available for purchase and on display until August 29. While experiencing the art show, be sure to also shop the selection of Fair Trade artisan-made goods from over 40 different countries. 

August Gallery Hop hours will be from 11 :00am to 9:00pm.

Jolie Occasions

Jolie Occasions is hosting its fourth anniversary party! Receive 20% off everything all day, treats by The Cheesecake Girl, champagne toast, giveaways, and more.

August Gallery Hop hours will be from 11:00am to 9:00pm.

Prologue Bookshop

The Prologue Bookshop Sidewalk Sale returns! Look for more great discounts on books of all types, plus puzzles, shirts, and featuring notebooks and journals. The sidewalk sale will run from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

August Gallery Hop hours will be from 10:00am to 8:00pm.

Skully’s Music Diner

Check out Space Camp at Skully’s Music Diner.

Two Truths

Terry Norman’s charcoal artwork returns to Two Truths, located at 1205 N. High St. Norman has been on display for past Gallery Hops, and his artwork was just at the Columbus Museum of Art.


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Those interested in visiting the Short North Arts District in person can make their visit Short North Safe. Local businesses are taking various safety precautions, such as requiring masks or face coverings, offering private appointments, limiting capacity, increasing routine cleaning, encouraging clients to social distance and sanitize, and more.

Additionally, enjoy a discount on contact-free parking via the ParkColumbus app with a complimentary validation code. For more parking and transit information, visit the Parking & Transit page or download the Parking & Transit Guide.