Holiday Hop is a celebrated Columbus tradition and the biggest Gallery Hop of the year, featuring street performers, decorated retail windows, lights, and of course, holiday cheer. On Saturday, December 2, See new art exhibitions in the Short North Arts District galleries and vote for your favorite Short North Arts District holiday window displays. Though many shops and galleries are open earlier, Holiday Hop officially starts at 4:00pm and runs to 10:00pm, with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it’s Columbus’ favorite night of the month to celebrate art. Don’t forget to stop by the Holiday Hop Pop Up Shop for more great giftable goods and pictures with Santa, located at the Holiday Headquarters at 873 N. High St. from 12:00pm – 9:00pm! View the complete 2017 Holiday Schedule here and our Holiday Shopping Guide here.

Plan ahead with Parking & Transit information, as well as the Dining GuideShopping Guide, and Services Guide.

Brandt-Roberts Galleries
Brandt-Roberts Galleries is proud to present Villages & Homesteads: Honoring the Ohio Landscape, their annual solo exhibition of new work by Ohio based artist Mark Gingerich. The exhibition will feature 25 oil paintings created both in studio and en plein air. This exhibition will be on view through December 31.

Ranging from pastoral farms to small town streets, Gingerich scouts for his subject matter until he finds a sense of visual harmony in repeating colors and patterns of light. The resulting compositions offer an intimate glimpse at how the artist’s trained eye works. Scenes that we may find commonplace and even overlook are animated and renewed by Gingerich’s impressionistic brushwork and palette knife markings. A warm atmospheric quality ties together the paintings which seem to be bathed in an ethereal light.

Hammond Harkins Galleries
Featuring Small and Wonderful by Laura Alexander. This annual holiday tradition is Hammond Harkins’ most anticipated show of the year. Opening reception Friday, November 17 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. The exhibition runs November 17 – January 14.

Participating artists: Laura BidwaMark BushSarah FairchildLinda GallDennison Griffith, Alteronce GumbyPaul HamiltonAndrew HendrixsonPeter Christian Johnson, Janice Lessman-MossStephanie LueningLogan MarconiAndrea MyersKaveri RainaAminah Robinson, Marcia SmilackMariana SmithKaren SnoufferCarol StewartBruno SurdoMilisa ValliereMelissa Vogley WoodsPamela WorkmanErin Wozniak

Lindsay Gallery
Columbus artist Ashley D. Pierce returns to Lindsay Gallery for a third time with new paintings on carved wood panels.




Marcia Evans Gallery
Marcia Evans Gallery is featuring Artful Holiday Gifts December 2 – January 28, an exhibition that includes paintings in smaller sizes, sculptures, hand-blown glass, jewelry, and scarves. Artists include: Kate Argow, Kimberly Erb, John Evans, Doug Frates, Larry Hamill, Michael Halliday, Alice Kiderman, Cameron MacPhail, Truet McDowell, Kate Morgan, Annette Poitau, and Linda Wesner.


Pizzuti Collection
The Pizzuti Collection welcomes the public to a stellar pair of exhibitions, on view from November 17 – April 29.

Lines/Edges: Frank Stella on Paper features a range of Stella’s experiments on paper including early translations of his Black series and shaped canvases, magnificent color woodcuts and screen prints from the 1980s, and the Moby Dick Deckle Edges, an impressive nine work grouping of large-scale prints from the early 1990s based on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

Pair: Glen Baldridge and Alex Dodge is the inaugural edition in what will be a series of exhibitions juxtaposing two artists from the Pizzuti Collection. Glen Baldridge and Alex Dodge experiment sharply and slyly with materials and this exhibition is an unfolding narrative about their respective processes.

pm gallery
Come celebrate pm gallery‘s last Holiday Hop with milk and cookies, and get the first look at their best artisan-made ornaments in blown glass, ceramic, paper, and metal featured in their new exhibition, Heading to the Long South: A Florida Christmas. They will also have work by Michael Secrest, Vicki Moon Spiegel, rarities by Susan Sturgill, and more.


ROY G BIV Gallery presents its annual Small Works Exhibition. The exhibition fills the gallery with works of art smaller than 1 ft. x 1 ft. x 1 ft. Showcasing around 100 works by ROY’s member artists, Small Works features myriad styles and mediums. An opening reception will take place on December 2, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Seventh Son Brewing will be donating beer for the reception. The exhibition will be available through January 27.


Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
RELAY by Melissa Yes is an exhibition of devices that relay events and signals that have been rebroadcast over a seemingly endless history of repetitions, found under the roof of Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio. In this collection of new sculpture and video work, Yes attempts to reverse-engineer the connections that link cosmic-scale sagas to closer, more intimate narratives. Sadness, humor, and critique coexist in these signals which are retransmitted from the laws of physics, religious and mythological stories, popular culture, social movements, and everyday life.

Yes was born in Texarkana, Texas and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She received an MFA from Ohio State University in 2017, preceded by a BA (in Biology) and BFA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio, where she is a resident artist at Second Sight Project.

Sharon Weiss Gallery
Rick Akers returns to the Sharon Weiss Gallery for his 20th one man show with 24 paintings, consisting of landscape, urban, still life, mixed media, and pastel, titled Rick Akers: Celebrating 20 Years. The artist’s reception and opening will take place on December 1 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Akers lives and works in Somerset, Ohio with a studio in his 1822 federal brick home. His work is predominantly plein air painting.


Sherrie Gallerie
Sherrie Gallerie is featuring Intimate, an exhibition in which international, national, and local artists were invited to create small scale, detailed, and personal artworks for holiday gift giving. An artist’s reception will be held December 2 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm.



Studios on High Gallery
The annual Studios on High Group Show features small works by Studio on High’s member artists — perfect for unique, local, holiday gifting.




Wexner Center
Wexner Center for the Arts is featuring over 100 works from four decades in this career-spanning survey of acclaimed artist Cindy Sherman. The exhibition makes its only stop outside of Los Angeles at the Wex and stays there through December 31.



Other Gallery Hop Activities

Holiday Hop Pop Up Shop
While you’re out and about at Holiday Hop, stop by the Holiday Hop Pop Up Shop from 12:00pm – 9:00pm for homemade and handmade goods, in addition to getting your photo taken with Santa, at the Holiday Headquarters, located at 873 N. High St.

Special thanks to Surprise! Modern Party + Cocktail Goods for decorating the Holiday Pop Up Shop, and thank you to The Pizzuti Companies for sponsoring the Holiday Headquarters.


Brothers Drake
Enjoy Brothers Drake mead while listening to live music from ten-piece deep funk band, The Deeptones.

Enso Tattoo
Visit the Holiday Flea Market at Enso Tattoo. There will be a toy drive, vendors, local art, and more.

Glean is excited to partner with students from Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School for the December Holiday Hop. Students will be creating holiday ornaments from repurposed materials to be on display as part of our holiday window endeavor for the month of December.

Ornaments can be purchased, but can’t be taken home until after the holidays. All profits from sales will go directly to the artists and to Fort Hayes Arts High School.

Global Gifts
Global Gifts will be offering fair trade coffee and hot chocolate samples, as well as treats from the Women’s Bean Project. During Holiday Hop we’ll be giving away a Fair Trade ornament collection. Stop by anytime between now and Gallery Hop to enter to win.

The Hippie Hut Guitars & Things

The Hippie Hut  is proud to introduce its new line of all-natural tea.  “Ellie’s Tea”, which includes 12 different types of tea, will be released for sampling and purchase during Holiday Hop.

Hilton Downtown Columbus
Hilton Columbus Downtown will be hosting Caren Peterson from Muse Gallery to set up an exhibit featuring a few different artists. The exhibit will be set on the second floor of the hotel, where holiday cookies and extended happy hour specials through the night will be available. Attendees will also receive complimentary parking with the purchase of a drink or appetizer in our Gallerie Bar.

Jacob Neal Home Collection
Jacob Neal Home Collection invites everyone to attend the Michael Aram Jewelry Collection Trunk Show, taking place from 4:00pm – 9:00pm.

Jolie Occasions
Jolie Occassions will be hosting a Holiday Hop Party from 4:00pm – 10:00pm with live music from Print the Legend, 15% off merchandise store-wide, and tasty treats.

Late Night Slice
After the success of last year, Late Night Slice will again be holding a Toy Drive with a drive-thru donation drop-off.  Every donation will earn a special Late Night Slice coupon.

Laughlin’s Bakery

Kick off the holiday season with Columbus’ Christmas bakery! Laughlin’s Bakery will be open 8:00am – 8:00pm and serving a full Christmas menu (gingerbread, Stollen, Lebkuchen, Moravian sugar cake, and more). From 5:00pm – 7:00pm they will be hosting the singing group VOCALities for caroling.

Mukha Spa
Join Mukha Custom Cosmetics and Medi-Spa from 6:00pm – 9:30pm for its Holiday Happiest Hour event.  Enjoy artwork by Columbus artist Mike Fields, a Mukha gift certificate sale, 15% off all in-store retail items, peel and microderm specials, and of course, food and fun.

On Paper
On Paper will be open for extended hours from 10:00am – 10:00pm, where visitors can send a free card to a military service member as part of The American Red Cross’ Holidays for Heroes program. 

Pies & Pints
This month’s featured artist whose work will be displayed at Pies & Pints is Stephanie Plotts. Plott’s recent work, Small Moments, will be displayed during the month of December at Pies and Pints in the Short North. Small Moments is a look at the unique places she has traveled to and humanizing interactions with the people around her are the things that have most inspired Steph’s art. Acrylic on canvas is Steph’s preferred medium because it allows her to create varying depths through color and texture. She also leverages many different styles and media to convey her sense of purpose and creativity blended with a warm humanism that exemplifies her work.

Rowe Boutique, Growe Baby, and Kiln Mercantile

Shop three sales in one place with Rowe Boutique, Growe Baby, and Kiln Mercantile during Holiday Hop. You’ll find new arrivals in Rowe Boutique and in the space right above Rowe Boutique at 720 1/2 N. High St. from 1:00pm – 8:00pm.

Skully’s Music Diner
Don’t miss Urban Tropic headlining Skully’s Music-Diner on December 2nd, joined by “No Comment” and Reese Jordan. Doors open at 5:00pm. $5.00 surcharge for persons under 21.

Two Truths
Party to deep house music while sipping cocktails at Two Truths.  Hosted by Run614, December’s Niche will feature  Midislut and Xavier Mathias of Quality.   Admission is free.



The Short North Holiday Headquarters is made possible with support from The Pizzuti Companies.

Short North Arts District holiday season support provided by: