Holiday Hop is a celebrated tradition, featuring street performers, decorated retail windows, lights, and of course, holiday cheer. Many of the galleries will feature collections of one-of-a-kind small and artful gifts, perfect for the holiday season. Hop til you drop this Saturday, December 1 and check out the amazing new artwork exhibiting at galleries and businesses all month long.

Additionally, December 1 will kick off the new Short North Arts District Holiday Trail presented by Huntington. Shop your favorite small local businesses all month long to complete the trail and get free parking! It’s simple:

  1. Pick up a Holiday Trail Map at one of over 30 participating businesses, or in the December 2018 edition of (614) Magazine
  2. Receive a sticker every time you make a purchase at a participating business
  3. Collect five stickers to redeem your Holiday Trail Map at Le Meridien, The Joseph Hotel for a $50 parking meter gift card (while supplies last)

Participating businesses include:

Out of the Closet | Magnolia Thunderpussy | Manhood + Home | Vamp Official | The Lamp Shade
Happy Go Lucky Home & Her | Tastings Wine Experience | Rocket Fizz | THREAD | Paradise Garage Bicycles
The Optical Co. Clothe Ohio | Jolie Occasions | Red Giraffe Designs | Prologue Bookshop | Huntington Bank | Glean
The Paper Daisy | Wine on High | Tigertree | Columbus Eyeworks | TORSO | Samson Men’s Emporium
Short North Piece of Cake | Union Cafe | Columbus Running Company | STORE 5a | Eugene’s Canteen | The Candle Lab
Cub Shrub | On Paper | Chunky Armadillo | rowe | Ladybird | Sharon Weiss Gallery | Danceville, USA | Sherrie Gallerie
Alexanders Jewelers | Quinci Emporium | Global Gifts | Big Fun | FOUNT | Jacob Neal Salon + Home Collection | Hai Poke
First Commonwealth Bank | Blick Art Materials | BISHOPS | Star Jewelers



Brandt-Roberts Galleries
Brandt-Roberts Galleries will feature Natural Inclinations by contemporary impressionist painter Mark Gingerich, a native of Germany and resident of Ohio. In his new body of work, Gingerich embraces the familiar while seeking unfamiliar subjects as he aims for authenticity in his recognition of beauty found at home and abroad. Scenes that may seem commonplace and overlooked are animated and renewed by his impressionist brushwork and palette knife markings. Natural Inclinations will be on view through December 22.




Hammond Harkins Galleries
Hammond Harkins Galleries will feature its annual Holiday exhibition, Small & Wonderful, featuring Dennison Griffith. The exhibit will display work from more than 20 Hammond Harkins Galleries artists, with a section of the gallery dedicated solely to Dennison Griffith. Additionally, Small & Wonderful will feature a large salon-style wall that is visually stunning and made up of works in a wide range of styles and mediums.




Lindsay Gallery
Lindsay Gallery will continue to feature paintings by Paul Patton.

Patton (1921-1999) grew up in the tiny Muskingum County village of Rix Mills, Ohio. It was a place where kids walked to a one room schoolhouse, worked in the fields and spent their playtime outdoors in the beautiful Appalachian foothills. Patton went on to be a B-17 pilot in WWII and had a long career in education. When he went back to Rix Mills in 1985 he discovered that the countryside he loved had been dramatically changed by strip mining. The hill against which his village nestled had been entirely stripped away. Fearing that the way of life he knew would be forgotten, Patton began putting his memories on canvas. With no formal training, he produced over 500 paintings that so touchingly capture a time and place gone by, that they are an artistic and historical treasure.

Marcia Evans Gallery
Marcia Evans Gallery will feature Artful Holiday Gifts from 6:00pm to 8:00pm during Holiday Hop. Artists will be in attendance, including Robie Benve, Kate Morgan, Annette Poitau, Justin Lee Shaver, Linda Wesner, Harry Wozniak, John Evans, Alice Kiderman, Doug Frates, Kate Argow, Keith Culley, and Dareen Wearstler. The gallery also has Ohio-made soy candles by Swan Creek Candle Co.





(Not) Sheep Gallery
(Not) Sheep Gallery will feature small works through December 31. Stop by to see pieces by Christopher x. Bost, Nathaniel Galka, Chay Ruby, Richard Garriott-Stejskal, Juliellen Byrne, Sue Cavanaugh, Yuri Darash, Char Norman, Darlene Olivia McElroy, Kathryn Shinko, Ann Kim and Sare.


Pizzuti Collection
The Pizzuti Collection is having an art mug sale, with mugs starting at one for $6 and three for $15. Art Mugs feature designs from artists in the Collection, including Columbus-based artists. The Pizzuti Collection will be open 10:00am to 5:00pm for Holiday Hop.



Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Sean Christopher Gallery will feature Reimagined Landscapes by Kelly Olshan.

Olshan is a NYC-based artist and arts manager with the Queens Council on the Arts. The Birmingham Alabama native received her BFA in Painting, UNC-Asheville and her MA in Arts Administration, Columbia University, NYC. Olshan has also accepted the gallery’s invitation to be Guest Juror for its Young Hearts Eighth Annual Juried Exhibition, happening in February 2019. This all-media show has been occurring annually since 2012, exclusively featuring select artworks by Columbus College of Art & Design undergraduate and graduate students.

Reimagined Landscapes will open during Holiday Hop with an reception from 6:00-10:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through January 26, 2019.

Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery will continue to feature Frederick Fochtman, Latest Works.

The exhibit will be on view through December 2, 2018.






Sherrie Gallerie
Sherrie Gallerie will feature its best works, selected by the artists themselves, from December 1-23.

The exhibition will open during Holiday Hop with an reception and artists in attendance from 4:00-6:00pm. There will also be an artist meet-and-greet from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.




Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery will continue to feature The Art of Gifting, an exhibition of smaller works by studio artists.

Works in the exhibition include prints by Jennifer Jolly Brown, fine jewelry by Carole Bucklew; mixed media wall pieces by Deb Davis-Livaich; wooden love spoons by Laura Jenkins Gorun; figurative paintings by Tracy Greenwalt; beaded jewelry by Mikelle Hickman-Romine; glass mosaics by Beth Himsworth; whimsical ceramic critters by Judy Hoberg; mixed media landscapes and abstractions by Marty Husted; textiles by Deb Johnson; mixed media abstractions by Susie Jordan; encaustic paintings by Kim Covell Mauer; ceramics by Bill Meyer; polymer jewelry by Nancy Nearing; figurative oils by Alyssa Ritchie; ceramic sculpture by Denise Romecki; oil landscapes and still life by Annette Simon; wood veneer lamps by Ben Sostrom; atmospheric landscapes by Teda Theis; Short North cityscapes by Jess Wojtasek; and glass sculpture by Joan Zeller.

The exhibition will be on view through December 31.

Wexner Center for the Arts
Wexner Center for the Arts will feature Mickalene Thomas: I Can’t See You Without Me, which explores the multidisciplinary artist’s vibrant and resonant dialogue with authorship, identity, desire, and the historically charged relationship between artist and muse; The Emperor’s Nightingale, an adaption from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale that tells the story of a Chinese emperor who becomes enchanted by a nightingale’s song, and then that of the bird’s mechanical replacement; and Tommy Becker Mix Tape, a selection of videos from San Francisco–based artist’s ongoing Tape Number One project that combines poetry and songwriting with performance, found footage, and handmade costumes and props.

Visitors can also do some holiday shopping at The Wexner Center Store to find the region’s best collection of books on contemporary art and artists, as well as unique jewelry, housewares, and children’s items.



Holiday Hop Pop-Up Shop
Local artisans, crafters, and purveyors of homemade and handmade goods are uniting in the Short North Arts District at the Holiday Hop for one amazing day of holiday shopping! The Short North Arts District is hosting a Holiday Hop Pop-Up Shop during Holiday Hop from 12:00pm to 9:00pm at 945 N. High St. Shoppers can also get their picture taken with Santa from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.





Created Hardwood
Created Hardwood invites Holiday Hoppers to a bourbon tasting with Makers Mark.





District Art & Apparel
District Art & Apparel will feature the art of Julie Kleski in December. Kleski has spent 20 years designing custom Christmas, Halloween, and other specialty work, including phantasmagoric window displays for Bergdorf-Goodman on Fifth Avenue in New York City. A year-end round-up display of many of the local artists who have already shown at the store will also be included.

The exhibition will open during Holiday Hop with an reception at 6:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. 



First Commonwealth Bank
First Commonwealth Bank is going all out for the Short North’s annual Holiday Hop! Visitors are invited to stop by from 6:00pm to 9:00pm to meet featured artist Tom Baillieul and enjoy his unique artwork, and have complimentary photos taken with Santa. Light refreshments will be served.





First Ohio Home Finance
First Ohio Home Finance will feature artwork by students from Worthington Kilbourne High School. Work will be on view throughout the month of December and is available for immediate purchase. Proceeds help to further the creative pursuits of the student artists participating in the Holiday Hop.





Glean will feature spirit animal ink drawings, painted rocks and ornaments by artist Rebecca Ink during Holiday Hop. Find a spirit animal for yourself or as a gift for someone else! Ink enjoys using pen and ink in her art. The juxtaposition between the simple line in contrast to the intricacy of details are two things in combination that moves her to create in this medium.

Additionally, on Saturdays throughout December, Glean will offer the chance to meet some of their featured artists. During Holiday Hop, Poor Sparrow, beloved local handmade jewelry maker, will be at Glean from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Poor Sparrow incorporates vintage elements with new parts and pieces to create unique jewelry that anyone can love.


Global Gifts
Global Gifts will be giving away a handmade terra cotta bread warmer from Bangladesh paired with a bottle of extra virgin cold pressed olive oil from the West Bank. Stop by during Holiday Hop to sign up for a chance to win this great host gift (or for your own kitchen) and sample fair trade coffee and hot chocolate and cookie samples!





Greater Columbus Convention Center
Visit the Greater Columbus Convention Center during Holiday Hop to see artist Ty P. Carroll create a digital drawing live! Carroll is known for his digital drawings in which he takes a photograph and digitally manipulates each pixel to create abstract color patterns. Using these color patterns and a deep reservoir of creativity, he then draws pictures using the contrasts between colors to guide his eye and reveal the work of art within each piece. Visit the North Atrium by the “As We Are” sculpture to meet Carroll, where he’ll also be displaying metal prints.

You can also view the largest contemporary collection of central Ohio art, featuring the interactive “As We Are” sculpture by Matthew Mohr. This 14-foot-tall, three-dimensional universal human head sculpture contains a photo booth capable of shooting 3-D pictures. After each photo shoot, the guest emerges from the booth to see his or her portrait projected as the enlarged face of “As We Are.” The special Gallery Hop parking rate in the Goodale Garage is $5.00 per vehicle from 4:00pm – 10:00pm.

Jacob Neal Home Collection
Jacob Neal Home Collection will feature a Jewelry Trunk Show featuring the jewelry of sculptor Michael Aram. The event is free and open to the public.





Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph
Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph is partnering with ArtPop to give Columbus, Ohio a new art shopping experience. On Holiday Hop from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, browse local pieces and meet the artists while enjoying a selection of free hors d’oeuvres from The Guild House and live holiday music by the George Barrie Band. Shoppers can also indulge in a glass of wine, a craft beer, or featured craft cocktail from Soul Bar and mingle with other art aficionados. Artists at the event include Amandda Leigh Tire, Alissa Ohashi, Cassidy Rae Marietta, John F. Grosvenor, Duartes Collective Group, David Michael, Kate Morgan, and Stephanie Rond.


Mukha Spa
Mukha Spa will feature artist Dominic LaRiccia during Holiday Hop from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Visitors can meet the artist and enjoy sips and bites, and receive special discounts, with 15% of the profits going to The Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital.






Prologue Bookshop
Prologue Bookshop will feature cookies, hot chocolate, and more during Holiday Hop to celebrate its grand opening! Stop by to say hello, check out some featured books, and grab a limited edition bookmark.







The Eleanor
The Eleanor will feature a holiday market local vendors, sips, and live entertainment during Holiday Hop from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Vendors include Cbus Cookies, Potion Matcha Bar, Macrame Cafe (hot cocoa & planters), Olliver Lifestyle (candles), Ryan Porter (jewelry), and Under Aurora (Perfume and Skincare). Stop by to support women-owned businesses at the new women-focused coworking space.





The Pearl Restaurant, Tavern & Oyster Bar
The Pearl Restaurant, Tavern & Oyster Bar will feature photography of staffer Andrew Lawson. Visitors can speak with Lawson about his work and get inspired to take their own photos at The Pearl.







The Optical Co.
As part of its Gallery Hop Showcase Series, The Optical Co. will host Random Precision Brewing Company to give Holiday Hoppers a chance to sample their new line of craft sours while exploring the latest line of frames.






THREAD will feature other local businesses in-store from 4:00pm to 9:00pm during Holiday Hop, including a blueberry glitter pop up with Frances Katz’s beautiful artwork for purchase, artisan eats by Sarah Davis, and a Brow & Botox demo with The Sullivan Centre.



Skully’s Music-Diner
During Holiday Hop, Skully’s Music-Diner will host an early show with Parquet Courts starting at 6:30pm. Every Gallery Hop, Skully’s Music-Diner hosts Get Right with DJ Tron, a 21+ EDM/Trap/Hip-Hop dance party. The party begins at 10:00pm; there is a $5.00 cover charge until midnight and a dress code is enforced.


Stonewall Columbus
Stonewall Columbus will feature the first annual Happy & Gay Holiday Craft Show! With over 30 LGBTQIA owned and/or affirming crafters, makers, and small businesses, the craft show will be hosted in the newly renovated Stonewall Columbus Community Center, with raffles and prizes all weekend long.

Stonewall Columbus will also feature a Festival of Trees that will be displayed on the new roof deck. Admission is free for all attendees, with Stonewall Columbus Members receiving early access to the Craft Show on Friday and Saturday one hour before the main show hours. The Stonewall Columbus Happy & Gay Holiday Craft Show will be open November 30, 6:00pm to 10:00pm, December 1, 12:00pm to 7:00pm and December 2, 11:00am to 4:00pm.

The Table
The Table will feature works by Jay Lisk, a photographer of people and occasionally dogs. Based in Columbus, Ohio, he catches glimpses into the worlds of people and dogs around him.







Wine on High
Wine on High will be offering 30% off retail items in addition to their Holiday Hop Wine Tasting featuring five tastes for $12.







Various Vendors, Performers, and Musicians
Throughout the neighborhood 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, will add to the unforgettable experience. You will also find vendors selling their hand-crafted one-of-a-kind items.






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