Short North Arts District December Holiday Hop Exhibitions


Brandt-Roberts Galleries

Brandt-Roberts Galleries will continue the exhibition “There’s No Place Like Home,” featuring BRG artists celebrating the state of Ohio. The gallery will also feature new seasonal works by its stable of artists for Holiday Hop. 

The 2019 inaugural exhibition of the same title featured BRG artists who live and work throughout Ohio, depicting the vast and diverse landscape of the state they call home. This year’s iteration of “There’s No Place Like Home” will explore similar themes, but has also expanded to include BRG artists that are Ohio-born, and in some cases currently residing outside of the state. The paintings in this exhibition explore each artist’s connection to Ohio. “There’s No Place Like Home” is on view through Dec. 23. A virtual exhibition will be available at

December Holiday Hop hours will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Emergent Art + Craft

Emergent Art + Craft is proud to partner with Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative for a salon style show featuring several core and associate members of the group!

The exhibition, titled “Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative 2021,” features work from a selection of Phoenix Rising members, including Karen Albanese Campbell, Judith Steele, Dana Grubbe, Eliana Calle-Saari, Christine D’Epiro Abbott, Alana Hizer, Kit Vasey and Susanna Harris. A variety of printed media are available from silkscreen, to carved block prints, to collagraph. Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative has been a resource for artists in Columbus for more than 20 years and provides access to studio space for members as well as educational opportunities for the public. The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 31. 

December Holiday Hop hours will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Hammond Harkins Galleries

Join Hammond Harkins Galleries for some holiday cheer and its most anticipated exhibition of the year. “Small & Wonderful” returns with more great artwork, some new faces, and the gallery’s famous salon wall. Works will be on view from Nov. 26 through Jan. 16. 

December Holiday Hop Hours will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Lindsay Gallery

Lindsay Gallery presents work by Ashley D. Pierce. Pierce combines painting and wood carving in her works, which will be on view Dec. 4 through Jan. 8, 2022. An artist reception will take place on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

December Holiday Hop Hours will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Marcia Evans Gallery

Marcia Evans Gallery presents “Artful Holiday Gifts” showcasing gallery artists’ smaller original works of art. Works will be on view from Dec. 4 through Jan. 30, 2022.

December Holiday Hop Hours will be from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sarah Gormley Gallery

Join Sarah Gormley Gallery for the opening of “Five Women, Works on Paper,” featuring Michele BonDurant, Sarah Hout, Sharone Putter, Kyla Zoe Rafert and Rosa Rumora, during Holiday Hop from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Works will be on view through Dec. 30. 

December Holiday Hop hours will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio

Sean Christopher Gallery is honored to be offering a very special ‘Holiday Hop’ Opening Artist Reception featuring recent works by Dayton-based artist Mychaelyn Michalec. The opening reception will take place during Holiday Hop on Dec. 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The reception is open to all, offering free admission as always. 

Michalec’s “All that we went through was for nothing” features the artist’s medium to large-sized pictorials fashioned by hand and machine tufted yarn on stretched cloth. Artworks she sometimes refers to as her “paintings”. They are narratives which combine the subject of domesticity, issues of feminine aesthetics, craft, and cultural value. 

The show, which runs through Jan. 29, 2022, is scheduled on the heels of a remarkable period of time for the artist spanning 2020-2021 and including: Creating work that earned her a prestigious Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, which funded her work for solo exhibitions at the Dayton Contemporary (August-October) and ROY G BIV Gallery (October); and most recently being chosen to attend a month long Artist Residency at Object Hotel in Bisbee, Arizona in November.

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio can be found at 815 N. High St. or reached at (614) 327-1344, or on Instagram @seanchristophergallery.

December Holiday Hop hours will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sharon Weiss Gallery

Sharon Weiss Gallery presents a Salon Show of Sharon’s stable of artists for the holidays. Visit the gallery on E. Lincoln St. 12 Lincoln has something for everyone, children’s books from Cover to Cover, art books, paintings, sculptures and so much more. 24 Lincoln St houses 24 Lincoln St. Art Studios; four working studios and Found@sharonweissgallery. Call 614-291-2683 or email for inquiries. Works will be on view Dec. 2 through Dec. 31. 

December Holiday Hop hours are 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sherrie Gallerie

Join Sherrie Gallerie for its December Holiday Hop Artist Extravaganza! Thirty gallery artists will be displaying new work for the holidays. The entire gallery will be devoted to mini exhibitions by each artist, including special jewelry exhibitions by Sharon Meyer and Marilyn Parker. Works will be on view from Dec. 4 through Dec. 24.

December Holiday Hop hours will be from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Studios on High Gallery

“The Art of Gifting” is an annual holiday exhibition featuring smaller works by Studio on High Gallery member artists. These smaller pieces are ideal for holiday gifting and invite patrons to sample a broad range of diverse work from jewelry and oils to wildlife sculpture and mixed media collage. Member artists are invited to create in their juried medium or stretch to explore other avenues, extending their body of work. “The Art of Gifting” will run through Jan. 6, 2022. 

December Holiday Hop hours will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Other Short North Arts District Holiday Activities

Alexander’s Jewelers

Alexander’s Jewelers will be having a Holiday Designer Sales Event during the Dec. 4 Holiday Hop. The event will feature a Konstantino Trunk Show (the first in Ohio in over four years), a Ball Watch Trunk Show with Scott Kaufman from Ball Watch USA and Fausto from Misani Jewelry will be here from Milan to show the hottest pieces from this renowned design company.

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Receive a $25 bonus card reward for every $100 in gift cards purchased, November 15 through December 30. Gift cards are available at any location or online at

Danceville U.S.A.

During Holiday Hop, take a tour of Danceville, U.S.A.’s new home, located inside the newly renovated Sanctuary on Neil, just one block from Goodale Park! December Holiday Hop hours will be from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

First Commonwealth Bank

First Commonwealth Bank invites hoppers to stop by during Holiday Hop to view work by local stained glass artist, Kara Cullenen-O’Dea, peruse a slew of scarves for sale, and grab a candy cane. 

Kara has worked in stained glass for 15 years, focusing on bringing stained glass out of church windows and into home décor. She loves to use color, texture, and mixed materials to bring whimsy to an oftentimes serious medium. She will be displaying her ornaments and glass succulents for the month of December. December Holiday Hop hours will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Global Gifts

Happy Holidays from the Global Gifts family! Global Gifts offers verified Fair Trade goods from over 40 different countries, including right here at home. Stop by Global Gifts during Holiday Hop to fill out your Holiday Trail map and to shop for unique handmade gifts for everyone on your list!  December Holiday Hop hours will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Industrious will be supplying a free gift wrapping station to all Short North shoppers during the Dec. 4 Holiday Hop. Drop your items off in The Joseph lobby at 629 N. High St., then stop into any of the Short North’s fabulous restaurants for a quick bite while you wait. All who stop by will be entered to win a $50 Short North Arts District gift card. December Holiday Hop hours will be from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Jolie Occasions

Join Jolie for its annual Holly Jolie Christmas party – an all day event on Saturday, Dec, 4 during Holiday Hop! Enjoy a hot chocolate bar, treats from The Cheesecake Girl, special discounts, surprise giveaways and more from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

On Paper

Write the perfect letter to Santa at your local North Pole Post Office, conveniently located at 743 N. High St. – better known as On Paper! Impress Saint Nick by crafting a standout letter at our stationery shop, starting Dec. 4. Letters postmarked by Dec. 18 will be sure to receive a jolly response. 

Red Giraffe Designs

Celebrate Holiday Hop at RGD and receive a free ring with a purchase of $30+ all day in-store, and enter a giveaway for a $100 RGD gift card!

Skully’s Music Diner

Skully’s Music Diner hosts Space Camp with local DJs featuring DubStep, Riddem, and Trap. Doors open 8 p.m. through 2 a.m. Cover charge is $15.


Stop by the Starry booth to warm up with free hot cocoa, enter giveaways, and learn about Columbus’ newest internet offering.

2021 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Volleyball Championship

Stop by the 2021 NCAA Volleyball for a chance to win tickets to the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship! Hosted in Columbus, games will run Dec. 16 through 18 at Nationwide Arena. The event’s host institutions are the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, Nationwide Arena and The Ohio State University. The city hosted the event for the first time in 2016. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster, the NCAA’s official ticket vendor, with individual and group options for full session and single sessions. Enter to win tickets here.


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