Hop at Home for the Short North Arts District February Virtual Gallery Hop! Columbus’ favorite day of the month to celebrate art will continue virtually primarily via the @ShortNorthArtsDistrict Instagram Story, as well as on the Short North Arts District Facebook Page. The February Virtual Gallery Hop will feature seven brand new exhibitions, many of which will also be on view to the public in-person.

Select art galleries and other businesses will also be open to the public, with many offering private appointments in addition to virtual options. Specific details on how to shop and explore Short North Arts District galleries during this time can be found at Art By Appointment. You can also view public art throughout the area via the Short North Arts District Art Trail.

Gallery Exhibitions

Brandt-Roberts Galleries

Brandt-Roberts Galleries takes a look back at post-war classic modernist and impressionist artworks with the exhibition, A Look Back: Historic Works from BRG. The exhibition features work from BRG’s exquisite collection of Swedish and Danish modernist and impressionist artwork. Looking back at work from this pivotal period allows viewers to make connections from historic works from the past and find similarities and influences in contemporary work today. This exhibition is held in anticipation of an Ohio Modernism exhibition slated for November 2021 featuring newly acquired work from BRG’s represented Ohio historic estates.

The gallery exhibition is on view February 5-28. The virtual exhibition can be viewed at brandtrobertsgalleries.com/exhibitions. Current gallery hours are Friday through Sunday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm, and by appointment.

Hammond Harkins Galleries

Hammond Harkins Gallery Artists 2021 and Paul Hamilton Selections continue through mid-February. The exhibition features over 20 gallery artists and their famous salon wall. Participating artists include Laura Alexander, Laura Bidwa, Annie Chrissy Burley, Tim Brown, Sarah Fairchild, Linda Gall, Elizabeth Gerdeman, Alteronce Gumby, Denny Griffith, Paul Hamilton, Andrew Hendrixson, Jenny Holzer, Janice Lessman-Moss, Stephanie Lüning, Andrea Myers, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Robinson, Tariku Shiferaw, Mariana Smith, Karen Snouffer, Carol Stewart, Melissa Vogley Woods, Pamela Workman, and Erin Wozniak. 

Hammond Harkins Galleries follows COVID-19 safety protocols. For additional info or to schedule an appointment during or outside regular gallery hours, contact the gallery at (614) 238.3000 or gallery@hammondharkins.com.

Lindsay Gallery

Lindsay Gallery can be viewed by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (614) 291.1973 or email lindsaygallery@hotmail.com.


Marcia Evans Gallery

Marcia Evans Gallery will feature Anne Cushman, a printmaker that explores both real and abstracted geographical environments. Born in Massachusetts, she currently resides in Worthington. Cushman has a deep appreciation of this region’s natural beauty and diverse topography where she captures and interprets Ohio landscapes in her works. Working in a variety of media, Cushman’s monotypes, etchings, chine-collé prints and watercolors reveal her observations of the world. Cushman is also the co-founder of Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative in Columbus.



(Not) Sheep Gallery

(Not) Sheep Gallery presents Women’s Work: Redress. This is a second showing based on the theme “women’s work,” which presents work, done by women, in methods traditionally considered “women’s work,” i.e., sewing, embroidery, knitting, weaving, etc. The artists – Char Norman, Sue Cavanaugh, Nava Lubelski, Signe Stuart, Priscilla Roggenkamp, and Magda Parasidis – use these techniques in new and innovative ways to create difficult work that address issues of the environment, sexism, gender issues, poverty, and in some cases, just incredible contemporary works of art. The subject of the show, not necessarily the work itself, asks people to re-examine the idea of feminine crafts, and the idea these crafts are or are not art. The exhibition will remain on view through February 28.


Sarah Gormley Gallery

Sarah Gormley Gallery presents Of Field and Fallow, Melodie Thompson’s second solo show at SGG. The show is inspired by the idea that farmers leave fields fallow so the soil can restore and rest for a season before they attempt another crop to harvest. As 2020 progressed as a year filled with so much loss, Thompson explored if there was a fallow season to be found – where we could find rest, see the world again with wonder, and restore our souls. Sarah Gormley Gallery is currently open by appointment only. Contact sarah@sarahgormleygallery.com to make an appointment.




Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio

Sean Christopher Gallery presents Young Hearts 10: The Color of Love, featuring select works by current students from the Columbus College of Art & Design. This year’s guest juror is Cleveland area-based painter John A Sargent III. The exhibition will include both in-person and virtual venues with an in-person* Public Opening Reception on February 6 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, with the Juror’s Awards Presentation taking place at 8:00pm Viewers can also see works from Young Hearts 10: The Color of Love during Virtual Gallery Hop. This group show will continue through February 27, 2021 during the gallery’s regular open hours. Private appointments can also be scheduled by calling (614) 327.1344.


Sharon Weiss Galleries

Sharon Weiss Gallery will feature Mixed Messages: Poster Collages by Jeff Kallet from February 1-28. Kallet will be present in the gallery on February 6 during Gallery Hop. Visit Sharon Weiss Galleries at 12, 20 and 24 E. Lincoln St. For more information on the artists, please visit www.sharonweissgallery.com.






Sherrie Gallerie

Sherrie Gallerie presents Show of Love, an exhibition featuring Valentine’s Day-themed jewelry and art from Marilyn Parker, Karen Gilbert, Wesley Harvey, Molly Burke, and Michael Kaiser.






Studios on High Gallery

Studios on High Gallery presents Into the Forest I Go, an exhibition by Evangelia Phillippidis. Born and raised in the shadow of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, Phillippidis follows the Ancient Greeks’ beliefs that nature and mankind are intricately bound. Drawing on the natural world and animals, wild and domestic, the artist is inspired to create images portraying nature’s whimsical antics, while also striving to make her audience aware of man’s often destructive influences on habitat. The artist will be on hand to give demonstrations and tell stories about her work and inspirations during gallery hours February 6 and 20, 2021.

Phillippidis began her career and was an award-winning visual journalist at the Columbus Dispatch. It was there she perfected her skills in the art of scratchboard and visual storytelling. She is a graduate of, and adjunct faculty, at the Columbus College of Art & Design, and she is a member of The National League of American Pen Women.

Additionally, abstract acrylic paintings and sculptural ceramics created in 2020 by artist Teda Theis will be 10% off, and an additional 10% of the proceeds from any work sold will be donated to charity.

Finally, this show will be featured during Virtual Gallery Hop. For those attending in person, Studios on High Gallery is a mask-only gallery and kindly requests that patrons maintain social distancing for their safety and the safety of gallery staff. Please contact the gallery ahead of your visit for current hours of operation.

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts will feature Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment, a major group exhibition. This exhibition foregrounds contemporary artists’ engagement with social issues and shaping institutions—an engagement that’s all the more critical during the entwined health crises of systemic racism and COVID-19. Together the works in the exhibition ask: “how can we collectively create a climate for change?” To learn more, visit: wexarts.org


Gallery Hop is made possible with support from our sponsors:

Those interested in visiting the Short North Arts District in person can make their visit Short North Safe. Masks are currently required for entry into any Short North Arts District business. Local businesses are also taking additional safety precautions, such as offering private appointments, limiting capacity, increasing routine cleaning, encouraging clients to social distance and sanitize, and more. Select local retailers, restaurants, cafes, and other Short North Arts District businesses are also open to the public for shopping, carry-out and dine-in services, 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.

For more information on how to support local Short North Arts District galleries, retailers, and restaurants during COVID-19, visit ShortNorth.org/SupportSNAD.