2024 SHORT NORTH GALA

Celebrate the passion and people that make the Short North Arts District the art and soul of Columbus.

Join the Short North Alliance as we proudly recognize the individuals, businesses, and organizations who have made an impact in the Short North Arts District. In addition to the annual award ceremony, guests are invited to enjoy:

  • A Taste of the Short North: Visit tables and tables of appetizers and desserts provided by various Short North Arts District restaurants. Culinary partners to be announced!
  • Two-course Dinner: Enjoy a seated dinner prepared by the culinary team at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.
  • One-of-a-kind Cocktails: Sip on creatively crafted drinks from some of the best mixologists in the District.
  • Silent Auction: Bid on fabulous prizes provided by Short North Arts District businesses and partners.
  • Live Entertainment: Take in tunes, spins, and more!

Start your evening with access to the exclusive Pre-Gala VIP Reception. This limited-capacity event gives you the chance to experience:

  • Tasty Small Bites: Indulge in a curated selection of appetizers.
  • Complimentary Craft Cocktails: Pair your VIP reception experience with perfectly themed cocktails.
  • Live Music: Enjoy the sounds of eclectic Short North Arts District performers.
  • Mix & Mingle: Share conversations and connections with those shaping the Short North Arts District.

2024 SHORTH NORTH GALA HONOREES

The Short North Gala proudly recognizes the individuals, businesses and organizations that have made an impact in the Short North Arts District. Know someone or a group who deserves to be recognized this year? Nomination Deadline is February 19, 2024

ARCHITECTURAL STAR:

Honorees in this category have contributed substantially to the architectural quality, preservation or design of the Short North Arts District. 

BUSINESS BEACON:

Honorees in this category have inspired a broad range of people to visit, invest in and nurture the Short North Arts District.

COMMUNITY PARTNER:

Honorees in this category are selected for their collaborations with the Short North Arts District resulting in significant advancements in commercial success and quality of life.

UNSUNG HERO:

Honorees in this category are selected for the contributions they have made over the years to the artistry, diversity, community and spirit of the Short North Arts District.

SANBORN D. WOOD AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP & SERVICE:

Honorees in this category have made lasting contributions to the Short North Arts District through their life and service.

SUPPORT THE ART + SOUL OF COLUMBUS

Funds raised for the Short North Gala support the projects, services and mission of the Short North Alliance — to nurture the Short North Arts District as a vibrant, creative and inclusive community and leading arts destination.

Experience the event from behind the scenes by becoming a volunteer!

Donate items for the VIP swag, Silent Auction or award artwork.

Show off fan favorites during the “Taste of the Short North” with a culinary partnership. 

Contact Director of Advancement, Johnny Riddle, at Johnny@ShortNorth.org to learn more about how you can become a sponsor!