2020 Short North Gala

Sunday, May 3, 2020
6:00-10:00pm
Hilton Columbus Downtown, George Bellows Ballroom

Celebrate the passion, personalities, and faces of the Short North Arts District.

The 14th Annual Short North Gala proudly recognizes the individuals, businesses, and organizations who make in impact in the Short North Arts District.

In addition to the annual award ceremony honoring neighborhood partners, guests are invited to enjoy one-of-a-kind cocktails, savory and sweet bites by various Short North Arts District culinary partners, and a plant inspired two-course menu by chef Bill Glover and the team at the Hilton Columbus Downtown. The night will be rounded out with a silent auction, photo booth, performances, and more.

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.Tickets to the Short North Gala go on sale January 24. Early-bird pricing ends April 24.

JOIN US FOR THE PRIVATE RECEPTION

Gala-goers can make the most of the evening by attending the exclusive Private Reception from 5:30-6:30pm located in the Gallerie Bar & Bistro. Guests will get to enjoy exclusive bites and beverage samples, an open bar, entertainment, and more. Private Reception tickets can be purchased individually or as a table of 10 through the High Street Table Package. Private Reception tickets are limited, and are reserved on a first come, first served basis.

EVENT TIMELINE

  • 5:30-6:30PM: Private Reception
  • 6:00-7:30PM: Appetizers & Cocktails
  • 7:30-9:00PM: Award Ceremony & Dinner
  • 9:00-10:00PM: Dessert & Cocktails

2020 SHORT NORTH GALA HONOREES

Each year, the Short North Alliance is pleased to honor various individuals and groups at the Short North Gala. Honorees in all categories are nominated by the community. (2020 nominations are now closed.)

Honoree categories include:

– UNSUNG HERO: Recognizes individuals who enrich the Quality of Life in the Short North and Columbus through their volunteer efforts and contributions behind the scenes to advance Art, Community, Diversity and the Short North Spirit.

– BUSINESS BEACON: Recognizes those who have served as catalysts to bring a broad range of visitors to the District and have inspired others to invest in and nurture the Short North Arts District.

– ARCHITECTURAL STAR: Recognizes those who have contributed substantially to the architectural quality, preservation, or design of the Short North Arts District.

– COMMUNITY PARTNER: Recognizes those who have deep collaborations with the Short North Arts District resulting in significant advancement of the District success in commerce and quality of life.

SPONSOR THE 2020 SHORT NORTH GALA

Interested in sponsoring the 2020 event? Click the button above to view opportunities and email Becca Goodburn at becca@shortnorth.org for more information.

2020 SHORT NORTH GALA BEVERAGE AND CULINARY PARTNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Interested in being a culinary partner for the 2020 event? Sign up here.