Gallery Hop Application
ABOUT GALLERY HOP
Gallery Hop is a 30-year tradition in Columbus’ Short North Arts District! Every first Saturday of each month, thousands of visitors converge on the strip to see new art exhibits and add to their growing art collections. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it’s Columbus’ favorite night of the month to celebrate art and community. Though many shops are open earlier, the Gallery Hop officially starts at 4:00pm and runs to 10:00pm, with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later.
ABOUT THE STREET PERFORMER AND VENDOR PROGRAM
To add to the vibrancy found in each of our stores and galleries, we invite street performers and vendors to showcase their artistic and creative talents on High Street during Gallery Hop Saturdays.
The Short North Alliance holds a Community Market License (No. 2013014800), issued by the City of Columbus Department of Public Safety. The Community Market License allows the Short North Alliance to have authority over the public right-of-way on High Street from Goodale to 5th Avenue on Gallery Hop Saturdays to ensure public safety during Gallery Hop nights.
Included are the Gallery Hop Performer and Vendor Guidelines for the event in compliance with the City of Columbus rules and regulations. In order to participate during Gallery Hop, you must complete a monthly application and obtain a permit. Applications are DUE between the 1st and the 15th of the MONTH PRIOR to the date of Gallery Hop.
Performers and vendors are selected on a monthly basis at the discretion of the Short North Alliance based on the availability of space, overall mix of applicants, and in consideration of other activities that may be happening in the district on a given night. If performers and vendors meet the guidelines and space allows, the Short North Alliance will issue a permit to performers and vendors selected no later than the Monday BEFORE Gallery Hop.
Please download and read the Gallery Hop Performer and Vendor Guidelines prior to the submission of your application. Your online signature and agreement to these guidelines are required in the form below.