Winter and Spring in Columbus were brutal. If ever we as a city deserve to be treated to cloudless, sunny skies, it’s this summer. And what better way to enjoy said weather than, say, a stroll through the park and some gleeful, vitamin-D-drenched shopping? The perfect setting: Goodale Park, of course, during the new Goods on Goodale series.

Here’s a prettily painted picture (this is, after all, the Short North Arts District): lush park greenery neatly lined with booths from Short North Arts District retailers, local artisans, and other Columbus vendors. Live music and performance art and family-friendly art programs (oh my!), curated by the Short North Arts District’s own Blick Art Materials. Grab a friend, have some brunch, then head to Goodale Park. This is the new monthly pop-up art and retail marketplace you need this summer.

The inaugural season kicks off on Sunday, May 20 and continues on June 17, July 22, and August 19 near the Goodale Park Gazebo from 12:00pm to 4:00pm each date. Bonus: on July 22 and August 19, Goods on Goodale will coincide with the Goodale Park Music Series as presented by the Short North Civic Association. Need we say more?

May 20 Vendors & Performers:
Short North Arts District retailer Dog N’ Frog will be selling pet-themed t-shirts and gifts for pets. District jeweler Peace + Love + Bling will be selling selling a variety of ethically handmade jewelry, and will also have information about their newly-launched fundraising programs. Eleventh Candle Co. will be selling 100% soy wax candles, melts, and fragrance sprays. Jordanica will be selling handmade copper, brass, and sterling silver jewelry. Fringe will be selling tees, hats, and accessories. Nom Nom Nom will be selling all natural dog treats. Scout Climbing Holds will be selling climbing holds and will have a small climbing wall display. Renewal by Anderson will have information about their product plus a $10,000 giveaway for windows and doors.

District art supplier Blick Art Materials will have a live artist paint demo, prize giveaways, and supplies for you to play with. Keep an eye out for beloved local mime Greg Bak, who will be clowning around while bringing joy and laughter. Talented singer and songwriter Jenny Flory will be crooning acoustic covers with her guitar.

Want to vend or perform? Visit this link to apply online now.