With twinkling lights on the arches, festive window displays, and greenery strung over doorways, it sure looks a lot like the holidays in the Short North Arts District. There’s no better time to start (or finish) your holiday gift shopping than at many of the amazing galleries that dot the district. Performers will line the streets while the beautiful art, shops, boutiques, and more offer more than enough giftable items for everyone on your list.

Saturday was a big day in Columbus! To celebrate, we got some help from former OSU Safety Brandon Mitchell, HOMAGE’s Ryan Vesler, and Bookbag Video in preparation in this video for Short North Arts District’s Holiday Hop and OSU’s appearance in the B1G Championship on December 6.


In the Galleries


Lindsay Gallery
986 N High Street

Join Lindsay Gallery on Friday December 5 from 6:00-9:00pm to celebrate their 15th anniversary in the Short North Arts District. With the holidays in mind, Lindsay Gallery will be showing new small work by longtime gallery favorites Bill Miller, Karl Mullen and Harry Underwood. They will also have a new artist, John Taylor-Lehman, who brings a fresh approach to bottle cap folk art and a collection of wooden toys by Walter Chandler. Enjoy live music at 8:00pm with a special acoustic performance by Parker Muntz and friends. Parker is the lead singer of Forest & the Evergreens.


Marcia Evans Gallery
8 E Lincoln St

Marcia Evans Gallery will be featuring “Holiday Salon Show” from December 1 through January 31, featuring paintings, photographs, mixed media collages, sculpture, hand blown glass, and hand made jewelery. Holiday hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00am-6:00pm and Sundays from 12:00-4:00pm. Buy original art for holiday gift giving, nothing is more special or unique.


Sharon Weiss Gallery 
20 E Lincoln

Rick Akers will be having his 17th one-man show at Sharon Weiss Gallery for the month of December. He has recently been juried in the Ohio State fair and most recently won a 2nd place award in a national competition.








1200 N High St

Rivet is proud to welcome back Ohio artist Johnny Yanok for his first solo exhibition at their gallery featuring original gouache artwork. This will be his fifth time showing at Rivet. To celebrate the holidays, we have invited back California artists Dan Goodsell and Michael Fleming to adorn the Project Wall with affordable small works to suit anyone’s gift list! Opening reception will be on Saturday, December 6 from 7:00-10:00pm with holiday snacks and refreshments. The Exhibition will be held December 6 through December 31.

Brandt-Roberts Galleries
642 N High St

The Brandt-Roberts December exhibition, These Are a Few of My Favorite Things, will showcase their contemporary artists’ interpretation of the title of the exhibition.  With a winter chill in the air and our doors open late, These Are a Few of My Favorite Things will be the perfect chance to warm up while enjoying the District’s holiday displays.






pm gallery
1190 N High St

pm gallery will be featuring Who Went Extinct: the final batch of the Wild Beast paintings by Paul Volker of Columbus. Long time collectors, and new converts, will enjoy this last round of the Wild Beasts. Frogs, pigs, cats, chickens and others navigate a  slightly askew world direct from Paul’s fertile and quick mind. Blown glass ornaments by national artists are also featured through December.








Studios on High
686 N High St

Studios on High Gallery presents unique and imaginative art work in all mediums from oils and ceramics to glass, contemporary jewelry and other fine wearables for holiday gifting. This exhibit runs though December 31. Meet the artists at the Gallery Hop on Saturday, December 6 from 6:00-10:00pm.







Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
815 N High Street

From December 6-January 31, Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio will be featuring Kimberly M. Webb, “ditched“. An artist reception will be on December 6 from 6:00-10:00pm. “ditched” is a new body of sculptural works, a continuation of Webb’s studies and experimentation during her graduate research in the MFA program at the Columbus College of Art and Design. The artist is the Gallery Manager at the Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, Columbus, and was recently accepted for participation in an overseas Artist Residency in Spain for 2015 with financial support by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.


Lumos Gallery
937 N High St

Lumos Gallery presents a Tech the Halls Holiday Hop on December 6 from 4:00-10:00pm. Join Lumos for the debut of new work by Alan Price. Other artist work includes Tyler Bohm’s laser cut wall sculptures, Lumos’ Curator Kayla Malone’s 3D pen-drawn sculptures, OSU’s David Staley and Matt Lewis’ 3D printed “Data Sculpture”, as well as selected OSU Game Design students showcasing their final projects! Paint BiNumbers and LizzyPopTronics will also be exhibiting their work along with our new teams, imaekgames, showcasing their game “CubeZ” and FR introducing a demo of their game, “Light Knight”. As the last Gallery Hop of the year, expect some amazing work and purchasable art from Lumos! Also available for retail are small 3D printed stocking stuffers! Come experience interactive augmented realities and Tech The Halls with Lumos Columbus!


Sherrie Gallerie
694 N High Street

Sherrie Gallerie will be hosting their 5th annual Holiday Hop Art Fair featuring a variety of handmade gifts. Come meet the artists and enjoy exquisite jewelery, pottery, blown glass, and so much more!





995 N High St

ROY G BIV Gallery presents its annual Small Works Exhibition for the month of December. The exhibition fills the gallery with works of art smaller than 1ft x 1ft x 1ft. Showing around 100 works by ROY’s member artists, the exhibition features a wide variety of styles and mediums. All artwork is priced to sell at under $500, giving visitors the opportunity to buy affordable, hand-made holiday gifts. In addition, the show features a display of $10 artwork, a great entry point for the first-time art collector. This exhibition will run from December 6 through December 27, closed on December 24-26. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 6, from 7:00-10:00pm.


The Oak Room
511 N High St

For the December Gallery Hop, The Oak Room will be featuring The End of The Affair series by Andrea McCafferty. Often we project human qualities on to inanimate objects such as toys, animals, and personal belongings to imbue them with a sense of personality. Through this process these objects engage with the world through a form of empathy. The imaginative process of personifying objects allows us to understand the human condition.  In Nicolette Swift’s Souled World 94 small works from 14 artists across the country exhibit betrayal, love, humor, fear…a full spectrum of human emotions in miniature expressions.



Paul Palnik Cartoon Studios
14 E. Lincoln St

New drawings are on display by artist and cartoonist Paul Palnik. The exhibition will be on display throughout December. Stop by on Gallery Hop to meet the artist.







Events and Exhibits


Happy Go Lucky
R. Nichols

For the December Gallery Hop, Happy Go Lucky will be featuring R. Nichols. He began cutting and pasting little paper collages in the sixth grade and never stopped. These candles bring his images to light. They are infused with the purest, most honest scents to bring joy your home and burn for about 60 hours.


Flora Home and Garden
Holiday Sale

Flora Home and Garden is featuring a store wide Holiday Sale, where the entire store will be 25% excluding wreaths, greens and fresh branches.





Old World New Home
Farmhouse Frocks

Holiday Hop will be the debut of a new line of clothes at Old World New Home that are designed and made in Ohio called Farmhouse Frocks.  It is a beautiful line of upcycled vintage and cottage styled clothing. The mission at Farmhouse Frocks is to bring forth beauty–the beauty of women, the beauty of texture, and the kind of elegant beauty that can only come from the flowing farmhouse style. These one-of-a-kind designs are a marriage of many styles–urban farmhouse, boho, shabby chic, cottage, and Victorian. All were created by a group of women who are passionate about empowering women from all walks of life, in any size.




Green Olive Company
Terra Gallery

For the months of December through January, Terra Gallery presents an Eclectic Salon Show featuring paintings, mixed media and sculpture. Terra Gallery is showing a concurrent exhibition at our new permanent Short North location at the Green Olive Company.



Skully’s Music Diner
Gallery Hop Dance Party

Stop at Skully’s for the Gallery Hop Dance Party, Get Right with DJ Giovanny. Come party at the best dance club in town! They’ll be spinning Hip Hop & EDM all night long. Doors open at 9:00pm with $5 cover charge before 1:00am and $10 cover for guys after 1:00am, must be 21.


Danceville, U.S.A.
Open House

Danceville, U.S.A. will have a Open House event, inviting anyone to come visit the studio space. They will also have selfies with Santa available to the public inside the studio. Danceville will have a table set-up along High St. where we will sell gift certificates for two 30-minute private dance lessons–a great gift to give for the holidays!






Alexanders Jewelers
Annual Holiday Designer Open House

Alexanders Jewelers is having the Annual Holiday Designer Open House preview on Saturday December 6th.  Saturday the 6th is a preview of the event for Sunday the 7th.  This will be the best time of the year to get discounted pricing on designer jewelry pieces and Swiss high end timepieces.






Stone Village Church Art Gallery
Ways Through

On Saturday, December 6, from 5:30 – 8:00pm, Ways Through a new exhibition by local artist Sonya Lucas opens at Stone Village Church Gallery. In addition to celebrating Sonya’s new exhibit, a delicious array of appetizers, desserts and wines will be on-hand.









Impero Coffee
Valerie Esiso

Valerie Esiso will be having a Pop Up Shop event at the Impero Coffee shop lounge area on December 6. Valerie will be selling signature print cushions, vintage decor, floor pillows, and much more!




The Short North Pint House
Local Art

On the first Saturday of every month, the Short North Pint House turns into an art gallery! During Gallery Hop, they bring in a different local artist to create a masterpiece right in front of your eyes. They call it Paint the Pint House! Start your Saturday off with brunch and enjoy some options from their expansive drink and beer menus. Then, kick back and enjoy watching an artist at work. See you this Saturday!



Stonewall Columbus
Healthcare.gov/ACA Enrollment Assistance

Stonewall Columbus will be featuring Healthcare.gov/ACA Enrollment Assistance Event on December 6 from 11:00am-4:00pm. This event will include a 1/2 hour seminar and then one-on-one assistance with Certified Application Counselors enrolling on the healthcare.gov website.



Big Fun
Michael Muthra, Jason McFly Kincaid, Good Time Charleys

For the December Gallery Hop, Big Fun Columbus will be having two artists: Michael Muthra and Jason McFly Kincaid. Also, the Dixieland band, “The Good Time Charleys”, will be performing in the evening and Santa Bert will be floating around Big Fun mid-afternoon.






Rowe Boutique

Rowe Boutique will be hosting ONESIXFIVE jewelry trunk show during the December Gallery Hop as well as tarot card readings by astrologer Tony Clark.






Holiday Specials

Join Mukha for the December Gallery Hop on December 6 from 6:00-9:00pm. Tim and Sean will be playing all of your holiday favorites. Receive 20% off all makeup and skincare from 6:00-9:00pm and buy $100.00 in gift certificates and receive an additional $20.00 gift certificate free. And as always, homage food and drinks will be available.


Camelot Cellars
Hot Mulled Spiced Wine

Camelot Cellars will be serving their famous Hot Mulled Spiced wine – owner’s original recipe!





Urban Office
Catherine Whittier

Catherine Whittier returns to Urban Office with her beautiful and often whimsical photographs. Please join Urban Office for a reception from 6:00-10:00pm on Saturday, December 6.




Hubbard Mastery School
Gift Wrapping Station

Stop by the Holiday Hop Pop Up Shop at the Garden Theater at 1187 N High on Gallery Hop from 12:00-10:00pm and visit the Hubbard Mastery School gift wrapping station. All of the proceeds go to support the students at the Hubbard Mastery School.







Happy Go Luky Her
aMano Fair Trade

Happy Go Lucky Her Features aMano Fair Trade for the December Gallery Hop. aMano Fair Trade partners with over 150 artisans to provide handmade crafts that represent relationships, sustainability, and hope. Each piece is carefully made preserving cultural traditions and craft making techniques that have been passed on for generations.





Global Gifts
Woman’s Bean Project

For December Gallery Hop, Global Gifts is featuring gourmet food from Women’s Bean Project. Women’s Bean Project is a nationally-recognized social enterprise that has created transitional employment in gourmet food and jewelry manufacturing for chronically unemployed and impoverished women for 25 years.  Gallery Hop is the time for their monthly drawing. Come by the store and enter to win a basket of food mixes from Women’s Bean Project! Enjoy samples of fair trade coffee and hot chocolate while you shop!


Brothers Drake Meadery
Larry Doyle

Brothers Drake is featuring Larry Doyle, a self taught artist from Columbus, Ohio. Ranging from creatures with glowing eyes, to repeated abstract patterns and other-worldly forms, his work invokes an ethereal and dream like atmosphere.  Join Brothers Drake for mead productions Tours at 2:00 or 4:00pm, see www.brothersdrake.com/eventstours for reservations.  Live music will be at Brothers Drake on Gallery Hop night with The Dewdroppers at 10:00pm with a $5 cover, must be 21+.



The Waxxpot
Cassandra Swiatek

For the December Gallery Hop, The Waxxpot is featuring Cassandra Swiatek. The Waxxpot will also be hosting a reception in honor of December Gallery Hop from 6:00-10:00pm. Their entire team of waxing specialists will be available to take care of any and all of your waxing needs! Thier master nail technician will also be here to glamorize your natural nails with a Basic, Gel, or Vinyl manicure!







The Lamp Shade
Julz Truly

The Lamp Shade is hosting Julz Truly for the Holiday Hop, Saturday December 6 from 6:00-10:00pm. She makes trays using slumped glass bottles to make “Upcycled Functional Art”. Most pieces are food safe and are created from customer requests or what inspires her. Custom orders are available with customers bringing their bottles & family family mementos to add that special touch.