It’s cold outside, but the January Gallery Hop is buzzing with activities. Enjoy new exhibitions in the galleries and businesses in the Short North Arts District, while you enjoy street performers and vendors who will be lining the streets. Take a look at what’s happening on January 4.

Looking to avoid driving your own car down to the Short North? Check out the Parking 101 page, which includes information about alternative modes of transit include COTA, Uber, car2go, and more.


In the Galleries…


Marcia Evans Gallery – 8 E Lincoln St
Visit Marcia Evans Gallery to view her Holiday Salon Show. This show runs through January 18 and features a number of local and national artists including Larry Hamill, Cody Heichel, Dawson Kellogg, Sandy Knight, Anna McDonough, Shawn Morin, Annette Poitau, and many more!





Sherrie Gallerie – 694 N High St
During January, Sherrie Gallerie features the work of Naysan McIlargey. The wood-fired ceramic vessels were inspired by ancient pots from Asian and Middle Eastern cultures.






ROY G BIV – 997 N High St
ROY G BIV Gallery presents a two-person exhibition of interdisciplinary artwork that challenges dominant social roles and expectations. Kyle Franklin embraces the LGBT counterculture’s potential for social change, while Greg Ponchak explores alternate modes of existence within dominant ideologies.




Sharon Weiss Gallery – 20 E Lincoln St
In January, Sharon Weiss Gallery features “It’s a New Day”, a solo exhibition by local American landscape painter Steven S. Walker. This will be Steven’s second solo exhibition at the Sharon Weiss Gallery which also coincides with the 20th anniversary of the gallery. This collection of work features a variety of inspiring and captivating new works that stem from the Ohio landscape.  This exhibition will feature original oil paintings covering everything from streams to structures, based on Walker’s continuing fascination with light.

The show runs through January 30.




pm gallery – 1190 N High St
pm gallery continues the ever-popular “Wings, Beads and Bones” exhibit by Vickie Moon Spiegel through January Gallery Hop. Spiegel is a Columbus artist and uses mixed media, collage, encaustic techniques and found objects in her work.

They will also feature the works of Jean Shooter and Michael Seacrest.



Lindsay Gallery – 986 N High St   
During January, Lindsay Gallery will once again feature the art of folk artist Joey Monsoon.

Over the past five years, Monsoon has proven himself to be one of Columbus’ most important painters. Monsoon is back with a new series of intense pieces that challenge our concept of beauty. His subjects have known hard lives… but they carry on with grace.

Studios On High – 686 N High St
In January, Studios on High Gallery presents “Lines,” an exhibit by various artists. Jewelry, created by Rachel and Ken Conner, is inspired by the simple, elegant lines nature provides. Drawings and sculpture by Bill Meyer are influenced by the duality of the effect the lines we cross and those we don’t affect our lives.
Paul Palnik Cartoon Studios – 14 E Lincoln St
Paul Palnik Cartoon Studios exhibits the work of artist and cartoonist, Paul Palnik. Works date from 1978 to the present. Limited-edition, pencil-signed and numbered prints, original drawings, books, and paintings will be available for purchase.











Terra Gallery – 8 E Poplar
For the month of January, Terra Gallery presents the “Winter Salon Show”, featuring landscape artist Jim Glover and the contemporary wall sculpture “Mille Fiori : 3”  by Yasue Sakaoka. The show will run through January 30.











Brandt-Roberts Galleries – 642 N High St
In January, Brandt-Roberts Galleries features “New Year, New Works”, fresh pieces from contemporary artists and historic works previously unseen at the gallery. This exhibit introduces painter Brian Port and sculptor Terry Schmitter. Brian Port is a Columbus College of Art and Design alum and his work has been included in numerous juried exhibitions. He creates hyper-realist still life paintings that emphasize the relationship or tension between the objects he chooses. Terry Schmitter is an Ohio artist who works in variety of media including volcanic rock, granite, marble, and wood. For him, the finished sculpture develops as a response to the unique qualities of the different types of materials he works with.


Events & Exhibits

In addition to the traditional art galleries of the Short North, district boutiques, restaurants, and retail shops celebrate art during the January Gallery Hop with special exhibits and events. Come see what’s happening…


Stone Village Church
Local artist Michael Bush

Stone Village Church presents “Movements and Motion” by local artist Michael Bush. Michael describes his work as “abstract painting based on mood and inspired by dilapidated buildings and other unconventional places.”

The exhibit will run through Sunday, January 26.
Kifle Shoe Boutique
Artist Lea Gray

During January, Kifle Shoe Boutique will feature an art exhibit by Lea Gray. They will have designer launches by Statement Piece and Lubna Designs.


Grand Opening

Kingmakers, a board game parlour, officially opens its doors for the first time! There will be two days of open house demos. For this weekend, Kingmakers will be waiving the library fee! Come check out the space, meet the Board Game Sommeliers, and sample the board game library — free of charge!







UrbanOffice Furnishings + Art Gallery
Various local artists

UrbanOffice’s UOF ART GALLERY presents “100 PAINTINGS.” These small original paintings, by over a dozen local artists!







Big Fun Columbus 
Local Artist Donna Estep

This December Hop, Big Fun will feature works from Donna Estep.

Brothers Drake Meadery
Artist Maria Levitov

Brothers Drake Meadery features the art of Maria Levitov. Maria’s work is simple, she shoots vibrant and expressive photos that capture moments of her life. We are constantly changing and moving, and this exhibit will focus on who she was, leading up to recording her debut album, which will be released January 23 at Brothers Drake.