🎨: Aaron Troyer, Brandt-Roberts Galleries


Gallery Hop in the Short North Arts District is back again on Nov. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m.

For over 35 years, Gallery Hop has taken over High St., filling the district with new art exhibitions, local artists, performers, vendors and more. This month, art lovers are invited to take a self-guided tour of local galleries, featuring new artworks on display, as well as explore local boutiques and public art throughout the Short North Arts District.

Scroll down to learn more about each exhibitions, gallery hours and more!


Parking in the Short North Arts District is free for the first hour when you park here and shop at participating businesses. Valid 9 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week!

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Artist: Aaron Troyer

Brandt-Roberts Galleries | 642 N High St.

Brandt-Roberts Galleries is proud to feature the work of Aaron Troyer. Originally from Mansfield, Ohio, Aaron Troyer earned a BFA in painting from The Ohio State University in 2006. He has most recently displayed his paintings at Tin Whistle Gallery (Austin, TX), Telefonica (Tijuana, Mexico), Teros Gallery (San Diego, CA), and 934 Gallery (Columbus, OH). In addition, he works as an educator and occasionally records and performs music with friends. Aaron lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, daughter, and dog.

The exhibition will be on view through January 31, 2024. Brandt-Roberts Galleries’ January Gallery Hop hours are 1 to 7 p.m.

Artist: Sarah Rosalena
Artist: Sarah Rosalena
Artist: Sarah Rosalena
Artist: Alison Saar

Columbus Museum of Art at the Pizzuti | 632 Park St.

The Columbus Museum of Art proudly presents “In All Directions” by Sarah Rosalena (b. 1982, Los Angeles, USA) and Alison Saar’s Nocturne Navigator during the January Gallery Hop. 

Rosalena’s artworks fuse the materiality of traditional and indigenous craft techniques with emerging technologies to produce objects that break boundaries and borders imposed by colonialization. Her hybrid forms of ceramic, textile, and beadwork examine the geo-political effects of climate change, dispossession, and extractive economies through anti-colonial and feminist perspectives. Through her art, indigenous and craft technologies open new knowledge between the ancient and the futuristic, the human and nonhuman, handmade and autonomous. 

The title of the exhibition, “In All Directions,” at once signals the irrelevance of the compass points in the expansiveness of the universe and the potential held in multi-cosmologies, temporalities, and the infinite that could help us rewrite the narratives of the past and imagine different futures that break the binary structures rooted in “discovery.”

“In All Directions” includes several major bodies of work, such as “Transposing a Form” (2020), “Above Below” (2020), “Standard Candle” (2021–2023), and “Pointing Star” (2023), as well as new textiles and sculptures created for presentation at the CMA.

Alison Saar’s monumental sculpture Nocturne Navigator, an iconic work from the Museum’s permanent collection is featured on the third floor of The Pizzuti. Nocturne Navigator commemorates the Underground Railroad, a network of secret pathways and safe houses by which slaves of African descent could find their way north to the relative liberty of the free states and Canada. The figure’s billowing skirt shows the constellations of stars that would help guide the fugitives on their nighttime journey, while the figure’s heavenward gaze and outstretched arms suggest a mix of prayer, gratitude, and anguish.

Columbus Museum of Art at The Pizzuti’s January Gallery Hop hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artist: Robie Benve

Marcia Evans Gallery | 8 E. Lincoln St.

Stop by Marcia Evans Gallery during the January Gallery Hop to witness artist Robie Benve’s solo exhibition of landscapes and city scenes with an artist reception from 2 to 5 p.m. “Awaken” is a collection of mixed media landscape paintings that employs a distinctive technique combining acrylics, inks, and paper on canvas or wood.

Marcia Evans Gallery’s January Gallery Hop hours are 12 to 8 p.m.

Artist: Kayla Suzanne Holdgreve

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio | 815 N. High St. Ste. H

Sean Christopher Gallery invites guests for a Mid-Exhibition Reception and Artist Talk featuring Black Mountain by Kayla Suzanne Holdgreve. Reception is on Saturday, January 6, from 4-8 p.m., with an Artist Talk at 6 p.m.. This solo photography exhibition runs through January 27, 2024.

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio’s January Gallery Hop hours are 4 to 8 p.m.

Artist: Matthew McFarren

Sharon Weiss Gallery | 20 E Lincoln St.

During the January Gallery Hop, Sharon Weiss Gallery presents “Salon Show Featuring New Works by Gallery Artists” through January 28.

Sharon Weiss Gallery’s January Gallery Hop hours are from 1 to 8 p.m.

Artist: Tamar Rudavsky

The Little Blue House by Sharon Weiss Gallery | 24 E Lincoln St.

For the January Gallery Hop, The Little Blue House will host exhibitions in its two distinctive spaces, Gallery II and 24 Lincoln Street Art Studios. Gallery II will feature work from the Women Artists of Sharon Weiss Gallery. 24 Lincoln Street Art Studios will feature new work from the Studio Artists.

The Little Blue House’s January Gallery Hop hours are from 1 to 8 p.m.

Artist: Annette Simon

Studios On High Gallery | 686 N. High St.

During the January Gallery Hop, Studios on High Gallery presents their annual group show, “The Art of Gifting,” featuring smaller pieces by member artists, ideal for holiday gifting. Patrons can sample a broad range of diverse work from jewelry and oils to wildlife sculpture and mixed media collage.

Studios on High Gallery’s January Gallery Hop hours are from 12 to 8 p.m.


Hashtag Comedy Company | First Saturdays with… ROT! | 1253 N High St

The Short North Arts District’s newest comedy venue, Hashtag Comedy Company, is joining in on the excitement of Gallery Hop with their monthly series, First Saturdays with… ROT! This will be an evening filled with laughter, creativity, and a touch of the unexpected to audiences, making each show an unforgettable experience.

ROT stands out as a Columbus-renowned indie improv group, born in 2016 from the camaraderie of a close-knit circle of best friends, all of whom share the distinction of being alumni of Ohio State’s Fishbowl Improv. Infused with the vibrant energy of friendship and a lively, playful dynamic, ROT guarantees to whisk you away on an absurd adventure with every performance.

Doors Open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Out of the Box

Gallery Hop goers are encouraged to explore local artists’ talents covering everyday electrical utility cabinets throughout the Short North. These often unsightly and overlooked structures have become the canvas for talented artists to enliven public spaces. All artists participating in Out of the Box are emerging and have histories from historically marginalized communities.

This project is made possible with support from the Short North Foundation, the Mary Marjorie Wittwer, Edith Doud Unrestricted, Lewis B. and Myra B. Simpson funds of The Columbus Foundation, The Ohio Arts Council, and the Short North Alliance Art Fund.

  • Artist Name: Niko Taylor
    Location: Spruce Ave. and High St. 
  • Artist Name: Juan Daza
    Location: High St. and Vine St. 
  • Artist Name: Dana Harper
    Location: Goodale Ave. and High St. 
  • Artist Name: Khaila Carr
    Location: Russell Ave. and High St. 
  • Artist Name: Andy Smith
    Location: Buttles Ave. and High St. 
  • Artist Name: Cassidy Marietta
    Location: W Hubbard Ave. and High St. 
  • Artist Name: Dane Khy
    Location: Price Ave and High St. 
  • Artist Name: Abby Kamagate
    Location: King Ave. and High St. |
  • Artist Name: Rather Severe
    Location: Starr Ave. and High St. 
  • Artist Name: Anthony Pomales
    Location: 4th Ave. and High St. 
  • Artist Name: RAKES
    Location: 5th Ave. and High St. 
  • Artist Name: Sarah Pagliaro
    Location: Goodale Park
Artist: Rather Severe
Artist: Anthony Pomales


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