With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, Gallery Hop is Columbus’ favorite day of the month to celebrate art. In addition to street performers, this month’s Gallery Hop will feature new exhibitions and works at Brandt-Roberts Galleries, Emergent Art & Craft, Sarah Gormley Gallery, Sharon Weiss Gallery, and Studios on High Gallery. Hop til you drop this Saturday, June 5 and check out the amazing new artwork exhibiting at galleries and businesses all month long.



Brandt-Roberts Galleries

The first exhibition in the BRG Summer Series pairs Detroit-based, BRG artist Caitlin Cartwright with Pittsburgh-based artist Gavin Benjamin. Caitlin Cartwright is a social change artist whose vibrant narrative works combine painting, drawing, and collage to explore the stories that connect people across cultures. Gavin Benjamin is a multifaceted artist who combines original, analog photography and appropriated images with collage, paint, and varnish to create works that call back to baroque traditions while incorporating elements of current culture, media, politics, fashion, and design and addressing questions that (continue to) confront men and women of color in America today. A virtual exhibition will be available at www.brandtrobertsgalleries.com/exhibitions.

A Gallery Hop exhibition reception will take place on Saturday, June 5, from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.

Emergent Art & Craft

Emergent Art & Craft presents MY NAME IS MY NAME, featuring paintings by Briseus Smith, which runs June 4 through June 30. Smith explains, “With my art I look to bring the bridge between confusion and clarity through my use of vivid colors and figures that aren’t from this world.”

June Gallery Hop hours will be from 11:00am to 9:00pm.





Hammond Harkins Galleries

Hammond Harkins Galleries presents Masterworks from artist Aminah Robinson, which will be on view through June 13. MacArthur Award recipient Aminah Robinson was recently featured in The New York Times in “Overlooked,” a series about remarkable people whose deaths the newspaper initially overlooked. Regarding the artist’s chronicling of Black Life, Kwame Opam states, “[Robinson] believed that life for her people in America was an act of near-superhuman perseverance, and she was determined to capture that history in every medium she could.”

Masterworks offers a breadth of work illustrating this range. In addition to early drawings on view for the first time will be two special mixed-media works: Aminah’s Blackberry Patch, a multi-part folio dedicated to her son Sydney, and the Presidential RagGonNon dedicated to former President Barack Obama. Alongside Aminah’s work will be works by Don “DonCee” Coulter, the first recipient of the Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Fellowship, which is administered by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

June Gallery Hop hours will be from 11:00am to 8:00pm.

Lindsay Gallery

Columbus artist Katie Kikta returns with new works on paper that draw from the symbology of plants and flowers, life cycles of creation, death, and rebirth.

June Gallery Hop hours will be from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.






Marcia Evans Gallery

Marcia Evans Gallery’s June exhibition will showcase three male artists, two of which have never shown at the Gallery before. Returning artist Zak Burgess has been with the gallery for several years, and will be displaying his old, mysterious homes with pallet knives and oil paint on canvas. New artist Zachary Dean Jones works with raw materials from his land in Athens to create abstracts. Lastly, Joe Kavalec, member of CAAMP and also new to the Short North Arts District and gallery, will put his music aside to display his photorealism paintings of various city scenes in Ohio.

June Gallery Hop hours will be from 11:00am to 8:00pm.

(Not) Sheep Gallery

(Not) Sheep Gallery presents The Problem We All Live With, an exhibition based on a Norman Rockwell painting about school desegregation. The show will primarily focus on racism, but will also present work about environmental issues and politics. The Problem We All Live With will remain on view until August 1.

June Gallery Hop hours will be from 11:00am to 8:00pm.



Sarah Gormley Gallery

Sarah Gormley Gallery presents Rest…and Motion, which includes photography from local artist Jana Pryor and NYC-based Shammara McKay, both of whom have previously exhibited at SGG. The pandemic has forced all of us to be still, quieter than normal, to go inside ourselves. At the same time, we’ve had to be resilient, to press on… to just keep going. Their photography brings this duality to life – a show that yes, is comprised of images from both Ohio and New York, but more importantly captures that need to be still and the need to keep moving in all of us, especially this past year.

June Gallery Hop hours will be from 12:00pm to 7:00pm.


Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio

Sean Christopher Gallery presents Old School 4, an annual group exhibition featuring recent artworks by select 1970s and 1980s CCAD students and alumni. The show will run through June 19 and feature works by Nancy Bommer, Kevin Buckland, Pertain Gillespie Buckland, Jean Holmgren, Beverly West Leach, Stephan Montague, and Laurinda Stockwell. Participating artists include Nancy Bommer, Kevin Buckland, Pertain Gillespie Buckland, Jean Holmgren, Beverly West Leach, Stephan Montague and Laurinda Stockwell.

June Gallery Hop hours will be from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

Sharon Weiss Gallery

Sharon Weiss Gallery presents a new exhibition by Edmund Boateng. The exhibition features 12 photographs that will be on display until June 29. In the exhibition Yaafoa, Home is Calling, Edmund Boateng self reflected to create art pieces that would connect viewers to his African heritage and culture. Boateng is an artist based in Columbus and is most known for his three pieces of artworks that have become murals in the Short North Arts District, and for his work shown in Sharon Weiss Gallery.

When asked about the art exhibition, Boateng said that while creating the most recent mural for the Short North Arts District’s temporary mural series, One World, he began to feel homesick for Ghana, and his family who are still living there, missing his mother Yaafoa mostly. This collection of photographs are a reflection of his heritage. The exhibition will move the gallery visitors with the powerful display of tradition, deep-rooted sense of African culture, and cutting edge portraits.

June Gallery Hop hours will be from 12:00pm to 7:00pm.

Sherrie Gallerie

Sherrie Gallerie presents By The Numbers, a new series of works by Christian Faur based on portraits of well-known mathematicians of the 1900s. Faur created these works by using a “fused encaustic” method built on the artist’s experience working with hand cast crayons. By The Numbers will remain on view through June 20.

June Gallery Hop hours will be from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.





Studios on High Gallery

Studios on High Gallery presents From the Chrysalis, a show from artist Denise Romecki that draws inspiration from the artist’s personal interest in the plight of the monarch butterfly and the importance of all pollinators to our existence. Romecki’s ceramic sculptures are infused with a touch of whimsy and explore the often unnoticed, smaller forms and processes of nature that are hugely important in the chain of life. “The past year of pandemic isolation was a form of closing ourselves in as a chrysalis does, giving us time to digest and transform,” she said. “I see the chrysalis as a symbol of protection and rebirth. It is a time of quiet enclosure and change that leads to a new beginning. We are entwined with the natural forces that silently surround us. We are no different than the insects and wildlife of our world.”

June Gallery Hop hours will be from 1 :00pm to 6:00pm.

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts presents Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment. Foregrounding contemporary artists’ engagement with social issues and shaping institutions, Climate Changing raises critical questions as we face the entwined crises of systemic racism and a global health pandemic. What role do art and culture play in revealing legacies of oppression and violence? How might artists help imagine a different future? How can all of us, collectively, create a real climate for change?

The artists in Climate Changing deal with a range of matters such as mass incarceration; global warming; labor, debt and economic inequality; colonization; racism; education and democracy; and ableism. By presenting projects that span multiple themes and frameworks, the exhibition emphasizes the power of intersectionality and interdependence, and encourages a collective reimagining of our social environment. To learn more, visit wexarts.org.

June Gallery Hop hours will be from 11:00am to 4:00pm.



PENZONE Salon & Spa

The salon will be featuring artwork by Charles Penzone, offering 50% off canned cocktails and wine, and complimentary express blowouts and manicures from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.






Prologue Bookshop

The Prologue Bookshop Sidewalk Sale is back for June! They will have a large selection of discount and overstock books, games, puzzles, and more! The sidewalk sale runs from 11:00am to 3:00pm.





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Those interested in visiting the Short North Arts District in person can make their visit Short North Safe. Local businesses are taking various safety precautions, such as requiring masks or face coverings, offering private appointments, limiting capacity, increasing routine cleaning, encouraging clients to social distance and sanitize, and more.

Additionally, enjoy a discount on contact-free parking via the ParkColumbus app with a complimentary validation code. For more parking and transit information, visit the Parking & Transit page or download the Parking & Transit Guide.