As spring approaches and you’re itching to get out of the house and into the warmer weather, take a walk through the Short North Arts District to enjoy the fresh air and exciting new exhibitions. Don’t feel like walking or driving your own car? Try car2go, a carshare service where cars can be picked up and dropped off in public parking spaces, including metered spaces. You can also try bikeshare service CoGo or Uber rideshare service. For more information, click here.


In the Galleries

Sharon Weiss Gallery
20 E Lincoln St

Stacy Leeman’s newest show, Hidden Presence, will be on display from February 27 to March 30 at Sharon Weiss Gallery. In support of the exhibition, an opening reception will be held Sunday, March 2 from 2 to 4pm. Leeman said of the exhibition, “buried within each of my series of paintings is an idea that has its origin in a philosophical or religious dilemma, often an ancient Jewish text.”

Stop by Sharon Weiss Gallery during March to view this intriguing exhibition.







Viewpoints Murals
11 Locations in the Short North Arts District

The Short North Alliance and 11 partner galleries and art institutions with the support of the Create Columbus Commission and Orange Barrel Media present the second iteration of the highly popular Short North Temporary Mural Series. The exhibition, titled Viewpoints: Murals by Young Professional Working Artists, is now installed in the District!

All participating artists are either young professional artists under the age of 40 or are young at heart emerging artists who regularly support and mentor artists under 40. The series as a whole showcases works that reflect the individual perspectives, or viewpoints, of these artists.

Enjoy these public art pieces as you stroll through the Short North. For mural locations, participating galleries, and more information, click here.


Brandt-Roberts Galleries
642 N High St

Visit Brandt-Roberts Galleries for their newest exhibit, Defining Presence, featuring rising young painters Winnie Sidharta Ambron and Rob Anderson. This opening is in conjunction with the new installment of the Short North Mural Series, Viewpoints.










ROY G BIV Gallery
997 N High St

ROY G BIV Gallery will be partnering with the high school artist collective Project Pivot for the annual Community Partnership Exhibition. Their show, Secrets of the Cosmos, will run March 1-29, 2014.





Studios on High Gallery
686 N High St

The next exhibition at Studios on High, titled “Water” You Waiting For?, is by landscape artist Tom Harbrecht and mixed media artist Carol Granger. This dual exhibition will be feature artworks with a water theme.

Whatever the season, water scenes calm the mind and soothe the soul. Visit Studios on High to view this water-themed show. “Water” you waiting for?


Sherrie Gallerie
694 N High St

Sherrie Gallerie with 10 other Short North Galleries launch the second iteration Short North Mural project! Eleven new public murals throughout the streets in the Short North Arts District.

Sherrie Gallerie’s mural features Laine Bachman’s “Monkey Queen”. Opening and Artist Reception showcasing Bachman’s new works is February 28 from 5:30 to 8:30pm.

Ron Isaacs exhibition begins March 9 and runs through April 28. Artist reception and talk scheduled for Sunday, March 9, 3 to 5pm.







1200 N High St

In March, artist Juan Lara III will exhibit the show White Linesfeaturing chalk artwork of ’80s pop culture icons.

Opening reception is Saturday, March 1 from 7 to 10pm with artist in attendance and complimentary beverages provided by The Actual Brewing Company.

White Lines runs March 1-31, 2014.










The Oak Room
511 N High St

Guests are invited to experience the third installation of Crossroads, a three month long interactive exploration of chance meetings and change.

The Oak Room will be unveiling an exclusive series of new works from Adam Kiger (Columbus), mixed media works by Jody Gambino (East Hampton) and Lisa Hohman (Columbus) and paintings by artist/curator Audrey Wiedemann.



Marcia Evans Gallery
8 E Lincoln St

JOURNEY/DESTINATION with photographer Cameron MacPhail runs through March 29 at Marcia Evans Gallery. This fantastic exhibition follows the artist’s photographic journey of travels from coast to coast. A native of Columbus, Cameron currently resides in San Francisco where he graduated from the Academy of Art and is pursuing his career in Photography.

Visit Marcia Evans Gallery to view JOURNEY/DESTINATION.


Events & Exhibits

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


New chalk art creation

Stop by Mizzen+Main to see their original, local art displayed on their walls, including a chalk art creation that is 12′ high and 10′ wide.

Enjoy the live acoustic guitar music beginning at 8pm performed by Dan Bailey, elite athlete and talented musician.


House Beer
Street artist Christopher Toothman

Artist Christopher Toothman will be exhibiting some of his framed photographs of street art and architecture from San Luis & Buenos Aires, Argentina.





The GardenThe Chamber, and The Joint
After Dark with GCJ

After Dark with GCJ (The Garden, The Chamber and The Joint) begins at 9pm and is hosted by Columbus’ Little Bad Girl Diamond Hunter. Raffle prize giveaways will happen from 9pm to midnight.

Special guests will be the artist of the month and representatives from adult novelty companies Synergy and NU.

Game Demo by Cardboard Hero 

Kingmakers invites you to the Clubbin’ Baby Seals Demo during Gallery Hop! Cardboard Hero, an independent game developer in Columbus, will showcase their card game Clubbin’ Baby Seals.

Copies will be available for purchase. Come try your hand at saving baby seals!

Bernard’s Tavern
Stop by during Gallery Hop

Come inside from the cold weather and get warm with us at Bernard’s Tavern! Please visit their website for promotion and event details!





Big Fun Columbus
Kids’ art display and live music

During March, Big Fun Columbus will have artwork from fourth and fifth grade students from Oakland elementary school.





Short North Alliance
Chicano Artist & Activist Joey Terrill 

The Short North Alliance is pleased to have the opportunity to exhibit the artwork of Joey Terrill, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Columbus Project Manager who plays a role in the operation of the Out of the Closet Thrift Store and AHF Pharmacy that have been established in the Short North.

A series of Joey Terrill’s paintings are currently on display in the Short North Alliance office, located at 21 E. 5th Avenue.


Hilton Columbus Downtown
Cuba Libre: Exhibition of Art and Life under the Castros

Curated by Columbus native Michael Reese, the Hilton Columbus Downtown will be featuring Cuba Libre from February 24 through March 13, which offers a unique look into Cuban life from 1960 to 2014.

The exhibition can be found on the High Street level of the Hilton, located at 401 N High Street.