Spring is finally here! There are so many new exhibits, events, and sales blooming in the Short North Arts District.

Looking for an easy way to get down to the Short North? Check out the Parking 101 page, which includes information about alternative modes of transit including COTA, Uber, Lyft, and more.



In the Galleries

Brandt-Roberts Galleries
642 N High St

Brandt-Roberts Galleries will present three different artistic approaches to Realism with the May exhibit, Reality Reimagined.

Jason Morgan renders playful contemporary still lifes in a hyper-realistic style.

Kendric Tonn’s still lifes and figurative works are primarily shaped by his studies of literature and the classical world. Bernard Palchick explores ideas about myth and ritual, which serve as a core concept for much of his work depicting the natural world.




Sharon Weiss Gallery
20 E Lincoln St

From May 2 through June 1, the work of Columbus-based artist Amanda Hope Cook will be exhibited at the Sharon Weiss Gallery.

Oil paintings by Cook will be featured, depicting signature Columbus signage such as the Rife’s Market sign and the Fireproof Warehouse & Storage Co. sign. View the debut of Cook’s alphabet exhibition, consisting of 30 individual oil paintings of letters and logos from Columbus-area signage.

ROY G BIV Gallery
997 N High St 

ROY G BIV Gallery presents two exhibitions that explore cultural and personal history. Liz Morrison’s paintings explore the patterns and social norms of Medieval illustration. Jill Raymundo traces her artistic roots in her grandfather’s paintings.

The exhibition runs through May 31.
Studios on High Gallery
686 N High St

Studios on High Gallery is featuring two exhibitions from Denise Romecki and Teda Theis during May.

The natural environment is expressed sculpturally through the skilled hands of Denise Romecki as she creates curious plant forms in clay. Teda Theis, painting in acrylic, expresses her concept of isolated moments in nature. The exhibition runs through May 30.


1200 N High St

This month, Rivet will feature the Wax Nostalgic, The Carved Crayon Work of Hoang Tran.

The exhibition will be on display at Rivet on May 3-31.









Lindsay Gallery
966 N High St

Lindsay Gallery will feature “New Work in Vintage Linoleum” by Bill Miller. Discarded vintage linoleum flooring is reclaimed as a medium for the artwork of Bill Miller. This creates an effect that lies somewhere between collage and stained glass, his innovative use of the linoleum’s pattern and color is his signature style.


pm gallery
1190 N High St

In cooperation with the AICUO pm gallery will be featuring Excellence in the Visual Arts award finalist Brittany Lang, a Graphic Arts major from Ohio Northern University.

pm gallery will also be showing selected works from Columbus artist Charles Wince. His paintings are dynamic, raw, confrontational and vivid. They reflect the challenges in his life, yet are critic and fun as he looks at the world though the lens of his experience.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
815 N High Street

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio will feature “Ben Quinn: 3D Life”, new paintings, installation and video through May 31.

Ben Quinn is a Columbus College of Art and Design alumni and will be attending a Masters of Fine Arts program in San Francisco in the Fall.



The Oak Room 
511 N High St

The Oak Room exhibits a second month of college ruled! collages by Adam Russell Elliott. During the May Hop, The Oak Room invites you to celebrate with us Elliott’s art book release of college ruled! collages.







Sherrie Gallerie
694 N High Street

For Gallery Hop, artwork by Elizabeth Fergus-Jean will be on display at Sherrie Gallerie through May 31.




Paul Palnik Cartoon Studios
8 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.

Stop in this Gallery Hop Saturday to meet the artist and view his current works.





Marcia Evans Gallery
8 E Lincoln St

For the May Gallery Hop, Marcia Evans Gallery will feature ABSTRACTS, by Ellis Beckwith, John Donnelly, and Michael Halliday. The show runs until May 31.




Events and exhibits

Catch the CBUS

Get a sneak peak of COTA’s new CBUS at the Gallery Hop in the Short North Arts District on May.

The CBUS will be at Victorian Gate in the Short North Arts District that night. Come see the new CBUS for yourself.

CBUS is free and easy. Service starts on May 5, running every 10-15 minutes from the Brewery District to the Short North and back again.




The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique
Wearloom Flatware

Wearloom Flatware turns family flatware into a collectible heirloom. Artist Cricket Jones makes jewelry from silverware, flatware and recycled materials. Cricket has always loved saving vintage items for re-use in wearable jewelry, and lives in pastoral Southeast Ohio.


Grid Furnishings
Chloe McEldowney

Grid Furnishings and Grid Modern Gallery present the work of Chloe McEldowney through June 30. Chloe is a graduating senior from the University of Dayton and Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio, Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts finalist.

Through our scrutiny and glorification of human appearance, our ability to truly see is obscured. Chloe has worked to reinvent her vision. This quest for rediscovery has ultimately fueled her creation of figurative art.

Happy Go Lucky Her
New Women’s Store

Visit the new women’s clothing and accessories store, as they celebrate its grand opening in May!





Paradise Garage
Pinchflat Bike Poster


Paradise Garage will be hosting the Pinchflat Bike Poster Show during May. Thirty posters created by local artists at $30 each.

Check out the Pinchflat Bike Poster Show on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pinchflatcolumbus



Stone Village Church
David Gentilini

Stone Village Gallery presents “Perspective”, by David Gentilini, in May. The exhibit of oil paintings showcases David’s perspective of life now as well as the unknowns in life, which stretches beyond what can be seen and known.

IStone Village is located at 139 E 2nd Ave.


UrbanOffice Furnishings and Art Gallery
“DEBUT, LEGIT, JUICY, getting that art life”

During May, UrbanOffice Furnishings & Art Gallery will be featuring “DEBUT, LEGIT, JUICY, getting that art life” by Pat Vincent, with a vast display of more than 30 pieces.

All of these pieces open up a huge energy of anxiety and a lust for the big dream, and the hatred for a “clock in, clock out” lifestyle.




Big Fun Columbus
Amanda Clear creek, O’Linda Jansupka, The Shazzbots

Stop by Big Fun Columbus in May to view artwork by students from Amanda Clearcreek high school and a display window piece will be created by O’Linda Jansupka.








Alexanders Jewelers
Randall Ater

Alexanders Jewelers is displaying the works for Randall Ater during May. Mr. Ater has pieces in the collections of celebrities including Cher and Elton John.




T. David Collection
Teresa Morbitzer

T. David Collection welcomes back local jewelry artist Teresa Morbitzer. Her hand made pieces using vintage materials make great gifts!










Three Dogs Bakery
Bryan Grey

For the May Gallery Hop Three Dogs Bakery will be hosting artist Bryan Grey and his collection of Decadent Dogs.  It is a different twist on canine portraits featuring fashion, jewelry and decadence. All paintings are colored pencil and watercolor medium and all gold framed.