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September 7, 2022: HighBall Halloween Celebrates 15th Year with New Location and Programming

August 31, 2022: Brand New Community Event and Three Murals Announced for N. Fourth St. and Fifth Ave.

August 26, 2022: Final Summer Gallery Hop Brings Seven New Gallery Exhibitions and Sixth Weekend of Summer Spray Exhibition Series

June 24, 2022: July Gallery Hop Art Exhibitions Explore the American Experience

June 7, 2022: City and Short North Community Collaborate to Strengthen Safety and Inclusion

May, 26, 2022: June Gallery Hop Artworks Address the Need for Change

May 20, 2022: Short North Arts District Kicks Off Pride with Dedication of Pride Circles

May 17, 2022: Columbus Crew Inspires Latest Mural Series in Short North Arts District

April 28, 2022: Fashion and Fine Art Converge at the May Gallery Hop

March 25, 2022: Never-Before-Seen Works by Aminah Robinson Showing at Short North Art District’s April Gallery Hop

February 28, 2022: March Gallery Hop Marks 20th Anniversary for Local Gallery

January 28, 2022: Love is in the Air at the Short North Arts District February Gallery Hop


December 16, 2021: Columbus’ LGBTQ+ Community Celebrated with Unique Art Installation in the Short North Arts District

November 29, 2021: Celebrate the Art of Gifting at Holiday Hop in the Short North Arts District

November 23: 2021: Short North Arts District Offers Incentives to Shop, Give and Celebrate Local this Holiday Season

November 2, 2021: Shopping Small in the Short North Arts District Provides Big Rewards This Season

October 28, 2021: New Exhibitions Capture Artistic Life Around Ohio for November Gallery Hop

September 23, 2021: October Gallery Hop Showcases Columbus-Based Artists & Opportunity to Complete Columbus Makes Art Passport

September 13, 2021: HighBall Halloween 2021 Takes Center Stage at EXPRESS LIVE!

September 3, 2021: New Safety Initiatives in the Short North Arts District

August 25, 2021: September Gallery Hop Brings Seven New Exhibitions & Continuation of Live Mural-Making

July 29, 2021: August Gallery Hop Celebrates City’s Largest Public Art Investment and Return of “Summer Spray”

June 25, 2021: July Gallery Hop Features a Taste of the Circus, a Take on Norman Rockwell, and the “Rise of Entropy”

June 21, 2021: City of Columbus Installs Significant Public Sculpture in the Short North Arts District

May 24, 2021: Short North Arts District Businesses Prepare to Welcome Back and Reward Visitors

May 17, 2021: Vax & Relax Debuts in the Short North Arts District this Week

May 3, 2021: Local Crew Fan Tapped to Create New Legacy Mural in the Short North Arts District

April 22, 2021: Brandt-Roberts Galleries and Studios on High Gallery Bring Unique Exhibition Concepts to Short North Arts District in May

March 24, 2021: Short North Arts District Galleries Celebrate Nature During First Spring Virtual Gallery Hop

February 19, 2021: March Virtual Gallery Hop Exhibitions Explore the Refugee and Immigrant Experience, “Being Human,” and Adventure During the Pandemic

January 27, 2021: 10th Annual CCAD Juried Show and Artist Demonstration Among Seven New Exhibitions Coming to Short North Arts District Galleries this February


January 6, 2020: Nearly $2 Million Granted to Downtown and Short North Arts District Area Small Businesses

December 29, 2020: Short North Arts District Galleries Usher in 2021 with Artwork Reflecting on 2020 and “Women’s Work”

November 30, 2020: The Short North Arts District Invites Columbus to Hop and Shop from Home with Virtual Holiday Hop

November 24, 2020: Short North Arts District & Downtown Local Businesses to Receive $2 million from City of Columbus

October 29, 2020: November Virtual Gallery Hop Features 9 New Exhibitions Showcasing Voter History, Text-Based Fresco Paintings, World-Renowned Glass Artists, and more

October 1, 2020: HighBall Halloween Announces Virtual Public Costume Contest to Take Place Oct. 1 through Oct. 31

September 24, 2020: October Exhibitions Invite Gallery Hoppers to Celebrate 10 and Create a Living Time Capsule

September 16, 2020: New Mural Coming to the Short North Arts District this Fall 

September 9, 2020: The Journey Mural in the Short North Arts District Wins International and Design Award

September 2, 2020: HighBall Halloween to Stream 2020 Virtual Event Including Fan-Favorite Performers

August 25, 2020: Nine New Exhibitions to be Featured During September Virtual Gallery Hop and in Local Galleries 

July 28, 2020: Short North Arts District Encourages Art Lovers to “Hop from Home” for August Gallery Hop

July 13, 2020: Short North Arts District Galleries Host One World: Gallery Opening & Mural Unveiling

July 1, 2020: 1,280-Square-Foot Collaborative Mural Wall to be Created in the Short North Arts District this Summer

May 28, 2020: Two Public Art Projects Set to be Installed in the Short North Arts District 

May 6, 2020: Short North Alliance Launches Short North Arts District Local Business Gift Card Give Back on May 12

April 23, 2020: Virtual Gallery Hop Returns for May with Even More Art and Local Business Love

April 9, 2020: Short North Arts District Arches Will #LightItBlue In Support of Essential Workers

March 30, 2020: Gallery Hop Goes Virtual to Celebrate Art & Support Local Businesses During Covid-19

February 26, 2020: March Gallery Hop Boasts 7 New Exhibitions in the Short North Arts District

January 28, 2020: Short North Arts District Businesses and American Heart Association Team Up for a Week of Going Red

January 22, 2020: February Gallery Hop

December 27, 2019: January Gallery Hop

November 27, 2019: Short North Alliance to Introduce Augmented Reality App with The Journey Mural

November 21, 2019: Holiday Hop

November 15, 2019: Short North Arts District Puts the Art + Soul in Holiday Shopping

October 24, 2019: November Gallery Hop

October 2, 2019: October Gallery Hop

September 5, 2019: The Sunday Bazaar Returns to the Short North Arts District on September 15

September 3, 2019: Short North Arts District Gallery Hop Celebrates 35 Years in September

August 26, 2019: HighBall Halloween Expands Location and Welcomes Back Host Nina West

August 13, 2019: New Shopping Experience Debuts in the Short North Arts District on August 18

July 30, 2019: August Gallery Hop Showcases Two All-New, Innovative Public Art Installations

July 16, 2019: Short North Alliance to Introduce Three New Public Art Projects in July

June 27, 2019: July Gallery Hop

June 19, 2019: WOSU Public Media to Host StoryCorps, the Groundbreaking Oral History Project, in the Short North Arts District this July

June 10, 2019: Short North Arts District Community Names Street After Nina West

May 21, 2019: June Gallery Hop

April 26, 2019: May Gallery Hop

April 25, 2019: 6th Annual Mural Series Asks for Public Votes in the Short North Arts District

April 8, 2019: Ohio Artists Debut New LED-Lit Sculpture on The Castle in the Short North Arts District

March 27, 2019: April Gallery Hop

March 8, 2019: Eight to be Honored at the 13th Annual Short North Gala

February 21, 2019: March Gallery Hop

February 15, 2019: CHA Restaurant Promotion

January 17, 2019: February Gallery Hop

December 18, 2018: January Gallery Hop

November 20, 2018: Holiday Hop

October 31, 2018: Garage Validation Program Extended through December 2018

October 17, 2018: November Gallery Hop

September 20, 2018: FOUND To Open During October Gallery Hop

August 30, 2018: Celebrating Costumes & Creativity at HighBall Halloween 2018

August 21, 2018: Live Music, Ice Cream Specials, and Free Parking planned

August 20, 2018: New Gallery to Open in Short North 

August 6, 2018: CCAD Assistant Professor Creates Construction Sculptures

July 19, 2018: I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100 Mural Series and August Gallery Hop

June 25, 2018: July Gallery Hop

May 22, 2018: June Gallery Hop

April 26, 2018: May Gallery Hop

April 9, 2018: Parking/Lyft Promotion

March 30, 2018: April Gallery Hop

March 2, 2018: Eight to be Honored at the Twelfth Annual Short North Gala

February 16, 2018: March Gallery Hop

January 18, 2018: February Gallery Hop

December 21, 2017: January Gallery Hop

November 16, 2017: December Gallery Hop

October 19, 2017: November Gallery Hop

September 21, 2017: October Gallery Hop (Corrected)

September 21, 2017: October Gallery Hop

September 6, 2017: City of Columbus’ Art on High Engagement Opportunities

August 18, 2017: Celebrating 10 Years of Costumes & Creativity at HighBall Halloween 2017

August 17, 2017: September Gallery Hop

August 16, 2017: City of Columbus Kicks Off Art on High Strategic Master Plan

July 20, 2017: August Gallery Hop

June 22, 2017: July Gallery Hop

May 24, 2017: “Six in the Short North: Short North Temporary Mural Series”

May 18, 2017: June Gallery Hop

April 24, 2017: The Messenger Wall

April 21, 2017: May Gallery Hop

March 23, 2017: April 2017 Gallery Hop

March 3, 2017: Nine to be Honored at the Eleventh Annual Short North Gala

February 23, 2017: March Gallery Hop

January 19, 2017: February Gallery Hop

December 22, 2016: January Gallery Hop (copy 01)

December 22, 2016: January Gallery Hop

December 14, 2016: John Glenn Event

November 18, 2016: December Holiday Hop

November 7, 2016: Short North Arts District Holiday Season

October 20, 2016: November Gallery Hop

September 22, 2016: October Gallery Hop

August 18, 2016: September Gallery Hop

August 1, 2016: 2016 HighBall Halloween Main Stage Programming, Costume Couture Designers Announced

July 21, 2016: August Gallery Hop

June 27, 2016: HighBall Halloween, HB: On The Rocks Theme is David Bowie, Robert DeLong to Headline

June 20, 2016: July Gallery Hop

June 8, 2016: Author Larry Smith Partners with Short North Arts District

May 19, 2016: June Gallery Hop

April 21, 2016: May Gallery Hop

March 17, 2016: April Gallery Hop

April 17, 2016: Seven to be Honored at the 10th Annual Short North Gala

February 19, 2016: March Gallery Hop

January 21, 2016: February Gallery Hop

December 17, 2015: January Gallery Hop

December 7, 2015: Short North Alliance and Columbus Young Professionals Club Announce Monumental Fundraising Campaign Partnership

November 20, 2015: December Gallery Hop

November 10, 2015: Short North Arts District Holiday Happenings

October 22, 2015: November Gallery Hop

September 18, 2015: October Gallery Hop

September 17, 2015: New Public Art Series Showcases Nineteen Artists in the Short North Arts District

September 8, 2015: HighBall On the Rocks Announcement; Friday & Saturday Band Lineups

August 21, 2015: September Gallery Hop

August 6, 2015: Beat the Heat Retail Week

July 23, 2015: August Gallery Hop

July 15, 2015: 2015 Short North Summer Sale

June 22, 2015: July Gallery Hop

June 2, 2015: Short North Alliance Unveils New

May 25, 2015: June Gallery Hop

April 23, 2015: May Gallery Hop 

April 20, 2015: Short North Alliance to Honor Seven at Ninth Annual Short North Gala

April 16, 2015: Short North Alliance Announces New Partnership with Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

April 9, 2015: Short North Alliance Unveils the new

March 19, 2015: April Gallery Hop

The mural pictured at the top of this page is Short North Gothic by Steve Galgas and Mike Altman.