Hop at Home for the Short North Arts District November Gallery Hop! Columbus’ favorite day of the month to celebrate art will continue virtually primarily via the @ShortNorthArtsDistrict Instagram Story, as well as on the Short North Arts District Facebook PageThe November Virtual Gallery Hop will feature nine brand new exhibitions, many of which will also be on view to the public in-person, in addition to products and promotions from District retailers, local performances, and more.

Select art galleries and other businesses will also be open to the public, with many offering private appointments in addition to virtual options. Specific details on how to shop and explore Short North Arts District galleries during this time can be found at Art By Appointment. You can also view public art throughout the area via the Short North Arts District Art Trail.

Gallery Exhibitions

Brandt-Roberts Galleries

Brandt-Roberts Galleries is pleased to present Suggestion, That is the Dream. This exhibition features three Columbus-based artists: Talle Bamazi, Jason Morgan, and Bernard Palchick. All three artists employ the use of symbolic imagery in their work using various methods. 

Suggestion, That is the Dream opens Nov. 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will be on view through Nov. 29. The exhibition can be viewed during gallery hours, Friday through Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Private appointments can be scheduled by emailing info@brandtrobertsgalleries.com or calling 614-223-1655. The virtual exhibition will also be available starting Friday, Nov. 6 at brandtrobertsgalleries.com/exhibitions.

Hammond Harkins Galleries

Hammond Harkins Galleries will continue to feature Paul Hamilton: People, Places & Things — the artist’s first solo exhibit in the Short North in over three years. The entire gallery will be devoted to new work by this multi-talented artist, and the exhibit will be on view through Nov. 15. In addition to Ohio landscapes, the artist’s most sought-after subject matter, there will be other nature-inspired genres, still lifes, and contemporary mixed-media works. Also included will be the artist’s first public display of portrait paintings. Stop in, consider a commission by one of today’s best realist painters, and expect the unexpected.

All sales at Hammond Harkins Galleries will be “tax free” through the end of the year as a “thank you” to clients and everyone who supports artists by purchasing their work.

Lindsay Gallery

Lindsay Gallery will feature a group exhibition by gallery artists, which can be viewed by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 614-291-1973 or email lindsaygallery@hotmail.com.




Marcia Evans Gallery

Marcia Evans Gallery presents a solo exhibition from artist Kirsten Bowen, which opens Friday, Nov. 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bowen, a graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design, is known for her text-based fresco paintings, which are word paintings with poems, lyrics, and written-word that are embedded in the abstract imagery of her paintings. Some of her work falls into an abstract landscape, while other paintings are bands of color or monochromatic. “In subtle and surprising ways, multiple levels of communication are revealed through my work,” explains Bowen.

(Not) Sheep Gallery

(Not) Sheep Gallery presents Paul Richmond’s Voter Profile, which features a series of oil paintings that portray individuals from historically disenfranchised groups who would have been denied the right to vote at some point in our nation’s history. In fact, some of the models are still unable to vote today. Each figure is painted on top of collaged ballots and voting pamphlets from a significant election in their group’s history. In addition, each piece is titled with the individual’s name and voting district, and is accompanied by a quote about the significance of voting to them.

Also featured will be a new installation by Columbus artist Sue Cavanaugh. Her piece consists of 4994 paper dolls representing the number of lives lost in Ohio to coronavirus to date, called It is What It Is. More paper dolls will be added each day representing current deaths. New work by David Underwood and Christine Kosiba is also displayed.

Sarah Gormley Gallery

Craig Carlisle returns to Columbus with his second solo show at Sarah Gormley Gallery: Craig Carlisle Small Works. The show opens in time for Virtual Gallery Hop, with an in-person opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The ideas of meditation and contemplation play a major role in his paintings, which evoke an emotional response from the viewer. These pieces are much smaller than Craig’s Big Heads, most with handmade frames.

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio

Sean Christopher Gallery presents It Ends Up; Recent Paintings by Chris Taylor. Taylor’s exhibition will run Nov. 7 through 28 with an in-person opening reception on Nov. 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Taylor’s paintings are hard-edge, abstract works that are crisp and bold while displaying a great deal of playfulness and ambiguity. The artist uses just a few simple figures and compositional structures to create a wide variety of complex relationships between shapes, colors, surfaces, and spaces.

Taylor’s exhibition can also be seen during regular open gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the second and fourth Saturdays, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. By-appointment only virtual and in-person visits are also available Tuesday through Sunday by calling 614-327-1344. Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio is located at 815 N High St. Learn more at seanchristophergallery.com.

Sharon Weiss Gallery

Sharon Weiss Gallery presents Dave Terry’s solo show Ungetatable, from Nov. 15 to Nov. 29 with an opening reception on Sunday Nov. 8, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Learn more at sharonweissgallery.com.





Sherrie Gallerie

Sherrie Gallerie presents Navigating by Marc Petrovic and Kari Russell Pool, an exhibition of incredible artworks by two artists who are masters in the field of glass and have achieved critical acclaim around the world. Sherrie Gallerie is now open Fridays and Saturdays, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., or private appointments can be scheduled by texting 614-266-9595.



Studios on High Gallery

Studios on High Gallery presents The Art of Gifting, an annual event featuring smaller works by Studio on High Gallery member artists. Artists are invited to create in their juried medium or stretch to explore other avenues, extending their body of work. These smaller pieces are ideal for holiday gifting and invite patrons to sample a broad range of diverse work.





Wexner Center for the Arts 

This fall, the Wexner Center for the Arts, the multidisciplinary contemporary art laboratory at The Ohio State University, presents exhibitions by Gretchen Bender, Tomashi Jackson, Steve McQueen, Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese, Taryn Simon, as well as a continuously evolving FREE SPACE designed collaboratively with Wex programmers, visitors, and artists.

Amid the most contested presidential election in American history and massive social upheaval surrounding the entwined public health issues of systemic racism and the COVID-19 pandemic, these exhibitions highlight work from a diverse group of artists analyzing and challenging the tenets of American democracy, representative structures, and modes of political discourse. For gallery hours and more details, visit wexarts.org


Other Nov. 7 Activities

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Gallery Hoppers can dine outdoors at Short North Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Del Mar and Marcella’s as they continue to offer newly-expanded outdoor seating through November.


Roger Kent Grosswiler, Jr. is a self-taught artist who began painting seriously at the age of 40. He’s become known for his woodcut portraits and has shown both locally and nationally. He also writes short stories and poetry, including a book of haikus that was published in 2018.






Red Giraffe Designs

Red Giraffe Designs will be offering an in-store promotion during Gallery Hop that includes a free ring with any $15+ purchase during November Gallery Hop! Styles and colors will vary, Short North Arts District location only.








Gallery Hop is made possible with support from our sponsors:

Those interested in visiting the Short North Arts District in person can make their visit Short North Safe. Masks are currently required for entry into any Short North Arts District business. Local businesses are also taking additional safety precautions, such as offering private appointments, limiting capacity, increasing routine cleaning, encouraging clients to social distance and sanitize, and more. Select local retailers, restaurants, cafes, and other Short North Arts District businesses are also open to the public for shopping, carry-out and dine-in services, 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.

For more information on how to support local Short North Arts District galleries, retailers, and restaurants during COVID-19, visit ShortNorth.org/SupportSNAD.