🎨: Brian Ballenger, Sharon Weiss Gallery


Art lovers are invited to take a self-guided tour as October welcomes new exhibitions from local galleries including Brandt-Roberts Galleries, Emergent Art + Craft, Studios on High Gallery, and Sean Christopher Gallery. Scroll down to learn more about each exhibitions, gallery hours and more!


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Artist: Mark Gingerich

Brandt-Roberts Galleries | 642 N High St.

Brandt-Roberts Galleries presents artist Mark Gingerich with his exhibition “Waterways”. Gingerich’s work is a study of lakes and streams in and around Ohio, as well as some coastal scenes gleaned from Gingerich’s latest trips to Florida and Maine..

Brandt-Roberts Galleries’ November Gallery Hop hours are from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Artists: Andrew Hendrixson and Amanda Love

Hammond Harkins Galleries | 641 N High St.

Join Hammond Harkins Galleries for “Everything Contains Some Silence”, Andrew Hendrixson and Amanda Love’s first two-person exhibition together. Both artists have practices that are informed by language, and by words written and spoken, hidden and quieted. Culture, poetry, language in its many forms, including the plastic arts’ own vocabulary, enter their work both through subject matter and the materials they use.

Hammond Harkins Galleries’ November Gallery Hop hours are from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Artist: Linda Wesner

Marcia Evans Gallery | 8 E Lincoln St.

Marcia Evans Gallery’s November Salon Show will feature several gallery artists exhibiting a variety of art styles and sizes.

Marcia Evans Gallery’s November Gallery Hop hours are 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artist: Griselda San Martin

Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art

As part of FotoFocus biennial, CMA presents “I Hear America Singing: Contemporary Photography from America at the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art.” Encompassing more than 100 photographic projects at participating venues across Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and Columbus, the 2022 FotoFocus biennial is presented under the theme of World Record. The theme considers photography’s extensive record of life on earth, humankind’s impact on the natural world, and the choices we now face as a global community.

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Spend $5 or more in the Short North Arts District within 24 hours and show your receipt for complimentary admission!

Artist: Tiffany Lawson

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio | 815 N High St. Ste H

Sean Christopher Gallery presents Tiffany Lawson: “Contemporary Coloured: The Redux” and “The Crisco Effect.”

“Contemporary Coloured: The Redux” is a retrospective refreshed with a new vision. The original exhibition displayed a bridge through Lawson’s voyage and connection. The Redux, is a continuation of that bridge, with an introspective lens. This exhibition also explores Black girlhood, beauty, and “The Crisco Effect,”  along with original ideas of Black adaptation and growth. 

“The Crisco Effect” grew from grease spots left on brown bags, reminiscent of good comfort food, something fried in Crisco. The artist experimented with soybean oil, essentially baking the paper to cure the oil. Aiming for the pareidolia of Rorschach’s ink blots, these “grease spots” were derived. What began as memories of Lawson’s grandmother and of the artist’s girlhood, became an examination of the misinterpretation of the inkblot test and what made Crisco.

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio’s September Gallery Hop hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artist: Brian Ballenger

Sharon Weiss Gallery | 20 E Lincoln St.

Brian Ballenger’s second solo exhibition at Sharon Weiss Gallery, “Source Material,” will run from Nov. 3 to 27. This series of paintings is inspired by colors and compositions of favorite artists. Ballenger’s painting practice moves these inspirations forward with brushstrokes of oil paint blending and dissolving into energetic new imagery. Ballenger has been represented by Sharon Weiss Gallery since 2014 and included in a variety of juried group exhibitions, including National Midyear Exhibitions at the Butler Institute of America Art, Youngstown, Ohio, and Fine Arts Exhibitions at the Ohio State Fair.

Sharon Weiss Gallery’s November Gallery Hop hours are from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., with an artist reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Artist: Mikelle Hickman-Romine

Studios On High | 20 E Lincoln St.

Studios on High Gallery presents their annual holiday show featuring smaller pieces by member artists, ideal for holiday gifting. Patrons can sample a broad range of diverse work from jewelry and oils, to wildlife sculpture and mixed media collage.

Studios on High Gallery’s November Gallery Hop hours are from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Artist: Ana Lowe

First Commonwealth Bank | 647 N High St.

First Commonwealth Bank is excited to exhibit the unique “Frame*able Fashion by Ela é” through the month of November. In this show, Ana Lowe showcases the art side of the brand-frame*able fashion. The exploration of fashion and art has guided Lowe to passionately create wearable art and frame*able fashion, always seeking to push the expectations and boundaries of where fashion and art live.

First Commonwealth Bank’s October Gallery Hop hours are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Prologue Bookshop | 841 N High St.

Prologue Bookshop will celebrate its Fourth Anniversary on Nov. 5! Celebrate with food, giveaways, games, and much more. There will also be a sidewalk sale stuffed with great sale books, shirts, games, and puzzles for all ages.

Prologue Bookshop’s November Gallery Hop hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Artist: The Fed Artist by Pokebap

The Fed Artist by Pokebap | 1086 N 4th St.

The Fed Artist show this November is titled “Roots.” Seas Kim is the owner of Pokebap and his grandmother planted the idea of rooting heritage and precision in both cooking and creating. His grandmother rooted him into who he is as a person, as a business owner, and the reason why he created Pokebap.

The Fed Artist by Pokebap is located inside the Historic Budd Dairy Food Hall at 1086 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201 and their November Gallery Hop hours are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Skully’s Music-Diner | 1151 N High St.

Join Skully’s Music-Diner during the November Gallery Hop for a pre-rave happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

After happy hour, Skully’s Music-Diner will be featuring LeBoom! and the Riot Ten or D1e Tour with special guest Jiqui and additional support from Freaky. Additional EDM DJs will be spinning all day and doors for LeBoom! will open at 8 p.m. 

This event is for anyone 18 and up with an additional $5 charge at the door for those under 21. Tickets are available online and at the door while supplies last.

ZenGenius | 30 E 4th Ave.

Celebrating art, local shops, and good food, the Short North Gallery Hop has been a monthly tradition for more than 35 years. On the first Saturday of each month, thousands of people head to the Short North Arts District for new gallery exhibitions, street performers, special events, food, and drinks throughout the District

Stop by ZenGenius, located at 30. E. 4th Avenue, to shop the Marketplace, visit our team, check out our latest artist collaboration, take a selfie, or make a reel in front of our window displays, latest installation or #VeryPeri wall.


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