Following the exciting 30-year anniversary celebration of Gallery Hop, the October 2014 gallery exhibitions continue the rich tradition and history of the district’s most beloved event. Bundle up and enjoy a fall stroll through the Short North to check out the latest happenings. 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, car2go, and more.


In the Galleries

Sharon Weiss Gallery
21 E Lincoln St

Sharon Weiss Gallery will be featuring Inside/Outside, recent works by Rachel Stern from October 3-28.







Viewpoints Murals Tour
Saturday, October 11

The Short North Alliance is featuring free docent-led tours of the Viewpoints Mural Series on Saturday, October 11 at 4pm. The tour will feature the southernmost part of the District and will start at Koi Garden by Beth Himsworth at 765 N High St.

The tour is expected to be an hour long.







Brandt-Roberts Galleries
642 N High St

During the month of October, Brandt-Roberts Galleries presents Atmosphere and Light: New Works by Mark Gingerich. In this new body of work, Gingerich continues the pursuit of achieving a truthful representation of the real world on canvas as well as an emphasis on natural light and color.

This exhibit will run from October 3 through October 31.






Studios on High
686 N High St

Wearables artist Deb Johnson and mixed media artist Marty Husted present Transitional Explorations at Studios on High, which will run October 1-30.






Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
815 N High St

During the month of October, Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio is featuring art from Chris Taylor. The exhibit will continue through October 25.

Chris Taylor is a Senior Lecturer at The Ohio State University Newark Campus Department of Art. Taylor received his MFA in painting from The Ohio State University and his BFA in painting from SUNY Purchase. This will be the artist’s fifth solo exhibit at Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio since 2006.





995 N High St

ROY G BIV Gallery presents Crystal Gregory and Luke Ahern. Gregory uses handmade lace to support and suspend cast concrete. Ahern combines diverse materials for his improvisational, abstract installations. The exhibition will run from October 4-25.



1200 N High St

For Gallery Hop, Rivet will be featuring Kaitlin Beckett and Zombienose from October 4 through October 29. This exhibition will encompass both 2D and 3D work from both artists.





Marcia Evans Gallery
8 E Lincoln St

For October, artists Matt Wolcott and Todd Camp will exhibit ATMOSPHERIC starting October 3 through November 23.

Todd Camp graduated with a BFA from CCAD and is celebrating nearly 30 years as an artist, juror, educator, lecturer, curator, and currently serves as the Assistant Director at the Cultural Arts Center. His current paintings are about the relationship between sky and color, tantalizing the senses.

Matt Wolcott received his BFA from The Ohio State University and has been working as a visual artist in Ohio, currently living in Maumee. His strong sense of design and color makes his vibrant abstracts jump off the canvas with artistic motion and rhythm. He works mainly in oil on canvas but also does think oil paintings on paper.


pm gallery
1190 N High St

For the months of October and November, pm gallery will be showing Autumn Leaves (And Returns Again). This exhibit includes new landscapes and abstract paintings by Michael G. Secrest. Michael is a graduate of The Ohio State University in Fine Arts and a co-owner of pm gallery. His work is heavily influenced by the transitional season of autumn. The color palette of reds and oranges is saturated and ephemeral. He is also influenced by the saturated tropical palette of Florida, which is more unchanging but sometimes harsh and brutal. See the show through November 25.


Lindsay Gallery
986 N High St

For the month of October, Lindsay Gallery is featuring a group show of Ohio artists from yesterday and today. Featuring William Hawkins, Elijah Pierce, Popeye Reed, Ashley Pierce, Morris Jackson, and many more.








Sherrie Gallerie
694 N High Street

Sherrie Gallerie will be featuring Textured Edge by Leah Wong through October 5.

Drawing and traditional Chinese paper-cuts have merged organically in Leah’s contemporary art-making. The lines of drawing and cutting communicate naturally into one form in her work. The combination of drawing and cutting induces a sense of movement and energy. She explores the elements of volume, void, the gestures of hand on paper, light and shadow to transform and create new visual possibilities. The open-ended activity creates a conversation between lines and space.





Paul Palnik Cartoon Studios
14 E Lincoln St

New drawings are on display by artist and cartoonist Paul Palnik. The exhibition will be on display through October 31.








Lumos Gallery
937 N High St
Lumos Columbus invites all tech and art lovers to experience their first, two month show, “Reality in 3-D”. The show opens October 4 and will feature work like no other in the Short North. Showcasing cutting-edge tech, contemporary art, and innovative ideas, Lumos truly creates a one of a kind experience. This show will be focused around 3-D work, with art such as Sophie Kahn’s 3-D printed figure sculptures; Brian Yetzer stunningly interactive, Tesla themed, Augmented Reality posters; and Kristy Balliet’s beautiful 3-D printed architectural models.

Be sure to check out their website for more information.

Events & Exhibits

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


HighBall Headquarters (HBHQ)
1127 N High St

HighBall Headquarters (HBHQ) is at the corner of W 4th and N High St during the month of October. The space has sneak peeks of what our Costume Couture Fashion Show designers have in store for HighBall this year. Make sure to stop by to get your HighBall tickets and costumes.





Blick Art Materials
Acrylic Painting Competition

The in-store featured artist for October is local designer and illustrator Brook Albrecht.



The Oak Room
House Home Space Place

The Oak Room presents House Home Space Place, featuring works by local and nationally celebrated artists from October 4 through November 30.

House Home Space Place explores the familiar marks of human activity and existence without its subject. This exhibit features photographs by photographer James Katsipis from Montauk, New York. Also featuring Ohio artists Chad Cochran, Adam Kiger, Chris Parfitt, Nikki Swift, Michael Ware, and New York artist Jody Gambino.


Kifle Shoe Boutique
Trunk Show

Designers Horacio and Celeste Malvar recently launched at Kifle Boutique. Horacio features Kifle’s first menswear line along with his popular Women’s Horacio Nieto collection. Come enjoy the beautiful fashion photography of Stephanie Steele while these two talented artists celebrate their launch at Kifle!



Stone Village Church Art Gallery
The Death of Glitter

For the month of October, local artist Peggy Mintun returns to Stone Village Church with a new exhibit. In addition to glitter and art, a delicious array of appetizers, desserts, and wines will be on hand. The Death of Glitter will be on exhibit at Stone Village through Sunday, October 26.


Brothers Drake Meadery

Brothers Drake Meadery is featuring artist Nikolaos Hulme. The Resin Series is a display of stylized watercolors, to which Nikolaos believes the viewer will be able to relate.









Big Fun Columbus
Donna Estep and Paul Bearer

For the month of October, Big Fun will feature Donna Estep, a wonderfully prolific painter. Donna will have many Halloween-oriented, monster-themed paintings on display.

Big Fun will also feature a mad scientist window display artist, Paul Bearer.








Mary Catherine’s Antiques
Allen Carter, James Valentine, and 35 years in the Short North

During the month of OCtober Mary Catherine’s Antiques presents the paintings and mixed media work of Washington, DC, African American artist Allen Carter (1947-2008).

Also on display and for purchase will be a post World War II collection of Occupied Japan photographs by local photographer James Valentine (1932-2014), who mentored Carter while he attended CCAD in the 1970s.