With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, Gallery Hop is Columbus’ favorite day of the month to celebrate art.

In addition to street performers and vendors, this month’s Gallery Hop will feature new exhibitions and works at galleries and businesses throughout the District, and the continuation of Summer Spray artist exhibitions at 875 N. High St (between Fera and Bonobos). Gallery Hoppers are also encouraged to continue with their Columbus Makes Art Passport by visiting local galleries and getting a stamp in their passport in the form of local artist-designed stickers. The Columbus Makes Art Passport is a free booklet that lists 60+ art experiences around Columbus, including many Short North Arts District galleries. Passport holders are able to redeem their stickered passports online for prizes such as signed artist prints, tickets to events, restaurant gift cards, and even a one-night stay at the LeVeque Hotel or a private screening of a movie at the Gateway Film Center.

Hop til you drop this Saturday, October 2 and check out the plethora of art activities.


Brandt-Roberts Galleries

Brandt-Roberts Galleries is pleased to present Quiet Settling. This solo exhibition by acclaimed Columbus-based artist Christopher Burk features over fifteen oil paintings from the artist’s new volcanic ash series.

The imagery in this new body of work is derived from images of volcanic ash that fell after the unexpected eruption of the volcano Eldfell on the Icelandic island of Heimaey in 1973. It is the grace in which Burk handles the imagery, composition and color palette that creates a sense of comfort and contemplation in these works. Of this new series, Burk states, “I’ve come to realize that the narrative of a house, in this series and the flooded pieces, have manifested themselves subconsciously as self-portraits.”

Quiet Settling will be on view October 2-31. A Gallery Hop Exhibition Reception will be held on October 2 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm, with the artist in attendance.

October Gallery Hop hours will be from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.

Emergent Art & Craft

During the month of October, Emergent Art + Craft will feature continuous line “doodle” art by Zainab Zayed.

Zayed recently relocated from Dubai in the UAE to Columbus, Ohio, where she creates art and designs interior spaces. The doodles represent a continuous chain of thought that starts at a point and tangles and twists around itself while slowly building up, getting larger and heavier, until it becomes a being on its own. It is a representation of what goes on inside one’s head, each of us having our own chain of thoughts, that create our realities and build the different yet similar worlds we live in.

The exhibition will be on view through OctOBER 31. 

October Gallery Hop hours will be from 11:00am to 8:00pm.

Hammond Harkins Galleries

Join Hammond Harkins Galleries for an exhibition of new work by one of Columbus’ most innovative artists. Re-envisioning traditional artistic mediums, Melissa Vogley Woods creates work that is equal parts materials and ideas. Included in Well seen becomes sight and song itself, her second solo exhibition at Hammond Harkins Galleries, are paintings, intimate sculptures, and a site-specific mural installation. This new body of work explores the “fragility, affinity, and ambiance of time.” Vogley Woods states, “In my work, I reclaim historical production to dispel the ideas that history is in the past or still; it instead reverberates and repeats, staying with us, and we carry it in ourselves and through generations.” Experience the beautiful contemporary works by Vogley Woods, in which color and technique are as important as history and dialogue.

The exhibition will be on view from through October 3.

October Gallery Hop hours will be from 11:00am to 8:00pm.

Lindsay Gallery

See new paintings from Columbus artist Joey Monsoon at Lindsay Gallery in October, including the largest piece he has ever done.

“Our attention to time has become more momentous this past year. Time apart, time together, time stretched, and time lost. This attention to time has become a part of these paintings. The figures become whole in the layers of occurrence, some transitory, some enduring. As in moments, some marks are not meant to last and some cannot be forgotten,” Monsoon states of the body of work.

October Gallery Hop hours will be from 1:00pm to 8:00pm.

Marcia Evans Gallery

Visit Marcia Evans Gallery from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for the artist opening reception for Robie Benve and Becky Arthur.

Works will be on display from October 2-31.

October Gallery Hop hours will be from 12:00pm to 9:00pm.

(Not) Sheep Gallery

For (Not) Sheep Gallery’s last show, it presents Letters to the World, based on the idea of what people would say to the world if this were “it,” or if the country were to change dramatically (either environmentally, politically or otherwise), or just to say goodbye to an era.

In 1862, Emily Dickinson wrote “This Is My Letter To The World,” a poem about personal isolation and the desire to communicate with others. More than 150 years later, a global pandemic has to some degree put most people in a similar situation—i.e., isolated and longing to connect. This is especially relevant after the COVID-19 shutdown. (Not) Sheep Gallery encouraged artists to scream, reach out, offer hope, give up, and embrace the idea of letting go.

October Gallery Hop hours will be from 1:00pm to 8:00pm.

(Not) Sheep Gallery will close October 30.

Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art

The Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art presents two inspiring exhibitions: Bruce Robinson: Flutterby, a solo presentation of painting and sculpture by the longstanding Columbus-based artist and educator, will be shown in the third floor galleries. The exhibition presents a range of the artist’s shaped-plywood paintings and assemblages that address movement and the body, drawing especially on African American history, accomplishments and experience.

The main level of the Pizzuti Collection of CMA will feature a solo exhibition by multi-disciplinary artist Nina Katchadourian. An immersive and deeply personal work about resourcefulness, hope and creative capacity under duress, Katchadourian’s To Feel Something That Was Not of Our World is fitting as the museum and the world emerge from crisis.

These works will be on view from August 28 through April 21, 2022.

October Gallery Hop will be  from 11:00am to 6:00pm.

Sarah Gormley Gallery

Sarah Gormley Gallery will feature local artists Michael Bush and Garrison Latimer, showing together for the first time in TIGHT AND LOOSE – a title gallery owner Gormley loves because it sounds just a little bit risqué!

The show includes Latimer’s exquisite needlework, which are based on highly-detailed patterns he creates before deriving a color palette for the thread. Juxtaposed next to these intricate pieces are Bush’s paintings that he creates with acrylic, water and spray paint, which produces a fluidity that mimics the fluid nature and emotional journeys of our lives.

TIGHT AND LOOSE will be on display through October 31. 

October Gallery Hop hours will be from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio

The opening reception for Homegrown, curated by Kaitlyn Jo Smith, will take place during the October Gallery Hop from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Homegrown is a collection of work from members of The Rural Midwest Artist Cooperative that explores connection to place through a variety of artistic media.

Though the artists were all born and raised in different communities throughout the Midwest, their need to bring the voices of rural Americans to the white walls of the gallery has brought them together. Homegrown showcases small town work ethic and pride, while simultaneously demonstrating that our similarities far out way our differences. Participating artists include: Harrison Boden, Robert Martin, Jake Miller, Stacey Rathert, Abbi Ruppert, Sophia Ruppert, Nicole Shaver, Heidi Zenisek and curator Kaitlyn Jo Smith.

Homegrown will be on view through October 23. 

October Gallery Hop hours will be from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

Sharon Weiss Galleries

Sharon Weiss Gallery will feature a salon show of gallery artists in October.

Artwork will be on display through October 31. 

October Gallery Hop hours will be from 1:00pm to 7:00pm 

Sherrie Gallerie

See new work by ceramic artist Julie Elkins. Elkins is an extremely creative and talented artist who expresses herself by intricately carving her ceramic forms revealing imaginative worlds. Meet the artist during Gallery Hop from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

Elkins’ work will be on view through October 30.

October Gallery Hop hours will be from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.

Studios on High Gallery

Studios on High Gallery presents Points of View‘ by Kim Covell Maurer. Maurer’s new encaustic works explore abstracted earth and sky views while bringing new references to ideas of containment, protection and emergence.

Maurer states, “This exhibition initially set out to be a reflective look at scanning the abstract landscape. While some of those elements are present, that premise took a turn towards a meditative slowing down: using simple colors, lines and shapes to calm an overactive mind. The flow of india ink on beeswax became a salve to the outside noise of the world. Examining the shape of orchids provided a focus that felt clean and healthy in the brain. Eventually, this new and relaxed state allowed for outside influences to form and room to process them into the work — hints of which occur throughout each piece.”

Maurer is a Columbus-based artist working primarily in the medium of encaustics — a wax-based process originating from ancient Greece and predating tempera and oils. The artist’s fascination with encaustics lies in its luminosity, translucence, unpredictability and stubborn independence. She layers wax and carves it, pours it, incises it, colors it, torches it and textures it over these lost sources and builds up and creates her own navigational system.

Points of View will be on view through November 4.

October Gallery Hop hours will be from 1:00pm to 8:00pm, with the artist in attendance from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

Wexner Center for the Arts

This fall, the Wexner Center will devote its galleries to the first large-scale museum exhibition of vanguard abstract painter Jacqueline Humphries.

A maverick figure in New York’s downtown scene, Humphries has reworked and revitalized the language of abstract painting over a career that has covered four decades and multiple transformations in style. The Wex’s presentation will focus on the past seven years, highlighting the importance of digital communications and online culture to Humphries’s evolving practice. Guest curated by Mark Godfrey, the exhibition features dozens of paintings, including a new multipanel installation—her largest to date—created in response to the center’s iconic postmodernist architecture.


First Commonwealth Bank

First Commonwealth Bank is proud to feature Benjamin Lamb, a Columbus Ohio-based artist and musician, whose primary medium is ink illustration on cut wood panels. His artwork addresses a variety of topics, including pop culture, movies, music, religion, philosophy, terrible puns, and politics. He has produced art for a number of high-profile clients including CNN’s Jake Tapper, who has referred to him as “one of his favorite artists”. After Tapper’s description of the first Presidential debate in 2020 as “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck” went viral, he commissioned Benjamin to produce a piece of art commemorating the event. For more of Benjamin’s artwork, visit Instagram.com/blammo70. Meet the artist between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. during Gallery Hop!

Global Gifts

October is Fair Trade Month, and Global Gifts has a full slate of activities lined up to celebrate! Stop by to shop brand new Ethical Fall Fashions from vendors like Mata Traders, Passion Lille and Maggie’s Organics. Sign up to participate in a Sugar Skull Workshop led by local artist Leticia Vazquez to be held on October 10 and October 17 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm; $25 per person to participate and pre-registration is required. Call (614) 621.1744 or stop by the shop to register. 

Join Global Gifts in walking the Short North as part of its annual Move 4 Fair Trade event on October 31. Visit www.globalgiftsft.com for more information on how to support the nonprofit and its Fair Trade mission.

Prologue Bookshop

The Prologue Bookshop Sidewalk Sale returns! Look for more great discounts on books of all types, plus puzzles, shirts, and featuring notebooks and journals. The sidewalk sale will run from 11:00am to 3:00pm.


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Those interested in visiting the Short North Arts District in person can make their visit Short North Safe. Local businesses are taking various safety precautions, such as requiring masks or face coverings, offering private appointments, limiting capacity, increasing routine cleaning, encouraging clients to social distance and sanitize, 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.