The Short North Arts District invites you to celebrate and collect art in-person or from home during the One World Gallery Opening & Mural Unveiling on Sunday, July 19! In addition to exploring the all-new Short North Arts District Mural Series, One World, the public can check out local galleries to shop artwork, including the One World artwork originals, and meet the artists behind the mural series. Select local galleries will also present new exhibitions, host artwork and artist demonstrations outside, and will feature pop-up displays of gallery artwork in various storefront windows throughout the Short North Arts District.

Visitors to the District can go on a self-guided tour of One World with the mural series mapOne World is also featured in the Short North Arts District Art Trail, a public art and arts walking guide hosted by Experience Columbus. Art lovers can also experience the latest mural series, content from local galleries and their artists, and more, from the comfort of their own home via the @ShortNorthArtsDistrict Instagram and on Facebook at 1:00pm.

Visitors making their way to the Short North Arts District for One World: Gallery Opening and Mural Unveiling, or any other time, can learn how to make their visit Short North Safe. Masks are required for entry into any Short North Arts District business. Local businesses are also taking additional safety precautions, such as limiting capacity, increased 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, carryout and dine-in services, and more.

Gallery Exhibitions

24 Lincoln Street Studios
24 Lincoln St. Art Studios will be closed to the public, however, new works by studio artists Lisa Parks Godfrey, Amy Adams, and Karen LaValley will be featured via the @ShortNorthArtsDistrict Instagram on July 19.

Brandt-Roberts Galleries
Brandt-Roberts Galleries is excited to announce a new artist: Caitlin Cartwright. Cartwright is currently based in Dayton, OH and her vibrant, narrative works combine painting, drawing, and collage influenced by her surroundings – both from her travels in locales such as Madagascar, Namibia, and India, and here in Ohio.

Brandt-Roberts Galleries will also have the original artwork from the One World mural series titled “Here We Are” by Argentinian-American artist Maria Alejandra Zanetta.

Hammond Harkins Galleries

The solo exhibition by Melissa Vogley Woods—“out of the blue”—is currently on view at Hammond Harkins Galleries. Works in this exhibit are available in the online catalog of the same name posted on our website. Vogley Woods’ cyanotypes featured in “out of the blue” were created in the spirit of the artist’s “Always CMA,” a site-specific installation recently acquired by the Columbus Museum of Art. “out of the blue” is on view through August 30. Also on view in our space in the Short North is the group exhibit #fromthestudio. This exhibit of new works by 19 Hammond Harkins artists includes selections from the online catalog of the same name available on our website. Participating artists in #fromthestudio: Laura Alexander, Laura Bidwa, Time Brown, Annie Chrissy Burley, Linda Gall, Elizabeth Gerdeman, Paul Hamilton, Andrew Hendrixson, Janice Lessman-Moss, Stephanie Luening, Andrea Myers, Kaveri Raina, Tariku Shiferaw, Mariana Smith, Karen Snouffer, Carol Stewart, Melissa Vogley Woods.
Works from the estates of Dennison Griffith and Aminah Robinson will also be on view.

Lindsay Gallery
Random Acts Of Art 3, a group show featuring artists Bill Miller, Harry Underwood, Amber Groome, Joey Monsoon, Cleophas Lachance, and One World artist Adam Hernandez will be on view at Lindsay Gallery.

Marcia Evans Gallery
Marcia Evans Gallery will showcase “The Colosseum,” Robie Benve’s original painting featured in the One World Temporary Mural Series, as well as other new paintings from her world journey. Robie Benve will also be painting outside of the gallery starting at 1 p.m.

(Not) Sheep Gallery
(Not) Sheep Gallery will feature the artwork of One World Temporary Mural Series artist Julie Ellen Byrne. Julie will be present July 19 to talk about her work. (Not) Sheep Gallery will also display controversial and timely artwork by gallery artists, particularly women and minorities. Other artists present for July 19 will be Deborah Griffing and Alissa Ohashi.

Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art
Although currently closed to the public, the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art will feature artwork via the @ShortNorthArtsDistrict Instagram.

Sarah Gormley Gallery
The July exhibit at Sarah Gormley Gallery is a visual conversation …About Art. In this two-man show, artists Dan Gerdeman and Daniel Rona explore elements of the artistic process – from ideation to final execution, and the individual expression throughout. The show was inspired by seeing their interaction at Rona’s opening reception at SGG last year, and upon learning that Gerdeman was, in fact, Rona’s high school art teacher in Hilliard, Ohio.

With his start as a graffiti artist, Rona’s works tell stories about concepts of love, hate, life, and death, with a focus on growth. The composition of symbols that began with the rapid expression of graffiti now live in pieces that reflect both personal and universal truths about the human experience, and with this show, his work becomes more figuratively expressive.

Gerdeman is an artist, experimental filmmaker, animator, and art educator whose work as an artist takes on a cartoon-like realism. His toothy characters focus on the triumphs and failures of the human condition. Gerdeman teaches Advanced Drawing, Film and Animation, and AP Studio art at Hilliard Davidson High School.

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Please join Sean Christopher Gallery for Karji Jimi Weah: Satisfied during their very special Sunday afternoon opening reception on July 19, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, as they welcome Liberia native and Columbus-based artist Karji Jimi Weah. Weah will be displaying thirty black and white charcoal drawings influenced by memories of nature from the days of his formative African upbringing, encapsulated in the artist statement: “A lover of silver is not satisfied with silver, nor is the lover of wealth with income. As for me, I am satisfied with what little I have.”

Weah’s original drawing “Satisfied,” will be on display during this show, and was recently selected, reproduced, and installed at 1359 N High St (The Hippie Hut) as part of One World. This show will be on display through August 29, 2020.

Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery is currently closed to the public, but will feature a fabulous salon exhibition of gallery artists via the @ShortNorthArtsDistrict Instagram.

Sherrie Gallerie
Sherrie Gallerie will host One World mural artist Zemer Peled, including her original mural sculpture and an exhibition of other works; a window display of paintings on acrylic by Ron Johnson; and an outdoor sculpture by Russ Vogt in the Sherrie Gallerie sculpture garden on Pearl Alley behind the gallery.

Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery will feature While We Were Away, which highlights the ongoing nature of artistic inspiration – an irrepressible, hopeful, lifelong pursuit. A variety of media represent the originality of artists confined by space but not imagination!

Other July 19 Activities

The Short North’s beloved artist Malcolm J will be showing artwork at Glean that has never been viewed before by the public. Malcolm is reviving social and political work that he created long ago that he considers controversial in nature. He believes that with the climate of change occurring in our society today, this body work is more relevant than ever before. Malcolm will be at Glean during the opening on July 19 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., to talk to people about his visions and what moved him to create this particular art. The show will be on display through August 30.

Greater Columbus Convention Center
Visit the largest contemporary collection of central Ohio art within the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and get a selfie with the interactive sculpture, “As We Are,” by Matthew Mohr.

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