Hop at Home for the Short North Arts District August 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 Page. The September Virtual Gallery Hop will feature a sneak peek at the latest artwork for sale, artist stories, and more from local galleries; new products and promotions from other local businesses; and virtual performances from some of Gallery Hop’s favorite musicians.

Select art galleries and other businesses will also be open to the public, with many offering private appointments in addition to virtual options. You can also view the in-progress creation of the all-new mural wall, Summer Spray, as artist Robert “Mrrobotgeek” Williams creates his section of the 1,280 square-foot wall located on W. Goodale St. between Park and High St; the latest iteration of the Short North Arts District Mural Series, One World; and other public art throughout the area via the Short North Arts District Art Trail.

Gallery Exhibitions

Brandt-Roberts Galleries
Christopher Burk: Deluge unveils a new series of distinct, austere oil paintings by the artist. Known for his exquisite representation of stillness in urban landscape, Burk ventures into new ground with this series of flood paintings. These compositions are void of the representations of human life that are typically signifiers of his work – an alleyway with a lone dumpster, a house with a single lit window. However, these new works still continue Burk’s interest and investigation into human environments.

Christopher Burk: Deluge opens on September 4 with a reception from 3:00pm – 7:00pm, and will be on view through September 27. The event is free and open to the public, but a free, timed ticket is required. Additional information can be found at brandtrobertsgalleries.com.

Hammond Harkins Galleries
A 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 Hammond Harkins Galleries 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 continued to be on view through September 20. During the September Virtual Gallery Hop, Hammond Harkins Galleries will also feature a preview of works from the upcoming solo exhibition by Paul Hamilton, which will open the weekend of September 25 and be on view through November 15.

Lindsay Gallery
Lindsay Gallery presents Pretty Thing: what glitters is not always gold, its annual fundraiser for Annie’s Fund for the Creative Arts. This foundation was created by artist Robert Falcone in the name of his late wife, Anne P. Miller, to give grants to small arts groups. Featured paintings are all 16″ x 20″, oil and gold leaf on canvas, and will remain on view through September 27.





Marcia Evans Gallery
Marcia Evans Gallery will feature work by Justin Frehs, a local artist who loves to paint the beauty in images of people and in everyday objects. Frehs works mainly in watercolor, with which he feels the transparency and movement of the medium allows him to create his own individual style. Works will be on view through September 28.





(Not) Sheep Gallery
One World continues through September 17, featuring work by gallery artists. Featured artists are Hana Yilma, whose work is about adjusting to a new world as an immigrant; Nava Lubelski, whose embroidery pieces bring traditional craft of Russian immigrant parents to an entirely new level, creating magnificent embroidered abstract paintings and using the spider web (its delicate nature and inherent strength) as a metaphor for repairing damage; Juliellen Byrne, whose work Eat My Tweet confronts the result of force-feeding information to a hungry public and the effects of social media around the world; Nathaniel Galka, who questions our subversive changes to wildlife and plants by environmental damage; Kim Goldfarb, whose work confronts racism and our own racist pasts and current biases; and others.

Sarah Gormley Gallery
Cleveland artist John W. Carlson will debut his first solo show in Columbus at Sarah Gormley Gallery. In My Eyes Paint What My Heart Sees, John’s work combines traditional oils with alkalids, charcoal, and graphite. Working mostly on large canvases, he freely applies his medium without sacrificing subtle emotional details. This method allows him to control the negative space, which is vital to the ambiguity that runs throughout his pieces. What appears to be a gentle gesture to some can appear violent or passionate to others. Gormley first saw Carlson’s work when he won Best in Show at the Zanesville Museum of Art’s Ohio Annual Exhibition, and looks forward to sharing his talent with new and established collectors in Columbus.


Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
During the September Gallery Hop, Columbus-based photographer and videographer Adam Berta will feature his first solo exhibition at Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio. Shooting Back: Columbus Protest Photography is a social commentary series that confronts the first few hectic weeks of anti-police brutality protests taking place in Columbus. It is the artist’s goal to raise more awareness and hopefully make some kind of positive impact while showing how Columbus came together under one righteous cause. Berta’s framed protest and related COVID-era photos will be available for sale with a portion of the proceeds being donated to a relevant non-profit. In addition to highlighting the new exhibition online, the gallery will also host an in-person opening on September 5 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Shooting Back will be on display through September 26.

Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery presents the latest works by Jim Murrin. Murrin’s exhibition will be on view through September 26.







Sherrie Gallerie
Sherrie Gallerie presents new glass sculptures by Columbus artist William Ortman. Ortman creates large-scale blown forms that incorporate glass murrini that dance on the surfaces. To see the show in-person, please call (614) 221.8580 or email sherrie@sherriegallerie.com to make an appointment.





Studios on High Gallery
Bill Meyer’s show Faces will open at Studios on High Gallery during the September Gallery Hop. In Faces, Meyer explores the range of expressions and aspects of being human – the different phases of life, different moods, attitudes, and feelings. The artist worked from hundreds of sketches and stacks of sketchbooks to create an autobiographical expository spanning decades. From these sketches, a select few were refined and developed,  resulting in finished drawings, paintings, digital images, and sculpture. Meyber has been represented by Studios on High Gallery since 2014.



Other September 5 Activities

Samantha Davis is a college student double majoring in fine arts and history. Her artwork, which will be featured at Glean in September, consists of portraits of social activists in the past and now, along with other historical people. Her drawing style is divided into regions of line and color, resembling colorful maps. With her art, she hopes to inspire others to learn about the history of people from around the world, and to understand the human story as a diverse, interwoven tapestry of triumphs, failures, cooperation, subjugation, and hope.




Global Gifts
Join Global Gifts for an in-person showcase of work by local visual artist, Ryan Hudson. A self-taught artist with a passion for acrylics and spray paint, Hudson draws his inspiration from Mexican Folk Art and the Expressionist style. Discover his work displayed in store from Sept. 1 through 27 at Global Gifts





On Paper
On Paper is ready to welcome everyone back to school with supplies and materials, including bullet journals and all the accessories; planners and calendars; office supplies; pens and pencils, and, of course, paper.







Red Giraffe Designs
Red Giraffe Designs will offer a free ring with any $20+ purchase during the September Gallery Hop.








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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.