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 on W. Goodale St. Gallery Hoppers are also encouraged to get a jump start on 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, September 4 and check out the plethora of art activities.


Summer Spray

Summer Spray has returned for 2021! During this 11-week event, a 1,300-square-foot mural is being created on W. Goodale Ave by local artists, who will also showcase their work in an exhibition space in the Short North Arts District. Artists include Andrea Myers, Apeg Design, Derrick Callender, Hakim Callwood, Khaila Carr, FDZGRAFFITI, Sarah Hout, Lance Johnson, Nicholas Schukay, and Mrrobotgeek.

For full details about Summer Sprayclick here.


Brandt-Roberts Galleries

Brandt-Roberts Galleries is pleased to present Columbus Illuminated, a solo exhibition by Ohio-based contemporary impressionist Mark Gingerich. The artist’s atmospheric paintings have received national acclaim for their exquisite technique and unexpected, yet familiar, subject matter. This new body of work presents over 20 paintings that reveal glimpses of Columbus city life. Continuing his mastery in the medium of oil paint, Gingerich captures a single, passing moment in time: the sun rising on Broad Street, a view of High Street at dusk, and the glittering Columbus skyline against the dark of night. He garnered inspiration from locales such as Schiller Park in German Village, Franklin Park Conservatory, the Whetstone Park of Roses, and the Topiary Park.

Columbus Illuminated is on view starting Saturday, September 4 with a Gallery Hop Exhibition Reception from 1:00pm to 7:00pm The exhibition will be on view through September 26.

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

Emergent Art & Craft

Capturing the impressions of landscape in a wistful style, watercolorist Daniel Rauschenbach’s bold colors and uniquely strong designs create a style of his own. Influenced by the industrial Midwest and romantic New England seascape, he incorporates these cultural wonders into his work. His passion, dedication, and love of his craft shine through each piece. With his BFA in ceramics from Youngstown State University and years of experience living and setting up shop on the east coast as well as in the Midwest, Rauschenbach brings his experience to life in all of his mediums.

Watercolors from Rauschenbach will be on display the month of September at Emergent Art + Craft, and the artist will be present during Gallery Hop on September 4.

September Gallery Hop hours will be from 11:00am to 9:00pm.

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 September 3 through October 3.

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

Lindsay Gallery

Lindsay Gallery will feature a group show by gallery artists, on view through September 11. 

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

Marcia Evans Gallery

Scott Hunter, a Pittsburgh artist, studied painting and art history at Boston University where he received his BFA. Hunter has a love for abstract expressionism, and it shows in his strong design-balanced abstracts with bold color palettes that are vivid and full of imagination. He is an accomplished artist with an impressive collections and exhibitions list. The opening reception will take place during Gallery Hop from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, with the artist in attendance.

Hunter’s work will be exhibited from September 4 through September 28.

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

(Not) Sheep Gallery

The September Gallery Hop will feature Transformation, a one-person exhibition and sale of new work by Izumi Yokoyama. A book signing of The Jackjaw and the Doll, by writer John Biscello and Illustrator Yokoyama, will also take place from 1:00pm to 8:00pm during Gallery Hop.

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

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.

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

Sarah Gormley Gallery

I’m in Love with the Ordinary will be Jennifer Small’s first show at Sarah Gormley Gallery. Initially abstract in appearance, her paintings record a journey of a day-in-the-life—a practice that starts with documentation through the lens of a camera. She then narrows down the panoramic into single frames. The single framed images are collaged together, simplified and rendered in paint to create the lines, shapes, and hues that fill the canvas. Abstracted layers build shallow spaces that depict the translation of the everyday.

Small’s works will remain on view from September 3 through September 25.

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

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio

Fiber artist and Executive Director of Global Gifts, Alissa Head, together with Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio, announce the opening reception for the artist’s solo exhibition, SOFT SHOW. Head, a Newark, Ohio based artist, works in wool fiber, dyeing wet felt into imagery based on her travels and Ohio landscapes. Head has exhibited at Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio three times previously with the Central Ohio women’s collective, Mother Artists at Work (MAW). The group’s inaugural show was in 2005, the second exhibit was in 2010, and third during 2020. Join the Gallery during Gallery Hop for the artist reception from 1:00pm to 9:00pm.

SOFT SHOW will remain on view through September 25.

September Gallery Hop hours will be from 1:00pm to 9:00pm.

Sharon Weiss Galleries

Sharon Weiss Gallery is honored to present the first exhibit of Michael J. Rosen’s expansive, eclectic and entirely original collages, Cuttings: Collages.

Rosen’s work will be on view from September 2 to September 26.

September Gallery Hop hours will be from 12:00pm 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 at the opening reception during Gallery Hop from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

Elkins’ work will be on view from September 4 through October. 30.

September Gallery Hop hours will be from 12:00pm to 7:00pm.

Studios on High Gallery

Beth Himsworth’s painterly botanicals are the ultimate trompe l’oeil – unless you’re viewing her works in-person. What appear as paintings are in reality glass – fused together in a kiln, resulting in a delicate and ethereal effect. In celebration of the dynamics of the natural world, these otherworldly pieces integrate movement, drama, and rich color.

Himsworth’s work will be on view from September 4 through September 30.

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


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.

September Gallery Hop hours will be from 10:00am to 8:00pm.

Shake Shack

Check out local musicians on the Shake Shack patio from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

September Gallery Hop hours will be from 11:00am to 10:00pm.


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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.