May 30, 2017
Enjoying arts and culture in the Short North Arts District is easy and rewarding with the Short North Arts District Art Trail.
From iconic permanent murals to the colorful Short North Arches and annual Mural Series, the streets in the Short North Arts District are filled with enlightening and often unexpected works of art. At the heart of the District is its galleries, which feature folk art to fine art. Build your collection with works by thousands of emerging and established artists showcased in the Short North Arts District.
Use the Short North Arts District Art Trail to explore all the public art, galleries, performance art spaces, and more in the Art + Soul of Columbus.
ART COLLECTOR STORIES
In a 2016 blog series, art collectors shared their stories about investing in art from Short North Arts District galleries.
Read about how these collectors began their filling their lives with art and their advice for collecting pieces that inspire them.
OUR COMMUNITY, YOUR COLLECTION
More than three decades ago, the Short North Arts District, quite literally, started with art. Today, over a dozen galleries and exhibition spaces are in the District, spanning a diverse mix of pieces, periods, and styles. The Short North Arts District galleries invite the community start with art when they visit the neighborhood. Whether enjoying a day out shopping or a night on the town, start the time in the neighborhood by visiting the many galleries along High Street. From folk art, fine art, and artisan handicrafts, build a collection with works by thousands of emerging and established artists showcased in the Short North Arts District.
Start With Art celebrates the arts community in the Short North Arts District, where there are a truly unique collection of galleries and arts organizations. Providing intimate experiences with arts and artists, the District’s variety of galleries offer an exciting experience to learn about and collect art. When you begin your experience in the Short North Arts District, start with art.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE FEATURED GALLERIES
Click on each icon below to see the short Start with Art videos, featuring the story of a number of the Short North Arts District galleries.
ADORN YOUR HOME, ENRICH YOUR SOUL
When you Start with Art in the Short North Arts District, you embark on an experience that adorns your home and enriches your soul. Arts patrons connect with the story of the art and its creation, and also add their own story through collecting.
For over 30 years, the Short North Arts District galleries have fostered connections between the artist and the arts patron through education and the relationships built with gallery owners. Photo: Bailey Lytle.
ART COLLECTION IS FOR EVERYONE
The Short North renaissance in the ’80s happened because a few gallery owners and collectors put their faith in the Short North Arts District and built it into the arts mecca that it is today. The galleries now in the Short North Arts District offer varied choices for any taste and budget with the range of art spanning hundreds of years in age and thousands of dollars in value.
Start with art from the Short North Arts District and build around it when designing a space. Whether a home, office, or civic space, plan to fill it with art from the nationally renowned galleries along High Street. Collecting supports local and national artists, gallery owners, our local economy, and keep the Short North Arts District a vibrant part of the Columbus community. Photo: Cole Ruoff.