March 16, 2020
The Short North Arts District is the Art + Soul of Columbus.
We are home to over 350 businesses who employ over 10,000 people and showcase the talents of thousands of performing and visual artists each year.
91% of businesses are locally owned or headquartered and 70% are hyper-small, employing just 20 people or less.
But 100% of them need your help and support to get through this challenging time.
With your help, we can get through this together. #BeTheArtAndSoul
Support your favorite small, local retailers by shopping from their online stores and picking up* or having your purchase delivered; many businesses are currently offering complimentary or discounted delivery. Consider upcoming celebrations or events for which you plan to give a gift, such as weddings, showers, and graduations, and begin buying them now. Small local retailers with online stores include:
Artisan De Luxe | Chunky Armadillo | Clover on High | Columbus Running Company | Glean | Global Gifts | Happy Go Lucky | HOMAGE | Jolie Occasions | Ladybird | Madison USA | Magnolia Thunderpussy | Mission Coffee Co. | Mukha Spa | On Paper | One Line Coffee | Paradise Garage Bicycles | Peace + Love + Bling | Prologue Bookshop | Pursuit | Quinci Emporium | Red Giraffe Designs | Roaming Goat Coffee | rose bredl | rowe | Samson…A Men’s Emporium | Small Talk | Smartypants Vintage | Sole Classics | Star Jewelers | Store 5A | The Blowout Bar | The Candle Lab | The Garden | The Lamp Shade | The Optical. Co | The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique | THREAD | Tigertree | Vamp Official | Wine on High
Galleries at which you can inquire about available works and pricing:
Brandt-Roberts Galleries | Hammond Harkins Galleries | Lindsay Gallery | Marcia Evans Gallery | (Not) Sheep Gallery | Sarah Gormley Gallery | Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio | Sharon Weiss Gallery + Lincoln Street Studios | Sherrie Gallerie | Studios on High Gallery
Businesses from which you can purchase experiential and virtual services:
Heartfelt Yoga Studio (class passes and streaming classes) | Kingmakers (carry-out board games and kits) | phia salon (products and digital concierge service) | Pinot’s Palette (virtual classes and take home paint kits) | Yoga on High (streaming classes, workshops, and more)
You can also shop with these District retailers:
Order For Pick-Up or Delivery
Many restaurants, coffee shops, and juiceries in the District offer or have begun to offer pick-up and/or delivery options**. Locally-owned independent restaurants now offering pickup or delivery include:
Arch City Tavern | Barley’s Brewing Restaurant | Bernard’s Tavern | Brassica | C. Krueger’s Finest Baked Goods | Condado | CRMD | Dulce Vida | Fireproof | Four’s on High | Hai Poke | Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams | Lemongrass Fusion Bistro | Macaron Bar | Melt | Mikey’s Late Night Slice | MMELO | Nida’s Thai on High | North Market | Northstar Cafe | Paulie Gee’s | Press Grill | Quinci Emporium | Roaming Goat Coffee | Service Bar | Skully’s Music-Diner | The 1126 Restaurant | The Happy Greek | The Lox Bagel Shop | The Rossi Bar + Kitchen | The Table | Union Cafe | Zest Juice Co.
Local breweries and distilleries now offering pickup or delivery include:
You can also order from these District restaurants:
Remember to tip the restaurant staff and/or delivery driver!
Buy Gift Cards
Buying gift cards from your favorite businesses, including retailers, restaurants, and salons, is a great way to provide immediate support to businesses that you can use later. Visit their social media pages and/or websites to find out how to purchase gift cards directly.
Donate To Their Causes
Support the Short North Arts District by making a donation to the Short North Alliance, a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization. Your tax deductible donation will benefit Short North Arts District programs and initiatives, including our arts and events programming, and safe and clean initiatives of the Short North Alliance. To make a contribution, click here.
Support these local businesses with a donation:
Help Hot Chicken Takeover, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, HOMAGE, and other partners feed 20,000 in need in the Columbus community:
Spread The Word
Spread the word about your favorite small businesses and how others can help support them on your social media accounts and online message boards. Use #BeTheArtAndSoul to share your favorite memories in the Short North Arts District!
*Businesses may have temporary adjusted store hours; check with individual businesses to confirm their current operating hours. And remember: if you’re sick, stay home, do not pick up. Wash your hands for 20 seconds. Cover your cough. Don’t touch your face. Consult professionals like the CDC, WHO, or Ohio Public Health.
**GrubHub is deferring all commission costs for independent restaurants on delivery orders, and UberEats is waiving the delivery fees for independent restaurants.