Hop at Home for the Short North Arts District Holiday 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 PageVirtual Holiday Hop will feature an array of exhibitions, including small works shows perfect for holiday gifting, in addition to products and promotions from District retailers, local performers, and more. 

Select art galleries and other businesses will also be open to the public, with many offering private appointments in addition to virtual options. Specific details on how to shop and explore Short North Arts District galleries during this time can be found at Art By Appointment. You can also view public art throughout the area via the Short North Arts District Art Trail.

Gallery Exhibitions

Brandt-Roberts Galleries

Brandt-Roberts Galleries will feature new work by Columbus-based artist David Reed. Reed’s landscape paintings are inspired by his collage work and are painted in a manner that blurs the line between abstract and representational, while boasting sophisticated color palettes. The feature will be on view from Dec. 4 through 27 and works by David can be seen at his page on the BRG website: brandtrobertsgalleries.com/artists#/david-reed

Hammond Harkins Galleries

Join Hammond Harkins Galleries for their most popular annual exhibition: Small & Wonderful. The exhibition will feature over 20 gallery artists and their famous salon wall, and will be on view through Jan. 17, 2021.

Participating artists: Laura Alexander, Laura Bidwa, Annie Chrissy Burley, Tim Brown, Sarah Fairchild, Linda Gall, Elizabeth Gerdeman, Alteronce Gumby, Denny Griffith, Paul Hamilton, Andrew Hendrixson, Jenny Holzer, Janice Lessman-Moss, Stephanie Lüning, Andrea Myers, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Robinson, Tariku Shiferaw, Mariana Smith, Karen Snouffer, Carol Stewart, Melissa Vogley Woods, Pamela Workman, Erin Wozniak. 

Hammond Harkins Galleries follows COVID-19 safety protocols. For additional info or to schedule an appointment during or outside regular gallery hours, contact the gallery at (614) 238-3000 or gallery@hammondharkins.com.

All sales at Hammond Harkins Galleries will be “tax free” through the end of the year as a thank you for supporting the arts.

Marcia Evans Gallery

Marcia Evans Gallery presents Holiday Artful Gifts featuring small paintings, media mixed and pastel on handmade paper images, along with Ohio-made candles, jewelry, and glass.

There will also be a special addition of hand-made Christmas cards by Ohio’s Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative and petite bouquets of Christmas Holly!

Sarah Gormley Gallery

Sarah Gormley Gallery will feature Hope: Small Works which is a group show from artists who have shown at SGG in the past two years. The pieces will be posted on Instagram @sarahgormleygallery and will be available for shipping in time for the holidays. The show can be seen in person by making an appointment with Sarah: sarah@sarahgormleygallery.com

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio

Sean Christopher Gallery presents Allusions to Other by artist John A. Sargent III. This collection of paintings is representative of the questions and discoveries and recurring themes that have occupied many years of thought and expression. The questions regard the extent to which the assumptions and presumptions of existence can be discussed without lapsing into didactic or easy rhetoric, while maintaining accessibility for the viewer.

John A. Sargent III is an established Cleveland area-based artist and an alumni of The Ohio State University, receiving an MFA in painting (1988). He also attended Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, where he was awarded his BA in Studio Arts and American Studies (1984). Sargent’s paintings are in many Permanent Corporate and Public Collections including The Cleveland Clinic, Progressive Insurance and the US Supreme Court, to name a few. His artwork is widely acquired by Private Collectors as well, both nationally and internationally. The artist has built an impressive record of over 30 years of exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions. In addition to his solo exhibition here, Sargent has graciously agreed to be the Guest Juror for Sean Christopher’s upcoming February 2021 Tenth Annual Juried Young Hearts Exhibition featuring select artworks by students from the Columbus College of Art and Design.

Sharon Weiss Gallery24 Lincoln St. Studios; 12 Lincoln

Stock up on Holiday gifts for the books lovers in your family and friends. Sharon Weiss Gallery presents a Salon Show featuring new oil paintings by Somerset artist Rick Akers. 24 Lincoln St. Art Studios is featuring a miniature painting show in their gallery. Stop by 12 Lincoln to see the ever-changing paintings and various works of art.





Sherrie Gallerie

Sherrie Gallerie presents a gigantic art show featuring gallery artists who will be exhibiting the work they have been creating during the pandemic; artists have been making work like crazy! They are loading up the gallery for all to see. Sherrie Gallerie will also feature the show in an online virtual tour.






Studios on High Gallery

Studios on High Gallery presents The Art of Gifting, an annual event featuring smaller works by Studio on High Gallery member artists. Artists are invited to create in their juried medium or stretch to explore other avenues, extending their body of work. These smaller pieces are ideal for holiday gifting and invite patrons to sample a broad range of diverse work.





Wexner Center for the Arts 

The Wexner Center for the Arts, the multidisciplinary contemporary art laboratory at The Ohio State University, presents exhibitions by Gretchen Bender, Tomashi Jackson, Steve McQueen, Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese, Taryn Simon, as well as a continuously evolving FREE SPACE designed collaboratively with Wex programmers, visitors, and artists.

Amid the most contested presidential election in American history and massive social upheaval surrounding the entwined public health issues of systemic racism and the COVID-19 pandemic, these exhibitions highlight work from a diverse group of artists analyzing and challenging the tenets of American democracy, representative structures, and modes of political discourse. For gallery hours and more details, visit wexarts.org

Other Dec. 5 Activities

Blossom Tattoo Co. 

Join Blossom Tattoo Co for an exhibition of floral body art.

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Receive a $25 bonus card reward with every $100 gift card purchase from Nov. 16 to Dec. 30, 2020. Bonus cards are valid Sunday through Thursday, Jan. 3 to Feb. 28, 2021.






Emergent Art and Craft LLC

Emergent Art + Craft is proud to join the neighborhood for our first gallery hop! Featured artists include Jennifer Morley, Luke Boyd, and Michol Childress. All three artists work with the idea of what is there and what is not through memory, dreamscapes, and abstraction. In addition, shop prints, ceramics, jewelry, and other curated gifts for the holidays and beyond!






Roger Kent Grosswiler, Jr. is a self-taught artist who began painting seriously at the age of 40. He’s become known for his woodcut portraits and has shown both locally and nationally. He also writes short stories and poetry, including a book of haikus that was published in 2018.






Global Gifts

Global Gifts wishes all a healthy and peaceful holiday this year! We are stocked up on Fair Trade ornaments, nativity sets, menorahs, and more for your ethical and sustainable gift-giving. Stop by to see the full collection in person or shop online at www.globalgiftsft.com. We even offer curbside pickup (select at check out)!






Greater Columbus Convention Center

‘Tis the season to cross off your holiday list and shop locally! The Unconventional Holiday Bazaar is the place to get your holiday shopping started and maybe even finished. Stop by our Battelle Grand Ballroom – North on Dec. 5 & 6 for a chance to shop with local vendors including unique arts and crafts, vintage items, holiday gifts, food and more. PLUS — Don’t miss out on our Unconventional Holiday Bazaar giveaway! This event is FREE and open to the public.

Continue your holiday shopping and dining at our South Cafe & Marketplace and with our neighbors in the Short North Arts District for Holiday Hop. 

Preferred parking is at our Ohio Center Garage (500 N. 3rd St.) for a flat fee of $5.  

VENDORS —>The Unconventional Holiday Bazaar is now accepting vendors. This is a great opportunity for local vendors to sell and display their creative merchandise. To sign-up please email exhibitorservices@columbusconventions.com 

Masks are required once inside of the facility. Guest health and safety are the top priorities of the ASM Global managed Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC). The GCCC has developed a comprehensive and sustainable cleaning, training, and safety guide to lead our reopening efforts and facility operation moving forward. To view the ASM Global VenueShield program, please visit www.columbusconventions.com.

On Paper

On Paper’s 9 days of festive savings will conclude on holiday hop with our annual personalized note card on demand event from 12pm to 6pm. Several designs will be available from which to choose and will be printed while you shop. Personalized note cards make a great gift for people of all ages.






Shake Shack

The holidays might look different this year, but get in the spirit this season with our indulgent Holiday Shake Trio! 

Christmas Cookie: Sugar cookie frozen custard, topped with whipped cream, crumbled shortbread and holiday sprinkles  

Chocolate Spice: Holiday-spiced chocolate frozen custard blended with crumbled chocolate cookies, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon  

Candy Cane Marshmallow: Peppermint and marshmallow blended with vanilla frozen custard, topped with whipped cream and crumbled candy cane


Gallery Hop is made possible with support from our sponsors:

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