Short North Gallery Hop is a monthly tradition that spans 30 years. celebrating art, local shops, and good food.
On the first Saturday of each month, thousands of people head to the Short North Arts District for new gallery exhibitions, street performers, special events, food, and drinks throughout the District.
Gallery Hop details
Most shops and galleries are open earlier, but the typical Gallery Hop runs from 4 – 10 pm. Galleries, restaurants, boutiques, and salons showcase Ohio-based artists and feature the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, while musicians, singers, dance troupes, and other entertainers perform in the streets.
Vendors also sell unique handcrafted items throughout the Hop. No matter your age or style, you’ll find something to enjoy at Gallery Hop, and can enjoy a bite to eat or a beverage at some of the best restaurants and bars in the city,
Looking for some cool photo ops? Make sure to check out public art displays listed on the SNAD wesbite.
2024 Gallery Hop Schedule
March 2 Gallery Hop features
In March, check out two new exciting new galleries alongside the thrill of the Arnold Sports Festival taking place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Explore the creativity of Columbus and the spirit of competition, all in one action-packed weekend that includes the implementation of extensive safety initiatives.
- A new minority-operated space, Gallerie by CFA from the Columbus Fashion Alliance, is holding its grand opening, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony that will welcome notables from the art and fashion industries along with community leaders, promising an evening of sophistication and artistic discovery from 4-8 p.m.
- Adamah Ceramics makes its debut in the revered space formerly occupied by Hammond Harkins, transforming it into a sanctuary of ceramic artistry. From 5-9 p.m. guests are invited to explore an array of works by talented local, national, and international ceramicists.
December 7 (check here for updates about Holiday details and performances)
Leave time to stroll around the District – there’s always something new to explore!
The Short North Crime Interdiction Program returns for 2024, providing a dedicated unit of police officers patrolling neighborhood streets to help prevent violent crime and participate in the enforcement of safety initiatives.
Late-night rideshare pickup zones along High Street in the Short North continue to be successful. Effective from midnight to 4 a.m., there are now 15 designated no-parking zones for safer, more convenient rideshare pickups, targeting improved safety and reduced congestion.