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"A Little Wrong"

Clay provides the artist with a chance to make anything, capture any detail, and speak in any voice to convey an idea. Its flexibility and strength is god-like, empowering (from dust, and unto dust) and do-overs are a matter of determination. “My work has evolved from stories, my own and stories and those I have borrowed from others. Over the years I have built a cast of characters who do my bidding. The job of creating a sculpture as story is, for me partly, my job, and partly the work of the finished piece.”

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  • Mural Series
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"Are You A Life-force?"

CAAMP, which includes band members Taylor Meier, Evan Westfall, and Matt Vinson, are a local band on the rise. To celebrate their national success, they gifted a mural to the community that they love and call home. The permanent mural, titled Are You A Life-force? was created by Meier’s mother, local muralist Sally Meier, and CAAMP keyboardist Joe Kavalec. Inspired by the band’s album By and By, released July 26, 2019, the mural depicts the stories told through their music. It is located on the Buttles Avenue side of Bakersfield in the Short North Arts District.

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  • Permanent Artwork
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"BARBERSHOP...Istanbul"

In the alleys of old Istanbul, the barbershops are the bastions of traditional male society, the place where men gather to discuss politics, share neighborhood gossip, play dominoes; a place to escape their daily routines. The barber is not only the barber, but the friend and confidant.

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  • Mural Series
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"Deeper Connection"

Edmund Boateng is a Columbus based self-taught artist specializing in photography, pencil drawing, and film making. He says: “Art has been a part of who I am; as a child, I discovered my love for creativity and often found myself passionately sketching images I found fascinating and writing down on paper concepts to explore. Growing up, in the city of Kumasi, Ghana, where I’m from, art was always all around me. With my father being a very talented shoe maker, and two uncles, one being an architect and the other a painter – I was surrounded by their diverse creativity everyday, which inspired me to follow the family talent. As I grew in my talent, I began to draw celebrities from Ghana and showing it to families and friends. I created Deeper Connection to encapsulate the bond between two people who have love one for another. Without seeing the expression on their faces, you can feel the connection they have goes deeper than common superficial relationships that exist only on the surface. You feel the peace and support they give one another. You feel that no matter what comes their way, they will stand strong together. As their foreheads meet, they are no more parallel, but the two become one.”

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  • Mural Series
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"Emerge"

French born American artist Annette Poitau received her MFA with honors from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. She also studied at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. After showing her work extensively in France, she moved to California, where she lived for 12 years before setting up her studio in Oberlin, Ohio. Annette’s paintings are displayed in private and public collections in the United States, throughout Europe, and in Japan.

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  • Mural Series
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"Here We Are"

Argentinian artist Alejandra Zanetta’s piece alludes to the generational rift that she feels exists today. “While we, the ‘adults,’ the ‘parents,’ think we are always right, that we made the right choices, in reality we are leaving the new generation a complicated world, a world which is threatened by multiple challenges that we did not properly address: climate change, social inequality, and mass migration.” The figure holding his head in his hands alludes to the mythological figure Atlas, who has the weight of the world on his shoulders. The title Here We Are alludes both to the dire situation in which we find ourselves and to the will of this new generation to “contradict” their parents and to take stock of the situation.

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"Howl"

Erika Sanada is a California based artist who uses porcelain clay to create fascinating creatures in pristine detail. Combining influences from films, cartoons, and her own imagination, Erika’s artwork has been exhibited internationally and widely published in Hi-Fructose Magazine, Hey! Magazine, and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. “Howl” shows two unlikely friends joining together and looking up at the same sky. Erika Sanada’s work talks about welcoming things that may seem hard or scary at first. Sometimes the most extraordinary possibilities start from unconventional combinations.

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  • Mural Series
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"In Dreams Again"

Just north of the Cap is the picturesque Poplar Park, the Short North Arts District’s largest pocket park with one of the most exquisite public sculptures in the city, Andrew Lidgus’ obelisk titled In Dreams Again. The name is a phrase from Ohio’s state song, “Beautiful Ohio,” while the design on the totem depicts three cardinals and a trillium, Ohio’s state bird and flower, and nature spirits – one receiving water to represent the name “Ohio,” based on the Iroquois word meaning “beautiful river,” and one receiving leaves to honor the natural history of Ohio. The sculpture stands amongst café tables, chairs, and planters in the park’s stone plaza.

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  • Permanent Artwork
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"Invasive Species"

Brandt-Roberts Galleries, located in the Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio, brings almost 40 years of combined experience in the fine art field. The gallery carries works by about 30 outstanding present-day painters, in addition to historic works. The latter features an emphasis on mid-century modern works from the Eames era, including the work of Robert Knipschild and others. Brandt-Roberts is the largest fine art gallery in the vibrant Short North Arts District, and offers a variety of art-related services, including custom framing and art restoration.

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  • Mural Series
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"Jubilation"

"Columbus artists Stephen Canneto and Judith Spater have created a dynamic sculpture that is suspended nearly 30 feet up in the air at the northwest corner of Second Avenue and High Street. Spanning nearly 25 feet in length, the three part sculpture, titled Jubilation, delivers a dance of light and color that changes by the minute. Evoking the vibrancy and diversity of the Short North Arts District community, the sculpture is a celebration of the joy found within our community. Comprised of stainless steel, dichrolaminate, acrylic, and hundreds of Bluetooth controlled LED lights, the sculpture is one of a number of newly installed and planned permanent public artworks in the Short North Arts District.

Jubilation was made possible with support from the Ingram White Castle Foundation, the Borror Family Foundation, and The Short North Alliance Art. Support for the Short North Alliance 2019 season of public art projects comes from the Greater Columbus Arts Council."

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  • Permanent Artwork
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"Laugh"

Yuri Darashkevich was born in Asipovichi, Belarus. He graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of the Arts in 1985. After graduating, he began a career in the illustration and graphic design field, painting in his spare time. After several successful solo shows in the early 90’s, he began to devote his full attention to creating art. Following this, he moved to Toronto Canada, and became an Elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists in 2009. In 2010, he moved to Florida and opened a second studio in Lake Worth. Currently, his artworks are exhibited in art galleries across the United States, Canada and Europe. He says: “This work is about the physical and emotional reactions that shape the fragile, unstable nature of the human consciousness.” In his work, Darashkevich attempts to recreate the path of intuition, giving us visual preferences and shapes that define what society considers “ideal.” His works are about visual perception and the ways in which human forms respond to the color, line, shape, texture or pattern. “I collect loose emotions and turn them into purposely-scattered elements of the image, then bring them back together to discover the definition of altered beauty, and hopefully bring it into new light.”

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"Love Stands Tall"

"Beverly Whiteside is a self-taught artist and retired Dance Education Specialist in the Columbus City Schools. She was chosen for a residency in the Ohio Governor’s Spotlight Program. She also was selected to participate in the Greater Columbus Arts Council Exchange Fellowship residency in Dresden, Germany.

She says: “Being strong and standing up for love gives us so much confidence in ourselves and in what we can accomplish together.” This piece reflects her thoughts concerning hope, respect and the courage to believe in the power of love."

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  • Mural Series
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"Mona Lisa"

An icon in both the art world and the Short North Arts District, Mona Lisa helped put Columbus on the map as an art destination. The public mural is the only one in the District not visible from High Street, but is an important symbol of the neighborhood. The famous muse’s enigmatic smile is as beautiful as the original, but in signature Short North Arts District style, she was painted sideways on her ear, rather than upright.

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  • Permanent Artwork
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"Mountain Sighed"

Andrea Myers received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. She received her Bachelor’s in Print Media and her Master’s in Fiber and Material Studies. Within her artistic practice, Myers maintains an interest in exploring the space between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional, hybridizing painting, printmaking and sculpture. Mountain Sighed is a machine sewn textile collage, suggestive of landscapes, figures or maybe a hybrid of the two. Layers of color striation bring the attention of the viewer to the two hill-shaped forms, that could also read as two fingerprints, knees, heads or two halves of a circular

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"Portrait of Andries Stilte II"

"Los Angeles native and New York based visual artist Kehinde Wiley has firmly situated himself within art history’s portrait painting tradition. As a contemporary descendent of a long line of portraitists, including Reynolds, Gainsborough, Titian, Ingres, among others, Wiley, engages the signs and visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic and the sublime in his representation of urban, black and brown men found throughout the world.

By applying the visual vocabulary and conventions of glorification, history, wealth and prestige to the subject matter drawn from the urban fabric, the subjects and stylistic references for his paintings are juxtaposed inversions of each other, forcing ambiguity and provocative perplexity to pervade his imagery.

Wiley’s larger-than-life figures disturb and interrupt tropes of portrait painting, often blurring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation and the critical portrayal of masculinity and physicality as it pertains to the view of black and brown young men.

Initially, Wiley’s portraits were based on photographs taken of young men found on the streets of Harlem. As his practice grew, his eye led him toward an international view, including models found in urban landscapes throughout the world – such as Mumbai, Senegal, Dakar and Rio de Janeiro, among others – accumulating to a vast body of work called, “The World Stage.”

The models, dressed in their everyday clothing most of which are based on the notion of far-reaching Western ideals of style, are asked to assume poses found in paintings or sculptures representative of the history of their surroundings. This juxtaposition of the “old” inherited by the “new” – who often have no visual inheritance of which to speak – immediately provides a discourse that is at once visceral and cerebral in scope.

Without shying away from the complicated socio-political histories relevant to the world, Wiley’s figurative paintings and sculptures “quote historical sources and position young black men within the field of power.” His heroic paintings evoke a modern style instilling a unique and contemporary manner, awakening complex issues that many would prefer remain mute."

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  • Mural Series
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"Pua 1"

Zemer Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, engaging with themes of memory, identity, and place. Her works are formed from thousands of porcelain shards constructed into large-scale/small-scale sculptures and installations.

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"Reverence"

"Reverence is about balancing male and female energies. It is about collaboration and spiritual union between Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine individually, as well as in the collective. It is about integration and fullness. It is about revering the work we are inspired to do and the meaning it brings to our lives.

Melissa Ayotte, MA, ATR-BC is a registered and board certified art therapist who works in the Columbus area. She received formal art training at Columbus College of Art and Design, a BA in Psychology from Ohio University, and an MA in Art Therapy from Saint Mary of the Woods College. She is inspired by intersections between the spiritual and the physical wonders of the human experience. It is in these moments one experiences intimacy of being and meaningful existence."

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  • Mural Series
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"Satisfied"

Karji Jimi Weah is a Columbus-based visual artist and reggae musician and native of Liberia. Karji means “the world doesn’t know what is good nor what is bad” and Weah means “King.” “A lover of silver is not satisfied with silver nor is the lover of wealth with income. As for me, I am satisfied with what little I have.”

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"Short North Arches"

One of the most recognizable parts of the Short North Arts District is its 17 arches, which pay homage to erstwhile wooden arches first built in 1888, which is when Columbus became known as “Arch City.” Ohio was chosen to host the centennial celebration of the creation of the Northwest Territory since it was the first state carved out of the territory. The wooden arches were lit by gaslight and had been built to both light the streets and dazzle visitors. In 1896, the wood and gas was replaced with steel and electric, but in 1916 the arches were torn down entirely and replaced by light posts. In 2002, almost 100 years later, 17 steel arches were reinstalled on High Street from Goodale to Fifth Avenue and are a hallmark of the Short North Arts District. The individually-programmable lights, which use LED technology, create a bright rainbow along the mile stretch of High Street that is the District.

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"Short North Gothic"

The Short North Arts District’s twist on Grant Wood’s iconic classic, American Gothic, is one of the images for which the District is most well known. Located on the corner of N. High Street and E. Lincoln Street, Short North Gothic is on the outer wall of another famous Short North Arts District spot – Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. The original piece depicts a farmer and his daughter, while the District’s skillful reproduction by Steve Galgas and Mike Altman has flipped the daughter on her head and switched the subjects’ positions. The beautiful mural embodies the spirit of the District and makes a statement of its own.

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  • Permanent Artwork
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"Spread more Love"

"Spread more Love is an ongoing campaign to ignite positivity and social awareness. With so much injustice, inequality, and hatred flowing around, we need something more uplifting and positive to counteract it. Love at its basic form is to at least be kind and respectful."

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  • Mural Series
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"Stray Delight"

Kaveri Raina is an abstract artist, born in India, raised in Ohio, and educated in Maryland.

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  • Mural Series
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"Teenuh Stays The Same"

Bill Miller is a collage artist who has been using vintage linoleum flooring as his medium for almost 20 years. Born in Cleveland, Miller currently lives outside of Woodstock, New York. Linoleum was the ultimate interior medium, present in all aspects of 20th century life from Grandma’s kitchen to the corner drug store and neighborhood school. Miller’s innovative work is recognized for pictorial assemblages that rely only on the flooring’s found surface, with no added paint, to render his subjects. Miller’s images range from bucolic landscapes to surrealistic, fiercely political pieces that draw on iconic news and pop culture images that have informed society’s common memory. His unexpected use of familiar patterns taps into the medium’s nostalgic qualities, imparting a sense of personal history and rediscovery within each piece. Bill Miller has been profiled in the New York Times, New York Post, Chicago Tribune, Columbus Dispatch and on the National Geographic Channel. In addition to several shows at Lindsay Gallery his work has been shown in Chicago, New York, Austin, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington DC and in Europe. In 2007 Miller was honored with a retrospective exhibit at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. In 2010, he was chosen to create the cover image for the Frank Zappa CD Congress Shall Make No Law, issued to mark the 25th anniversary of Zappa’s anti-censorship testimony on Capitol Hill to support artistic freedom of expression.

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"The Colosseum"

The Colosseum pictures a trademark monument of Italy, a country usually known for its culture, art, and food, and recently on the news for being badly struck by the 2020 pandemic, as most of the world. The artist, a native Italian, used colorful abstract patterns and marks to create an ageless and vibrant composition that powerfully celebrates the history and the memories associated with the famous 2000-year-old arena.

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  • Mural Series
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"The Guardian"

Recessed between two columns and watching over Chase Park is The Guardian, a colorful, playful sculpture by Russ Vogt that proudly symbolizes the organic creativity and brilliance of the Short North Arts District.

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  • Permenant Artwork
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"The Journey"

"The Short North Alliance, in collaboration with AJ Capital Partners and The Graduate Hotel, commissioned California-based artists Ryan Sarfati (@oh_yanoe) and Eric Skotnes (@zoueh_skotnes) to create and install three permanent public art murals on the exterior building walls of the new Graduate Hotel located in the Short North Arts District. Sarfati and Skotnes also led an artist-in-residency program for members of the Columbus Community. Click here to watch "The Journey" feature on Broad & High, and click here to see the process of the making of "The Journey".

Take the journey when you discover "The Journey" in the Short North Arts District. Click here to watch "The Journey" come to life, and download the augmented reality app to experience how the murals come alive here:"

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  • Permanent Artwork
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"The Messenger Wall"

The Messenger Wall is a site-specific sculptural wallscape mural that commemorates the incredible messengers in our community who represent empowerment and give credence to the voices of the under-served, neglected, and overlooked. The artwork honors the legacy of the Short North Alliance’s founding director, John Angelo. “Angelo” means “angel” or “messenger” in Italian. John was a consummate messenger for the neighborhood. He championed lasting programs for, events in, and improvements to our community. Like John, this building’s owner, Community Housing Network, and its tenant, Dress for Success Columbus serve as profound messengers to those they serve. Artists Eric Raush and Jen Kiko chose the messenger pigeon, set against an abstract backdrop of imagery from the Short North Arts District, to represent these treasured community messengers. The mural is made of carved and pigmented brick.

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  • Permanent Artwork
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"The Tohoku Great Wave"

The Tohoku Great Wave is a painting inspired by the tsunami which struck the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan in 2011. Documentary films created after the disaster noted previous studies of tsunami risk and protection performed before the design and building of the nuclear power plant were ignored. The wave itself echoes the work of Japanese woodblock print artist Hokusai.

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  • Mural Series
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"THE TOIL OF A GHANAIAN MOTHER"

In Ghana, about 60% of the women go through a stage where they carry items in a pan or basket to sell either in the markets or neighborhoods. Boateng has personally bought items from them, mostly the easiest and most convenient way of getting food items. “My mom, at some point, had to go through the same process selling all different kinds of stuff. And yes, you will see them walk miles with a baby at their back, which three of my siblings and myself have been carried at her back while walking miles to sell whatever she had in her pan/basket. This photo depicts exactly what most Street Hawkers go through to feed themselves and their families.”

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  • Mural Series
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"What's the matter, Quetzalcoatl got your tongue?"

Quetzalcoatl, “the feathered serpent,” is a creator deity with roots stretching back in Mesoamerican culture to before the Mayans and Aztecs, although he appears in their myths as well. Here he sits atop a field of graffiti-like markings which include a wide array of meanings and significance, from song lyrics to the Taino symbols for the Sun and Moon. This piece is meant to remind us that we can find strength and meaning in the myths and stories of those who came before us.

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  • Mural Series
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"YOU CAN’T HURT ME CAUSE STORMS CAN’T HURT THE SKY, 2019."

John Giorno (1936 – 2019) was an American poet and visual artist. This work by Giorno is part of a larger series of artworks and is representative of Giorno’s blend of Pop art sensibilities with messages excerpted from his poetry and produced in his trademark font. He is known for his participatory telephone art project “Dial-A-Poem,” which first began in 1968. His work is held in museums around the world.

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(Not) Sheep Gallery

Rogue Artists. No apologies. (Not) Sheep will focus on political, confrontational, conversational, or controversial artwork. In this political client, it’s important to take a stand, and to speak out. Art is the perfect catalyst for that. Artists will be moved from Muse Gallery to (Not) Sheep, where they can fully explore the messages they’ve hinted at in the past.

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24 Lincoln Street Studios

24 Lincoln Street Art Studios officially opened in January 2019, the Studios are exactly what they sound like: studio space where artists, three to be exact, create and share their paintings with the public. Sharon Weiss and the artists in the studios host short term workshops, critiques, and more. Interested patrons can stop by during gallery hours or any Gallery Hop to chat with the artists and see their latest works.

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Axis Nightclub

Axis is Columbus’ largest dance club with a modern patio, cabaret featuring all male revues, the best in drag entertainment, and two levels of viewing space over a modern dance floor. Axis has been packing crowds for over a decade. Axis features resident DJs and internationally known entertainment, and houses troupes producing some of the nation’s best entertainment, including former Entertainers of the Year Nina West and Virginia West.

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Brandt-Roberts Galleries

Brandt-Roberts Galleries, located in the Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio, brings almost 40 years of combined experience in the fine art field. The gallery carries works by about 30 outstanding present-day painters, in addition to historic works. The latter features an emphasis on mid-century modern works from the Eames era, including the work of Robert Knipschild and others. Brandt-Roberts is the largest fine art gallery in the vibrant Short North Arts District, and offers a variety of art-related services, including custom framing and art restoration.

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  • Gallery
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Brothers Drake Meadery

Our location has been setting the standard for craft alcohol made from honey for ten years running. Our facility has grown with us as we pioneered our craft, and now produces close to 10,000 gallons of mead per year. Our bar features meads available on tap, and by the bottle to go. We also made a commitment to serve only Ohio made beer and spirits at our bar, developing our unique mead cocktail menu. Live music and local art has been a big part of our culture from the beginning too. We have since built a high quality sound stage that hosts local and traveling independent music. Our walls feature new local artists every month. We invite you to come in and explore what the makers, musicians and artists of Ohio have crafted.

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District Art & Apparel

Longtime friends Nick Harper and Garrett McLaren’s mission is to make art more affordable and approachable in the Short North Arts District.

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Gallery Denmark

Offering dynamic cocktails and exquisite small bites, Denmark on High is a Euro-style cocktail venue in the heart of the Short North Arts District. Denmark’s Secret Cellar in the lower level offers retail beer, wine, and locally sourced products as well as a quaint bar. Denmark’s North Room is a modern meeting and party space to hold a variety of events within blocks of all the major Columbus downtown hotels.

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Greater Columbus Convention Center

"The 1.7-million square-foot SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center is located near the southern boundary of the vibrant Short North Arts District. As the winner of multiple Prime Site and Inner Circle Awards, this striking, modern facility has become one of North America’s most popular sites for local, state, regional, and national groups and organizations and is adding an 800-space Goodale Garage and preparing for a $125 million expansion and full facility renovation. The venue is owned and developed by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority.

Offering flexible space that can be adapted for events of all sizes, the GCCC includes 74,000-square-foot Battelle Grand, the largest, multipurpose ballroom in the state of Ohio. Battelle Grand includes an expansive view of downtown Columbus and a high-tech ceiling system, which provides an array of customized lighting options. The GCCC includes 65 meeting rooms, the 25,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, 15,000-square-foot Terrace Ballroom and 410,000 square feet of exhibit space. Ample parking is available and the convention center is connected to five hotels by enclosed walkway. In addition to exclusive caterer Centerplate, the GCCC includes a convenient Food Court & Shops retail area, featuring a variety of quick-service dining options, unique shops and exhibitor service providers. Whether you’re planning a meeting, wedding, HighBall or the NHL All-Star Weekend, the GCCC can customize space to suit your needs to ensure a memorable event!"

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Hammond Harkins Galleries

Hammon Harkins Galleries strives to be a creative space for forward thinking. Focusing on contemporary American and European artworks, their visual collections are impressive, featuring both local and international creators for monthly exhibitions.

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Hilton Columbus Downtown

Explore the beautiful art collection of more than 225 pieces by 110 area artists at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.

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Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph

Le Méridien has created unique partnerships to provide guests with access to contemporary cultural centers around the world. Explore an inspiring cultural experience nearby select Le Méridien hotels, by presenting the Unlock Art™ pass found in your room. Each room keycard is a work of art itself, created exclusively by LM100™ members. Discover The Pizzuti Collection who is our proud cultural partner.

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  • Gallery
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Lindsay Gallery

Specializing in Self-Taught, Folk, and Outsider Art since 1999.

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Marcia Evans Gallery

"Marcia Evans Gallery is a unique and exciting space showcasing contemporary original art. Included are acrylic and oil paintings, mixed media works on paper, bronze, stone and wood sculpture and hand blown glass. Artists that are up-and-coming as well as the well-known styles of intriguing abstracts and eloquent landscapes are also shown. The gallery represents amazing local, regional, national and international artists.

Marcia Evans Gallery specializes in both corporate and residential art consulting, along with framing services, art appraisals, and restoration."

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  • Gallery
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Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art

"The Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art is housed in a historic building located across from Goodale Park in the Short North Arts District, and dedicated to fostering cultural understanding and educational exchange by championing a diversity of voices from around the globe. An exciting range of exhibitions are presented drawn from a collection of paintings, sculpture, film, photography, drawings, and prints that has been ranked as one of the top in the world. Pizzuti Collection of CMA also offers educational programs, lectures, artist talks, and special events throughout the year designed to deeply engage audiences in contemporary arts.

Founders Ron and Ann Pizzuti lovingly restored and donated the building and have generously gifted access to their private collection to the world. While the art comes from the family collection, as a nonprofit arts organization the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art belongs to the community."

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Sarah Gormley Gallery

The most recent addition to the wonderful art galleries of the Short North, SGG is dedicated to the idea that art is a source of joy and that owning an original work of art is something that should be accessible to everyone. Proprietor Sarah Gormley connects emerging and established artists with first-time art buyers and long-time collectors through a shared appreciation for original art and its power to stir us from within.

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Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio was founded in 2002 is located in the Short North Arts District.

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Sharon Weiss Gallery

Sharon Weiss Gallery features antiques and original paintings, prints, and sculpture by Ohio artists. For 20 years, their goal has been to give passionate artists a place to exhibit and provide an inviting gallery space where the community can become passionate about art.

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Sherrie Gallerie

Exhibiting contemporary ceramic, glass, three-dimensional fine art and art jewelry.

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Short North Stage

Short North Stage is a professional theater company dedicated to bringing first-class live performance to the Short North Arts District.

Residing in one of the most distinctive performing arts complexes in the country, Short North Stage hosts and produces performances weekly, ranging from Broadway classics and edgy off-Broadway musicals, to progressive one act plays, cabarets, dance, and everything in between. With three performance venues, including the historic Garden Theater, the intimate Green Room, and Ethel’s Bar each show brings a truly unique experience. Ethel’s is open most evenings for a casual cocktail.

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Skully's Music-Diner

"From their beginning over 25 years ago, Skully’s Music-Diner has been a fixture in the Columbus nightlife scene. Starting out as a bar and grill on Ohio State’s campus, progressing to a cafe at Morse and High Street, they’re now in their current location in the Short North Arts District.

Skully’s has been serving up a dish for everyone’s palate and ears. Whether it’s the famous Skully Burger, healthy salads, or all-day breakfast menu, they strive to have something for everyone. They take pride in creating a unique dining, dancing, and concert experience for customers.

Skully’s is the winner of numerous awards including Best DJ Night for signature event “Ladies 80s,” Best Mid-Sized Venue, Best Place to Rock and Roll, and Best Place for Hip Hop. In 2015, Skully’s-Music Diner was honored by International Travel Blog Travelog.us for being named “The Best Diner in America.”

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The Gallery at Stonewall Columbus

Stonewall Columbus was founded in 1981. Their goal is to fight for tolerance, acceptance, and basic human rights for our LGBTQ community in Columbus. Their gallery features an array of artists and various engaging exhibitions throughout the year.

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Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts is The Ohio State University’s multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. Through exhibitions, screenings, performances, artist residencies, and educational programs, the Wexner Center acts as a forum where established and emerging artists can test ideas and where diverse audiences can participate in cultural experiences that enhance understanding of the art of our time.

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