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"A Little Wrong" by Julie Byrne, "One World" 2020 Mural Series | (Not) Sheep Gallery
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...
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"Are You A Life-force?" by Sally Meier and Joe Kavalec
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,...
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"BARBERSHOP...Istanbul" by Rainer Ziehm, "One World" 2020 Mural Series | Sarah Gormley Gallery
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" by Edmund Boateng, "Unconventional" Mural Series | Sharon Weiss Gallery
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...
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"Emerge" by Annette Poitau, "Unconventional" Mural Series | Marcia Evans Gallery
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...
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"Here We Are" by Alejandra Zanetta, "One World" 2020 Mural Series | Brandt-Roberts Galleries
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...
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"Howl" by Erika Sanada, "Unconventional" Mural Series | Sherrie Gallerie
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,...
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"In Dreams Again" by Andrew Lidgus
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...
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"Invasive Species" by Bernard Palchick, "Unconventional" Mural Series | 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...
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  • Mural Series
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"Jubilation" by Stephen Canneto and Judith Spater
"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...
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"Laugh" by Yuri Darashkevich, "Unconventional" Mural Series | (Not) Sheep Gallery
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...
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"Love Stands Tall" by Beverly Whiteside, "Unconventional" Mural Series | Studios on High Gallery
"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...
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  • Mural Series
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"Mona Lisa Mural" by Brian Clemons
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...
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"Mountain Sighed" by Andrea Myers, "Unconventional" Mural Series | Hammond Harkins Galleries
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...
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"Portrait of Andries Stilte II"by Kehinde Wiley "Unconventional" Mural Series | Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art
"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...
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"Pua 1" by Zemer Peled, "One World" 2020 Mural Series | Sherrie Gallery
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...
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"Reverence" by Melissa Ayotte, "Unconventional" Mural Series | Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
"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...
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"Satisfied" by Karji Jimi Weah, "One World" 2020 Mural Series | Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
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...
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"Short North Gothic" by Steve Galgas and Mike Altman
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...
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  • Permanent Artwork
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"Spread more Love" by Bee1ne, "I, TOO, SING AMERICA: THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE AT 100 SHORT NORTH TEMPORARY" MURAL SERIES
"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" by Kaveri Raina, "One World" 2020 Mural Series | Hammond Harkins Galleries
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" by Bill Miller, "Unconventional" Mural Series | Lindsay Gallery
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...
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"The Colosseum" by Robie Benve, "One World" 2020 Mural Series | Marcia Evans Gallery
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...
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"The Guardian" by Russ Vogt
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" By Ryan "Yanoe" Sarfati And Eric "Zoueh" Skotnes
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...
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"The Messenger Wall" by Eric Raush and Jen Kiko
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...
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"The Tohoku Great Wave" by Antonio González Garcia, "One World" 2020 Mural Series | Studios on High Gallery
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...
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  • Mural Series
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"THE TOIL OF A GHANAIAN MOTHER" by Edmund Boateng, "One World" 2020 Mural Series | Sharon Weiss Gallery
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...
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"What's the matter, Quetzalcoatl got your tongue?" by Adam Hernandez, "One World" 2020 Mural Series | Lindsay Gallery
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,...
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"YOU CAN’T HURT ME CAUSE STORMS CAN’T HURT THE SKY, 2019." by John Giorno, "One World" 2020 Mural Series | Pizzuti Collection of
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...
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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,...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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