Stacia in the City: Short North Gallery Hop
A 33-year tradition continues this Saturday in Columbus. It’s time for another Gallery Hop.
“Columbus is an incredibly creative city,” said Betsy Pandora, Executive Director of the Short North Alliance.
You can see it all over town, but especially in the Short North. And it’s never more evident than the first Saturday of each month for Gallery Hop.
“There’s always new galleries,” said Duff Lindsay, owner of Lindsay Gallery. “There’s always new artists.”
“It’s always changing,” said Pandora. “There’s always something new.”
Galleries, exhibitions, performing artists and more come together on High Street in a celebration of the arts community of Central Ohio. You’ll find work in a variety of mediums.
“We have work made of crayons and fabric and art jewelry and wood and glass,” said Sherrie Hawk, owner of Sherrie Gallerie.
Every month, the galleries and the works inside evolve to give a new experience. It’s an experience that makes art accessible and approachable to everyone.
“You don’t have to have gone to art school or studied art,” said Lindsay.
He hopes the work in his gallery will produce a strong reaction in the people who view them.
“The worst thing for me is for somebody to come in and look and say ‘eh, that’s alright,'” said Lindsay. “I want to hear them say – ‘I love it or I hate it.’”
“That’s all the matters is how you respond and connect to it and how you feel,” said Hawk.
There’s no right or wrong in what you see or how you see it.
“We just want people to appreciate art the way we do,” said Lindsay.
“It gives a sense of community and pride and expression,” said Hawk.
“There are literally hundreds of art activities and artists being showcased in the Short North all day, every day,” Pandora. “You just have to look and discover it.”