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Virtual Gallery Hop Returns for May with Even More Art and Local Business Love
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Left to right from top to bottom: Andrea Myers, Hammond Harkins Galleries / Bill Miller, Lindsay Gallery / 
Tracy Greenwalt, Studios On High Gallery /  Michael Guinane, Sharon Weiss Gallery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2020

Short North Alliance
886 N. High St, 4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
www.shortnorth.org

Media Contact
Betsy A. Pandora, MCRP
Executive Director
614.299.8050
info@shortnorth.org

VIRTUAL GALLERY HOP RETURNS FOR MAY WITH EVEN MORE ART AND LOCAL BUSINESS LOVE

Local galleries, businesses, and performers to showcase via Instagram and Facebook

COLUMBUS, OH (April 23, 2020) -- The Short North Arts District Virtual Gallery Hop will return with even more art and local business love on Saturday, May 2. The May “event” will kick off earlier this month at 2 p.m. to allow for a longer viewer experience. Viewers can tune in via the @ShortNorthArtsDistrict Instagram Story or via the Short North Arts District Facebook Page to see new artwork, demos, and behind-the-scenes looks from galleries and artists; new spring products, promotions, try-ons, cooking demonstrations from local businesses; performances from local musicians; and more.

Viewers can expect to see work from Lindsay Gallery’s new show “Random Acts of Art,” featuring one piece each from a group of the gallery’s artists; new paintings and a behind-the-scenes in-process video from Sherrie Gallerie artist Michael Blaiser; and Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio’s new show “Old School 3: Annual Group Exhibition of Works by Select 1970s and 1980s Alumni of the Columbus College of Art & Design.”

Artwork will also be featured from Hammond Harkins Galleries artists Linda Gall, Karen Snouffer, and Andrea Myers; Marcia Evans Gallery artist Annette Poitau; Sarah Gormley Gallery artists James Young, Fiona Miller, Katie; Sharon Weiss Gallery artists Amy Adams, Jim Murrin, Karen LaValley, Lisa Godfrey, Michael Guinane, and Ruth Gless; Studios on High artist Tracy Greenwalt, Brandt-Roberts Galleries; Found at Sharon Weiss Gallery; Lincoln Street Studios; (Not) Sheep Gallery; Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art; and the Wexner Center for the Arts. 

“There’s no doubt that nothing compares to the traditional in-person Gallery Hop experience,” said Betsy Pandora, Executive Director of the Short North Alliance. “But we hope that Virtual Gallery Hop helps the public to stay in touch with and support their favorite local galleries, artists, and businesses during this critical time, all while providing a fun and engaging experience.”

Additional May Virtual Gallery Hop Participants include: Clover On High, Glean, Global Gifts, Happy Go Lucky, Jolie Occasions, The Lamp Shade, Macaron Bar, Magnolia Thunderpussy, Prologue Bookshop, Quinci Emporium, Red Giraffe Designs, Rose Bredl, Rowe Boutique, Small Talk, Star Jewelers, Tigertree, Vamp, and more. Plus, just before Virtual Gallery Hop kicks off, the public can check out the Stay Away From Each Other Get Together Car "Parade" 2 at 1 p.m. throughout the neighborhood.

About Gallery Hop
On the first Saturday of every month, thousands of visitors converge on High Street in the Short North Arts District for Gallery Hop to celebrate art at Gallery Hop. Throughout the evening, Gallery Hoppers can enjoy new gallery exhibitions, street performers and artisan vendors, special events, food and drinks throughout the District. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it’s Columbus’ favorite night of the month to celebrate art. Though many shops and galleries are open earlier, Gallery Hop officially starts at 4 p.m. and runs to 9 p.m., with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later. Due to COVID-19, the May Gallery Hop will be hosted virtually via the @ShortNorthArtsDistrict on Instagram and on the Short North Arts District’s Facebook Page at 2 p.m.

About the Short North Arts District
The Short North Arts District is the most vibrant spot in the City of Columbus, and is home to more than 300 exciting businesses, the majority of which are locally-owned or headquartered. It has received numerous national accolades, is considered a model for urban revitalization, and is known as the art and soul of Columbus. The Short North Alliance (SNA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving both the property owners and business owners of the Short North Arts District. For more information, visit www.shortnorth.org.

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