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  • Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio

Experience Vibrant Local Art by Our Short North Hotel

Immerse yourself in a culturally rich, creative neighborhood that's full of art galleries, hip restaurants, and giant murals. A poster child for urban revitalization, Short North is the epicenter of Columbus' thriving art scene and LGBTQ community. Join the fun at the monthly Gallery Hop and explore groundbreaking local art. Find cool sidewalk cafes, upscale eateries, and great happy hours at craft cocktail lounges, The bars and nightlife in the Short North Arts District are rightfully legendary, as are the neighborhood's wild festivals - including the Highball Halloween fashion show and the Doo Dah parody parade. Shopping here is among the best in the city, from funky vintage boutiques to modern clothing shops and home goods stores. Searching for the perfect Short North hotel? We're situated on the southern edge of this one-of-a-kind neighborhood in Downtown Columbus.



  • Vary by venue


  • Per attraction


  • Gallery Hop
  • ComFest
  • Columbus Pride Festival


  • Art Galleries
  • Public Murals
  • Theatre & Live Music
  • Excellent Shopping
  • Restaurants & Coffee Houses
  • Trendy Bars & Nightlife


  • Why is it called Short North?

    In the 1960s and 1970s, the neighborhood was in decline and the local police dubbed it the Short North because the area had just "fallen short" of the city's northern central business district physically as well as economically. The Short North experienced a cultural renaissance beginning in the 1980s and is now one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Columbus.
  • What is there to do in Short North?

    In the Short North Arts District, you can go shopping at art galleries, fashion boutiques, and specialty tours. Admire colorful murals and iconic architecture. Find trendy restaurants, bars, and nightlife. Sign up for a walking tour or catch one of the many festivals, fashion shows, and free events.


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