9 Stops for Gallery Hop – July 2014 Edition
Every first Saturday of every month, the Short North district hosts an array of activities in an event called Gallery Hop. During this bustling event from 4 pm to 10 pm (with some places staying open later) people come from all over Columbus to shop at boutiques, view galleries, listen to performers, and dine at stylish restaurants. Here are some places that you should definitely check out during July’s Gallery Hop:
Founded by Gretchen Gintz and Joshua Korns, Waxxpot is a full service one stop shop for all your exclusive waxing needs. Gretchen and Joshua started The Waxxpot only two months ago (but have over 13 years of experience), after moving back from Charleston, South Carolina when they decided that it was time to start their own business. They wanted to open “somewhere special where the customer can go and have the best experience for their waxing, not like a salon where your hair stylist does your waxing”. They retail products such as Archipelago, and Farmhouse Fresh which is natural, vegan and gluten free. Stop in during the gallery hop and see artwork from local artist Sarah Dugger, and take advantage of specials such as a $25 professional airbrush tan and 25% off entire retail section. For more info, visit www.thewaxxpot.com.
Roy G Biv
Just like the spectrum of the colors in the rainbow, This art gallery offers a spectrum of different artists every month. This Gallery Hop, Roy G Biv will be debuting artwork from three different artists: Dominic Lippillo who erases the images of family members in old photos, Jason Schwab who “explores the facade of identity through fabricated images” and Jessica Naples who “remembers discarded objects through text-based photography and installations”. The opening reception is from 7-10 pm, and if you would like to meet the artists, stop in on Saturday July 26th at 2:30 pm. For more info, visit www.roygbivgallery.org.
Take some time to step back in time in this vintage boutique. Flower Child is a store that offers things from clothing to typewriters and old cameras to furniture for the Don Drapers and the Woodstock generation alike. With an upstairs and downstairs, it would be hard to leave the store empty handed. For Gallery Hop, expect Flower Child to be open as late as 10 pm. For more info, visit www.flowerchildvintage.com.
Haiku Poetic Food and Art
Family owned restaurant Haiku is the place to go for a casual yet artistic atmosphere as well as a fun dining experience with a diverse and creative staff. It’s no wonder the restaurant has been there for over 15 years and along with being one of the oldest restaurants in the Short North, Haiku has also been voted best patio in the Short North year after year. When you head into the place make sure you order one of their many custom drinks and don’t forget to create your own haiku, which could be posted in the restaurant. For more info, visit www.haikushortnorth.com.
Sherrie Gallerie is a unique gallery that focuses on three dimensional art. The current show on display is a 3D wood sculpture show by local artist Melinda Rosenberg which will be showing until the 26th of July. Sherrie chose the work due to the obvious originality of the artist and art itself. During the Hop, Sherrie Gallerie will also be featuring work from Laura Jean Mclaughlin who will be en house to speak with patrons about her sculptures and any other questions they may have. For more info, visit www.sherriegallerie.com.
Wine on High
Wine on High is a bar and retail store that offers many specials during Gallery Hop. From 4pm to midnight there will be two tastings. Downstairs on the lower level there will be an everyday value wine tasting which will include six wines for only ten dollars and expect something unusual in the mix. On the upper level there will be premium wine ranging from white to red. If wine is not your forte, there will also be a beer tasting, also six for ten dollars, which will include three beers on tap and three bottle beers of the summer seasonal variety. For more info, visit www.wineonhigh.com.
Studios On High
Studios on High is an artist owned and operated gallery that features 20 different central Ohio artists. Chances are that if you walk into Studios on High, the staff member you are speaking to is the artist of the work you are interested in. Usually there can be a couple artists in the store demonstrating their art to the customers so you can see how it is done. During the evening of the Gallery Hop there will be four artists in the store that can speak to you and if they aren’t the original artist of the work, they know enough about the pieces to explain it to you. Everything in Studios on High is for sale. For more info, visit www.studiosonhigh.com.
The name of the restaurant comes from the music that’s featured, and their specialty? Tacos, Tequila, and Whiskey. Their inspiration for the restaurants came from taco trucks, which is also where they got the idea for their menus, not to mention, all their food is served on trays. Bakersfield’s aim is to make it accessible for everyone, whether you’re there for the two dollar PBR or their top shelf tequila. Get there early, because it’s expected to be packed. For more info, visit bakersfieldshortnorth.com.
Deepwood, An American Tavern, is where fine dining and casual dining intersect. There are two different dining areas, with the same menu of course, but with different decor. During the Gallery Hop, stop in to Deepwood where General Manager David will be offering incredible specials such as a $30 three course meal. However, if you’re already stuffed, head on other to the gallery side to see featured art from a local artist who will be there to speak to you, an open bar, and free hors d’oeuvres. For more info, visit www.deepwoodrestaurant.com.
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