Mac Worthington Relocating Art Gallery from Short North to Downtown
After 28 years in the Short North, local artist Mac Worthington is ready to begin his next chapter in a new neighborhood. This fall, the artist will relocate his gallery from 749 North High Street into the Atlas Building Downtown. To his knowledge, Worthington boasts owning the longest continually operating art gallery in the Short North, but is excited about having room to grow his business.
“I’ll lose those bragging rights, but I’ve been slowly running out of space in my gallery,” he explained. “It took some soul searching, as I’ve put some serious thought into this, but the opportunity was so good that I couldn’t pass it up.”
Not only will the move provide Worthington with a space 35% larger than his current gallery, it will also allow his customer base to expand through easier access.
“The Short North is great, and I don’t want to lose touch with it,” he said. “But I would say the only downfall, and one of the biggest decisions for me to move, is parking. There’s no parking in the Short North and that can really hurt. I have clients who won’t even come anymore because no place to park.”
Worthington added that the Atlas Building’s location at Long and High offers customers multiple options for parking between the nearby lots and garages as well as on-street parking meters. Additionally, the new space is being provided fully renovated, which will allow him to custom build his gallery to suit his needs.
“It’s been a great journey because The Short North is a fun and exciting place to be,” said Worthington. “I’ve had an enormous amount of exposure from being there all these years, and made a lot of friends, but I’m really only moving six blocks down the road. Downtown is building up nicely with a lot of condos and apartments. It’s time for a change for me.”
The old Mac Worthington gallery is expected to close before their lease is up on September 30th, with an opening planned in the new space sometime in early October. No official dates have been announced yet.
For more information, visit www.macworthington.com.