I spent my time wisely this Labor Day weekend: by going to Gallery Hop in the Short North with some friends. Gallery Hop is when the art galleries and restaurants in the Short North stay open late so that people can walk around and enjoy the artwork. It takes place on the first Saturday of every month, which means that if you’re just in Columbus during the school year like I am, you only have a few months before it gets too cold to enjoy being outside in the Short North!
Inside a cute clothing store
This was a great way to explore the Short North and see more of Columbus outside of campus. And since it’s accessible by the COTA buses, it’s a great time to use your BuckID COTA pass to get around!
My friends and I had a great time walking around, looking in thrift shops and toy stores in addition to admiring the art galleries. We also got dinner at
The Happy Greek, which was delicious!
Here are some of the things we saw:
A cute owl needlepoint in a thrift shop
An awesome Ohio pride sign
Cute paintings of birds dressed up as royalty (
This painting of Columbus, which I loved, but was very over my price range at over $2000 (
Ever since I heard about Gallery Hop my freshman year, I’ve been wanting to go to it. Somehow I didn’t end up there until my senior year, so I’m hoping that this blog post convinces more people to check it out earlier in their college career!