Columbus Art Walks- Short North

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About This Art Walk

The Short North Arts District Art Walk will lead you through one of Columbus’ most creative and vibrant neighborhoods located just north of Downtown. Experience streets teaming with culture, building facades filled with colorful murals, and a unique blend of history and modernity. You will find classic art works with a Short North twist, new uses for old spaces, lots of unexpected surprises, and much more!

Short North Art Walk ImageTake the Short North Arts District Art Walk

Download icon Short North Arts District Art Walk Map: Download and Print. 
Audio icon Short North Arts District Audio Tour for your iPod or MP3 player: Download  

Instructions to download audio tour: Click on the link to download the audio files. When prompted, select a location to save the files to on your computer (we recommend your music library). Once the download is complete, double click on the file to access the audio files using your preferred program (iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc.). The files correspond to the number of each site on this Art Walk map.

Unable to print? Short North Arts District Art Walk maps are available in the following locations during regular business hours:

Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

Experience Columbus Visitors Centers
Arena District Location - 277 W Nationwide Bvd, Suite 125, Columbus, OH 43215
Easton Location - 188 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219

Greater Columbus Arts Council
100 E. Broad St., Suite 2250,Columbus, OH 43215

Short North Business Association
1126 1/2-A N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

The North Market
59 Spruce St, Columbus, Ohio 43215


Planning Your Walk

Public Transit
The Short North Arts District Art Walk is easily accessible via several local and express COTA routes, including the 2, 7, 5, 8, and 21 Local Routes.
Downtown Columbus COTA routes

Public Parking
Public Parking is available throughout the Short North Arts District on side streets and in several surface lots along High Street. Complete Guide to Short North Parking.

Groups or parties with large vehicles might consider parking in the adjacent Arena District. Garages are located off of Front Street, Nationwide Blvd., and Neil Avenue. View Map

Your Walk
The Short North Arts District Art Walk is a mile or less away from the Arena District, Capitol Square, and University District Art Walks. Plan your own unique Art Walk experience around your daily destinations by visiting the Art Walks feature of the MyColumbus Mobile Smartphone Application for Android or iPhone.

Viewpoints- Murals in the Short North

New murals were created by young professional working artists in the Short North Area.  Take time to explore the 11 murals along High Street.