Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
August 2010's Gallery Hop was 25 years after the first event called The Short North Gallery Hop to be held the first Saturday of each month. Galleries have been in the neighborhood since at least 1978, a group opening call the SoButt Walking Tour was held in 1980 (SoButt for South of Buttles as everything was back then), and monthly openings had been done since Fall of 1984, but August 1985 saw an explosion of some 500 gallery hoppers as Spangler Cummings Gallerie opened and joined the scene. This was a big gallery, bigger than any in the Short North today.
For August, 2010, things are becoming very complicated and ever more complex as the Short North is where trendy galleries and shops mutate into new concepts. Nowhere more so than the North Short North.
Refindesign has moved out of its High Street location (top pictures) and gave the final Gallery Hop to Gallery 83. Meanwhile Refindesign has moved to the former body shop behind the post office and Surly Girl Saloon ( above:bottom pictures). Making the art is as important was what you make.
Large art murals are taking over the former future home of the Ibizi condo tower. Urban Sprawl was painting some of the murals they'll use on the Westside event later in August.
Friday, August 06, 2010
Since then, photography and video has been continuously collected on the Short North Gallery Hop and other art events. Far too much to get to on this blog.