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Short North Arts District, Columbus, Ohio — I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100 announces the Harlem Renaissance Gallery Hop, which will take place Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Short North Arts District.

This gallery hop brings the vibrancy of Harlem in the ’20s to the modern streets of Columbus. At its core, this event is a celebration of our local African American artists.

New attractions await attendees around every corner. We’ve coordinated with *10 galleries, all of which curated shows that feature local, African American artists. The Short North will also boast 12 new, original murals. The murals will remain in place for at least 18 months, if not longer.

In addition to gallery exhibitions and original murals, the streets of the Short North will come alive with a collection of performances. Hop attendees can expect poetry readings, live music and dancing.

We’ve also partnered with Hopper Carts to provide free transportation — the carts will help circulate attendees so that everyone has a chance to experience all that the Harlem Renaissance Gallery Hop has to offer.

“This is the first time that a celebration like this has happened in Columbus,” Yohannan Terrell, CEO of Warhol & WALL ST., says. “This gallery hop is going to leave a lasting impact on many communities through art.”

This event is free and open to the public. For updates and more information, visit our Facebook event.

*Galleries: Brandt-Roberts Galleries, Hammond Harkins Galleries, ‘I, Too, Am Columbus Pop Up Gallery’ (997 N. High St), Lindsay Gallery, Marcia Evans Gallery, Pizzuti Collection, Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio, Sharon Weiss Gallery, Sherrie Gallerie and Studios on High.

The Harlem Renaissance at 100 in Columbus

Why celebrate the anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance in the middle of Ohio? It’s an excellent question. The Harlem Renaissance was and is a national affair. It represents an explosion of cultural pride and celebration. The ramifications of this movement reverberated across the entire nation — especially Columbus. We, as a city, have a lot to celebrate.


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