The Gala is a highly experiential affair that immerses guests in the flavors and spirit of the Arts District. The evening begins with cocktails, hors’ dourves and entertainment just outside the Hilton Ballroom. Following cocktails, the celebration transitions to the Hilton’s striking (and spacious!) ballroom, where PageTech Ltd. will reshape the space with light, sound, projection and art. The evening shifts to a higher gear as acclaimed Short North chefs take center stage to create a one-night-only culinary masterpiece. Partners will include: basi italia, Bodega, Haiku, the Hilton Columbus Downtown, Hubbard Grille, Jeni’s Ice Creams, L’Antibes, Marcella’s, Martini, Rigsby’s, The Rossi bar + kitchen, Surly Girl Saloon, and Tasi Cafe.
The New Orleans dixieland sounds of The Good Time Charlies during cocktails
The cabaret stylings of Debé and Shane during dinner
Short North Stage production following dinner
Blank Walls ‘R Gross center-stage living mural
The Short North Alliance will recognize the 2013 Unsung Heroes, individuals who enrich the Quality of Life in the Short North and Columbus through their volunteer efforts and contributions behind the scenes to advance Art, Community, Diversity and the Short North Spirit.
2013 Unsung Heroes
- Juli Rogers – r design + printing
- Linda Schuler – Stonewall Columbus
- Richard Gore and Peter Yockel – Short North Stage / The Garden Theatre
2013 Beacon Award
- Rigsby’s Kitchen
2013 District Partner
- Columbus Partnership under the leadership of Alex Fischer
2013 Architectural Star Awards
- Hilton Columbus Downtown
- Wood Cos Building
Art, Community, Diversity and Spirit all in one night.