PM Gallery, opened in 1980 by two artists attracted to the area with the potential to become an arts district. In 1984, the gallery helped start the Gallery Hop, which was-and is-an amazing tool for promoting the Short North. In 2012, PM Gallery relocated from the intersection of Buttles and High Streets to just south of Fifth Avenue at 1190 N. High Street. Over the years the gallery picked up more artists, from all over the country and Canada. To this day, over 300 artists and craftmen are represented. The gallery has many wonderful rainbow-colored items and just recently began producing rainbow necklaces in-house. Pay homage this Pride season to this stalwart art gallery that helped change the Short North forever.
Big Fun is a must for people of all ages. They have a great assortment of retro toys, games, cards and even hard-to-find candy and gum from “back in the day.” There is a Columbus Pride section in the store so you can stock up on your favorite parade accessories. I cannot neglect to mention the friendly and knowledgeable staff, too!
Spoonful Records is a great little vinyl record store in Downtown Columbus. They pay top dollar for rock, punk, jazz, indie, metal, experimental, soul and garage LPs and 45s. Decked out in impeccable mid-century modern furniture mixed with 60s era pin ball machines, this place is a chill spot to spend hours on end flipping through vinyls. Spoonful Records also gets creative with old vinyl. They have many unique products made out of records by a local artist.
Heather Morris is the mastermind behind the delicious donuts creations offered at Destination Donuts. The journey for this “donut queen” was paved by working many years in some of this city’s best restaurants, and her passion and dedication for crafting a unique, decadent donut using quality ingredients is what shines through. For example, only organic milk, free range eggs and, whenever possible, locally-sourced ingredients are used to make these treats. If you are into trying new things, these donuts are for you. Treat yo’ self for Columbus Pride!