Don't be a fool - it's already Gallery Hop weekend! Don't miss April's Hop in the Short North Arts District this weekend, or you'll miss a lot. It's the last Hop for the fabulous "Us Is Them" at Pizzuti Collection.

Don't be a fool - it's already Gallery Hop weekend!

Don't miss April's Hop in the Short North Arts District this weekend, or you'll miss a lot. It's the last Hop for the fabulous "Us Is Them" at Pizzuti Collection (632 N. Park St., pizzuticollection.org), for one. And the first for emerging, 16-year-old Columbus artist Henry Hess' exhibition at Lindsay Gallery (986 N. High St., lindsaygallery.com) for another.

For more, here's a quick primer on what to make sure not to miss. Visit shortnorth.org for more information.

Pints & Paintings

The Short North Pint House's second annual Pints & Paintings event is an auction of works created during the Pint House's monthly live painting events, with proceeds benefitting the AIDS Resource Center Ohio.

"Every Gallery Hop we have a live painter," said the Pint House's Jill Bremiller, who took over curating the monthly live artists late last year. "We get a lot of really great feedback from the artists and from customers."

Artworks for Pints & Paintings will be hung at the Pint House and at its neighbor, Forna Kitchen + Bar. Participating artists include Jake Candy, Christopher Carter, Mandi Ellen Caskey, Mitchell Lippencott, Marcos Machina, Michael Murtha, Dino Nemec, Jimbo Tamoro, Patrick Wayner and Bremiller herself.

The Pint House

Silent auction, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 2

780 N. High St.

shortnorthpinthouse.com

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"New Works" by Annette Poitau

Poitau is France-born and educated (MFA with honors from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris) and now calls Ohio home. Primarily a painter, Poitau's recent works are inspired by images of the Earth's surface. In "New Works," she examines the process of flow and erosion that create natural formations, often mirroring those effects in her painting.

The exhibition continues through May 30.

Marcia Evans Gallery

Opening reception, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 1

8 E. Lincoln St.

marciaevansgallery.com

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"Look Out Fools"

An art exhibition featuring the work of a dozen or so artists, live painting inside and live graffiti out back, and a collaborative work to be raffled off at the close of the day mark The Creative Plug's "Look Out Fools" event. TCP's weekend also includes spoken-word artist Tripp Fontaine performing at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 3.

The Creative Plug

3-10 p.m. Saturday, April 2

1253 N. High St.

thecreativeplugcolumbus.com