Pendleton Art Center

My studio is located in the Annex building at the Pendleton Art Center. There are three buildings, eight floors of studios, and over 200 artists. PAC is the world's largest collection of artists under one roof.

The Pendleton Art Center is open to the public every month on the last Friday (Final Friday) from 6-10 pm. Valet parking is available for $5. There is a food truck outside to grab a bite and during the warmer months live music.

I recommend starting out in the smaller buildings before venturing into the warehouse building. Once you head into the warehouse, take the elevator to the eighth floor gallery, then make your way down the stairs viewing artist's studios.

Indigo Hippo

Art supply thrift store in downtown Cincinnati. Indigo Hippo is a great place to find unique items to incorporate into art and a perfect place to donate any items that might be creatively re-used instead of going to a land fill.

It is based on a pay what you can system. Everything is color coded for suggested price. Gather what you are interested in, take it up to the counter, and make an offer.

If you have kids, this is the place to get them gently used crayons, sketchbooks, beads, and more. Have a school project that you need supplies for? Check out Indigo Hippo before shelling out bucks for new items.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the Art Museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.

Take time to wander and explore the art on display. If you bring your kids, take them to the REC  (Rosenthal Education Center) where they can get a hands on art experience.

General admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is always free. Parking is free. The Art Museum is open six days a week.

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