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CINCINNATI, Ohio—The Cincinnati Arts Association’s Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts announces a return to its original Artist Studio Tours with North by Northside, a fun-filled springtime art event on Sunday, May 18, 2014. North by Northside revives the Weston’s popular Key in to Art benefit series (2006-09) that guided intrepid art lovers to Cincinnati’s most vital art studio enclaves, including the neighborhoods of Brighton, Camp Washington, Findlay Street, and downtown. This year’s event will offer a walking tour of various artist sites and retail establishments along Northside’s colorful Hamilton Avenue, the home of a burgeoning art and culture scene.

As the premier presenter of local and regional artists, the Weston Art Gallery has unique relationships with the most intriguing emerging and established artists in the area and their working spaces are as interesting as they are. Colorful and cluttered, they are critical to an artist’s productivity. Artist studios are the seedbeds of creativity—places of inspiration, creation, and final production. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists and see works in progress, experience the color and smell of raw materials, and take in a distinctive Cincinnati neighbor-hood. Guests are invited to tour twenty-two participating artist studios along and adjacent to Hamilton Avenue stretching from Hoffner Street (south) to Chase Avenue (north). Individual artist studios and three buildings, Off the Avenue Studios, Smithhaven Studios, and About Space, which house multiple studios, will be highlighted. Featured artists include Farron Allen, Jymi Bolden, Denise Burge, Abby Cornelius, Christopher Daniel, Claire Darley, Kate Demske, Linda Einfalt, Richard Fruth, Margot Gotoff, Frank Herrmann, Bukang Kim, Matt Kotlarczyk, Julie Lonneman, Rick Mallette, Cheryl Pannabecker, Patrick Williams, Alice Pixley Young, and many more!

A Walking Tour and Celebration of the Artists of Northside’s Hamilton Avenue
A Benefit for the Weston Art Gallery
Sunday, May 18, 2014

In addition to the studio tours, there will be impromptu street performances by Forealism Tribe and several unique Northside arts and cultural establishments will be open that day and participating in a treasure hunt-style raffle for a grand prize. Featured venues with special events include:

Hoffner Lodge: Pop-Up 45223 Exhibition curated by Kip Eagen with artists Ballard Borich, Stuart Fink, Shawna Maria Guip, Maggie Tomshany Kelley, Matt Lynch, Tammy Maloney, Jonathan Sears, Paige
Wideman, Paige Williams, and artists from Visionaries and Voices.

Prairie Gallery: Group exhibition featuring photography by high school students participating in the New Voices program.

ParProjects: #MakersMobile shipping container featuring the exhibition Provoking Conversation.

Happen Toy Lab: Two activities for children include Northside Art Walk Poster Special (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Happen’s Northside Block Heads, 2-5 p.m.

Featured venues and retailers open on Sunday especially for North by Northside include:
Fabricate, Joseph Clark Gallery, WordPlay, Object by Modology, Spun Bicycles, Shake-it-Records, Melt Eclectic Café, and Visionaries and Voices.

An after-party for ticketholders will take place from 5-7 p.m. on the second floor of Hoffner Lodge with food by Django Western Taco and music by Mohenjo Daro.

North by Northside is a great way to explore and celebrate the local arts community for a good cause. Studio tours are from 2-5 p.m. Ticket prices are $35 per individual and free for children 12 and under. Price includes studio admission, food, and entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Weston Art Gallery.

For more information, please contact the Weston Art Gallery at (513) 977-4165 or [email protected]. Purchase tickets online at www.westonartgallery.com.

Sponsors and Hosts
The Waynes
Robin and Murray Sinclaire, Jr.
b + p + t communication solutions
Cincinnati Book Publishing / Judge Mark and Sue Ann Painter
Whitney and Phillip Long
Maribeth and Martin Rahe
Mary and Bill Baskett
Carol Beyersdorfer
Wendy and Chip Finke
Michael Frabetti
Stewart Goldman and Kristi Nelson
Lynne Meyers Gordon M.F.A.
Helen and Brian Heekin
Patricia and Jim King
A. M. Kinney, III
Toni LaBoiteaux
Ginger and Steve Loftin
Anita and Ed Marks
Lennell and Pamela
Rhodes Myricks
Priscilla O’Donnell and Peter Strasser
Kathy and Mark Sackett
Dawn and Bob Schiff
Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell
Vanessa and Richard Wayne
Alice Weston and Jim Rauth


Since 1995, the Weston Art Gallery’s mission has been to present and support the visual arts of the Tri-state region through exhibitions and special programs. Its objectives are to foster an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts among area residents and to support the development of professional and emerging artists of the region.

Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2517 • 513/977-4165 tel, 977-4182 fax
Tues. – Sat. 10 am – 5:30 pm, Sun. noon – 5 pm • Open late on Procter & Gamble Hall performance evenings.
www.westonartgallery.com[email protected] • Admission is free.
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