There’s a New (Charley Harper) Mural in Town

There’s a new Charley Harper mural going up in downtown Cincinnati. We are super excited to share a couple of images of this work-in-progress, as well as the artwork that inspired this amazing new piece of street art. We promise to keep you updated, and cannot wait to show you the final version as soon as it is finished.

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World Choir Games Poster by C.F. Payne

Renowned Cincinnati artist C.F. Payne had the honor of creating the official poster for the 2012 World Choir Games, currently being held in our beautiful city. Featuring performers of many nationalities before a background of Queen City landmarks, rendered in his distinctive style, it simultaneously represents local and international pride, sportsmanship and camaraderie. Kudos to one of our favorite Cincinnatians for accepting and surpassing such an important challenge.

World Choir Games 2012 Poster by C.F. Payne

World Choir Games 2012 Poster by C.F. Payne-Image courtesy of  the World Choir Games.

Cincinnati Welcomes the World Choir Games*

Cincinnati has officially welcomed the Seventh World Choir Games. Although the Opening Ceremonies were held last night (to the tune of more than 11,500 spectators), the competitive action starts today! Choirs from 22 states and even more countries will compete in more than 23 categories over the next ten days. We are excited to be located in the midst of all of the action, which affords us the opportunity to connect with people from all over the world. Check back often, as we continue to blog about this once-in-a-lifetime event!

* Cincinnati is the first American location of the games, which are held every two years. How cool is that?

 

Taste of Cincinnati/Charley Harper Mash-Up

For most Americans, Memorial Day weekend is made up of seemingly endless backyard cookouts interspersed with hours lazing in the sun, preferably by a pool. For residents of the Queen City, it means one thing….Taste of Cincinnati has returned!

Taste of Cincinnati 2012 Poster

Taste of Cincinnati 2012 Poster (Image courtesy of tasteofcincinnati.com)

Now in its 34th year, Taste of Cincinnati is the country’s oldest food festival! It runs Saturday-Monday on Fifth Street downtown. The hours are: Noon-Midnight Saturday and Sunday and Noon-Nine PM on Monday. In addition to some of the best food the city has to offer, there is non-stop entertainment all weekend, with four dozen regional acts performing on various stages. If you are in town, be sure to check it out!

We think that Taste of Cincinnati is the perfect excuse to share some of Charley Harper’s most delectable images! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Watermelon Moon by Charley Harper

Watermelon Moon by Charley Harper

Red and Fed by Charley Harper

Red and Fed by Charley Harper

Crow in the Snow by Charley Harper

Crow in the Snow by Charley Harper

Big Rac Attack by Charley Harper

Big Rac Attack by Charley Harper

A Cincinnati Artist with Universal Appeal: Myra Baumes

Local artist Myra Baumes is known for her charming Cincinnati neighborhood scenes. Although they often depict Cincinnati mainstays like The Blind Lemon and Mt. Adams Bar & Grill, as well as our city’s distinct skyline, her beautifully saturated urban scenes have universal appeal. Check out a sampling of her work in the slideshow! All of the pieces are available, framed, at our downtown location: 17 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Enjoy!

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Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade Details and Links

As promised, here are the details and links for tomorrow’s Findlay Market Opening Day Parade.

Check out the official parade site, here.

Jim Tarbell by J. Miles Wolf

Jim Tarbell by J. Miles Wolf

Looking for a place to grab a bite or a beverage before, during or after the festivities? Head here for the details.

For parking tips and a parking map, be sure to check out the City of Cincinnati’s official site. You’ll also want to check out their road closings memo. You can read it here.

Opening Day Parade by J. Miles Wolf

Opening Day Parade by J. Miles Wolf

We hope that everyone has a wonderful-and safe-time at the best opening day celebration in all of baseball! Go Reds!

Rites of Spring: Findlay Market Opening Day Parade/Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Game vs. Miami Marlins

OPENING DAY! OPENING DAY! OPENING DAY! What an exciting phrase for baseball fans everywhere, especially here in the Queen City where the Reds (stockings/legs) have been thrilling spectators, initially as amateurs and then as the first-ever professionals, since 1866. Another long-standing tradition is the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade*, dating to 1920 and now in its 93rd year. Starting at 1:00 and ending at approximately 3:00, the parade will wend its way from Findlay Market to Fountain Square downtown. Former Reds player Aaron Boone is set to lead the festivities as Grand Marshal. The Reds take on the Miami Marlins at 4:10 at Great American Ball Park but the city-wide celebration will go on long into the night.

We sifted through our inventory and came up with a diverse assortment of Reds and Cincinnati themed artwork, all of which we carry at our downtown location (the assortment may vary at our other locations). Enjoy, and Go Reds!

* Check back tomorrow for the Parade route and parking details.

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