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!
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!
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!
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.
Spring is dawning on the shores of the Ohio River. Signs are everywhere: birds are back in the trees, green things are popping free of their wintry armor and a decided warmth is being carried on the breeze. We love Cincinnati! Is there a better time to talk her up than at the start of the season of promise and earthly renewal? Not to our knowledge! The Queen City has been widely represented in art and photography for 200 years, a beloved subject of many a master. We are starting a new series in her honor, where we will showcase the many sides of our fair city, as seen through the eyes of a variety of artists. First up? Local photographer Marc Wavra, whose work we are pleased to carry at our Downtown store. Specializing in what he terms “urban wilderness”, his images of Cincinnati are vivid and deep-rooted; they have a positive authenticity even to those who have never stepped foot on local soil. We think that you will find them instantly unforgettable.