Yeah, yeah, it’s Black Friday, but I hope you’ll skip the mall and shop in your neighborhood. Here in Cincinnati, there are two fantastic events going on today.
This afternoon in Northside, 9 businesses will
unveil their brand-new signs, part of the CoSign creative signage project [check out my photos of last year's signs].
Tonight Over-the-Rhine hosts Final Friday, a neighborhood-wide celebration that includes gallery openings and extended shop hours. We’ll be at the
Main Street Merry Market along with other alumni of SpringBoard, a business development course offered by ArtWorks.
For more shopping destinations, please see the list of
VisuaLingual stockists, which includes awesome stores from Seattle to Saint Augustine, from San Diego to Portsmouth.
Shop till you drop!
November 29, 2013
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: more chains; hurray for progress! Cincinnati’s New-Found Buzz Helping Attract Retailers to Region
: over in Covington, a sad, messy and confusing debacle took place this week around a legal mural that was suddenly painted over. Mural and Impact
: the demise of an Art Deco building on the University of Cincinnati campus. No Other Place on Earth Like It: UC’s Wilson Auditorium Comes Down, Taking Ghosts, Dreams and the Love of Students and Faculty with It
: interesting to watch the streetcar development in Detroit in light of Cincinnati’s precarious state of affairs. Despite Bankruptcy, Momentum in Motown Builds for Streetcar
: just that. Downtown Louisville Is Getting a Trippy Hunter S. Thompson Memorial
: over in Salt Lake City, policing that actually makes sense. A Police Chief Tries To Reform The System From Within
: wow! Bauhaus Opens Its Dorms to Paying Guests
: you’re invited to share your Cincinnati story [in words or pictures] by 6 Dec 2013. Call for Submissions: Rust Belt Chic Press: The Cincinnati Anthology
: the latest development in the drama surrounding Lawsuit Filed to Scrub Blogger Off Voter Rolls Urban Cincy‘s founder.
: photos of 1920s Cincinnati and current Google street views [tons of eye candy: Local Architecture: Cincinnati – Then and Now Part 1 and Part 2].
: “maybe Cincinnati’s culture is just blissfully average — corporate researchers often use Ohio as a test market because middle American tastes mirror, in the words of Ohio State marketing professor Neeli Bandapudi, ‘the broader trends of the nation.’” Where Do Twitter Trends Start? Try Cincinnati.
: world-famous street artist Banksy continues his visual provocations in NYC, this time inspiring some thoughtful and eloquent critique from area residents. Banksy’s ‘Ghetto 4 Life’ Work Upsets Bronx Residents
: the planned end of a community hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Deciding Whether It’s Lights Out
: “turning a city into a playground for the wealthiest inhabitants, even as it forgets about the poorest.” How to Manhattanize a City
: amazing, comprehensive exhibit at the Harper Ever After Art Academy, showing the intertwined work of Charley and Edie Harper; reception tonight and the exhibit is up for the next week.
: shared studio space and resources enhance community and opportunity for Cincinnati-area artists and designers. Building Bridges
: CNCY MADE 5chw4r7z on small-batch manufacturing in Cincinnati.
: on the long-time Over-the-Rhine institution, written by City Council candidate The Drop Inn Center: “Stuck Between a Rock & a Reallocation of Shelter Funding” Mike Moroski.
: just that, in NYC and elsewhere. Gentrification as an End Game, and the Rise of “Sub-Urbanity”
: ha, putting this on my wish list… Dude Literally Sells Boxes of Rocks as a ‘Piece of Brooklyn’
: fairy doors in Ann Arbor! The Town with a Subculture of Secret Tiny Doors
: the latest on the smear campaign against Cincinnati Tea Party Fails in Campaign to Intimidate the Urbanist Press With Fraud Allegations Urban Cincy‘s founder.
: and vice versa, with a shoutout to ye olde What Cincinnati Can Learn from Detroit VL.
: Banksy’s busy on the streets of NYC right now. Better Out Than In
: Banksy hit up East New York, yielding surprising economic opportunity for some residents of this untouristy ‘hood. These Men Are Now Charging People to Look at Banksy’s Latest Stencil
: a New Yorker’s thoughts on making it here versus making it anywhere. The Lie Sinatra Sings
: an awesome bunch of eye candy, from the scrappy can-do beauty of the No, THIS Is Detroit Heidelberg Project to the ornate grandeur of the Guardian Building, plus many, many more sights.
: warning: watching this video will make you smile from ear to ear. Daft Signz: California Sign-Spinning Set to Daft Punk
: a very cool tool. Ohio Fall Color Report
: as if Ohio’s numerous Superman License Plate Unveiled This Morning vanity license plates weren’t enough, now you can get one featuring Superman.
: written by Cincinnati’s own Long Weekend: Pittsburgh Grace Dobush.
: architectural grandeur and eye candy in Lexington. deTour to Manhattan Society Queen’s Court
: the first solo NYC exhibit by the artist behind Detroit’s famous Tyree Guyton: Faces of God on Fire Heidelberg Project opens on Thursday at the CUE Art Foundation.
: adding Atlanta to my bucket list. Atlanta for Design Lovers
: this Atlanta playground, designed by sculptor Playing with Art: The Isamu Noguchi Playscape Isamu Noguchi, is an Atlanta must-see.