By now, you’ve probably already heard about the OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration that’s scheduled for Sat 20 Jun. You’ve seen photos of the making of the poster, and hopefully you’ve seen the posters themselves while out and about. Maybe you’ve checked out the full-page ad in the June issue of Eastsider Magazine, or the ad on the Fountain Square LED screen. Here’s a little preview of what’s on the schedule.
I’ve mentioned Visionaries & Voices before — it’s one of my favorite arts organizations in the area. Good work, great people. I’m not sure what will be in their booth, but I know it’ll be fun. Below, a painting by V&V artist Antonio Adams from a recent exhibit at ArtWorks:
Homebaked by the B is the design studio of Beth Porter that I’ve mentioned in the past. This Loveland native’s booth will include a variety of totes, tea towels, prints, and journals. Below is her best-selling Ohio tote:
I’ve never written about Wire & Twine‘s Cincinnati Transit Map for Optimists t-shirt, figuring that, if you’re reading this blog, you’re probably already familiar. Maybe you’re even wearing it right now? Anyway, W&T’s booth will be full of clever, well-designed t-shirts, screenprinted by hand in Oxford:
Of course, we will be there and, if you’re reading this, you probably know what to expect. It’ll be all that, plus some new stuff that the world hasn’t seen yet.
Lastly, I have to mention Lagniappe, which will be playing a mix of cajun, gypsy, zydeco, and bluegrass. Guitarist/vocalist Chris owns the compound and was our landlord for a few months, when we first moved to Cincinnati.
Speaking of landlords, what’s this I hear about a lemonade stand?
The full lineup of arts/craft, food, and beverage vendors, plus the music schedule are on the event site now. Click here to invite your friend’s via the event’s Facebook page. As one of the organizers and sponsors, as the designer of the promotional materials, and as someone who will have a booth at the event, I really hope that you’ll be able to come out and enjoy this fun day in Over-the-Rhine!