You don’t have to spend a lot of money to find affordable adventure. There are several budget friendly adventures in Cincinnati that cost $5 or less.
My visit to Hamilton, Ohio really left an impression on me. It’s a city that’s in the midst of a comeback.
During my first visit to Iowa, one of the things that stood out to me were the bridges. I loved the architecture and the diversity of the styles of bridges that we experienced during our stay.
Covington, Kentucky is a city that can often be overlooked in the shadow of Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s located directly across the Ohio River and offers a lot of reasons for travelers and locals to Lov the Cov.
I have to admit that my visit to Fort Wayne, Indiana really surprised me. I had no idea that the downtown had so much to offer. Growing up, we would visit my cousins who lived about 30 minutes from downtown Fort Wayne, but we typically only visited the mall which left me with an impression from 30+ years ago that there wasn’t much to do there. Well Fort Wayne, you got the last laugh and my apology.
Cincinnati offers incredible museums throughout the city, but there is one museum in the city that tends to be known more by tourists than locals. That underrated museum is the American Sign Museum. The American Sign Museum provides education and celebrates the art of sign making. As a local, I was immediately mad at myself for not visiting the museum sooner! It truly is a unique gem that is very special to our city.
When you visit Art Prize you are faced with lots of options in every direction. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your Art Prize experience.
I LOVE street art. It inspires and challenges me to dream bigger and brighter. It sparks creativity, provokes me and renews a sense of wonder. I’m surrounded by 101+ murals of great street art in various forms throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky neighborhoods. When I found out that Miami had an arts district dedicated to Urban Graffiti art, I was all in. I did an little online research and the images of the murals at Wynwood Art District made my heart skip a beat.
My son and I were happy to discover the new Curb’d parklets while on an adventure in Covington. These mini parks temporarily take up one parking space and redefine what could exist in the dimensions of a single parking space with an incredible range of creativity.
For the last few years, I’ve really enjoyed checking out the creativity on display for the annual Canstruction event. The incredible art that you see on display also benefits the Freestore Food Bank afterwards.
What is Canstruction?
Canstruction is an international community service project of the design and construction industry to benefit community food banks. With the support of local teams, thousands of hungry people are fed; a greater awareness of the issues surrounding hunger is brought to the public while spotlighting the local design and construction industry giving back to the community.
Architects, engineers, designers and contractors compete to design and build fantastic giant-sized structures made entirely out of canned foods. After the structures are built and the winners declared, the creations go on view to the general public as a giant art exhibit. At the close of the competition, all of the food used in the structures is donated to the local food bank for distribution to community emergency feeding programs. Through the generosity of volunteers, celebrity jurors and members of our local community, Cincinnati Canstruction has contributed 500,000 pounds of food to the Freestore Foodbank. ‘One Man Can’ be a catalyst for change.
You can find Cincinnati Canstruction entries located at these locations.
- Weston Art Gallery/Aronoff Center
- Center at 600 Vine
- Hyatt Regency Hotel
- Downtown Public Library
- Scripps Center
- Hampton Inn & Suites
The Canstruction exhibit will be on display from March 8 – March 27, 2016
Scripps Center located at 312 Walnut St
Weston Art Gallery/Aronoff Center located at 650 Walnut St.
Center at 600 Vine located at 600 Vine St.
Hampton Inn & Suites located at 617 Vine St.
Macy’s located at 505 Vine St.
Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 151 W 5th St.
Cincinnati Public Library located at 800 Vine St.
You can find out more about Cincinnati Canstruction from their website.