5 Adventures to Try at Crystal Mountain

5 Adventures to Try at Crystal Mountain

Traverse City, Michigan is a very popular destination in the summer for its beautiful water, weather, and a love of all things cherry themed or flavored, as the Cherry Capital of the World…..but you don’t have to wait until summer to experience adventure in Northern Michigan! I discovered why Crystal Mountain is a such a popular “snowcation” destination for winter fun too.

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15 Tips for Attending Art Prize

 

15 Tips for Attending Art Prize

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.

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The Arts District in Miami that You Need to See

The Arts District in Miami that You Need to See
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.

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5 Reasons to Discover the New Curb’d Parklets in Covington

5 Reasons to Discover the New Curb'd Parklets in Covington

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.

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Beer, Wine and Food Festival to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Research

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Last year I attended the Beer, Wine and Food Festival for the 1st time. It was a great event for a great cause, benefitting The Cure Starts Now Foundation that focuses on pediatric brain cancer.

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10 Reasons to Day Trip to Columbus, Indiana

10 Reasons to Daytrip to Columbus, Indiana

I take pride in knowing about little gems and attractions. That’s why I was floored to learn that I was unaware of a whole entire city that was only 1.5 hours away from me that is known for modern architecture.

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CANstruction – Creativity for a Cause

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I love when art and creativity have the opportunity to pair for a cause.  I just discovered CANstruction a few years ago and it’s now an event that I look forward to each year. The CANstruction displays are a blend of purpose and art.

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The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

When I found out that there was a free park that combined nature and art, I knew that I had to add a visit to the The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres to my list for my next visit.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

The boys and I made it out last stop after a sightseeing trip to Indianapolis.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

We pulled in the Indianapolis Musuem of Art parking lot first but discovered that it was better to park a little closer to the trail. I still had to get a few pictures of the museum.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

Our visit to the trail started with a sculpture that I’ve seen on instagram and it was an instant hit with my boys.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

 

Located on 100 acres adjacent to the Museum’s main campus, The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres includes woodlands, wetlands, meadows, and a 35-acre lake. 100 Acres is one of the largest museum art parks in the country and one of only a few to feature ongoing commissions of temporary, site-responsive artworks. 

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

The park has a lot of sculptures that you can interact with.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

There are 12 sculptures that you can discover along the trail around the lake.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

There are lots of areas where you can stop and admire the beauty around you.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

We had a limited amount of time to visit the park and it had started to rain during our visit or we defintiely would have stayed longer.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

We visited the art park toward the end of November but I would love to come back and visit at the peak of fall or during spring.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

You can find out more about The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres from their website.

100 Acres is open daily from dawn to dusk.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres is located at 4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208

“Fireworks of Glass” – A 43 ft. Glass Tower at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

"Fireworks of Glass" - A 43 ft glass tower at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

During a visit to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, I was in awe of one of the displays.  I loved the 43 ft Glass Tower “Fireworks of Glass” so much that I decided that it would be better to dedicate one blog post to showcase all of my pictures of it.

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Antique Christmas at the Taft Museum of Art

Antique Christmas at the Taft Museum of Art

The Taft Museum of Art is one of Cincinnati’s hidden gems. During the holiday season you can see an amazing collection of Christmas decorations that date all the way back to the late 1800’s in their “Antique Christmas” exhibit.

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