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.
I love when an atmosphere of art and food collide. That’s what you get when you dine inside a former pottery kiln at The Rookwood.
*dates subject to change
You can find out more from the LEGO® website.
The Greater Cincinnati area is prepping the region for the All-Star Game by placing 21 commemorative handlebar mustaches all over town. You can find the handlebar mustache statues displayed near popular buildings and landmarks on both sides of the river in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The handlebar mustache is a tribute to the style of 1869 when the Cincinnati Red’s became America’s 1st professional baseball team.
Each mustache has it’s own distinct artwork on it. You can make an adventure out of finding as many as possible around town.
You can find all of the mustache statues located on the map below.
Here is a mustache located at Smale Park which is close to the stadium in Cincinnati.
Sawyer Point in Cincinnati
Riverside Drive in Covington, Kentucky
Newport on the Levee, Newport, Kentucky
In front of Nada on the corner of Walnut St. in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Museum Center
Next to one of the few statues of Abe Lincoln without facial hair at Lytle Park
Duke Energy Convention Center
City Hall in downtown Cincinnati
The Westin Cincinnati near Fountain Square
Paul Brown Stadium
Overlook at Eden Park
Top floor at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
The corner of Vine St and Central Parkway
Great American Ballpark
Yeatman’s Cove along the Riverfront closer to Sawyer Point
Across the street from Carol Ann’s Carousel at Smale Park
Olden View Park next to Incline Public House
Urban Youth Academy 2026 Seymour Ave.
*The mustache statues should remain around the city until about July 28th before returning to their donors.
You can find out more about the All-Star game on July 14th from the MLB website.
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.
Do you enjoy checking out creations made with LEGO bricks?
The OKILUG (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana LEGO User’s Group) is back again with their Kentucky Brick Expo.
You might remember some of their creations from the BRICKmas Expo at Newport on the Levee around the holidays.
My boys have enjoyed the Kentucky Brick Expo over the past few years.
Kids can get photo opps with helmets made from LEGO bricks, search from a list of items located in several themed scenes on display, create their own LEGO designs in the play area and can shop for items to complete their collection. Members of the OKILUG are always happy to share about their designs and the work that went into their display.
The detail on display is INCREDIBLE!!!!
Make sure that you take the time to observe all of the design details that were put in place for the enjoyment of the attendees. We typically look at the displays and then go make around again for a deeper look the 2nd time around when we arrive. I’ve been given Family Four Pack of tickets to giveaway to the Kentucky Brick Expo. a Rafflecopter giveaway
You can find out more information about the Kentucky Brick Expo from the OKI LUG website.
Disclosure: I was given tickets for review and giveaway purposes. All opinions are my own.
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.
Have you ever wondered how pottery is made?
I’m soooo excited about the new MakerSpace at the Public Library of Cincinnati. The new space is a crafter and creatives dream! This space allows you to use creative machines and equipment that most people don’t have access to for FREE!
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 boys and I made it out last stop after a sightseeing trip to Indianapolis.
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.
Our visit to the trail started with a sculpture that I’ve seen on instagram and it was an instant hit with my boys.
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 park has a lot of sculptures that you can interact with.
There are 12 sculptures that you can discover along the trail around the lake.
There are lots of areas where you can stop and admire the beauty around you.
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.
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.
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