Here's how it works: The downstairs is "The Greenwich", an eclectic bar and adjoining performance area.
But the gallery itself is just a glimpse of a greater artistic vision. Co-owner Mark Yates is continuously incorporating different forms of art, on a mission to "broaden the scope of cultural endeavors," as he so eloquently put it. He added a stage downstairs for Jazz, plays, political debate, improvisational comedy, receptions -- just about anything that enriches the arts or the community. The Greenwich also hosts 24-hour open mic nights for poetry, performance art and music. And on Fridays you'll find the "Divas of Legend" re-creating performances by classic singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.
"We think we're doing something important here. Our hope is to spark a revitalization of the arts and bring people back to Peebles Corner," says Yates. I'd say The Greenwich is doing a damn good job. It's eccentric, it's admirable, it's an all-round amazing place, and it's completely absorbed in the arts.
Upstairs atthe Greenwich
Address: 2442 Gilbert Ave., Second Floor, Walnut Hills
First opened: June 8, 2002
Hours: 7-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday
Next exhibit: Cincinnati artist Ricci Michaels, opening Saturday