Since 2014, The Red Door Project has been popping up at venues — from empty buildings and cultural institution to art galleries — in neighborhoods spanning Over-the-Rhine and downtown to Walnut Hills and Newport, displaying and selling the work of local artists and creators.
This Final Friday, Aug. 28, The Red Door Project — now officially aligned with the Art Academy — is taking over the new Art Climb at the Cincinnati Art Museum from 6-10 p.m. for a socially distant show featuring artwork predicated on the theme “Lost and Found," the same theme of the first Red Door show in March 2014.
“I’m sure everyone will interpret the theme differently. I think now more than ever this theme resonates with people. We all have lost things during this time but also have found new ways to live, new ways to work and new relationships,” says Red Door Project founder Barbara Hauser. “And really, that’s the beauty of it. You won’t know what to expect when you walk the steps, but you may find yourself walking away with a new piece of art to enjoy.”
As "The Red Door Project powered by the Art Academy of Cincinnati," the pop-up will happen quarterly going forward and a release says the school "plans to use funds raised through the art auction to create a scholarship fund for non-traditional Art Academy students." It will also continue Red Door's original mission of exhibiting artists of all backgrounds and mediums and compensating them for their work.
The Red Door Final Friday pop-up show at the Art Climb takes place 6-10 p.m. Aug. 28. The outdoor event is free, but masks and social distancing are required.
Parking is available at Gilbert and Eden Park Drive or in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s rear parking lot.
To learn more about the gallery and upcoming themes, visit The Red Door Project on Facebook.