Best Of 2017

Best Thrifty Craft Session

Indigo Hippo founder and executive director Alisha Budkie describes her Over-the-Rhine shop as a “creative re-use center” — kind of like a thrift store for art supplies. Offering a wide range of traditional and eccentric materials, Indigo Hippo’s stock is entirely donation-based, coming largely from area artists, students and makers. Inside, you’ll find everything from charcoal, paints and brushes to buttons, yarn and natural materials like feathers and stone, and prices are always set as low as possible. No matter what project you’re tackling, Indigo Hippo has the supplies you’ll need — and plenty of other offerings for a bout of inspiration. Indigo Hippo, 1301 Main St., 513-918-4917,

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