Best Of 2018

Best New Arts Fair for Luddites: Cincinnati Art Book Fair

With an abundance of local artists, printmakers, poets and collectors, the Cincinnati Art Book Fair surprised everyone with its quality and turnout when it was held for two days in December at Hoffner Lodge in Northside. Organized by Anytime Dept., an artist-run curatorial and event programming collaborative, the event featured poetry readings, film screenings and a separate-but-related art exhibition organized by Donald Kelley. It also served as an art-forward excuse to do some holiday shopping for those less inclined to find things for loved ones on their list at the local mall. Anytime Dept. curator Lydia Rosenberg explains that although next year’s location is still TBD, the two-day affair will be an annual event. Cincinnati Art Book Fair, cincinnatiartbookfair.com.