In September 2011, ArtWorks was awarded funds from ArtPlace, an organization of foundations, federal agencies and banks that invests in art and culture programs across the country. ArtWorks put these funds toward SpringBoard, their business planning and development program for artists, artisans and creative entrepreneurs. ArtWorks celebrates SpringBoard artist-entrepreneurs, a new space and local creativity tonight with an open house 6-8 p.m. Check out the new digs at 20 East Central Pkwy.
Across the river, the Friends of Baker Hunt celebrate the Covington Art and Cultural Center’s 90th anniversary at their annual gathering tonight. Members of this auxiliary organization and anyone who has special memories about the center or wants to get involved is welcome to attend a 6 p.m. meeting followed by a potluck dinner with music by the Cincinnati Chamber String Quartet. Bring a dish to share and be sure to RSVP to [email protected] or call 859-431-0020. The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center offers classes in language, yoga, dance, photography and more for kids and adults.
Ready to get in Pride mode? After you check out our Pride Issue (complete with a LGBTQ year in review timeline, stories and official Pride 2012 guide), mosey downtown to Shooters’s Young Buck night beginning at 10 p.m. Thursdays mean nothing but dance music at this no-frills watering hole, so saddle up for a fun night. David DeWitt will have a special Technicolor projection Pride photo booth — strike a pose!
It may be hot outside, but Live After Five at The Banks has icy beverages and cool music to keep you lifted after work tonight. Freedom Way downtown turns into a free street festival every-other Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Tonight, the Pinstripes perform. Nearby, Son del Caribe takes over Fountain Square for Thursday’s free Salsa night from 7-10 p.m. Professional dancers are on-hand each week to help you with your moves. Afterwards, grab dinner or keep drinking at one of many surrounding bars and restaurants to keep the party going.