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October 2nd, 2019

While we created our first major project -- The State of Matter -- in October 2010, it was on this day -- October 2nd, 2015 -- that we were (finally) recognized as a 501(c)3, non-profit in the state of Ohio.

Well, four years later, we quietly may have just put into motion the BIGGEST move we've ever made as an organization. Details will hopefully launch by the first week of November, but as we're in campaign mode, we don't want to distract from the fact that we need your support TODAY.

The work we've been able to do -- from mobile art galleries, to corn mazes, to even that first (2010) walking tour of Northside that featured five spaces of fine-art-glass and studio demonstrations -- has always relied on the support of our community. So while we're making large strides towards our future, we do ask that you remember and celebrate some of the past work we've done today.

Still, as something major happened a few hours ago, we think it would be great if you planned…
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Northside Artists as Developers // The Final Hurdle

They said…

How do these crazy dreamers expect they’ll be able to build an art and education space from nothing… in a city they’re still finding their voice in, with no huge donors lined up, no financial planners on board, and no experience in land development?

Well…

We were in our 20s, so our approach may very well have seemed overly-ambitious or even silly. But one thing most have realized by now is that we weren’t concerned. No risk, no reward. We knew we had a worthy mission. We knew we had good reason. And quite frankly, we now know we were some of the most determined artists, connected to some of the strongest artists, and unafraid to reach out to the more established artists to help us make things happen. This was to be an experiment on a grand scale, led by a tiny team of talent and determination.

Of course there were some questions. Who would respect artists trying to build community? Who would take a chance to work with creatives doing place-making projects, in 2010, before pl…

Meet Marcus.

PAR-Projects would like to welcome Marcus Donaldson, our new development intern!

Over the next few months, Marcus will help aid our fundraising efforts in ways we’re amped to share with you soon. Having previously worked with People’s Liberty and Chase Public, Marcus brings with him experience in content creation and strategy and is looking to add to his skillset in the world of development.

Marcus joins the PAR-Projects team as part of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ New Faces of Fundraising Program — a writer & strategist with tons of questions, he is motivated and excited by the arts and hopes to use his experience in communications to strengthen and build relationships for PAR Projects.

2 Minute Survey: Applied Arts Education Requests in Kennedy Heights (2019)

Because we can't (yet) offer all of our classes all of the time, we're asking our community to let us know what classes they'd be interested in seeing us offer in Kennedy Heights over the next year or two and what times would work best.

Please find our two minute survey below. And if interested in viewing class descriptions, please visit our website — www.parprojects.com/Education — for more information.

Thanks in advance for your participation!


A Humble Community Festival | Northside Summer Market | NSM019

Every year, a month after what is arguably Cincinnati's most creative few days of the summer — Northside's 4th of July Parade and Rock & Roll Festival — a humble neighborhood celebration takes place to invite everyone back into our community.

This event is Northside Summer Market — a community-wide yard sale with free arts & music programming. And on Saturday, August 3rd, we're doing it again!
As always, a day or two before the event, we'll release a printed and online map of all of our neighbors who have registered their houses' yard sales. But if you just want to visit Northside and go for it, two good starting places are the Yard Sale's Central Location at CAIN (4230 Hamilton Ave.) and our art-infused beer garden at Humble Monk Brewery (1641 Blue Rock St.).  This year, to help beat the heat, CAIN will be hosting a Cool Down Corner where festival patrons can enjoy grilled entrees, cold drinks, fresh fruit, FREE popsicles, kid's activities and a boo…

Announcements for Northside Summer Market 2019

As the summer progresses, so does our planning for this years Northside Summer Market.  If you follow us on our social media platforms, you already know the date for this year's event is Saturday, August 3rd.  However, you probably don't know about the developing details of the day.  While gears are still turning, we can confirm the event schedule which will include split programming between the morning and evening portions of the day as well as other exciting details. 

As per tradition, Northside Summer Market will coincide with the World's Longest Yard Sale weekend so community wide yard sales will take place throughout Northside, with a central location congregating at CAIN - 4230 Hamilton Ave.  Yard sales will begin at 9:00 am and continue to 2:00 pm.  Our friends at CAIN will also host a family cook out and cooling zone from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the central location.  If you are interested in registering your house on the map or registering for a spot at the centra…

A timeline showing a bit more of PAR-Projects.

Over the years, we admittedly haven't been the best at sharing our story. Oftentimes it's a too-much-to-do-to-slow-down type of vibe. But until now, the "how" was a dilemma as well.

To say the least, our story is a slow-and-steady, observing-and-reinventing, complicated type of journey, but we're happy to have figured out a decent way to walk everyone through it. From illegal evictions in the private sector, to the loss of a 30 year lease in the public sector, we've found a way to keep the arts at our forefront and continue pushing forward ...so it's time to share a bit of that.

Unfortunately we couldn't embed the timeline in this post -- Blogger securities and all -- but hop on over to our information page for the newest feature of our hand-coded website ...by clicking this last part of this sentence. ... or by clicking the image below.



Thanks again for your time, Team PAR-