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Switch Turns Ten

To commemorate a decade of business in Cincinnati, our friends at Switch Lighting & Design are hosting a Grand Re-opening and fundraiser for PAR-Projects!

Switch is owned and operated by Bertie Ray III and Drew Dearwester, who opened their first storefront on Vine Street in Over The Rhine, back in 2008.  

Bertie's dynamic salesmanship and Drew's remarkable eye for design has set them apart as a team and their success has allowed them to open a second, much larger  location on West 4th Street in Downtown Cincinnati.  

Both locations reflect their love of their business, along with the flexibility and power light has as a material for creating beauty.  For these reasons, Switch Lighting & Design has become a Cincinnati landmark and now serves clientele from around the country.  

PAR-Projects is honored to be part of the Grand Re-opening of the Vine Street location on Friday April 6th.  Join us for a night of inspiring design and the reveal of Switch's reinvented storefront where creative agencies, friends of Switch and design lovers will come together over great conversation, gastronomic bites, and adult beverages.

Friday, April 6th

6pm - 9pm
1207 Vine Street
Cincinnati 45202



Here's a little of what they've been working on...    









  At the event, we will be selling limited-edition screen print sets featuring a custom design created for Switch's ten-year Anniversary.
We will also have some of our print portfolios from Little Ink 2017. Pictured below are a couple of process photos from that edition.    









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