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City Beat December 28th, 2011

We'd like to humbly thank the writers of Cincinnati's City Beat for selecting The Factory Square Fine Arts Festival as one of their favorite exhibitions of 2011.  Thanks again to our sponsors and everyone who enjoyed the festival/exhibition with us. We had a blast! Click here to launch the article in a new window.  Once launched, clicking the article (again) will enlarge the text to a readable size. Thanks again,  parProjects 

The 1st Factory Square Install...

We're sure a few of you were wondering exactly how the shipping containers arrived for The Factory Square Fine Arts Festival. Well, thanks to a fun time-lapse video by our amazing videographer, Rick Hein, we can now show you! The video above is just one piece of what Rick and his crew are working on. Please stay tuned for even more exciting documentation of the event. Cheers to the holidays!  parProjects 

Express Cincinnati December/January

We thank Express Cincinnati for highlighting our participation in National Make A Difference Day alongside CAIN. We enjoyed helping the organization raise some well-deserved dollars and hope to continue working with them in years to came. Thanks again for the coverage.  Click this sentence to launch the article in a new window.  Once launched, clicking the article (again) will enlarge the text to a readable size.

Winding down...

As things begin to wind down and truck-out (literally) with The Factory Square Fine Arts Festival, we at parProjects would like to simply say "Thank You!" again. Thank you to all of the artists (and architects) for all of your hard work, patience and involvement with something as experimental as this ....our first festival. THANK YOU to our Sponsors... Thank you to our collaborators who helped make it all happen. Thank you to "MDS999" for making the above video ( Nice one! ). Thank you to the volunteers who helped keep our event(s) together. Thank you to our coordinators who went the extra mile for us. Thank you to the writers and publicist who kept us abuzz. Thank you to the THOUSANDS of people who attended! And maybe most importantly... Thank you to The City of Cincinnati for allowing us to pull this off! (Be warned tho, folks are starting to catch on to how awesome the city can be.) You ALL rock rock on ...with us ...updating soon.  pa

City Beat November 9th, 2011

A big "thank you" goes to Steven Rosen for this feature in Cincinnati's City Beat. We appreciate the kind words and confidence in our exhibition. Click here to launch the article in a new window. Once launched, clicking the article (again) will enlarge the text to a readable size. Thanks again,  parProjects 

The encore approaches...

Sad that you missed The Factory Square Fine Arts Festival? Don't worry, we're doing it again! The graphic above says it all. We'll be back for Northside's Second Saturday celebration taking place November 12th, from 7pm - 11pm don't hesitate to mark your calendar now. More details on some of the new specifics will be published soon. Cheers,  parProjects 

City Beat October 19th, 2011

Thanks again for the coverage City Beat. Your staff is helping us really start to make a splash here in Cincinnati! Click here to launch the article in a new window.  Once launched, clicking the article (again) will enlarge the text to a readable size.

Volunteers needed over at The FSFAF...

[With just over a week to go] We don't need quite as much help as those guys, but we still could use a few extra hands preparing and directing The Factory Square Fine Arts Festival . Simple things like keeping an eye on specific container-galleries helps keep everyone (and the artwork) safe. At any rate, you're welcome. Click this sentence to help out . ...and please, don't forget about our Music Lineup . Cheers!

Express Cincinnati October

Above is an article by Express Cincinnati that highlighted The Factory Square Fine Arts Festival. We're grateful for the coverage and hope to continue providing exhibitions worth writing about. Click here to launch the mention in a new window.  Once launched, clicking the article (again) will enlarge the text to a readable size. Express was also kind enough to mention The Emery Theatre's kickoff in the same issue. In the article above, you can briefly familiarize yourself with the Emery and their efforts to raise the historic theater back into the striving Over-The-Rhine district. We were happy to curate for The Requium Project (the group behind the theater's re-birth). Click here to open and enlarge this article in a new window. Thanks again,  parProjects 
Mark your calendars because The Factory Square Fine Arts Festival be here before you know it! Both days start at noon. Saturday runs until 12-midnight and Sunday runs until 7pm.  And don't worry, the music line-up, by Far-I-Rome Productions , will be launching soon just stay tuned for more information.

The Layout for the FSFAF

The Container placement for The Factory Square Fine Arts Festival is in place. This October will be one to remember! Hopefully you've checked out the event site by now and know the further details. The two day opening festival will take place: + Saturday: October 22nd, Noon to Midnight     - City Flea's "Factory Flea" will run from 11AM - 6PM + Sunday: October 23rd, Noon till 6 or 7ish... -p2- More info at:

State of the Arts ...and Tonight at Niehoff Urban Studio

Still no plans for tonight? If not, you can join us at the Niehoff Urban Studio (2728 [Short] Vine St.) at 5:30PM. We've been invited to participate in the Soapbox Speaker Series panel discussion 'art lessons' ...along with Kennedy Heights Cultural Arts Center and Clifton Cultural Arts Center. This event, hosted by Soapbox should be a good way to meet us and some other impressive arts organizations in the city. Clicking the first image or this part of this sentence , will link you to a page with all of the details. By clicking the second image above or this part of this sentence , you can read more about the art centers featured in the panel discussion. And before we forget, we'd like to send a big "THANK YOU" to Geoffrey Dobbins for including us in the article. It is greatly appreciated. Thanks folks,  parProjects  Long links: + +

Sponsorship Opportunities Available...

Since we aren't starting our big push for another week or two, we thought now would be a great time to mention we're still accepting sponsorships for our next event: The Factory Square Fine Arts Festival . To learn more about these exciting opportunities to join our team, you can link to the project site here . Also, as we continue seeking event sponsors, we'd like to thank ArtsWave , Fuel Cincinnati and The American Can Lofts for helping us get the ball rolling. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Thanks ArtWorks and Soapbox

Of course you've heard of the Midpoint Music Festival  , but have you heard of the Midpoint Midway? Click here   or the image above to read about parProjects' involvement in this box-truck arts festival that will be happening in conjunction with the MPMF concert series. Thanks again ArtWorks for involving us in your exciting project! We're glad we could offer lessons learned in our past experiences to help with your planning of the event. We're definitely looking forward to it all. Mark your calendars folks: MPMF is Sept 22nd - 24!

Our first ArtsWave grant!

Great news: Over the weekend, we recieved our first ArtsWave project grant, so we'd like to take the time out to say "Thank you!" Moneys received will be used to help pull off our next BIG event -- The Factory Square Fine Arts Festival -- so we sincerely hope you'll be able to join us in celebration of the arts ...and true, community programming. More information about this event can be found at the project's blog site or on its Facebook event page, here . And being that the event "officially" kicks off October 22nd & 23rd 2011, now may be a good time to mark your calendars. See you soon,  parProjects 

Streetvibes #199

While in the midst of the Pepsi Refresh competition back in May, we were featured in Streetvibes issue #199. But, due to the chatic nature of that promotion ( of TheRoadToRefesh  and our Art & Education Center design), we are just now finding the time to post the article. Please excuse the delay and click on the image below ( or HERE )  to open a larger, more legible version of the article. Thanks again for the support,  parProjects 

THANKS to the first 50!

In June, when we added the spinning globe, international-hit/stat-counter, to the bottom right of our site (the flattened version is above), we had no idea what to expect. We just thought it would be a fun way to keep up with how many states and countries were finding our website and research online. But now, since the stat-counter server is about to go down for "a few hours of maintenance" tomorrow, we thought we'd post this ...just in case our stat info disappeared somehow. To say the least, we're definitely surprised with how it panned out 50 countries found our site(s) before all 50 states (at 32 states when posted). So with that, we'd just like to say "thank you!"  to The United States, Germany, Canada, The United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy, India, Taiwan, Spain, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, The Russian Federation, Pakistan, Singapore, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland, Serbia, Turkey, Korea, El Salvador, Costa Rica,

"Movement!" final day ...approaching.

"Movement!" our exhibition at Clifton Cultural Arts Center closes tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 6th), so that means if you'd like to see what all of the hype is about, you need to get over to 3711 Clifton Ave as soon as possible. Just ring them at 513-497-2860 if you need more details. With that, we'd like to thank the CCAC for their hospitality, staffing, and all-around pleasantness as they helped us pull off this exhibition (and allowed us to transform their space). It was a delight! And don't worry, if you LOVE kinetic sculplture like us, "Movement!" part 2 will be opening this fall as part of the Factory Square Fine Arts Festival in Northside. Click HERE to visit that event page ...or the link to the right to sign up for updates via facebook. Thanks again, Jonathan

Video from "Movement!"

We've uploaded a few videos from the "Movement!" kinetics exhibition to our YouTube Channel we thought we'd share a few with you. Please enjoy! Brad Meredith: "Space-Time" Billy Colbert: "The Beginning of The End" TODT: "Mostly Mauve" Thanks again,  parProjects 

Live Performances!
Saturday July 23rd, 7pm-8pm
Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Reception: July 23rd, 6PM - 9PM We're hosting a final reception for "Movement!" our kinetics exhibition featuring LIVE performances by Elementz , Pones Inc. and Susan Grace of Grace In Motion . Performances will run from 7PM - 8PM Sushi and beverages will be served till their exhausted don't miss the boat! Clifton Cultural Arts Center is located at: 3711 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, OH See you soon  parProjects 

Movement! Part 1 opens June 26th

Hey there! We're officially back in the saddle preparing for part 1 of our next exhibition "Movement!" And we're proud to announce, the kinetic-based exhibition features a nice variety of moving sculptures by guest artists from around the nation and beyond. More specifically, on board for Part 1 of "Movement!" is Christian Benefiel (via an artist residency in  Helsinki, Finland), Billy Colbert (Washington, DC), J. Daniel Graham (Georgetown, KY), Joseph Hoffman (Columbus, OH), Fred Ellenberger (Cincinnati, OH), Tom Lohre (Cincinnati, OH), Brad Meredith (Louisville, KY) & internationally recognized TODT. Part 1 of the exhibition will open at The Clifton Cultural Arts Center on June 26th from 4pm - 9pm, so if you can find the time, please join us! The address is 3711 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH and the exhibition runs through August 6th. We'll also be featuring live performances on July 23rd. Thanks for your time.

Our FUNdraising begins May 29th!

 The parProjects Poster Drive and Phase 1 Fundraiser  kicks off May 29th @ The Comet (4579 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, OH). This is an all day event, so come on out before, after or during your holiday celebration! We'll have "featured" drink specials, limited edition hand-pulled silk-screen prints to order** and a good lineup of LIVE music to groove and dance to! Donations may be suggested, but only good times are required. Brunch served: 11AM - 2PM Dinner served: 4PM - 1AM Scheduled to perform: ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Elise Hoffman ~> 1:30p - 2:30p Kelly Fine ~> 3:00p -4:00p Project Mill DJs ~> 4:30p - 6:00p "Mystery" guest act/DJ  ~> 6:00p - 7:00p hmm The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars ~> 7:30p - 10:00p DJ Matt Joy ~> 10:30p - 2:00

...and everyday in May!

We're officially in the race! Please vote TWICE today (and every other day during May) by: Texting: 106104 (the code) to 73774 (the phone number) Online: By clicking the image above or visiting:   We thank you in advance for your help this May. $50,000 would do great things for our organiztion., odds are great the top 10 win! parProjects team UNITE!

Featured in Soapbox!

Click the image above or visit to read our feature article in Soapbox Cincinnati! Thanks; we appreciate the love!

The Pepsi Refresh Project...

If you weren't aware, we're about to start a fundraising campaign for our modern arts and education center made out of recycled shipping containers. Yes, you read right -- recycled shipping containers. We launched a blog to fuel discussion a few months ago, and that's located at: , so please check it out when you have a chance. Our promotional video is below. Also, some pics of the proposed structure (in order of phases are below). But, hop on over to and click the "Our Design" button to start learning about this project. Thanks again!

Now accepting proposals for Movement: A Kinetic Exhibition

Our next major exhibition is coming up this June (2011) and, ARTISTS, you now have a chance to involve yourself in our next experience! Above is an image of Clifton Cultural Arts Center (Clifton, Cincinnati, OH). This is where the kinetic-themed show, "Movement", will be home-based. CCAC will also be accompanied by a few shipping-container-gallery-spaces spread throughout the city of Cincinnati, OH. Hopefully, this combination of venues already has your interest! So please apply or suggest a talented artist and/or art collective you know to do the same. As long as the work incorporates moving parts, your proposal will be accepted for consideration. Details on how to apply can be found/downloaded HERE ...or after the break (click Read more >> below). Thanks again, parProjects