"To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein

Welcome to the October edition of the Front Street Newsletter, out a few days late but LOADED with great information about upcoming art shows, markets, gallery openings, and more! 

This Friday is our next Art Hop and your next chance to meet our artists!  Tour studios and galleries, enjoy live art demonstrations, great food trucks, and live music throughout! Don't miss out on FREE PUMPKIN painting and trick or treating on October 16th! COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!!

This month Front Street is proud to showcase the work of 
Olufela Zumbi Rodriguez, a Stivers School for the Arts graduate.  Zumbi is a first year student at University of Cincinnati. 

Get your holiday gift shopping done on Small business Saturday, during the CHRISTKINDL MARKET, November 26th! Shop, FREE pictures with Santa, roasted chestnuts and hot cocoa!  Studio, galleries and the outdoor market will all be open!

There are some AMAZING shows opening in our galleries this month so be sure to read through to the end!    


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Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@frontstreetartist) to stay in touch throughout the month! 

We can't wait to see you at Front Street!  


The Front Street Office


Upcoming Events at a Glance
Front Street Event Calendar


Artwork, vintage goods, handcrafted goods, fashion boutiques, and more from over 250 artists and artisans when you visit studios, galleries, and the Market at Front Street! 

Art Hops are held every First Friday and Third Sunday of the month.  They are always free to attend and offer free parking.  We are a pet and family friendly community! 

On the 3rd Sunday of the month (April - Oct) we feature The Market at Front Street.

 First Friday
October 7, 2022 | 5PM - 9PM

Flashback BAND, Live
The Rolling Oasis Treat Truck
JSG Family Catering LLC

Live music in select studios - check out studio news
Open House Studios
Art Galleries 



Third Sunday
October 16, 2022 | 11AM - 4PM

Scott Lindberg
FREE PUMPKIN PAINTING & Trick or Treating!
The Rolling Oasis
Egg Rolls Unlimited
Slushie King
The Market at Front Street
Open House Studios
Art Galleries 

Additional music in select galleries


Christkindl Market at Front Street
November 26, 2022 11AM - 4PM
Small Business Saturday

Shop Small this year at the Christkindl Market at Front Street.  Shop from more than 250 local artists and artisans!  The market features original artwork, handcrafted goods, clothing and accessories, home decor, furniture, workshops, and much more!  



Front Street presents original artwork from Olufela Zumbi Rodriguez in his first solo exhibition.

October 7th - 23rd
Open 7 days a week 9AM - 4PM

"My initial drawings were inspired by the cartoons I watched and comic books I read. My mother, a practicing artist, provided me with the materials to develop my talent at a very young age" more.

Photo and details by Zac Collopy


Cayman K. is working in his studio here at Front St. Cayman's process typically begins by cutting and shaping pieces of found wood. On top of which Cayman paints reoccurring animals and characters by rapidly adding layers of colorful paint. The end result are energetic and expressive works of folk art.

Process shots and more about Cayman K. can be found on our Facebook and Instagram!  Follow us @frontstreetartist to learn more about new studios and galleries each month! 


“Performance artist plans to smash a guitar sword.” 

John has made an eight foot long sword of ukuleles — designed to be smashed.  Attached to the “sword” is a contact microphone and a delay effect. The sonic smash will be the loudest “guitar sword” ever destroyed. These shenanigans will play out in front of a towering wall of cardboard guitar amplifiers. The act will feature songs and magic tricks.  Plenty of give away prizes for attendees.  


 His costume consists of a plastic crown tilted on a black ski mask with a red clown nose. Over his shoulders is a red cape which covers portions of his black turtleneck sweater.  His platform shoes resemble small red tractors.  These different icons reflect the split personalities required to survive as an artist: vampire, king, clown and criminal. 


October 7th | 7:30 PM
Building 100 | Door BC | 2nd Floor

Vagabond's Jen and Jonah are back from their travels! Come catch up and stay for a much anticipated show from Vicki Brown and Richard Shack.  Music starts at 9PM but you may want to get there early!  Vagabond is open during our monthly arthops.

October 7th | 5PM - 11PM
October 16 | 11AM - 6PM
"This is a Love Letter"
paintings by Sarah Shanks

October 7th | 5pm - 9pm
October 16th | 11am - 4pm 

Building 100 | Door BC | 3rd Floor

art by: Charlene Solstice Bounty

The ARTery is a co-op of 16 synergistic creatives showcasing a variety of artwork in their gallery shop here at Front Street!  The shop is open for regular business during this month's arthops and their current member show will benefit "A Child's Hope International."

“HeArt for Ukraine” The Artery members and a few other local artists have created a variety of artwork to donate to this benefit show.  100% of show sales will be donated to help feed the hungry in Ukraine.  

Visiting Artist:
Carol O'Neal

October 7th | 5pm - 9pm
October 16th | 11am - 4pm 
Building 100 | Door BC | 3rd Floor

The Art of Blood and Chaos; film art, fx makeup, props and more.

October 15 | 6pm -11pm

Building 300 | 2nd Floor

Join Julie and Chef M Rosell for complementary wine, cookies, honduran coffee, and appetizers!

Julie is open during our Art Hops, this month!

October 7th | 5PM - 9PM
October 16th 11AM - 4PM

Building 100 | Door A | 1st Floor

Yayyy! October is almost here! Come check us out at Front Street on First Friday!  We’ll be open from 5-9 pm. Great art and fall themed items. Hope to see you there!

October 7th | 5PM - 9PM
October 16th | 11AM - 4PM

Building 100 | Door A | 3rd Floor
Building 100 | Door BC | 1st Floor
Building 100 | Door CD | 1st Floor
"All it's Power is in its Roots"
Melissa Vogley Woods

October 7 - 23
Opening Reception: October 7th | 6-9PM

Building 100 | Door BC | 2nd Floor
Dana L. Wiley Gallery
"Cantata In Five Movements"

October  7th - January 15th
Opening Reception: October 7th | 7PM

Building 100 | Door BC | 2nd Floor
Slow Down Cowboy

Artwork, handcrafted and antique furniture, handcrafted jewelry, and much more. 

This month Slow Down Cowboy is featuring work from Craig Tirey, Cale Marker, and visiting artist DanaL Carden.  

October 7th | 5pm - 9pm
October 16th | 11am - 4pm

36 Front Street
The Orphanage 

three, 3, III
one show, three artists, three visions featuring work from Mike Enzweiler, Tony Dotson, and Doug Sovonick.

October 7th | 5pm - 9pm
October 16th | 11am - 4pm

Building 200 | Door 4E | 1st Floor
"Worth Considering"
works by Dave Ackels, Jake Hurdt, & Isaiah Kennedy

October 7th | 5PM - 9PM
October 16th | 11AM - 4PM

NEW HOURS ALERT!!!!  Absorb Gallery and Haus of Sequins have teamed up to host fall weekly hours!  Check em' out!!
Wed - Fri 2PM - 7PM
Sat 12PM - 3PM

Building 300 | 2nd Floor

October 29th | 5PM - 9PM

The CONTEST starts at 10 am.  Events are: Overhead log lift, Axle Deadlift, Keg load, Viking press, Hussafel stone lift.  Then the PARTY starts at 3PM.  Join the team for the whole day or come for the party!

Building 300 | 1st Floor
Shop Art

You can find a variety of artwork, jewelry, photography, and handcrafted goods on our website. The best part?  Artists keep 100% of their sales when you buy their work through! 

We got new t-shirts!!!  Same design on black tees, and they are STUNNING!!!  You can buy yours here on our website or at the Market at Front Street! 

This design was created in 2021 by illustrator Marc Noreikas. Marc's design is all-encompassing of the many diverse creatives that call Front Street home! 


T-shirts are unisex, 100% cotton, and available in white.

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