We’re celebrating 2016!

Ring in the NEW YEAR (again) at the Middletown Pendleton Art Center, 1105 Central Ave, Middletown, Ohio 45044.
The revelry starts Friday, January 8, 2016, 5 to 9 PM.

ARTIST of the MONTH is Jaylene Turner, Studio 113, exhibiting in the First Floor Gallery.

Be sure to welcome Joe DiTommaso and Kevin Eldridge of the new SAVORIE CAFE! They will be serving tapas style treats, desserts and samples of upcoming menu offerings in the cafe as well as fresh roasted coffee from Twisted River Coffee Roasters. Savorie’s gourmet shop in Studio 102 will feature local artisans, crafters, gourmet foods and household offerings. Marcie of Fresh Roots Apothecary will be the host there.

Middletown’s favorite guitarist, Gregg Smith, will entertain us for the evening.

While you’re at the Pendleton, be sure to stop in to see these new artists:
HOME STYLE, Studio 106, with artists Jessica Alcorn, Rachel Diver, Amy Jessee, Toni Hancock, Kelli McIntosh, and Samantha Carberry and Maura Lisa in Studio 112.

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Special January First Friday Date

As we look ahead at the calendar for 2016, we see that January begins on a Friday! Since Friday, January 1 is New Year’s Day, the Pendleton Art Center will not be open Jan 1 for First Friday but will have the usual “First Friday” events on the following weekend, January 8, 5–9pm and January 9, 11am–3pm.

Join us on January 8 or 9 for art, music, food, fun, and friends!

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Seasons Art Show

Visit the 2nd annual joint show of the Cincinnati and Middletown Pendleton Artists at the Middletown Upstairs Gallery! Artwork will be on display November 27 through December 31, and the opening reception is during First Friday, December 4, 2015, 5–9 pm.

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First Friday: Made in Middletown

A night celebrating our city’s most talented and creative minds.

Join us in downtown Middletown on September 4th, 2015 from 5-9 p.m. for Made in Middletown.

Enjoy extended business hours from local merchants, restaurants, and artist studios.

Governors Square will be featuring local makers from around Middletown showcasing their work.

For more information, please email

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Extended Shopping Hours & Special Events for the Holidays

First Friday, November 7
Opening reception for Landmarks Near and Far show 5-9pm.
Show on display until December 31st.

Thursdays, November 6, 13 & 20
Thursday extended Holiday hours 5-8pm

Saturdays, November 8, 15 & 22
Saturday extended Holiday hours 12-6pm

Saturday, November 29
Small Business Saturday – Shop Local, Shop Small!
Live music 12-6pm
Santa Parade 4pm

First Friday, December 5
Holiday reception for Landmarks Near and Far show 5-9pm

Saturday, December 6
Saturday extended Holiday hours 12-6pm
Charity Ball

Thursdays, December 4, 11 & 18
Thursday extended Holiday hours 5-8pm

Saturdays, December 13 & 20
Saturday extended Holiday hours 12-6pm



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Carmen Redux Performance at Pendleton Art Center

Beautiful, spirited, and rebellious, Carmen refuses to play by anyone else’s rules. When she becomes the object of Don José’s obsession, his jealousy leads to tragic consequences. Filled with some of opera’s most recognizable tunes, Carmen Redux is a reduced version of Bizet’s beloved classic, set in the present day and featuring dynamic young artists. Perfect for grades 6 and up, families, and opera lovers of any age!

Performance is March 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10. To order tickets, call Kirsten Spicer at (513) 464-6808 or Chase Harwell at (317) 205-7548, or email

– See more at:

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Be Part of the Art FaceBook Contest

The contest is simple, Pose in our Van Gogh Parisian Cafe on First Friday February 7th, We will post your picture to the PAC FB Site. You can tag it, share it, like it and get your friends to like your image. The image with the most likes by 5pm Feb 9th wins the $100 gift certificate!

Please visit the event’s Facebook listing, and invite your friends to join in on the fun!

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Pendleton ready to display renovations

First Friday tonight at the Pendleton Art Center will be a chance to show off extensive renovations on the second floor. The upstairs renovations were completed with the help of a facade grant from the city and offers art exhibit and event space. Read more about the renovations here:


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Pendleton Middletown participates in Cuban art exchange

The Pendleton Middletown Art Center and the Art Central Foundation are participating in an exciting Cuban-American art exchange. Two well-known Cuban artists, Luis Eliades and Jorge Nuñez, arrived in America in April bringing their art and cultural experiences in an exchange program with artists in Ohio, Colorado, and Florida as part of a project called ReART Cincinnati-Baracoa (Cuba) 2013.

The ReART exhibit preview opening was sponsored by the Middletown branch of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and opened on the First Friday of April in the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Middletown. The ReART show opens at the Clifton Cultural Art Center on Clifton Avenue in Cincinnati on May 3rd. It will hang for one month and then travel to Cuba later this year

Downtown Middletown is also the site of a mural celebrating Cuban art. Local artist Brandon Johnston and the young artists of the Art Central Foundation began the mural earlier this spring on space donated by Flowers by Roger and then worked with Luis Eliades to complete it  this week. This gorgeous mural memorializes a painting by Eliades of the Cuban goddess of love and will be a lasting tribute to the Cuban-American art exchange.

Sue Whittman, president of the Art Central Foundation, said the mural may have started a movement. “I wanted to start doing more public art with the kids, I think it really gives them a sense of ownership in the community…,” she said. “I anticipate this is going to be the first of many of these projects downtown. We’ve been approached by several other organizations and businesses.”

Photography by Susan Gertz, Dogpatch Pix.



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Picture Yourself at the Pendleton

Picture Yourself at the Pendleton Friday, May 3 for fun and prizes! Just post an image of you and your friends in the Pendleton Art Center on First Friday May 3rd to the Pendleton Middletown Facebook page. Tag and share your post. The post with the most “Likes” by noon on May 4th wins a $50 cash prize along with artwork from the Pendleton. Be sure to join the fun!

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