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10 Spots to Appreciate Art

Discover vibrant murals, local artists, art museums + more

From the captivating works of local artists to the treasures in our art museums, and the hands-on experiences waiting in local workshops, here are 10 local spots to appreciate art. Whether its admiring, shopping, or creating your own masterpiece!

1. Fairfield Community Arts Center

411 Wessel Drive | Fairfield, Ohio

Fairfield Community Arts Center Ohio

In the heart of Fairfield is this beautiful arts center, offering multiple galleries showcasing local art exhibits, a variety of cultural events and performances, as well as classes and workshops. 

2. Fitton Center for Creative Arts

101 S. Monument Avenue | Hamilton, Ohio

Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton Ohio

The Fitton Center is an entire arts experience. This multidisciplinary arts center focuses on music, dance, theatre performances and art exhibitions. All of their galleries are free and open to the public! 

3. Oxford Community Arts Center

10 S. College Avenue | Oxford, Ohio

Oxford Community Arts Center, Oxford Ohio

Housed in the historic Oxford Female Institute, this community arts center helps to promote arts of all kind. Check out their "Art Shop" to discover a curated collection of local arts; explore unique artworks, crafts, and gifts handcrafted by local artisans. 

4. Pendleton Art Center

1105 Central Avenue | Middletown, Ohio

JellyDoodles at Pendleton Art Center Middletown, Ohio

The Middletown PAC is home to a variety of art studios for guests to shop! Find unique products like artisan jewelry, paintings, handcrafted candles, photography and much more. JellyDoodles (pictured) is just one of their many incredible studios. 

5. Richard & Carole Cocks Art Museum

801 S. Patterson Avenue | Oxford, Ohio

Richard & Carole Cocks Art Museum, Oxford Ohio

This public art museum is located on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, and is free for all to visit. Enjoy their five art galleries of changing exhibitions.  

6. Middletown Arts Center

130 N Verity Pkwy | Middletown, Ohio

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The Middletown Arts Center educates art students in mediums such as oils, pastels, watercolors, enamels, ceramics, and more. The arts center also hosts a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. Dynamic, talented artists display their works for all patrons to experience while wandering through this incredible art center and engage in the intricate exhibition. 

7. Shoppe Small

446 Middletown Eaton Road | Madison Township, Ohio

Shoppe Small, Middletown Ohio

This boutique offers apparel, home decor, specialty food items, and much more from local artisans and vendors. Take one of the many unique DIY classes that are offered or shop the unique art displayed. 

8. StreetSpark Mural Tour

Throughout Hamilton, Ohio

StreetSpark Murals, Hamilton Ohio

StreetSpark is a public art program in Hamilton; the program creates exciting murals and public art projects all throughout the community by local artists. To date, 19 outdoor murals and 17 utility boxes have been painted in a variety of styles— all vibrant and unique with their own story. Check out the StreetSpark Mural Map here. 

9. The Studio

547 Main Street | Hamilton, Ohio

The Studio, Hamilton Ohio

Paint your own pottery, canvas, or take a fun art class at The Studio. This local business also offers canvas painting kits and their popular "Splat Room" throughout the spring and summer months. 

10. You're Fired! Pottery Studio

6 North Beech Street | Oxford, Ohio

You're Fired! Studio, Oxford Ohio

This local paint-your-own pottery studio is located in uptown Oxford. Their unique studio offers the perfect place for people of all ages to come together and create! There's more than pottery too; check out their variety of classes and workshops for artists of all kinds. 


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