The Pendleton Art Center is an 8-story art gallery located in the city of Cincinnati's Pendleton neighborhood. It is located in a historic building constructed in 1909 by the Krohn-Fecheimer Shoe Company. Today, it holds eight stories of studios with beautiful arched windows and pine floors that can accommodate over 200 artists.
In recent years, the Pendleton Art Center has become home to the world's largest collection of artists in one building, which provides visitors with a stunning variety of artwork to view and purchase. It's a great place to visit with older children in order to learn about the many types of art and the techniques used to create them.
Things to Do
- Take your teens who are interested in art to the Final Friday monthly event. The Pendleton Art Center's studios open to the public on the final Friday of each month from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., allowing attendees to look at the creative spaces where artists work and purchase pieces.
- Attend Art in Action, the center's monthly event that focuses on educating the public about art, as well as motivating them to create art. Attendees can talk to artists, purchase local artwork, and participate in fun interactive classes from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m on the Saturday after the final Friday of each month.
- Take a class from one of the Pendleton Art Center's many artists. Classes include oil painting, knitting, sewing, jewelry-making, watercolor painting, landscape painting, and kiln-formed glass art.
Pendleton Art Center Insider Tips
- The Pendleton Art Center is only open for Final Fridays, Art in Action, and other special events such as open houses. If you're wanting to visit another time, make sure to call and make an appointment.
- While there is some street parking available in the area around the center, the easiest way to park for Final Fridays is by using the center's $5 valet parking service.
- Check the Events page of the Pendleton Art Center website to learn about events that are happening during your visit, including special gallery evenings, lectures, classes, and live demonstrations.