Hamilton, Ohio – Bigger. Better. And just in time.
The Fitton Center for Creative Arts moves the Bake Sale out of the curio cabinets and into its own space for the holiday season.
Starting Friday, December 1, and running through Saturday, December 9, the Bake Sale moves into the Dance Studio near the entrance to the building (101 S. Monument Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio 45011).
So named for all the items created on site and fired in Fitton Center kilns, the expanded Holiday Bake Sale serves as a one-stop shop for all kinds of gifting needs. Ornaments? You bet. Decorations? Got ‘em. Jewelry? Check. Future family heirlooms? Right this way.
Not only do guests get thoughtful gifts, their purchases support both the local artists who made them and the Fitton Center where they were made. Artists set their own prices for their work and keep all but a nominal percentage of what they sell.
Successfully moving the Bake Sale to the Dance Studio during Season Launch: Paint the Town Red in August set the stage for this extended run.
A trio of holiday shows – the sold-out Fitton Family Fridays performance of Gingerbread Jamboree December 1, The Joy of Christmas Celebrating Self luncheon December 6 and the sold-out return of Just Vince & the Fellas for A Motown and More Christmas December 9 – guaranteed hundreds of people will have a chance to browse and buy.
In addition to operating concurrently with the shows, guests may visit the Holiday Bake Sale by advance appointment during regular Fitton Center hours December 4 to 8. Please call 513-863-8873, ext. 110 to schedule a time.
More than just Bake Sale items, guests also may purchase individual and family memberships to the Fitton Center, as well as tickets to performances remaining in the 2023-2024 30th Anniversary season.
Fitton Showstoppers performances include American roots music by The Wayfarers January 20; Cincinnati Pops: Poptet, featuring pianist Julie Spangler, February 17; An Evening with Marty Brennaman on the eve of Opening Day March 23; the return of The Newbees for an Eagles and Friends tribute, One of These Nights April 6; and the cultural explosion from the sub-continent, Bollywood! on April 20. Jazz & Cabaret includes A Night of Monk & Mingus March 16 with Jim Leslie leading the University of Dayton Jazztet interpreting tunes by the masters, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus; and we close the series – and the season – with the most fabulous show of all, Drag Show 3: Through the Decades May 11.
For Celebrating Self, we’ll go Chasing Ghosts all over the world with Maria Schmidt of Mysterious Adventure Tours January 10; Kirsten Spicer of Two Women In a Kitchen comes out of the kitchen and on to the stage for Party Time February 7; pull up a chair and join 17 Strong for a casual state-of-the-city conversation Around the Kitchen Table March 6; and watch things get fast and furious when the Cincinnati Rollergirls rock the ballroom April 3.
Fitton Family Friday features Mr. Molecule’s Bing Bang Boom Science Show January 19; the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to Meet the Music February 9; Lexington Children’s Theater returns to talk about our 16th President March 8 with Keeping Mr. Lincoln; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park presents the beloved fantasy classic The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe as the series finale April 26.
All of which not only make terrific gifts, but also help create lasting memories for and with the family and friends who receive them.
The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.
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