Hamilton, Ohio – The Fitton Center for Creative Arts pulled the plug on the kiddie pool.
The colorful inflatable got plenty of mileage from its debut in the much-talked-about promo video produced with TvHAMILTON, to appearances on several Cincinnati news programs; from a trip to the Butler County fair, to a final stop at the selfie station leading into the Aug. 19 Summer Party.
“You never know where you might see it again, but it’s going to get a rest for a bit,” said Ian MacKenzie-Thurley, executive director.
With the season launch … launched … and Summer Party safely in the books, the Fitton Center for Creative Arts moves ahead into the meat of the 2022-2023 season.
(Find a gallery of Season Launch images below.)
“We had a wonderful night welcoming the community into our facility,” MacKenzie-Thurley said. “It was great to open our doors and show off the building, our programs, classes and artists to our guests. I can’t thank everyone enough for joining us.”
The Hamilton Journal-News covered the event with a feature story Aug. 22.
“That kind of coverage is invaluable and deeply appreciated,” MacKenzie-Thurley said. “We are fortunate to have a community that supports the arts so well.” Support appeared not just in print, but also in the form of memberships, tickets, spots in classes, and works of art flying out the doors all week especially during the Summer Party.
First up for the new season? A Sept. 7 Celebrating Self luncheon starring former Cincinnati Bengals running back Ickey Woods discussing his personal and poignant story of how he founded the Jovonte Woods Foundation to honor the son he lost to asthma.
Right on Ickey’s heels comes the first Show Stoppers performance Sept. 10; Just Strange Brother return for Burning Down the House, their tribute to the Talking Heads. Fitton Family Fridays take the stage Sept. 23; Lexington Children’s Theatre presents Digging Up Dessa to open that season.
Tickets to the full slate of Show Stoppers on the main stage, Jazz & Cabaret in the ballroom, Fitton Family Fridays in the theater and the Celebrating Self luncheon lectures – plus art exhibitions, pop-up cinema, classes, workshops and special events like the not-to-be-missed New Year’s Eve celebration – are available by phone at 513-863-8873, ext. 110, in person at the Fitton Center or online in the season brochure.