Here you will find monthly postings about current events taking place throughout the city of Bellevue Kentucky. If you live in the Greater Cincinnati area, we encourage you to follow us. Bellevue hosts free public events every month - from First Fridays, to Family Movie Nights in the park, to annual hits like September's "Bellevue Art in the Park". There is always something to do in Bellevue! Visit the Shop Bellevue official website at www.shopbellevueky.com.
The shops and restaurants of Bellevue are thrilled to give back to all their loyal patrons (plus create new ones) by launching an exciting new reward program which features a large reusable shopping tote which will extend to the owner of the bag special offers and discounts on this and future "Shopper Rewards Nights." Friday night will be the first of three events planned through February 2017!
Get your tote by visiting the Rewards Station (beginning at 6pm) in front of Mrs. Teapots in the 300 block of Fairfield Avenue and showing receipts totaling at least $20 from shopping and dining in Bellevue on Friday. You'll receive your bag along with a list of the specials you can start using tonight!
15% off an overnight stay or 15% off rental of our Event Center.
OPENING: THE ART OF GUY MCINTOSH AT FRAME AND HANG STUDIO GALLERY
Meet the artist, Guy McIntosh, during Shop Bellevue on Friday, August 5 from 5 to 9 pm at Frame and Hang Studio Gallery. Guy McIntosh has a 40 plus year career as an international, award-winning illustrator and art director. He has spent the last 5 years creating fine art acrylic paintings inspired by the techniques of the great masters such as Rembrandt and Caravaggio.
Guy grew up with a difficult youth in Frank Duveneck's neighborhood while watching his uncle become a successful artist that motivated him to perfect his artistic abilities. Instead of being drafted to go to Vietnam he enlisted in the Air Force in 1968. That experience left him a bit on the wild and crazy side, but with the discipline to focus on college. Through the GI bill he attended NKU and then commercial art school at the Central Academy of Commercial Art in Cincinnati.
After graduation and not finding a job locally, Guy headed to Chicago determined to be a professional illustrator. He took his portfolio and hit Michigan Avenue and two weeks later landed an art director position with Foote Cone + Belding making commercials for companies like Hallmark Hall of Fame, Speed Queen, and Sunkist. His success took him from Chicago to Seattle, L.A. and everywhere in between with international clients. He finally returned home to work on projects for P&G, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Riverbend, and the Fine Arts Fund (now ArtsWave) to name a few.
About ten years ago his desire to create more depth in his art led Guy on a personal journey. He pulled from his career in illustration and pop art and created pop icon portraits with much success,leading him five years ago to study the old masters' techniques of creating light and form, creating a feel of an intimate moment. Guy's art has graced many private and corporate collections in the USA and Europe. Collectors include: Anthony Munoz, Boomer Esiason, Zim Zum (Marilyn Manson's bass player), P&G, F& W Publications along with many more.
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This Friday, Darkness Brewing located at 224 Fairfield Avenue will have Andy's Mediterranean Kabobske food truck in their lot from 5pm to 9pm.
Mmmm, kabobs and Darkness beer - it sounds like a match made in heaven.
See you Friday. Cheers! #kabobske
Our Businesses Care!
You may have heard the dreadful news about the flooding last week along Covert Run in Bellevue. Larry Brondhaver from Avenue Brew heard the news and reached out to other businesses to give back. This past Sunday, they held a giant cookout for the flood victims in their neighborhood.
Though it was a tragedy, we were delighted with the news outlets carrying our feel-good story.