Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Shop Bellevue this Friday!

Newsletter:  There is a lot happening in Bellevue the month of June, beginning with the Shop Bellevue Diva Dash event on Friday, June 1st. Beginning at 6 pm. 

Tyler HIldenbrand mural
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Travel Options
Shop Bellevue!

Upcoming Event
Bellevue Farmers Market
at The Party Source
Spring from Greensleves
Saturdays: 8 am to 3 pm
Wednesdays: 3:30 to 7:30 pm
Celebrate seasonality - buy direct from your local independent farmer.  Produce, plants, soaps, wine, bread, eggs, meat, and more! 

Shop Bellevue!

Diva Dash
Friday, June 1
beginning at 6 pm

Dress up and show us your inner diva! 

3rd Saturday Celebration 
City-Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, June 16
beginning at 8 am  
Be wowed by the great sidewalk sales and eateries along The Avenue and our great neighborhoods.  

Shop Bellevue!

Celebrating "Independents" Day
Friday, June 1
beginning at 6 pm

Discover why we love our independently owned businesses!  

Travel Options
Sure, you can hop in your car to get to Fairfield Avenue, but you may also want to consider walking, riding your bicycle or taking a TANK bus or the Southbank Shuttle.
It's hip, it's green, and you're bound to meet great people along the way. 

Bellevue's independently-owned shops and galleries, fine eateries and bars hope you will share this monthly e-newsletter with your friends and family. You will find a link below to make it easy.  Thanks!

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Diva Dash

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 Diva Dash     
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Beginning at 6 pm   

Let your inner diva shine!

Dress as your favorite diva and hit Fairfield Avenue in style. You'll love to see Fairfield Avenue business owners and customers strutting The Avenue. We've invited a few special guests to add to the fun with Brooklyn and her friends performing in front of Healing Therapy located at 405 Fairfield Avenue.

With every purchase you make you'll receive a "coin" to place a vote for your favorite divas. The winning diva will be crowned and win a $50 Fairfield Avenue shopping spree.

The Diva Dash celebrates the first night of National Gay Pride Month. Throughout the district you'll have an opportunity to make donations to Caracole. They provide safe, affordable housing and supportive services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.

205     Sigra Gallery           
223     Pretty's on Fairfield    
223     Amanda Greenwell Photography  -  2nd floor   
224     Bridal 911    
301     Ball Embroidery & Gifts     
305     Fusion Gallery & Custom Framing  
Closing Sale: everything must go. All Art on sale 10% to 50% off regular prices.
307     The Cozy Cottage        

309     RSVP Services   
View fine art photography by recent Northern Kentucky University graduate, Juliet Turner.

Lila Elliot Design 
310     Avenue Brew       
Check out our new bar area, courtyard, and delicious appetizers.
312     Splendid Things  
A must-visit shop for every Diva.  Come in all glammed up and save 10% on your total purchase!
313     Bellevue Bistro
318     Bella on the Avenue

Every Diva needs great nails... Join us for a demonstration of Jamberry nail shields.   
319     Cleves and Lonnemann Jewelers
We're open until 7 pm on Fridays.   
321     Little Moments          
334     Past & Presents        
50%  off all new and used books, and 10% off the rest of the items in the store! 
334     Field of Vue Artworks  (rear Zen garden)
Local legends, Jerry Gifford & Scott Sprague, will perform. Serket Jewelry designer and founder, Lyn, will share her artistic creations. As always, art @ artists prices. Pretzels from Twisted Sisters.      
336     Purple Monkey     
339     Mrs. Teapots Tea Room          
Chicken Parmesan or grilled chicken served with pasta, salad, and garlic bread.  Plus our divine home-made desserts including cake, bread pudding, pie and cheesecake.   
341     The Bellevue Beadery    
343     Pasquale's 
Join us for dinner! 
400     Hilde's Gallery
Last day before Tyler heads to graduate school. 50 percent off all original art. Everything must go!  
401     Fabulous Finds for Less 
404     Interior Visions    
405     Healing Therapy 
406     Twice as Nice Antiques and More      
411     Twisted Sisters Cafe      
411     The Trendy Gardener  -  Rear building      
413     Belle Bridal Boutique    
420     Schneider's Sweet Shop         
421     Thyme Square             
501     501 Salon & Spa         
511     Siam Orchid     
605     Crone Cottage  
605     Your Stamping Cottage       
705     Bellevue Violins    
707     Vintage @ 707    
Sorry, we'll miss you this month.  We'll be closed for vacation.   
710     Virgil's Cafe   
Reservations are recommended for dinner.       

Banner artwork by Tyler Hildebrand of Hilde's Gallery.
Shop Bellevue! poster design by Mark Kerley of Lucky Rabbit Studio.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bellevue Blossoms Garden Event - Tomorrow, May 19th.

This is one garden party you don’t want to miss!  From 10am until 5pm visitors can find “everything under the sun” for their garden, urban courtyard or country front porch - including live annuals, perennials and herbs, mosaic artwork, landscaping experts, outdoor furniture, metal ware, “green” products and services, garden antiquities, etc.  Details below....

Bellevue RenaissanceMid-May 2012
Tyler HIldenbrand mural
Bellevue Blossoms
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Our Bellevue Blossoms guest vendors: 

One Small Garden with Juliann Gardner

At PNC Bank
Juliann Gardner has operated a thriving container gardening business in Greater Cincinnati over the past decade. Her unique raised garden beds, fondly referred to as "Greenspots", are made with native red cedar planks (ranging in length up to 8 feet) and can be arranged to create a variety of shapes, sizes and configurations. Juliann will also feature gardening tools and offer coaching advice on local soil and growing your own food. "One Small Garden" will help you discover and develop your inner green thumb and explore the goodness of going green!

East Row Garden Club & Ft. Thomas Garden Club

At St. John United Church of Christ
Members will be on hand to sell and share ticket information about their upcoming local community Garden Tours. These must-see, lovely annual walking tours of private courtyards and exclusive gardens spotlight the picturesque and historic neighborhoods of neighboring Newport and Ft. Thomas, KY.

Bellevue Neighborhood Association     

At St. John United Church of Christ
Bellevue's own BNA will feature a plant and gardening related items sale. Additionally representatives will be on hand to offer membership information.

Front Door Home & Garden with Kathy Barrett

At Little Moments
Local Bellevue resident and garden expert, Kathy Barrett, will be presenting beautiful floral pots especially suited for the urban porch or patio. Plus, Kathy will offer information regarding professional garden design, installation and maintenance. She also specializes in expert home organization and home staging.

Every Now & Zen with Diana Marra

At Hilde's Gallery
Cincinnati fine artist, Diana Marra, will be exhibiting and featuring for sale a unique selection of her beautiful Chinese brush paintings. The artist specializes in using Chinese ink and watercolor to produce one-of-a-kind floral and nature scenes. Diana will also sell her exquisite hand painted jewelry.

Hater's Recycled Furniture & Vintage Garden

At RSVP Services
Featuring an awesome selection of locally made garden furniture and décor composed from recycled wood and vintage wares.

Karen Townsend / Artist

At Fabulous Finds For Less
Karen will feature one-of-a-kind outdoor décor and garden themed original art.

Ludlow/Bromley Garden Club

At St. John United Church of Christ
Members will offer for sale garden related crafts and plant selections.

Bags by Bev
At Healing Therapy
Fine crafter, Beverly McClanahan, will exhibit for sale her beautiful floral related purses, totes and gardening aprons.

Emy Lou's

At The Trendy Gardener
Emy will feature a great selection of hand crafted garden items from garden aprons, plant stands, butterfly houses and much more!

Terrariums by Therese

At The Trendy Gardener
Plant enthusiast, Teri Degenhart, will be offering an assorted selection of beautiful terrariums. Teri's terrariums are constructed from repurposed glassware and come in a vast variety of sizes and shapes.  Each piece is uniquely different than the next.

Audrey Ann Photography 

At Cleves & Lonnemann Jewelers
Local photographic artist, Audrey Ann Strinko, will help you bring the essence of nature into your home décor with her inspiring photographic images from the heart, mind and soul. Audrey Ann will also share her talent with helping you preserve memories of your own private garden or courtyard through making a professional photographic memoir capturing the essence of your unique garden, home or landscape!

Atwood Village Family Farm

At Field of Vue Artworks 
Amy Powell offers an incredible selection of organic heirloom vegetable plants raised at her family farm where they arekeeping their family's dreams alive and building some new ones.   
Mixed Media Expressions

Field of Vue Artworks hosts a truly inspiring show by students from Campbell County's special needs class during Bellevue Blossoms on Saturday, May 19. 

Alonzo Shelton, sophomore
Painted flowers on driftwood

Tyler Clarkston, junior
Mixed media, flowers, trees, and bees on driftwood

Katrina Miller
Mixed media, coffee filter flowers on canvas
"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being" ~Goethe  
In This Issue
Bellevue Blossoms
Upcoming Events
On the Avenue
Upcoming Events

Shop Bellevue!

Diva Dash
Friday, June 1
beginning at 6 pm
Calling ALL Glamour Girls --
it's a "Diva Dash"!
Dress up and be outrageous. Enjoy live performances along The Avenue.  Earn coins and use them to vote for your favorite "Diva". Celebrate National Pride Month.
Third Saturday Celebration
City-Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, June 16 
beginning at 8 am

Arrives in Bellevue

Children of Mars
Photography courtesy of the Taft Museum
In celebration of their 80th anniversary, the  Taft Museum of Art  presents ART FOR ALL which brings the Taft collection to area communities including Bellevue!  Eighty framed reproductions of paintings from the Taft Museum will adorn outdoor spaces around the Cincinnati metropolitan area from June through September.

The program commemorates Charles and Anna Taft's gift of their home and art to the people of the region in 1932. As the Tafts stated in their deed of gift, "We desire to devote our collection of pictures, porcelains, and other works of art to the people of Cincinnati in such a manner that they may be readily available to all."  Modeled after successful programs launched by the Tate Gallery in London and the Detroit Institute of Arts, ART FOR ALL strives to give back to the community that has generously supported the Taft over the past 80 years as well as to make some new friends.

See the installation of "Children of Mars" by Léonard Limosin located at Healing Therapy - 405 Fairfield Avenue.

ART FOR ALL is generously sponsored by The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.
Quick Links
On the Avenue
205     Sigra Gallery       
223      Pretty's   
223      Amanda Greenwell Photography  -  2nd floor      
224     Bridal 911  
301     Ball Embroidery & Gifts      
305     Fusion Gallery 
307     The Cozy Cottage     
309     RSVP Services 
309    Lila Elliot Design 
310     Avenue Brew     
312     Splendid Things 
313     Bellevue Bistro 
318     Bella on the Avenue 
319    Cleves and Lonnemann Jewelers
321     Little Moments        
334     Past & Presents      
334     Field of Vue Artworks  (rear Zen garden)
336     Purple Monkey     
339     Mrs. Teapots Tea Room 
341     The Bellevue Beadery  
343     Pasquale's 
400     Hilde's Gallery    
401     Fabulous Finds for Less      
402     Groneck Photographix
404     Interior Visions
406     Twice as Nice Antiques and More   
411     Twisted Sisters Cafe      
411     The Trendy Gardener         
413     Belle Bridal Boutique    
420     Schneider's Sweet Shop
421     Thyme Square       
501     501 Salon & Spa       
511      Siam Orchid     
605      Crone Cottage  
and Your Stamping Cottage     
705      Bellevue Violins  
707      Vintage @ 707     
710      Virgil's Cafe 
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