An original festival, ArchiNATI, takes place each fall in Cincinnati to celebrate the architecture of the city. In its third year, a variety of entertainment events highlight the schedule from October 4 – October 13. This year’s theme is “Citizen Space,” which is more than publicly owned buildings and land, but also the idea that each citizen has a right to a city’s space and a stake in its culture.
Many events take place over the week plus period. Opening the festival is a Place from Space Exhibition and Event on October 4 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. held at the former Church of the Assumption, 2622 Gilbert Ave.
A Queen City Bike Tour on October 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. starts at Washington Park across from Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine. The tour goes through Cincinnati’s central basin stopping at significant architectural and public art works.
A Brew House Facelift Charette is planned for October 5 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A redesign of the Brew House façade and parking lot in Walnut Hills is on deck to help build a sense of community and vibrant street life. Appetizers are provided at 1047 E. McMillan St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45206.
The following day, October 6, a Queen City Heritage Walking Tour will wind through Over-the-Rhine and the Central Business District. The tour begins at The Famous Neons Unplugged, 208 E. 12th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Jumping forward to October 8 is a Boyer Guild Tour of the Diamond Oaks Campus Reinvention, an award winning project including a Cybrary, new student commons and collaboration spaces. Led by Nichole Thompson, MSA Architects, the tour will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 6375 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45247.
“A Rich History: A Talk about the Public Schools of Cincinnati” will be delivered on October 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Main Public Library, 800 Vine St., downtown. Also on Wednesday, October 9 is a “A Sneak Preview of a New Book about Carnegie Libraries” sponsored at The Carnegie Center, 3738 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226.
Other events include a Scavenger Hunt on October 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Rookwood Pottery Co., a design talk on October 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 811 Race St., a walking tour through Over-the-Rhine and Mt. Adams on October 12, a tour of the Lloyd-Taft House at 4320 Drake Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243, followed by a house lecture to close the series at 6:00 p.m. at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center.
Some events require registration and tickets. See website www.archinati.org for more details. Come enjoy the festival.