AIGA Liquid Courage offers love to Over the Rhine

As part of its monthly happy hour series, the AIGA Cincinnati chapter, a collaborative network for creatives in the design, marketing and advertising industry, is hosting Liquid Courage: the Love Edition on Friday, February 11 at YES Studio in Over-the-Rhine.

From 6-11pm, the gallery will be open with craft cocktails by Molly Wellmann, a DJ spinning tunes, and some Do It Yourself valentine screen-printing. Attendees will be encouraged to make Valentines for the places they love downtown and in OTR, which will be hand delivered to the owners on February 14th.

Many AIGA members may be familiar with downtown, but organizer LeAnne Wagner was interested in stretching her fellow members’ boundaries. “Part of the intention behind the event is get our members (who may not often come to OTR) up to Main Street and create some love and awareness for all the awesome things going on downtown,” she explained.”Main Street is home to a lot of new galleries and we want to help support that community and maybe change some perceptions about the neighborhood. ”

Choosing the YES Gallery as a venue was a no brainer for Wagner. “We knew YES Gallery was a great venue and they do a lot of fun events like Pinata Parties and “giant” game night, so we figured they’d be game for hosting our AIGA Valentine’s Party.” She hopes that attendees will tap into their creative spirit and show OTR some love, as well as have fun with learning to screen print. T-shirts and canvas bags will be available to purchase for aspiring screenprinters.

The first hour of the party, from 6-7, will be the 2011 mentoring kick-off with a speed matching session for mentors and mentees.

$10 ($5 for student members) at the door covers screenprinting, Valentine’s supplies, and all the booty shaking you can throw down. Cocktails and beer are open bar. If you’re still looking for love after the party, good times and live music will continue at MOTR Pub just down the street. Buy your tickets online.

The AIGA Liquid Courage: Love party is Friday, February 11 from 6-11 pm at the YES Gallery, located at 1417 Main Street in historic Over-the-Rhine.