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Brighton Gallery Walk to engage Cincinnati fashionistas, art lovers – 7/10

The monthly Brighton Gallery Walk will engage fashionistas at The Brush Factory while other galleries provide art, music and more on Saturday, July 10 from 7pm to 11pm in the sub-neighborhood of the West End near Over-the-Rhine.

The Brush Factory in Brighton has only been open by appointment only this summer so that the designers could create more products, but the public is invited to come visit the fashion and jewelry boutique during the monthly Brighton Gallery Walk.

The event will take place from 7pm to 11pm, and will allow those interested to try out some of the clothes and jewelry put together by the boutique’s 11 designers.  Once in the fashionable attire, guests will then be treated to a unique photo booth experience so that they can ham it up for the camera all while being entertained by DJ Stacks.

The Brush Factory will be joined on Saturday night by four other galleries in the Brighton sub-neighborhood including U-Turn Art Space which is helping to establish the area as a bonafide creative district once again.

“Like many arts districts, one reason we live and work and mount exhibitions in Brighton is because it is a low-cost living, far cheaper (in our experience) than equivalent spaces in Over-the-Rhine proper or Northside,” says Matt Morris of U-Turn Art Space in an interview with Soapbox Cincinnati.  “The galleries in Brighton have the advantage of total creative license because they don’t function as anyone’s primary source of income and are therefore not restricted by market or commerce.”

The Brighton Gallery Walk is free and open to the public, and is best started at The Brush Factory (map).  Free on-street parking is available in addition to bicycle parking and Metro bus service (plan your trip) which are available in the sub-neighborhood.

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.