Middletown, Ohio
Pendleton Art Center

3 floors of original art

1st floor café

Community Partner

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio

The Pendleton Art Center’s 3rd location is in Middletown OH on Central Ave downtown. In the 1930s the original mid 1800’s Jacoby Building was demolished and a new structure was built housing the Joy Shop. The Joy Shop operated there until 1953 when the John Ross Store moved into the building and several store fronts were combined into one.

By 1964 the Mabley & Carew Company from Cincinnati had purchased the building and opened a large department store that operated until the City Centre Mall was constructed and opened in 1974. At that time Armco Steel Corporation took over ownership of the building and remodeled the interior into offices.

In the mid-1980s with Armco experiencing financial troubles, the company shut down the office and the building sat vacant. After the City Centre Mall struggled for many years, in 2000 the decision was made to remove the mall roof and restore Central Avenue for traffic.

After many years of vacancy, the Middletown PAC location opened in 2011 and has a café and 3 floors of artist studio spaces. The upstairs gallery has hosted several local shows as well as painting classes and fundraisers. 

(Special Thanks to Sam Ashworth on the history of the site)

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The Pendleton Art Center studios are open for First Friday each month from 5-9pm and the following day for Second Look Saturday 11am-3pm. Some studios are open daily; some are open by appointment with the artist. The Potato Bar Café is open (Tuesday through Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-3pm, First Friday 5pm-9pm)

First Friday January 6th,

Artist of the Month, Kelsey Singer Studio LL4

[ Ceramics ]

Pottery, Earthenware,
Stoneware, Porcelain,
China

[ Design ]

Graphic design, Custom Printing
Residential and Commercial,
Illustration, Drawing

[ Drawing + Illustration ]

digital, woodcutting,
pencil, charcoal, lithography,
watercolor, acrylic, pen & Ink

[ Glass ]

Mosaic, Blown, Fused, Beads,
Kiln-Casting, Pate de verre,
Flame-Working, Stained

[ Home + Garden ]

Lighting, Iconography, Sculpture,
Furniture, Ceramics, Masks, Textiles
Rocks + Minerals, Tablecloths

[ Jewelry + Accessories ]

Artisanal, Fine, Recycled, Ceramic +
Vintage Jewelry, Beads, Scarves,
Clothing, and other Wearables

[ Lifestyle ]

themed accessories,
clothing, wearables, home décor,
custom framing, lighting

[ Mixed Media ]

collage, sculptural, photographic,
painting, fabric, memorabilia, print,
assemblage, altered books, installation

[ Other ]

Fiber, Performance,
language arts,
experience

[ Painting ]

Abstract, Encaustic, Pastel, Gouache
Watercolor, Oil, Portraits, Landscapes,
Plein Air, Mixed Media, Streetscapes

[ Paper ]

Original Books, Used Books, Book Making,
Printmaking, Poetry, Comics
Origami, Collage, Cardmaking

[ Photo + Video ]

Portraiture, Fine Art, Landscape,
Wildlife, Architectural, Fashion,
Headshots, Street, Wedding & Events

[ Printmaking ]

Mandala Art, Monotypes, Linocuts,
Woodcuts, Cyanotypes, Etching,
Lithography, Screen Printing

[ Sculpture ]

Stone, Wood, Metal, Bronze,
Installation, Lighting, Mixed Media
Lawn + Garden, Found Material

[ Artist of the Month ]

Dorcas Calhoun

, Middletown OH Studio #LL9

image001 6 Pendleton Art Center Home of the World's Largest Collection of Artists Under One Roof. 1310 Pendleton Street, Cincinnati, OH. Middletown Ohio PAC Michael
Granny’s Attic is a mixed-media shop that embraces old fashioned crafts and collectibles as well as the creative reuse/repurpose idealism of the depression era. We make nostalgic ornaments and accessories, but we also have a very quirky side that offers a few surprises!
 
Granny 38 Pendleton Art Center Home of the World's Largest Collection of Artists Under One Roof. 1310 Pendleton Street, Cincinnati, OH. Middletown Ohio PAC Michael

I grew up knowing that I was named after a famed seamstress in the Bible, so I always felt the urge to follow in her footsteps. Unfortunately, I just do not enjoy using a sewing machine (so I leave most of the sewing to my daughter, who can work magic with it). I do enjoy hand stitching aprons and lap quilts, but over the years I have also learned to cross stitch, embroider, candlewick, chicken-scratch, and even to “paint with beads” and bead on wire. I have spent most of my life embellishing my world in that way. I believe an artist breathes life in to mundane items and creates a heartbeat that others can feel when they gaze upon the finished project. My creations are small, but I always strive to bring out that vibrant hum of life in each piece. I do crafting for the sheer joy and peace it brings me, and I hope that you will feel that joy and peace when you take home something from my shop.

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Pendleton Art Center
1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, OH

The Pendleton Art Center studios are open for First Friday each month from 5-9pm and the following day for Second Look Saturday 11am-3pm. Some studios are open daily; some are open by appointment with the artist; some may be open during The Potato Bar Café hours Tuesday – Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-3pm.