Tag Archives: Fitton Center for Creative Arts

Call to Artists for 50th Hamilton Current Art Show


Center Court, photo by Peggy Steinberg from Hamilton Current 2019.

With Artwork to be Projected on the Side of the Building!

Hamilton, Ohio. The Fitton Center’s 50th Hamilton Current regional art competition is going to big this year, very big! Artwork from this year’s selected artists will be projected in wall-scale images on the Fitton Center’s exterior in an exciting new week-long outdoor digital presentation.  Ongoing social media artist features will also be an extension of the show.  Artworks chosen for Cash Awards and Honorable Mention Awards by judges will be physically installed in the ground floor Monument Gallery at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave, Hamilton OH.

Open to adult visual artists residing within 60 miles of Hamilton, Ohio, this all-media competition places no limits on style, content, form or theme. Due to the style of this year’s projected presentation, all submissions must be in a high-resolution digital format.

Online Entry details: https://www.fittoncenter.org/call-to-artists
Facebook Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/302226581333407

Persephone – Ink, Alcohol Marker, Prismacolor Pencil & Acrylic Paint by Jamie Schorsch from Hamilton Current 2019.

The opening event at the Fitton Center’s Monument Avenue Pergola will be from 8pm-12am on Friday May 28 and the outdoor projections will continue to run every evening through Friday June 4.

For information about the exhibition, artwork submissions and the exhibitions events, please contact Cathy Mayhugh Director of Exhibitions, Fitton Center for Creative Arts 513 863 8873 x 122 or cathy@fittoncenter.org

“The Fitton Center is already getting great feedback from area artists who are excited about the opportunity to share their artwork in a big way!” said Cathy Mayhugh, Director of Exhibitions. “We’re looking forward to sharing these events with our creative community.”

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.

* * *

Building Community Excellence through the Arts and Culture

Leave a comment

Filed under Casting Call

THRILLS ON WHEELS Outdoor Mobile Cinema to be Featured as Part of The Fitton Center’s Ongoing Innovative Outdoor Community Programming

MISC_Fitton Center logoHamilton, Ohio. The Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, Ohio continues its innovative outdoor programming this fall, announcing a new partnership with the Reels on Wheels outdoor mobile cinema, with a screening event on the North Lawn of the Fitton Center, next Saturday October 10, with the first screening session will be at 7:30 pm and second at 8:30 pm.

After a successful summer of safe, family-friendly indie films, the Cindependent Film Festival announces a new film line-up just in time for a spooky October: Thrills on Wheels is a fun spin on the organization’s COVID-response project, Reels on Wheels. The program features five eerie short films from local, national, and international filmmakers. Thrills on Wheels events are free, and Cindependent Film Festival.

The event is family friendly, but parents and guardians are advised that some titles are rated PG. Tickets are FREE, however reservations for the one-hour screening blocks must be made online at: www.cindependentfilmfest.org. Screenings will be open to multiple households at a time, with social distancing markers set up for safe seating. Guests should bring their own chairs and wear masks when arriving.

The event is presented in association with the Hamilton Parks Conservancy, Operation Pumpkin and the Historic Hamilton Log Cabin. The Log Cabin will be open have free entry from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and the screenings are a part of the events happening all over downtown Hamilton as part Operation Pumpkin’s abridged activities this year.

“We love sharing movie experiences,” Cindependent Executive Director Allyson West states. “Cindependent always goes above and beyond when connecting with audiences, and ‘Thrills on Wheels’ is no exception. Costumes are encouraged, the cinema is going to be decked out with ghoulish decor, and the films have been curated specifically to give viewers goosebumps up the back of their necks.”

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.

* * *

Building Community Excellence through the Arts and Culture

Leave a comment

Filed under Events, Family-Friendly, Press Releases

Fitton Center and Pyramid Hill Announce A New Live Performance Series

MISC_Fitton Center logoHamilton, Ohio. The Fitton Center for Creative Arts and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in in Hamilton, Ohio are pleased to announce that they are partnering on a brand new outdoor concert series, Fitton on the Hill! Presented in Pyramid Hill’s outstanding covered outdoor pavilion.

The Just Strange Brothers kick things off, 7pm Friday 18 September with a 70s & 80s Jukebox. The Just Strange Brothers, present a night of classic 70s & 80s music, including hits from Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Earth Wind Fire, Toto, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Marvin Gaye, and much, much more!

Friday October 2 at 7pm will be a family style event with Cincinnati’s favorite puppet theater, Madcap Puppets bringing the classic fairytale of Pinocchio to life.

And the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra will feature vocalist Mandy Gaines for a special afternoon of Big Band Jazz on Sunday October 4 at 2pm with a performance of classic jazz standards, the Great American Songbook and Big Band Swing!

The Fitton Center & Pyramid Hill have been working closely with the Butler County Health department on all planning for the event, and all seating groups or family units will be set with socially distant spacing, with plenty of room to move. Masks will be required for all patrons when not in their designated seats. Free parking will be available on site, and venue entrance drop-off for patrons will be available for all performances.

Tickets can be purchased from the Fitton Center Box Office at fittoncenter.org or by phone at 513 863 8873. Online sales will be limited to a maximum of 4 seats. For family group sales of 5 or more seats, please call the box office. Tickets for the 70s & 80s Jukebox and Big Band Jazz are $27 for Fitton Center and Pyramid Hill Members and $33 for non-members. Tickets for Pinocchio are $8 & $10 respectively.

For additional information about the Fitton on the Hill, please contact Fitton Center Executive Director by phone at:
or by email at ian@fittoncenter.org.

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.

                                                                                      * * *                           

Building Community Excellence through the Arts and Culture

Leave a comment

Filed under Events, Press Releases

Fitton Center for Creative Arts Closing Through April 6

MISC_Fitton Center logoWith Patrons, Performers and Staff in mind, the Fitton Center for Creative Arts is closed to the public at 5:00pm Friday, March 13th until Monday, April 6th.

During this time, staff will have full access to their emails and voicemail. We request your patience as we work to answer any questions you may have.

We’ll continue to keep everyone updated through multiple formats, including email and social media. If you have any direct questions, please call on 513 863 8873 x110 or email at: frontdesk@fittoncenter.org.

1 Comment

Filed under Press Releases

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – Cancellations at Fitton Center

MISC_Fitton Center logoWe regret to inform you that the Fitton Center will be cancelling or rescheduling all events for the month of March and into early April, 2020. We have been in direct communication with the City of Hamilton Health Department for several weeks with regard to developments in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and have continued to strictly follow the advice and instruction of the Health Commissioner during this time.


  • Shades of Bublé – Saturday, March 14
  • Loving – Tuesday, March 17
  • Two Sketchy Dames – Saturday, March 28
  • 80 Acres – Wednesday, April 1

We are working with all producers and artists to reschedule all performances and events. At this time we can offer a direct transfer of all your purchased seats to the new date and your current tickets will be valid for the performance. However, if you would like to return your tickets, we can do this for a full refund. You may contact the Box Office on 513 863 8873 x110.

We continue to review all upcoming events under the direct advisement of the City of Hamilton Health Department.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us on:

We thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter. The Fitton Center is committed to the health and safety of all our patrons, students and employees.

Leave a comment

Filed under Press Releases