Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thank You!!

Northside Summer Market was a great day and we could not have pulled it off without the help of our volunteers, sponsors, our participating art vendors, grantees and festival attendees.  With that, we would like to personally thank:  

Humble Monk and Bertke Electric for hosting us this year.  THANK YOU!  

Thank you to our grantees for activating the neighborhood as well as the main location.  Those participating organizations include:  NoteAble, Madcap Puppets, The Adventurer, Wave Pool, Fourthwall Youth Studios, Cincinnati Community ToolBank.  Thank you again to those individual artists who received collaborative grants including Douglas Borntrager, Lucia Jackson, Abby Friend, Debra Randall, Meredith Shockley-Smith, Tim'm West, Rick Wolf, Casey Dressell and Matthew Grote.  

Thank you to our performers on the NoteAble stage including the NoteAble Youth Guitar Ensemble, Emily Ash, Om Srivastava and David Corns.

Thank you to our artists and vendors as well as everyone who attended the market and made the day a success!  

Thank you to our amazing team of volunteers who helped put this event together.  We truly could not have done it without you.  

And finally, thanks again to all of our partners and sponsors — John Hall Body Shop, Schaepher's Pharmacy, Northside Community Council, and The City of Cincinnati's Neighborhood Support Program!

We look forward to seeing you next year.
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019


Friday, August 3, 2018

2018's Summer Market Map & Schedule

Northside Summer Market is HERE!

Find the current map of the community yard sales and the community art collaborations linked below!

Thanks again for joining us!
Saturday, August 4th

9AM - 2PM: - Northside's Community-Wide Yard Sales 
- Yard Sale Central at CAIN (4230 Hamilton Ave)! 

Noon - 9PM: - The Creative Corner at 1645 Blue Rock Street 
- NoteAble Live Performances at The Creative Corner 

5PM - 9PM: - DJ Pillo and Selectas Choice at The Creative Corner 
- It's an outdoor dance party y'all!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The NoteAble Stage at Northside Summer Market 2018

This years Northside Summer Market will include a community stage with programming by
NoteAble.  Performances will begin at noon and will include acts by four Cincinnati based groups with a wide range of musical personas. 

The first performance will be given by the NoteAble youth guitar ensemble.  With its roots in Northside, NoteAble cultivates strong minds and communities by providing free, daily, ensemble-based music education to Cincinnati youth.  They will be performing music arranged from all around the globe.

The second performance will be given by Emily Ash.  A singer, student and activist based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Emily is deeply passionate about exploring the infinite number of different ways in which we experience personhood.

Om Srivastava will be performing third.  He is a world musician who incorporates sound and concepts of North Indian rhythm in performance.  He is the recipient of the 2015 IndianRaga Fellowship and has performed alongside Grammy-nominated guitarist Fareed Hague at the Lincoln Center.

Lastly, attendees will encounter the wonderfully mellifluous styling of Dreams of Surfing, David Corn's solo project.  Bringing together chill electronics and beachscapes, Dreams of Surfing creates a new and unique type of dance music.

NoteAble Stage Schedule 

Noon:  NoteAble Youth Guitar Ensemble
1pm:  Emily Ash
2pm:  Om Srivastava
3pm:  David Corns

At the market's Creative Corner
1645 Blue Rock Street
Cincinnati, OH 45223

For more information about some of the groups, follow the links below:

Saturday, July 7, 2018

The Creative Corner at Blue Rock & Apple ...Northside Summer Market's new central location!

We’re excited to scale back …while scaling up!

If you’re part of our online community, you already know that we’re expanding this year’s event by offering a number of micro-grants to artists and community members to help us activate the neighborhood during Northside Summer Market. Welcoming others and showing love for Northside are the most important pieces of this event, so this is our first step in expanding those goals.

Still, if you’ve been to our art fair in past years, you may agree that finding the best access point to the street festival has been our biggest challenge. True, we typically host things on Hoffner Street — which is only one block south of Blue Rock (one of the neighborhood’s primary cross streets). But with Hoffner Park being one block north, our exact location was always somewhat confusing.

With that in mind, we began searching for a new location, since we knew our property would be under construction and that we’d be re-thinking & re-formatting the art fair for the next year two.


We are now proud to announce our new beginning! With the help of Bertke Electric and Humble Monk Brewing Company, we’re hosting The Creative Corner in their shared parking at Blue Rock & Apple Street (catty-corner to Hoffner Park).  It’s a smaller space than the street (obviously), but our hope is that it will allow us to reset and continue growing the central location from a more visible spot. Their you'll be able to find good food, good beer, good music and creative vendors selling their handmade items!

Thanks again to our artists, musicians, DJs, and fellow non-profits!  We’re excited for all of this year's transitions and how we'll be able to build from each new starting point!

See you August 4th!!

Team NSM

Friday, June 8, 2018

Northside Summer Market: ALL 2018 Registrations are Now Open!

We're two months away so all registrations are now open for Northside Summer Market 2018!

This includes The Art Fair,  Yard Sale Central, and putting your House On the Map! We've also created an Opportunities Page to help you find this year's micro-grant applications for $500 and $1,000 each!

Thanks for your continued support of this neighborhood-wide event!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Thank you to John Hall Body Shop & Schaeper's Pharmacy!

As we continue to work on preparations for Northside Summer Market 2018, we wanted to give a quick shout out to two of our early businesses sponsors — John Hall Body Shop and Schaeper's Pharmacy — both located in Northside!

Their donations will help us with the logistics planning of the festival and we are so excited our Northside neighbors continue contributing to this event! If you are personally interested in becoming a sponsor of this year's event, or know a business who might be, please find more information at:

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Northside Summer Market is one part art market, one part community wide yard sale that runs along the 127 Route of the World's Longest Yard Sale. 

2018's event is on Saturday, August 4th. 

Thanks again to all of our sponsors and volunteers who help make this event happen!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Northside Summer Market's Day Schedule | 2018

Hey Everyone!

It's officially May, so we're kicking things into full prep mode. Northside Summer Market will be here before we know it and we're ready to activate the community with another great time!

As you may or may not know, we've been fine-tuning the event schedule over the last couple of years and we think we've finally landed on a timeline that provides the best overall experience!

Here's what you can look forward to:

Northside Summer Market: 9AM - 9PM

9AM - 2PM:
- Northside's Community-Wide Yard Sales
- Community Collaborations -- Art & Music Projects throughout Northside!

Noon - 9PM:
The Creative Corner at Blue Rock & Apple Street

  • Live music, Good Beer, Tasty Food, and Art vendors!
    (schedule coming soon)

Thanks again everyone!
We're looking forward to hanging out with on Saturday, August 4th!
Cheers to progress!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Early Bird Registration is NOW OPEN for Northside Summer Market!

We're back and excited to get things rolling again...

Early Bird Registration for The Art Fair at Northside Summer Market is now officially open!

You'll have until June 1st to apply for this year's art fair. And as long as you get your submission in before this first cut off date, your $25 application fee will be fully refunded if you don't make into the event!

Click this sentence to hop over to the registration page!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Northside Summer Market Commissions 1 of 2: Collaborative People

Are you an artist or homeowner located in Northside, Cincinnati? 
Want to help active this year's Northside Summer Market yard sale map with your talents, creativity and/or summer holiday cheer? If so, you're in the right place!

We're providing up to ten micro-grants — up to $500 each — for artists, musicians, jugglers, dance troops, creative people, or teams to have fun activating the neighborhood on August 4th!!

(Click below for more details.)

Northside Summer Market Commissions 2 of 2: Collaborative Orgs.

Are you a non-profit organization located anywhere near Northside, Cincinnati? 
Want to help us make this year's Northside Summer Market a much more collaborative community arts festival? If so, you're in the right place!

We're providing up to five micro-grants — up to $1,000 each — for non-profit organizations interested in helping us make August 4th a bit more special this year!!

(Click below for more details...)