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199C: The Big 5

February 26, 2018

BLDG and Renaissance Covington are pleased to announce the fifth annual 199C: The Big 5, the region’s only art exhibit and block party celebrating the Cincinnati Reds and Opening Day on March 31, 2018 from 6pm – 10pm in Covington, KY.

BLDG Gallery’s fifth annual 199C event is a collaborative art exhibition and block party celebrating two great loves: Art and the Cincinnati Reds.

Inside the gallery of BLDG, 199C: The Big 5 celebrates this landmark anniversary by showcasing all things inspired by Reds Country and the number 5. The number 5 represents many things and carries meaning on multiple levels. For some, it marks a major milestone or serves as a symbol of good fortune. Others will immediately picture the legendary Johnny “Little General” Bench. There’s also the five senses, the 5-way, the high five, the five-second rule and Jackson 5 just to name a few (or five). There’s so much more in store with this exhibition that aims to capture and highlight the inspiration The Big #5 brings to us all.

Outside our nonprofit partners at Renaissance Covington have organized an incredible array of experiences to engage the community, welcome residents and visitors and to make all those baseball enthusiasts cheer for more. On Pike Street, visitors will have the opportunity to share their first memories about the Reds in our Reds High 5 booth, participate in a chalk drawing competition, vote on their favorite baseball-themed storefront installation, and drink and eat from local breweries, distilleries and eateries.

For updates, live announcements and more check out the 199C: the Big 5 Facebook event!

199C is supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.


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