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This is a revised version of the video profiling 5th Street Gallery and guest artist Valerie Bernardino.
Gallery space doesn’t come cheap, especially not in the core of downtown. That’s the key reason artists band together to develop co-ops such as 5th Street Gallery.
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CINCINNATI—Gallery space doesn’t come cheap, especially not in downtown Cincinnati's core. That’s the key reason artists band together to develop co-op galleries.
Ober-Rae Livingstone founded 5th Street Gallery in 2009 and recruited other area artists to join him in the building that primarily houses the Hilton Netherland Plaza, 35 W. 5th St. Artists combine to pay the rent, work at the gallery, promote shows and, of course, take turns on the exhibition calendar.
At a recent reception, we found out more about what makes the co-op gallery tick and probed into the work of guest artist Valerie Bernardino, of Forest Park.