It’s Day 180 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we are featuring The Redtree Gallery located in Oakley. Is it an art gallery… or a coffee shop… or a cool place to meet up with friends?
I recently went to Redtree for the first time. I went there to meet up with Chris Guillebeau, the author of The Art of Non-Comformity. Redtree was gracious enough to allow Chris to use their space for his “Unconventional Book Tour” stop here in Cincinnati. Chris is a world traveler, with a goal of seeing every country in the world by 2013 (and he’s well on his way, currently at #149 of 192).
So what did I think of the Redtree Gallery? I really enjoyed it and will definitely go back. In my opinion, the place has the feel of a comfy coffee shop with an artistic flair. There’s a great cafe-type counter where you can get a nice beverage and/or some food. They sell all kinds of hot and cold beverages, both coffee and tea. As far as food goes, they offer sandwiches, muffins, biscotti, granola, etc.
They have loads of seating. In the back area they have smaller tables and chairs. Right in the middle they have a large comfy couch and a few armchairs. And then the front window has plenty of seating too.
They also have a large table with lots of chairs that is available for meetings. This table sits off by itself and away from all the other seating arrangements.
But the name implies it’s a gallery too, right? It is. They’ve done a fantastic job of displaying phenomenal pieces of artwork throughout the area. They have sculptural pieces, paintings, fiber art, soaps… just about any art form you can think of.
And of course the art is all for sale. They have handmade purses, wall hangings, sculptures, etc. I would highly recommend stopping by to see it for yourself. They do have a parking lot out back too.
You will find The Redtree Gallery at 3210 Madison Road