About Margy Waller

Margy is a boomerang Cincinnatian: she returned to promote the city’s arts after living in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, and loves to show off her hometown, a place where she knows all the indie shopping spots and architectural beauties. She’s a fan of the region’s surprisingly diverse performances of theatre, dance, and music in unusual spots. Follow Margy @margyartgrrl.

A neighbourhood guide to Northside Cincinnati

The indie-DIY vibe of the Northside Cincinnati neighbourhood is a draw for foodies, makers, music-lovers, vintage shoppers, and more. Northside is a hot destination with a young and diverse population of residents who love the architecture and many local shops with owner-operators. Close to the … Continue reading

Over-The-Rhine: A Guide To German Cincinnati

When German immigrants settled in Cincinnati in big numbers during the 19th century, they helped create one of America’s first boomtowns, and at the time, one of the nation’s largest cities. With them, the new inhabitants also brought new perspectives and attitudes towards the arts, culture … Continue reading

Discover Cincinnati: Things to Do in Washington Park

When we’re ready for some bench-time in Cincinnati, we head straight to Washington Park. One of the most scenic spots in the city, this eight-acre green-space is bounded by 12th, 14th, Elm and Race Streets and the Over-the-Rhine neighbourhood’s famous Italianate architecture. Here are a … Continue reading

The Queen City: A Beginner’s Cincinnati Guide

Cincinnati is located as far south and west as you can go and still be in Ohio. A boomtown in the mid-1800s, the city’s architecture looks a lot like parts of New York or Philadelphia, yet the Queen City has a distinctive personality all of … Continue reading

Cincinnati Arts: What to See at the Contemporary Arts Center

  There’s a mass of gaze-worthy architecture all over Cincinnati – lots of it historic, Italianate, and art deco especially. But when only modern will do, Cincinnatians head to the Contemporary Arts Center, at the corner of 6th and Walnut.   The creative mastermind Zaha Hadid … Continue reading