The open-house Art Walksï¿½inside the vastï¿½Essex Studios (2511 Essex Ave., Walnut Hills) are always popular events. Not only do the artists who maintainï¿½studios in the old factory open their doors to the public but there's also a museum that can be toured â the American Sign Museum. The first Artï¿½Walk of 2011 occurs this Friday and Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m
. each night. In addition to the artists (including sculptors, glass blowers and abstract painters) and the unusual museum, live entertainment will be provided by Cincinnati Circus, which will offer jugglers and carnival games. Itâs also a chance to see sculptor Tom Tsuchiyaâs scale model for the new 50-feet-tall Jesus statue that will replace the much-derided-as-kitsch and destroyed-by-lightningï¿½âTouchdown Jesusâ at Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio.ï¿½
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