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The BEST Gifts To Give Are Experiences - Top 5 Gifts For Locals

The holidays are here and you want to give something unique... but what? Time is almost out and you need gifts - quick! ArtsConnect is here to help you fulfill those untold wishes and stuff the stockings with great experiences. Here are the top 5 gifts you may not have thought of, perfect for locals!  Visit or call 522-2108 to purchase.

1. Creatress Mural Skateboard ($54 + tax, includes the skateboard deck. Wheels, trucks and bearings sold at any skateboard retailer) Designed by Springfield Township resident and owner of Habitat Skateboards, Joe Castrucci, Creatress is now an icon of Springfield Township depicting a place where Mother Nature and art meet. With a nod to Winton Woods, Creatress' graceful dancer's body is the calm along the busy street of Winton Road. This mural that is on Brentwood Bowl and painted by ArtWorks is now a skateboard and can be yours! Partial proceeds of skateboard sales support the ArtsConnect kids camp scholarship fund.  View All Retail Merchandise Here

2. Tickets to Daddy Daughter Dance or Mom Prom ($35 couple, 8 each additional child. Dances on 2 nights to accommodate as many people as possible. THESE EVENTS SELL OUT QUICK!) They won't be little forever. Give them (and mom or dad) a night they will have in their memory for years and years to come. The dances are filled with laughs, smiles, pretty dresses and a bit of magic. Prepare to dance all night long! Top off this gift with a professional photo package and hang your memory in the halls to remember it by. Learn More

3. A Week of Camp 

($169 week for kids ages 7-13, 9am-4pm daily, June 3-Aug 2) Your child's creativity will soar with ArtsConnect Kids Camp, held at the Arts Center in Springfield Township. Each week carries a new theme and is filled with opportunities to build, create, explore, get messy and of course make new friends. The camp is accredited by the American Camp Association, assuring high standards in care are met. Give the gift of a week they will never forget! (2019 camp themes include "Puppetry", "Art Industry and Machines", "I Love Cincinnati", "Fashion in a Flash", "Amusement Park", "Selfies", "Under the Sea" and "Making Movies") Learn More

4. A Session of Art Classes

($65 Kids Sessions, $85-$95 Adult Sessions - Sessions 6 weeks) Mom has a creative side, but never takes time for herself to do something she has always wanted to do. Give her the surprise of dedicated "me time" that is close to home. ArtsConnect offers day and evening art classes in drawing, painting, ceramics and woodshop. (Kids classes include all of these options with the addition of sewing and Pint-sized Picasos.) Class sessions can be changed in case Mom prefers ceramics and you thought she would love drawing. (wink!) Learn More

5. Private Music Lessons

(8 Week Sessions, $200) Music is a gift that keeps on giving. Every time they play a tune, they will think of you and this amazing gift you have given them. ArtsConnect offers private music lessons in piano for children and adults, as well as flute, trumpet, clarinet, french horn, alto saxophone, trombone, and snare drum for ages 7-13. For the youngest musicians (ages 5 & 6), ArtsConnect offers Lollipop Music. Using the Orff Schulwerk technique, Miss Suzanne will lead this music class with fun and kinesthetic ways to prepare young minds and hands for the piano or other instruments. ($35 for 6 week session)