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ArtsConnect and Grove Event Center Finalists in Cincy Magazine Best of the North

Hundreds of Cincy Magazine readers and the general public voted in the eighth annual Best of the North. Two Springfield Township affiliations have been selected as finalists, both for the first time.  ArtsConnect has been selected as a finalist in the category of "Arts Center" and The Grove Event Center has been selected as a finalist in the category "Weddings".

The Best of the North is a celebration and competition between the top establishments from Northern Cincinnati. Cincy Magazine will bring this year's finalists together on Wednesday, October 23rd to showcase their businesses at the Manor House Event Center in Mason from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  At the Best of the North Celebration, guests will sample and vote for their favorite finalist in each category of food, retail and service to determine the winners. Winners will be announced in the following issue of Cincy Magazine. 

Tickets can be purchased at A ticket includes a ballot, unlimited food samples and two alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages. 

Springfield Township Trustee Mark Berning stated, "It's a honor for both entities to be recognized as a finalists in Best of the North. These nominations place ArtsConnect and The Grove Event Center on the map with some of our area's best, most recognized establishments." 

Over the past five years as an established non-profit organization, ArtsConnect has organized over 133 events for over 25,000 people. The Springfield Township non-profit runs an accredited summer camp and teaches art and music classes for kids, teens, adults and seniors year-round. ArtsConnect played a lead role in the Brentwood Bowl mural and the Charley Harper street banners along Winton Road. In 2020, the arts center will undergo renovations to bring facilities up to code and better meet the needs and desires of the community. Community members can look forward to a fresh, more modern looking center with new amenities.

The Grove Event Center was built in the 1930's as an open air dance hall.  It was later acquired by the Kolping Society and was known for many years as Kolping Grove. Springfield Township purchased the property from the Kolping Society in the early 90's and has retained the venue for weddings, which serves as a funding source for operations of the Community Arts Center. The Grove Event Center has received recognition from WeddingWire and The Knot for excellent service in the wedding industry, as voted by past couples. 

For more information on ArtsConnect, visit or call 513-522-2108. For more information on The Grove, visit or call 513-522-1155.