Chakaia Booker's "LBD Duty Free" in Cincinnati

What To Do in Ohio: Oct. 5-11

From large-scale outdoor artworks to train rides through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, here's what to see and experience across Ohio this week.

Make the Climb to See Open-Air Sculptures: Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art Climb took another step with the addition of two artworks on loan from Butler County’s Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and another by artist Chakaia Booker. Marvel at Tony Rosenthal’s 9-foot “Cube” and Barton Rubenstein’s “Skybound,” a brushed stainless steel sculpture that stretches 30 feet high. Booker’s “LBD Duty Free,” located at the base of the Art Climb, is a 16-foot twisted sculpture made of discarded rubber tires and stainless steel. The Art Climb, which opened to the public in May, is a cascade of stairs creating a one-of-a-kind outdoor art space on the museum’s grounds.

Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market
Support Your Local Farmers Market: Looking for a reason to get out of the house while also supporting local businesses? Check out your local farmers market, like the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market, for local produce, handmade items and more. The Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market takes place on two Saturdays a month through Oct. 24, so don’t miss out on this season’s bounty on Oct. 10.

Hop Aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad: Soak in the autumn season as you enjoy the scenic beauty of Cuyahoga Valley National Park from a unique perspective. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad resumed train rides this month, including the popular Fall Flyer rides on four days a week, Thursday through Sunday. Don’t forget to look ahead to The Polar Express from Nov. 6 through Dec. 20. (Tickets for this popular holiday train ride go on sale to nonmembers on Oct. 14 and sell out quickly.) 

Chalk the Block at Easton
See Art in Action in Columbus: The Ninth Annual Chalk the Block returns to Easton Town Center on Oct. 10. Stroll the streets surrounding the Town Square and watch local chalk artists designing and creating amazing large-scale temporary artworks on the pavement. See the artists in action on Saturday, and return Sunday to see the elaborate, original designs.