Come visit the hippos!


We are loving our new space right up the street, and look forward to continuing to bring even more materials and supplies to the community, and continuing to make creativity accessible for everyone!

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Monday-Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 - 6:00 pm 

1334 Main St.
Over-the-Rhine, 45202

Indigo Hippo Training : Creative Arts Programming  

Join us for a 10-hour training for individuals, artists, educators, community leaders, non-profit professionals, and anyone interested in exploring the role of creative arts programming in personal growth and community-building.

This training covers best-practices for:

  • creating effective curriculum

  • developing a classroom model

  • strengthening teaching skills

  • program evaluation, and more!

We start the training with a personal mission statement process that helps us stay focused on the "why?" behind our work. Then, we move through program planning best practices, curriculum writing, and peer feedback opportunities while building community connections between participants. We also offer explorations of art-making & character development, asset-based relationships, and various creative reuse program ideas. 

Registration is open!


Fri, Jan 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - Sat, Jan 26, 2019, 5:30 PM


Indigo Hippo
1334 Main St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


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We accept donations on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am - 7pm
Please make sure your donation is free of human or animal hair
If you would like to donate an item you do not see on this list, just ask us!


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Drawing Materials   Pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, graphite, crayons, chalk pastels, oil pastels, conté, markers, pens, pen and ink supplies, sketchbooks, chalkboard markers, chalk

Textile   Fabric, yarn, needles, thread, thimbles, sewing notions, patches, fabric dyes, fabric paint, buttons, snaps, knitting needles, crochet hooks, punch needles, embroidery floss, cross stitch fabric, needlepoint materials

Craft   Faux flowers, stickers, sheet foam, glitter, scrapbook paper, scrapbooks, pipe cleaners, pom poms, sequins transfer paper, transfer letters and designs, stencils, candles, wax, candle making supplies, craft kits, wreaths, wooden or metal letters and shapes, basket reed

Metal + Hardware   Metal hardware (nails, screws, nuts, washers etc), sheet metal, rebar, foil, wire, hardware bits and findings, magnets, magnetic tape, sandpaper, sheet acrylic, copper and foil tape

Office   Notebooks, lined paper, printer paper, folders, binders, binder clips, paper clips, tacks, post-it notes, mailing envelopes, greeting cards, sheet bubble wrap, staplers, staples, tape

Paper Goods + Books   Art papers of all types, colored paper, cardstock, construction paper, printer paper, collage cut outs, posters, prints, maps, art books, art + design magazines, National Geographic magazines, vintage postcards and cards, paper rolls, contact paper, wallpaper, wallpaper sample books

Paint + Paint Materials   Acrylic, oil, watercolor, gouache, tempera, enamel, encaustic, window paint, window paint markers, house paint, chalkboard paint, paint mediums, palettes, easels, painting tools, canvas, stretcher frames, loose canvas

Containers   Clean glass jars and tins, glass candle votives, pencil cases/boxes, art tackle boxes, cigar boxes, gift boxes, baskets, wooden boxes, buckets, pails, planters, storage containers

Natural   Pine cones, driftwood, seashells, leather, twine, hemp cord, raffia, dried flowers, dried beans

Beads   All types of beads, clasps, ear wires, metal jewelry findings, jewelry cord and wire, gems, raw stones, jewelry making tools and supplies, costume jewelry

Wood + Tile + Glass   Planks and sheets of wood, usable wood scraps, dowel rods, popsicle sticks, bamboo, 2x4s, distressed wood, pallet wood, tile samples, corian samples sheets of tile, stained glass

Tools   Wire cutters, jewelry tools, punches, awls, rotary cutters, scissors, X-acto knives, box cutters, replacement blades, glass cutting tools, heat guns, glue guns, pottery tools, carving tools, linoleum cutters

Party   Gift bags, tissue paper, wrapping paper, crepe paper rolls, balloon weights, balloons

Adhesives + Solvents   Glue sticks, Elmer’s glue, rubber cement, PVA, duct tape, scotch tape, masking tape, washi tape, spray paint, fixatives, turpentine, paint thinner


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Dried out paint
Broken clear frame glass
Liquor + wine bottles
Food containers
Body products (lotions/lip gloss)
Packing peanuts

Toilet paper + paper towel tubes Egg cartons
Greeting cards with writing inside

Home goods
Stuck-together paint brushes
Shreds of fabric