New Life For An Old Building

After many years housing school children, and many more as a shirt factory, this great old building on Main Avenue in Loveland, Ohio, is now home to artists.

We are currently home to more than 30 artists — visual artists (oil, acrylic, and watercolor artists, stained glass & mosaics, fiber, and photography), musicians, and singers.

Purchased by Shawn and Chandra Custis in 2005, the building was originally slated to be an antique mall. But when they were approached by a local glass artist with a big idea for art studios, they were sold on the idea of creating a sort of art colony: a place where art would be created and where the public could visit the studios, browse the gallery, and learn about art.

The Perfect Town

A bedroom community of Cincinnati, Loveland is situated just 30 minutes north of the metro area and has a thriving arts community. In addition to our own art studio residents, Loveland is home to several other creative outlets throughout the city!

Learn More About The Studio

In old Loveland shirt factory, artists wear passion on sleeves – Cincinnati Business Courier

The Loveland Art League

In 2022, artists within the LASM community initiated a non-profit visual arts organization to celebrate, encourage, and develop the visual arts and artists of Loveland.

The formation of this art organization can be traced to the 2019 Loveland Art Show. The previous arts council no longer sponsored the event, so a group of local artists partnered with the City of Loveland to bring back this beloved tradition.

The success of that event sparked a desire to initiate an art-advocacy organization. Local artists continued to meet, and in April 2021 they mapped out a “Loveland Art District” vision that they shared with the City Council’s new Arts Commission.

The artists then held a public meeting to formally organize their efforts, which led to the formation of the first annual Loveland Art Gallery Crawl, held June 19, 2021.

The Art Crawl’s success led to the formation of the Art League of Loveland (or ALL), which officially became a 501(c)3 in September 2022.   

The Art League is open to ALL artists and art advocates within the Loveland community. For more information, contact:


CLICK HERE for Art League of Loveland membership application.

The Loveland Art Gallery Crawl

This annual event highlights Loveland’s seven primary art galleries and celebrates the visual artists of Loveland. On one day — the fourth Saturday of June, from 4-9 PM — Loveland’s galleries and artists open their doors and studios, inviting the community to visit their displays and artwork for sale, talk with them about their artwork, and discover Loveland’s rich art history. 

This art event was first initiated in June 2019. Now nearly 100 local artists are involved in the festivities. The Loveland Art Gallery Crawl (or LAGC) is a free, family-friendly event that typically includes refreshments, art-gallery raffles, and raffle prizes. The Art Crawl also offers convenient transportation — a hop-on, hop-off, “Art Buggy,” which takes participants up and down the mile-and-a-half Art Crawl circuit.

This event is made possible by the support of local businesses and generous patrons who want to see artists thrive throughout Loveland.

Loveland Art Galleries

Art House II
Loveland Art Studios on Main
Nancy Ford Cones Gallery at the Loveland Museum Center
The Quilter’s Studio & QSL Workshop
Whistle Stop Clay Works
William Schickel Gallery

The Loveland Art Show

In 2019, thanks to the leadership of several LASM residents and the assistance from the City of Loveland, the Loveland Art Show returned. This juried show was once again held in Nisbet Park on Sunday, September 8. READ MORE

In 2019, thanks to the leadership of several LASM residents and the assistance from the City of Loveland, the Loveland Art Show returned. This juried show was once again held in Nisbet Park on Sunday, September 8. READ MORE

To kick off the event, the city initiated a poster contest, and the Loveland mayor selected LASM resident-artist Kim Wanamaker as the winning entry!

Click here to view the City of Loveland’s current art opportunities and events.

The Perfect Environment

Shawn and Chandra have invested hundreds of hours rehabbing the building, creating an ideal space for creative work. Painters like the second-floor studios with their 13-foot ceilings, big windows, and abundant light, while glass artists appreciate the concrete floors. Natural light abounds all over the building, and many studios feature beautiful, old hardwood floors

Special Events

Periodically, we hold special events that are open to the public. In the past, we’ve held gallery openings, children’s art shows, special fundraisers, art open houses, and more. At some of these events, our resident artists will open their studios to talk about their art and make their finished work available for sale.

Check our Events page or Facebook for up-to-date information.

Contact Us

We are located just off Loveland-Madeira Road on West Loveland Ave. in Loveland Ohio.

Contact us at: Loveland Art Studios on Main 529 Main Ave. Loveland, OH 4510 Shawn

Custis P: 513-683-7283 F: 513-683-1001

E: SCustis@fuse.net