MiCA 12/v


MiCA 12/v, at the corner of 12th & Vine in Over-the-Rhine

is a family run, independent gallery and gift boutique owned by Mike & Carolyn Deininger.  Carefully curated by Mike & Carolyn, the shop features local art, fine craft and design-based gifts.

contact Carolyn Deininger for artwork submissions...

Carolyn Deininger is a 1991 grad of the Maine College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.  She has worked with many independent artists and designers as a consultant for fine art and product development and has partnered with the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art & Architecture, Fashion Design Product Development Class, assisting students with product development projects, for over 8 years.  If interested in showing & selling artwork or gift products at MiCA, you must contact carolyn@shopmica.com with images of the work, pricing info, artist statement and bio info complete.  Thank you!


History of MiCA 12/v

Mike & Carolyn met in Maine in 1990 and traveled extensively together while Mike was in the US Navy,  collecting & exploring the work of local artist and designers along the way. Mike is a Cincinnati native and coming back home to start a business was a long term goal.  Returning in 2003, they began MiCA Contemporary Craft LLC as a small storefront in O'Bryonville. In 2007 they toured Over-the-Rhine buildings that were in the beginning stages of re-hab and fell in love with the raw, storefront space at 1201 Vine Street, one of OTR's most recognizable and beautiful, historic buildings.  They opened their store, MiCA 12/v in November of 2007.  They are thrilled to have had a front row seat for the remarkable re-development of Over-the-Rhine..  




Carolyn & Mike as photographed for Cincinnati Magazine's "Best Little Shops" issue, Sept. 2014

Carolyn & Mike as photographed for Cincinnati Magazine's "Best Little Shops" issue, Sept. 2014