It’s a positive time for the city of Cincinnati and everyone is showing their pride for the
Bengals Football Team! The Bengals have influenced a joyous shift in energy in the Queen City this season and what a great time of year it is, being the year of the Tiger!
Our communities are coming together in comradery to support the players of the
Cincinnati Bengals to their championship game and Local Artists all over town are
illustrating their passion for the team! It’s incredible to see the crossover of sports and
arts and Cincinnati is the perfect place to experience it!
The Art Academy of Cincinnati is known for always encouraging creative expression
and has been helping people connect with what inspires them for over 100 years! This
historic school recognizes how much the Bengals going to the Super Bowl has
motivated people to come together and that it shares a sense of history in the making.
The Academy recently changed their “A’ sign on the outside of the building from a blank
orange background to adding tiger stripes to show their support for the team as we
cheer them onto victory!
Right around the corner from the AAC you can find a mural by artist Floyd Johnson that
says, “No matter how much it hurts you have to keep going”. This quote is just one of
Floyds encouraging messages that he provides for the people of Cincinnati and his
current work does the same with the phrase, “Cincinnati Against the World”! This
saying appeared as the Bengals progression picked up speed and recognition. Floyd is
the founder of Ohio Against the World and his new design says it all when it comes to
not underestimating the power of Cincinnati, Ohio! You can purchase garments from
him that have these words on them in an effort to represent the greatness of this area
and the people that are from here! https://www.instagram.com/floydfromohio/
Arnold’s Bar and Grill is known for being a canvas of art outside and within! The family-owned business features a window painting by Bill Humphrey that specializes in
lettering! These diehard fans know how to praise their favorite team with this window
display, cheers to Who Dey! https://www.instagram.com/arnolds_cincinnati/ https://www.instagram.com/billhumphrey1.618/
Even their General Manager, Rebekah Del Matto is getting into the spirit of things with
her whimsical designs as a Mural Painter, otherwise known as the Cincy Wallflower!
Year of the Tiger? More like “Year of the Bengals”! https://www.instagram.com/cincywallflower/
Local Artist Javarri Lewis pays homage to the Cincinnati Bengals by painting the
players portraits as his contribution to the respect he has for them. He first started
displaying these incredible paintings on his fire escape in Over-The-Rhine to give the
community a visual of what representing pride looks like in the neighborhood. Since
then, he has made several paintings of the beloved players and continues to root them
on as they head to the Super Bowl! https://www.instagram.com/javarrilewis/
Two permanent Bengals themed murals that Cincinnati is excited to have, are located
on Central Avenue by the talented Artist, Bunk News also known as Visual Junk. These
clever wall pieces are throwbacks of classic cartoon characters that add to the jovial
vibrations that the city is experiencing right now. With an effort to keep the happy
momentum going, these pieces are truly inspiring and a lot of fun to see!
No matter if you’re a new fan or have been for your entire life, you can’t help but to take notice of and be moved by the positive impact that celebrating the Cincinnati Bengals has had on the people of Cincinnati. Through art and sports, we can come together on the same ground and have a sense of hope for better things as our Bengals take on their championship game!