WHO DEY ART

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!

Photo by: Christen Collins

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!

Photos by: Christen Collins

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/

Photos by: Christen Collins
Photos by: Christen Collins

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/

Design by: Rebekah Del Matto

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/

Painting & Photo by: Javarri Lewis

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/

Photo by: Christen Collins
Photo by: Christen Collins

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!
https://www.instagram.com/bunk_news/ https://www.instagram.com/visualjunk/


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!

Art of The Past, Present, & Future  

Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick

With a fresh start of a new year brings in new opportunities to engage with art in profound and meaningful ways!  Art in Cincinnati is enriching and entertaining, with eventful explorations into the imagination that will make you want to discover and learn more about what the city has to offer in the expressive community.  From past to present, Cincinnati has always shown its immense support for diversity in the Arts and continues to bring excellent pieces from all around the world, from artists of all backgrounds to our museums, galleys, shows, public spaces, and interactive exhibitions.  Truly making this city the perfect atmosphere, when it comes to having fun in the future of creativity.  So, choose your own adventure at any of the many places that are bringing more artistic experiences to the people!

Locals top favorite and most popular museum in the area to encounter art is, The Cincinnati Art Museum within the beautiful landscape of Eden Park in the hills of Mt. Adams.  The historic museum that overlooks the city was founded in 1881, making it one of the oldest in the United States. Their impressive collection includes over 65,000 pieces of work that span 6,000 years of art making.  This incredible museum always has a magnificent collection of work on display but they also have rotating shows that are by well-known artists with pieces that are admired throughout the world. 

The prolific art of the contemporary artist, Kara Walker is currently on display until January 16th and the exhibition is titled, Cut to the Quick.  This body of work is deep, powerful, and eye opening to say the least, with themes of examining stereotypes and stories about mythology, identity, racism, culture, and history.  Walker transforms the gallery space into a series of different styles of pieces that are thought provoking and fascinating.  With each step you take through the exhibition you find different forms of art that Walker experiments with, such as installation, sculpture, printmaking, and the written word.  Walker incorporates personal quotes to create a dialogue with the viewer and gives a sense of the inside of an artist’s mind.  This work challenges the audience to ask questions about the world around them and Walker gives them the opportunity to interact with the work by having the participant answer questions on addressing histories and narratives of the present.  There is also a place of reflection incorporated in this gallery show for people to really sit with their thoughts on Walker’s compelling work that should remain in your memory and shared with others.  

https://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/

https://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/art/exhibitions/kara-walker-cut-to-the-quick/

http://www.karawalkerstudio.com/

https://www.everythingcincy.com/listings/cincinnati-art-museum-attractions-cincinnati-oh

https://www.everythingcincy.com/listings/cincinnati-art-museum-attractions-cincinnati-oh?event_id=2322#event_2322

Art at Arnolds Bar and Grill

The historic restaurant, Arnold’s Bar and Grill in Downtown Cincinnati is known for being the oldest bar in town but that’s not all they’re known for!  For over a hundred years this special establishment has been a gathering place for creatives of all kinds!  Not only can you see live music by local musicians every night in their beautiful courtyard but you will find yourself meeting poets, writers, musicians, actors, dancers, performers, and artists of all kinds enjoying themselves while sharing stories of their experiences at Arnold’s.  One of the many highlights to this space is the collection of art that they have on the inside and outside of the building.  From the 1800’s to now you’re sure to discover new things with each and every visit!

Before heading in, take a minute to admire the architecture, stained-glass, and the impressive neon signs that are displayed in the windows!  They recently added new ones that were made by, Neonworks of Cincinnati which is located in the fabulous American Sign Museum!

Another cool feature about the outside of the building is that one of the world’s most well-known street artists, Shepard Fairey has a large piece on the wall in the alley to the right!  The piece, “Global Warning” is 15 feet tall and was part of his “Supply and Demand” exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center in 2010.  Fairy put up several other pieces throughout the city that year but Arnold’s is one of the only places where you can still see his artwork in public in Cincinnati and they take great pride in continuing to preserve his incredible screen-printed wheatpaste mural.

As soon as you step inside you can’t help but to be mesmerized by the ambiance and aesthetic of this place!  The bar features historic nostalgia all over the walls that helps your imagination envision what it was like throughout time.  Everywhere you turn you will find something interesting and even quirky little details that will make you smile!  Behind the bar on the top shelf are five ceramic bottles that you don’t want to pass up taking a look at!  These interesting pieces of pottery depict faces of people but it’s a mystery as to who they are.  A fun game the bartends like to play with the patrons is guessing who they might be, so next time you’re there make your bets on who you think they are!  The artist, Scott Wynn created them, as well as the amazing carved double doors that lead you in and out of the courtyard that the former owner, Jim Tarbell commissioned.

https://scottwynnatelier.com/pages/about-us

The courtyard itself is a work of art with its unique stage that looks like a front porch and features a variety of vintage signs.  On one of the walls you can find a second wheatpaste mural by another popular street artist, JR.  This piece is of waitresses that worked at Arnolds in the 1930’s and the original photograph to compare it to is inside the dining room! https://www.jr-art.net

Adjacent to it is another wall piece that was also created by a famous graffiti artist!  This piece is of local legend Peanut Jim and was made by Alexandre Manuel Dias Farto, also known as Vhils.

https://www.vhils.com

Chris Breeden, the current owner is a huge advocate for art and continues to support creatives from all over by showcasing their work in his business.  He has kept the art scene alive through this revitalization of incorporating art into the experience of what Arnold’s has to offer!  So keep going back to see what he collaborates on and curates next!

Artisan Markets in Cincinnati

  The Cincinnati area has many markets scattered throughout almost every neighborhood and they all offer a variety of different things for everyone to enjoy!  Most of them are outdoors and have plenty of things to engage in for the whole family!  A lot of them have local food and support small businesses, while highlighting community involvement!  There are a ton of opportunities for artist to sell their work and meet with the public at these markets and we know just the ones to check out this summer!

The City Flea

This urban flea market is a crowd pleaser and is in one of the most beautiful parts of Cincinnati!  This market is located in the historic Washington Park right in front of the mesmerizing Music Hall.  The market is head once a month and they have dozens of vendors from craft makers to community organizations, and startup businesses.  They have anything from vintage wears to contemporary art, and much, much more!  Make an entire day out of visiting the City Flea!  There is so much to do in the park for kids and adults!  The water feature is a perfect way to cool off from the heat and the patio bar is an excellent place to grab a drink and relax!

http://www.thecityflea.com/

Second Sunday on Main

In the art district of Over-the- Rhine you can experience a lively and fun celebration of creativity down Main street on every second Sunday of the month at this stellar market!  This market has a wide range of artists and local businesses to support and meet with!  The Art Academy of Cincinnati is usually there with their artists, instructing workshops for people to join in on.  There are performances, live music, and lots of food trucks to choose from!  This market gives off a block party vibe for people of all ages to have a fun time at!

Art on Vine

This market started as a class project and evolved into a popular market that showcases artists, craft makers, and many local businesses that we love!  The market is at different locations and always keeps you excited for the next one!  Some of the locations include Fountain Square and Rhinegeist Brewery.

https://www.artonvinecincy.com/

Second Saturdays at CampSITE

CampSite Sculpture Park is one of our favorite places that hosts community driven events and there markets on Saturdays are absolutely lovely!  Explore the park while shopping for local art and supporting small businesses! For more information on how to be a vendor visit their website! http://campsitesculpturepark.com/

Written By: Christen Collins

Creative Arts and Music Festival in Cincinnati

We are excited to start announcing events that are happening in Cincinnati for the spring and summer!  Especially the ones that are outdoors and have a lot of different things for people of all ages to experience and enjoy!

One that we’re participating in and can’t wait to attend is “CampSITE Social Art: An Abstract Junction”.  This Social Art Event is a grassroots opportunity for creatives to showcase what they do and connect with the community in meaningful and expressive ways!  This one-day Creative Arts Festival will have live music, interactive art, a variety of vendors, activities for all ages, a kid’s craft area, live painting, local food, and so much more! The event is FREE with a suggested donation for support and will take place on Sunday, June 6, 5-9pm. 

‘Abstract Junction” (@abstractjunction) is a collective relationship driven studio focused on unique projects and events rooted in thoughtful consumption, community growth and creative potential.  Co-founder, Rachel “Rae” Miller (@raemillerarts) is from Cincinnati and is frequently here to see family and continues to work on new projects with artists and the larger Cincinnati community.  Rae is inspired by taking time for self, through creative practice. Over the years her drawings expanded into hand stitching, screen printing and clever upcycling. Since finding strength in her personal practice, she has been able to grow works through collaborations with others. Along with a creative background, Rae brings to Abstract Junction a decade of work in systems change with social impact organizations. For this event she has teamed up with me, Christen Collins (@christencc), local creator, community arts educator, and blog writer for Everything Cincy in an effort to bring more creative experiences to the people of Cincinnati!  Not only will Rae and I be there as co-coordinators, but we will also be there with our own artwork as featured vendors right in front of Rae’s permanent mural piece at CampSITE Sculpture Park (2866 Colerain Ave)!  

The event will feature live music by local musicians, Juls Lawrence, Abby Vice, and Preston Bell Charles III.  The performers will be playing in the center of the park on a geometric dome stage that has a perfect patch of grass right in front of it for folks to lay down a blanket to sit on and enjoy the show.  So, bring a blanket or chairs!

Juls Lawrence has a passion for songwriting and is studying music education at Xavier University.  She combines her history of classical music with her love of the blues. Abby Vice is a self-taught piano player with a passion for instrumental music, Vice creates ambient trip hop with bass-driven beats.  Preston Bell Charles III participates and collaborates with positive cultural experiences to broaden and assist in enlightening those who are seeking the betterment of themselves and their communities. A teacher, performer, and passionate community member. Preston blends his loves into beautiful modern classical music.  The music on the main stage ends at 9pm but they encourage people to bring instruments to the bonfire to jam out into the night.

The list of vendors are unique and diverse, offering a variety of different opportunities for everyone to engage in!  Moxy Cincinnati, the Meal Kit Service Prepared with Local Ingredients by Local Chefs will be there as one of our food vendors along with Street Pops, gourmet ice pops made with fresh fruit. No artificial flavors or colors ever!  The Community Education Department of the Art Academy of Cincinnati will be there with information about ways to get involved in art and will have a kid’s craft table with creative projects that children can partake in!  Everything Cincy will even be there as your one stop shop to learn about what they offer and how they support local businesses!  The event will also highlight local creatives with artwork such as, photography, ceramics, beautiful kaleidoscopes, and delightful tie-dyed items to name a few!

This event is a great opportunity for the entire family to come together with the community to experience artistic expression and have a lot of fun emerging themselves in a creative environment!  The event welcomes everyone to join in on the collective consciousness of using our imaginations to cultivate beautiful connections of positivity.

We can’t wait to see you there!

CampSITE Social Art: An Abstract Junction 

Cincinnati Community Arts Festival

June 6 | 5-9 

2866 Colerain Ave 

CampSITE Social Park consistently serves as an amazing venue for community centered events.  Other current events include, “Second Saturdays”, an art market every second Sunday from now – October and Free Jazz Music every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30pm. 

For more information on future events and happenings visit their website and social media platforms!  

http://campsitesculpturepark.com/

https://www.instagram.com/campsitesculpturepark/

https://www.facebook.com/Campsite-Sculpture-Park-406086683316709

Written By: Christen Collins

Cincinnati Outdoor Sculpture Art

We took an adventure around Cincinnati to explore some of the many sculptures that are featured outside throughout the area and had a magical time engaging with these works of art!  All of them are free to take a look at and are very pleasant places to visit!  Most of them are interactive experiences and others stand so tall you have to take a step back to view them.  From along the riverside to surrounding neighborhoods, Cincinnati has a lot of sculptures to discover and enjoy!  Here are a few of our favorites!

The Crystal Garden

On the University of Cincinnati’s eastern side of campus, you can find yourself casually coming across a garden of large geometric crystal formations that are shooting out from the ground!  These fragmented structures have tunnels that you can walk through and give a sense of what it’s like being inside of a crystal gemstone.  Look up and around to admire lines, angles, shapes, and colors that collide together in perfect harmony.  These giant crystal sculptures are made out of a variety of materials which are fascinating and fitting for the connection of fine art and architecture.  The enchanting quality they have is mesmerizing to say the least!  Crystal Garden was created by artist Dennis Oppenheim and the university has many other impressive sculptures in different spaces indoor and outdoor on campus. https://magazine.uc.edu/issues/0714/ArtSculpture.html

Cincinnati Art Museum Art Climb

The Cincinnati Art Museum is always our go-to place to experience art in all its glory and now that they have stairs called the Art Climb you can get a little exercise in while seeing some amazing outdoor sculptures!  Starting from the bottom of the stairs is the piece LBD Duty Free by Chakaia Booker, as you make your way up the staircase you see another sculpture called, Cube ’97 by Tony Rosenthal, then when you make it to the top you’re greeted by the stunning piece, Skybound by Barton Rubenstein!  All of this is nestled up the hill of the main entrance to Eden Park and leads you to the Museum. https://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/visit/art-climb/

International Friendship Park

This lovely park has so much to offer for recreation but also features a number of awesome sculptures in a beautiful setting along the Ohio River.  While walking the educational pathway you will see the incredible mirror structure called, Castle of Air by Artist, Architect: Peter Haimerl.  Stand outside of it and take in the reflection of the sky and trees.  Notice the way the sculpture mimics nature then walk inside the structure to look at your own reflection in different positions!  As you walk further down you will find the Seven Vessels Ascending/Descending by David Nash overlooking the river.  Then once you reach the end of the park you will discover the massive Crystalline Tower sculpture by Susan Ewing that is truly out of this world and a sight to see! https://www.cincinnatiparks.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Ted-Berry-Brochure_ADA.pdf

CampSITE Sculpture Park

This social sculpture park features a range of different art and artist throughout its indoor and outdoor space.  When visiting this collective and inclusive environment you will be in a state of wonderment by the murals on the walls, sculptures in the grass, and the installations coming off the buildings! One of the most incredible parts about this place is that it is continuing to cultivate opportunities for creative expression in new ways each and every day! CampSITE has many events for everyone to participate in, making it the perfect place to experience creativity coming to life in the community!  They even have live music in the park, on Wednesday nights in June, where you can listen to jazz music and hang out by their cozy campfire! A recurring event they have is their Second Saturday Markets that are every second Saturday from 12-4pm from May – October.  The Art Academy of Cincinnati currently has their playful duct tape sculptures on display there that you can interact with and transcend to a whimsical state of mind.  Another event that they have coming up is a micro creative arts festival called, CampSITE Social Art: An Abstract Junction, that will take place on Sunday, June 6, 5-9pm. This Social Art Event is a grassroots opportunity for creatives to showcase what they do and connect with the community in meaningful and expressive ways! There will be live music, interactive art, a variety of vendors, activities for all ages, a kid’s craft area, live painting, local food, and so much more! 

See you there Cincinnati!

http://campsitesculpturepark.com/

Written By: Christen Collins

Summer Camps in Cincinnati

 If you’re looking for a summer camp in the Cincinnati area, then you’re in luck because there are a ton of them! And we’ve got you covered on how to find them and get involved!  From sports programs to arts and crafts workshops, Cincinnati has it all!  Including exploring and learning about nature and science, theater and dance, as well as specific special interests’ camps.  We even found some camps for adults, so we have something for everyone to enjoy!

Sports

Reds Baseball & Softball Camp

The Cincinnati Reds offer a terrific summer camp in various locations for kids ages 6 – 14 that teaches the fundamentals of baseball and gives campers the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be on a team with trust and confidence!

https://www.mlb.com/reds/community/camps

Adrenaline Camp!

This Speed Camp is for thrill seekers and aspiring racers from ages 7-15. This camp takes its participants on an exciting ride through learning theory and concepts in the classroom to developing skills on the track! Located at Full Throttle in Tri-County, OH and Florence, KY.

https://gofullthrottle.com/adrenaline-camp/

Survivor Camp

You guested it! This Camp is based off the famous television show “Survivor” and kids ages 6-10 can embark on a journey through challenging games that are educational and exciting! This awesome camp is located at Griffin Elite Sports & Wellness in Erlanger, KY.

They also offer other sports camps like basketball and soccer!

http://griffinelite.com/nts/

Parkour & Acrobatics Fitness Camp

Swift Movement Studios on West Mitchell Ave. in Cincinnati has a rad summer camp that has fun learning opportunities that are extremely hands on!  Campers learn jumping, climbing, vaulting, rolling, and flipping skills while playing active games with peers. They are great for physical exercise, team bonding, and help build self-esteem!

http://swift-movement.com/camps

Camp – A – Palooza Summer Camp

Kids First Sports Center has a stellar collection of programs that has endless creative projects and fun fieldtrips.  Their programs aren’t just sports related either!

https://www.kidsfirstsports.com/camps-events/camp-a-palooza-camps

Arts & Craft

Camp Art Academy

The Art Academy of Cincinnati has an outstanding summer program that is available virtually and in person, with six themed weeks of engaging creative projects for kids to make and share with others!  This fun and expressive camp is for ages 5-12 and the campers get to work with local artists that are instructors for the AACs Community Education Department!  This program not only includes learning art making skills and creating new pieces of artwork but it’s an educational journey through what it’s like being an artist!  Campers get to explore the world of art through artist talks, museum visits, and gallery field trips!

https://www.artacademy.edu/com-ed/summer-art-camp/summer-art-camp.php

Cincinnati Art Museum Summer Camp

The Cincinnati Art Museum is the perfect place to discover and enjoy art!  They offer an 8-week program that is filled with art making and gallery fun for ages 6-12!

https://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/events-programs/families-teens/summer-camp/

Summer Art Camp

The Taft Museum of Art is another fantastic art museum in Cincinnati that offers a creative program for campers in  1st-12th grade!

https://www.taftmuseum.org/families-children/summer-camp

Art Workshop Summer Camp

This imaginative camp is at Queen City Clay and offers kids a chance to create their own works of art through ceramics, painting, and drawing!

https://www.theartworkshopinc.net/full-camp-calendar/

Nature & Science

Cincinnati Parks Summer Camp

The Cincinnati Parks Department has a great day camp program that takes campers on an exploration of nature through hiking, animal encounters, experiments, and games!  This camp is for ages 3 ½ – 14 and fosters a sense of wonder of the natural world!

https://www.cincinnatiparks.com/best-summer-day-camps-preview-2021/

Cincinnati Zoo Summer Camp

This summer camp is a weeklong experience of the beauty of nature and finding out fascinating things about animals from all around the world!

http://cincinnatizoo.org/education/camps-classes-zoo-troop/zoo-camp/#summercamp

Classroom Antics Summer Tech Camps

The STEM Lab in Cincinnati summer camp focuses on math, engineering, technology, and science in new and fun ways!  They offer a variety of epic programs for kids ages 6-14!

https://cincystemlab.com/all-camps

Theatre & Dance

Drink and Play Adult Summer Camp

This super corky summer camp is just for adults and is offered through the Know Theatre of Cincinnati.  Imagine what it would have been like to go to theatre camp as a kid, then apply new skills that you’ve learned in a collaborative and unique way!

Drink aNd Play: Adult Summer Camp

TCT Summer Camp

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati offers a variety of programs for ages 6-14 that focus on dance, music, and drama! This camp is for all levels and is located on Red Bank Rd. in Cincinnati.

Camps

Kids Dance Camp

TheCincinnati Ballet has a wonderful camp for ages 5-8, that takes dancers on a creative exploration of movement and music.  Not only do the campers get to learn about dance but also get to learn how to create costumes and set designs!

https://cballet.org/academy/kids-dance-camp/

Camp – A – Palooza Summer Camp

Kids First Sports Center has a fantastic collection of programs that has hands on projects and fieldtrips.  Their programs aren’t just sports related either!

https://www.kidsfirstsports.com/camps-events/camp-a-palooza-camps

Special Interests

Stepping Stones Summer Camp

Stepping Stones is an incredible organization that offers a creative program for children with disabilities that takes campers on an adventure through compassion, self-expression, and teamwork!

Summer Programs

Summer Camps for Special Needs

Cincinnati Children’s sponsors a wide range of summer camps for children with specific medical needs.  They offer support while having fun in ways that help with recovery and development.

https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/patients/resources/support/camps

Written By: Christen Collins

Community Art and Education Programs in Cincinnati

Cincinnati has endless opportunities to participate in art making, while learning new techniques and skills!  Some great aspects about Community Art and Education Programs in the area are that you can find something to join in on for all ages and at any level of experience!  Most programs are even free to take part in!

The Art Academy of Cincinnati has an incredible Community Education Department that offers a variety of different classes, workshops, and demos for anyone interested in pursuing art! For the past year and a half, I’ve been teaching as an Artist and Writer Instructor in their Community Outreach Program and I couldn’t be happier working there! I asked fellow Community Education Instructor, Amanda Hudson what she enjoyed most about working for the Art Academy and this is what she shared, “I love that the AAC understands that I’m an artist first. The CommEd team knows my strengths and skill sets and they leave space for me to nurture them into my role as a teaching artist. My classes won’t be insightful or rewarding without that ingredient. They trust me to make a creative space for my students and let my work be the lesson plan. That alone is invaluable to me.”  You can find out what Amanda is working on with the Art Academy and in her personal studio by checking out her Instagram at: amandahudsonart, Facebook: Amanda Hudson Art, or her website: https://www.amandahudsonart.com/#/.

I couldn’t agree more with Amanda and I share the same sentiments.  What I also love about working in the Community Education Department at the Art Academy of Cincinnati is that we are constantly collaborating with other artists, teachers, and students on new and intriguing projects.  We offer a wide range of programs for young artists and adults that provide enriched experiences of self-expression and shared creative processes.  Most of all I love the students that I get to work with and that our funding provides them with the supplies they need in order to create!  Head over to their website to check out what’s available and register for your next creative endeavor!

https://www.artacademy.edu/com-ed/com-ed.php/

And follow the fun on their Instagram, @aaccommunityeducation

Two Nonprofits in Cincinnati that dedicate themselves to Community Art and Education is Visionaries and Voices and ArtWorks.  Visionaries and Voices is a wonderful non-profit organization that provides exhibition opportunities, studio space, supplies, and support to artists with disabilities.  Anyone can go to their artist talks, shows, and workshops!  I’ve personally always had a delightful time at any event I’ve been to of theirs!  For more information visit their website,

https://visionariesandvoices.com/.

ArtWorks is nonprofit that invests in the community to help people and places through creative practices like their Youth Apprentice Program.

Find a project to participate in on their website, at https://www.artworkscincinnati.org/ .

Every museum in Cincinnati provides some sort of Community Art and Education Program all year round!  The Cincinnati Art Museum has a lot of amazing things to get involved in that include, workshops, artist talks, lectures, and special events like “Art After Dark”.  Along with team building programs, yoga classes, art making experiences, and many more that are consistently changing!

https://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/events-programs/community-outreach/

The Contemporary Arts Center has countless family programs, public events, tours, artist talks, teen programs, school programs and special events such as creative learning festivals! Their website has a great collection of things to choose from and they offer many virtual options!  https://www.contemporaryartscenter.org/programs

There are plenty of Wine and Paint Wine classes in Cincinnati but the one that stands out the most for us is James Reynolds, “Not Your Average Paint and Sip Class”. This experience is so much more than a Wine and Paint event, it’s an opportunity to learn fundamental elements and techniques that will help you with future projects.  His studio is located in the Pendleton Art Center in OTR which is another awesome place to engage in art!  For more information check out his site at,

https://notyouraveragepaintandsipclass.net/?fbclid=IwAR0kyfuxlfIKji4tNTBW1itZVEFVSYwr3xjeveIlCOX2X9JeC-epb65a6rg.

No matter what your looking for you’re sure to discover that Cincinnati has just about anything you can think of when it comes to Community Art and Education and there’s events happening nearly every day!  Start your journey into exploring and learning more about art opportunities in Cincinnati and how to get involved!

Written By: Christen Collins