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ArtsWave is creating a more vibrant and connected community through the arts. How do we do this? By providing funding, workshops, and other resources to more than 100 arts and community organizations across the Greater Cincinnati region. Learn more about the ways your gift to ArtsWave creates a Ripple Effect of benefits.

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The Arts Inspire Innovation

POSTED BY Alecia Kintner ON 4/14/2015

I’m inspired today by the IT group of First Financial Bank, one of 2015’s 270 business partners conducting ArtsWave campaigns. Their entry into an organization-wide sculpture competition took top prize, thanks to its ingenious incorporation of a list of required everyday materials transformed into something magical. Ladybug buttons, shredded paper grass, pipecleaner flowers and a popsicle stick birdhouse all were combined in a beautiful tabletop diorama.

Arts Partners

ArtsWave supports more than 100 arts and community organizations in dozens of communities throughout Greater Cincinnati. Find the organizations that are making an impact in your neighborhood. 

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Your connection to exciting music, theater, dance, museums, restaurants, shops, and more! We make it easy to discover all the arts that make Greater Cincinnati an amazing place to live. 

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Join ArtsWave for amazing events throughout the year. Help us support the arts, have fun, and connect with friends and family.

Toast to the Arts: HalfCut

April 17, 2015 at 4pm

HalfCut, OTR

Pint Night for ArtsWave: Get a hand-painted pint glass or growler by a local artist. From 4pm-10pm, $1 from any draft beer ordered will be donated to ArtsWave. From 4-7pm, artist Pam Kravetz will be painting pint glasses! Upon purchase of a $5 blank pint glass, you can have Pam design a custom pint just for you! Portions of these proceeds will also go to benefit ArtsWave.


Amazing Arts Race

April 18, 2015

Register today! In a creative scavenger hunt inspired by the hit reality TV series The Amazing Race, teams of young professionals race to complete a series of arts challenges in Downtown Cincinnati and beyond. During the race, teams will test their knowledge of the arts, identifying landmarks, answering trivia questions and making art themselves. Prizes will go to the top 3 teams with random prize drawings throughout the day. “The Amazing Arts Race is a great opportunity for young professionals to not only have fun discovering art and arts organizations around town, but to also meet other involved YPs!" says Dan Zibton, GE Aviation employee and ArtsWave Young Professionals Committee member. Creativity is as important as speed in this fun, challenging, and unique race.


Toast to the Arts: New Riff Distillery

April 23, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm

New Riff Distillery & Event Center

Bathtub Gin Party! Join us in the Tower Room and Terrace for a gin-soaked happy hour benefitting ArtsWave. You'll enjoy 3 refreshing cocktails featuring our award-winning Kentucky Wild Gin plus light bites and music.


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ArtsWave offers several different types of grants to organizations that are creating community through the arts. Learn more about the eligibility requirements, application process, and reporting.