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Macy's Arts Sampler

Macy's Arts Sampler is ArtsWave's FREE arts festival across the Greater Cincinnati region. Discover the arts that make Cincinnati amazing with free theater, music, dance, crafts, museum tours, and more. This annual event is generously sponsored by our friends at Macy's. #Sampler2015

Thank you to everyone who helped to make Macy's Arts Sampler 2015 a success! Check back here this fall for more information about Macy's Arts Sampler 2016. 


MacysArtsSamplerLogoRedMacy's Arts Sampler returned in 2015 for one weekend, March 7 & 8, with free art all across our region.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - Art All Around

Explore the newly renovated Education Center at the Cincinnati Art Museum or peruse the Taft Museum of Art's permanent collection in between performances in Luther Hall. Catch local musicians and bands at three Campbell County Public Libraries or indulge in a variety of offerings at community art centers in Fairfield, Hamilton (The Fitton Center), Oxford, Kennedy Heights, Wyoming, and more. Saturday's programming culminates with the 3rd annual Greater Cincinnati Choral Consortium Sampler Concert, this year featuring over a dozen local choirs performing a few selections each. 2015 participants include:

  • Cincinnati Boychoir
  • Cincinnati Children's Choir
  • Cincinnati Men's Chorus
  • Clermont Festival Chorale
  • COR Music Project featuring Corryville Catholic Elementary Choir
  • Forest-Aires Women's Chorus
  • MUSE: Cincinnati Women's Chorus
  • Musica Sacra
  • NKU Vocal Corps (NKY Music Prep)
  • Northern Kentucky Community Chorus
  • Southern Gateway Chorus
  • Voices of the Commonwealth
  • Young Professional's Choral Collective

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - Music Hall Open House

Spend the afternoon at Cincinnati Music Hall and enjoy self-guided tours of this beloved historic landmark, performances, face-painting, and hands-on arts activities for all ages. Programming will be offered throughout the entire building, from the Ballroom to Corbett Tower to Springer Auditorium. And who knows, you might even stumble across surprise programming or your favorite storybook character in the lobby and hallways! Featured performing groups throughout the day include:

  • Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
  • Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
  • Cincinnati Harper's Robin
  • Jonathan Heart
  • Taft Museum of Art Education Department
  • Contemporary Arts Center Education Department
  • Visionaries + Voices
  • MYCincinnati Youth Orchestra
  • My Nose Turns Red
  • Weavers' Guild of Cincinnati
  • Nat Chaitkin, Bach & Boombox
  • Pones, Inc.
  • Pattie Purnell, Silhouette Artist
  • Sakura Chorus
  • School House Symphony

This open-house festival concludes with a special joint concert, "Fairytale Favorites," sponsored by Dewey's Pizza, featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, and the May Festival Chorus, and including selections from Hansel & Gretel, The Nutcracker, and even the witches from MacBeth.  Kids of all ages are encouraged to come dressed as their own favorite fairytale or storybook characters!

Get the new 2015 Macy’s Arts Sampler App for iPhone or Android!

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