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Cincinnati Loves Arts! - August Free Arts

Cincinnati is known for some amazing things: tasty ice cream and chilli, baseball, and the arts! Our region has so many opportunities to experience the arts--find a few below that are fun and FREE!

FEATURED

A Mid(week) Summer Night's Dream. Join ArtsWave, Enjoy the Arts, and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center on August 6th for an evening of Shakespeare for FREE! Add just $10 to your admission price to join ArtsWave's and Enjoy the Arts' Young Professionals at the event for Graeter's Ice Cream, refreshments, and accesss to VIP seating. 

MUSIC

LumenoCity is back on August 1-3. No tickets? No worries! You can enjoy this amazing performance on the radio, on TV, at Fountain Square, or at Riverbend. Stop by LumenoCity Village to see free arts performances in the gazebo and to help us paint "One-City Flags" at the ArtsWave booth!

Boogie down at Devou Park. August is your last chance to hear the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra as part of their Summer Series! Get your Latin pop and crossover fix at "Oye Como Va" on August 2. Or enjoy some classic, very recognizable tunes at "Anderson, Hayman & Mancini: POPS, Inc" on August 30. Admission is free, though a $5.00 per person donation is suggested.

Check out free live music almost every night on Fountain Square, Washington Park, or at Party in the Park.

The last concert in the CCO Summer Series at Burnet Woods is Thursday, August 7. Drop by at 6:30pm for the opening acts, including dance and choral music. The CCO will start their concert at 8pm.

VISUAL ART

Love museums? You can always visit the Taft Museum of Art for free on Sundays (thanks to Western & Southern Financial Group). Or, hear free live music in the Taft Museum garden every Saturday from 1-3pm. Want something more modern? The Contemporary Arts Center has free admission (thanks to Macy's) on Monday nights from 5-9pm. 

Looking for something a little more risque'? Check out Manifest Gallery's newest exhibits starting on August 15. With a Regional Sculpture Showcase, a show with figurative works featuring the human form, and Perceptual Painters, Manifest Gallery provides a new, unique, and captivating art experience. 

THEATRE

Summer Shakespeare! Cincinnati Shakespeare Company brings another round of free Shakespeare in the Park performances to Greater Cincinnati. Check the schedule to see when CSC will be in your neighborhood.

Coming Soon - Wednesdays mean free live theatre at Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Read more about the radical and revolutionary "Welcome Experiment."

See the next generation of performers at The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati. The STAR program showcase will be held Saturday August 2nd from 12:30pm - 6:30pm  Sunday August 3rd from 1pm – 7pm.  Each of the five one-act comedy, drama, musical, mystery, or revues will be under an hour in length. The five different groups will rotate in and out of the two performance spaces using a brief intermission between the one-acts.

ARTS OF ALL KINDS

3CDC, with help from Enjoy the Arts, presents the OTR performs series in Washington Park this summer. August perfomances include Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and a special performance from Over the Rhine in Over the Rhine! It’s each Sunday from 6pm-8pm, and the list of performances is here.

Family fun with puppets! Madcap Puppets is hosting a Family Puppet Workshop on Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at their Glenmore studio. The puppets created will be part of a Westwood Art Show and parade on September 13. To get your family involved email John at:  j.lewandowski@madcappuppets.com .

Clermont County residents and visitors: visit the Community Park Performance Pavilion for Miami Township's Summer Concert Series. Enjoy some shakespeare on August 3 and music from the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra on August 10. 

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts hosts the 13th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair. Local artists will be on hand to display and sell their original works at this outdoor event. Mixed media will include: pottery, jewelry, enamel painted iron tiles, woodworks, oils, water colors, graphic art, fiber art, acrylics, photography, and ceramics. 

Want more info on free art? Follow ArtsWave on Facebook and Twitter to see more updates on free arts events throughout the summer.

#SUMMERinCincy - July Free Arts

Summer is heating up! Chill out with friends and family at some of these cool free arts events. 

Make history and break a world record! On July 24 at 6pm, head over to Fountain Square and help break the Guinness World Record for Salsa Dancing. It'll take 2000 people to break the record, so bring the whole family for a fun evening of dancing!

Celebrate Independence Day early and hear the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra chamber music series at Burnet Woods on July 3, 2014 at 6pm on the Burnet Woods Lake. Featuring performances from CCM, Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, and CCO Brass Quintet, plus a free fireworks show!

Free performances from amazing symphony orchestras! The Cincinnati Symphony & Pops Orchestra will be at the Fayette County Fairgrounds on July 14 and in Forest Park, OH on July 18. Find out more here. Or head over to the beautiful Devou Park on July 12 for Circus Devou Deux ($5 suggested donation) with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Circus Mojo. 

Looking for family arts fun? Price Hill Will is hosting an afternoon filled with family-friendly arts activities: The Warsaw Arts Festival on July 26. Have a blast at this free event, including a MYCincinnati Orchestra concert, Bucket Drumming classes and demonstrations, participatory art activities, food, and more. 

3CDC, with help from Enjoy the Arts, presents the OTR performs series in Washington Park this summer. Performances include the Cincinnati Opera, yp/CC and MUSE Women's Chorus, concert:nova, Bi-okoto, and more! It’s each Sunday from 6pm-8pm, and the list of performances is here. There's also free music almost every night on Fountain Square, Washington Park, or at Party in the Park.

Cutting edge new art at Manifest Gallery. Master Pieces, an exhibit featuring works students working toward terminal degrees in art or design, opens on July 11. Find out more here

Love museums? You can always visit the Taft Museum of Art for free on Sundays (thanks to Western & Southern Financial Group), including a special family fun day, Muy Caliente, on July 20. Or, hear free live music in the Taft Museum garden every Saturday from 1-3pm. Want something more modern? The Contemporary Arts Center has free admission (thanks to Macy's) on Monday nights from 5-9pm. 

Wednesdays have never been so fun! Clifton Cultural Arts Center's Wednesdays on the Green series has an eclectic mix of free live music. Check out the full schedule for more information. 

Starting in August, Wednesdays will also mean free live theatre at Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Read more about the radical and revolutionary "Welcome Experiment."

Save-the-date - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company brings another round of free Shakespeare in the Park performances to Greater Cincinnati. Check the schedule to see when CSC will be in your neighborhood.

Want more info on free art? Follow ArtsWave on Facebook and Twitter to see more updates on free arts events throughout the summer.

Shake Up Your Summer - June 2014 Free Arts

The weather is getting warmer. Days are getting brighter. Summer is here! Yes, summer means spending time outdoors, seeing Reds games, and grilling out. But, summer also means more opportunities for the arts to bring people together.

ArtsWave is pleased to share news about several unique arts offerings in June that are completely free of charge. Read on …you’re sure to find something that you and your family will love. 

Break up your work week with some wonderful music on Wednesday nights. Clifton Cultural Arts Center's Wednesdays on the Green series has nine weeks of free live music, starting June 4. Check out the full schedule for more information.

Beautiful music and beautiful scenery! Hear the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra chamber music series at Burnet Woods on June 5, 2014, July 3, 2014, and August 7, 2014 at 8pm on the Burnet Woods Bandstand.

3CDC, with help from Enjoy the Arts, presents the OTR performs series in Washington Park this summer. Performances include the Cincinnati Opera, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, yp/CC and MUSE Women's Chorus, concert:nova, Bi-okoto, and more! It’s each Sunday from 6pm-8pm, and the list of performances is here.

See tomorrow's stars perform at the Covedale Center for the Arts. The CYPT Prep - Drama Workshop Showcase will be held Friday, June 13, 2014 at 3pm.

Join the Cincinnati Children’s Choir for the Queen City Children's Choir Festival Concerta special, national choral festival on the beautiful University of Cincinnati CCM campus. The non-competitive festival will focus on a supportive, sharing environment under the direction of CCC Managing Artistic Director, Robyn Lana, and guest artist/composer, Jim Papoulis. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3pm at the Patricia Corbett Theatre at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Love museums? You can always visit the Taft Museum of Art for free on Sundays (thanks to Western & Southern Financial Group), or hear free live music in the Taft Museum garden every Saturday from 1-3pm. Want something more modern? The Contemporary Arts Center has free admission (thanks to Macy's) on Monday nights from 5-9pm. 

Variety is the Spice of Life - May Free Arts

It’s easy to fall into a rut in our busy, day-to-day lives: everything from having the same dinners over and over again (sigh), to packing up the car and enjoying the same outings. There’s nothing wrong with having your favorites, but why not consider changing things up this month and trying something new with family or friends? 

ArtsWave is pleased to share news about several unique arts offerings in May that are completely free of charge. Read on …you’re sure to find something that’s great fit for you.  

Cincinnati Ballet 
Cincy Dances in Washington Park
Washington Park, Wednesday, May 21st at Noon
cballet.org/Washington%20Park%20Dance 

 

Queen City Chamber Opera  
Open dress rehearsal for Die Walküre, Act 1 with the Wagner Society of Cincinnati
Arts Center at Dunham (1945 Dunham Way, 45238) Thursday, May 22nd at 8:00 pm

Free event but registration requested: email isaac.selya@gmail.com with subject “Walküre Open Dress.” walkure.brownpapertickets.com

 

MYCincinnati Children’s Orchestra Concert 
Collaborative Student Concert with MYCincinnati 
Three Rivers School (56 Cooper Rd. Cleves, OH 45002) Saturday, May 24th at 5:00 p.m.
Joint concert featuring local students joined by those from Dayton, Lexington, Chicago, and Cleveland participating in programs inspired by El Sistema, the renowned Venezuelan youth orchestra program that uses music as a vehicle for social change.  
facebook.com/events/1430292110560884
Laura Jekel, MYCincinnati Director 
laura@pricehillwill.org or 513-251-3800 x106


V+V@21C 
Participants create a Memory Map of the 50 United States
21C Hotel & Museum (609 Walnut Street, 45202) Sunday, May 18 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Artist/teacher Braxton Thomas will be helping students study images of 1-2 states, then draw their selected states from memory. At the end, pieces come together in a collaborative work depicting the entire country. Metropole will feature specials on their crafty cocktails and are offering $1 off draft beers for class attendees. 
www.21cmuseumhotels.com/cincinnati/visit/calendar/event/visionaries-voices-art-class-2/
Michael Hurst, 21c Museum Coordinator
mhurst@21cmuseum.org  or 513.578.6642 

Build the Wave: Give $10, Tell 10 Friends

In just six days, ArtsWave will announce the results of the 2014 Community Campaign.

Here's some insider information... we are SO CLOSE to our goal of $12 million. Thanks to friends like you, we are almost there - the biggest campaign we've ever had.

BUT... we're not there yet.  And we need one last effort by everyone to make it.

We know many of you have already made your gift - THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Would you consider giving just $10 more?  And asking 10 people to give $10 too?  Your actions could create a wave of giving at the last moment that makes all the difference.

If everyone receiving this message gives just $10 more, we'll make our goal.   The beauty of this community campaign has always been that it is made up of tens of thousands of people - just like you - giving what they can to make our community an amazing place to live.  

Your extra $10 helps connect neighbors at their local arts centers.  $100 from ten of your friends brings arts into schools to help students succeed.  It all adds up to $12 million invested in more than 100 arts organizations across the Greater Cincinnati region.

To sweeten the deal, if you give online between now and Monday, April 21st at Noon, you'll be entered into a raffle drawing for either 2 tickets to the Cincinnati Ballet OR 4 tickets to a Cincinnati Symphony Lollipops Concert.

Please, if you believe in the impact of the arts in our community, click here to give $10 today. And then, please forward this email to 10 people and ask them to join you. 

Thanks for believing in the power of the arts to change our community.  


Sincerely,

Your Determined Wave-Catchers and Friends at ArtsWave

 

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