Have you overheard Shakespeare at the airport? Seen the Ballet in between bookcases at your local library? Enjoyed a symphony under the stars in a park? Taken your tots to Playhouse’s Off the Hill at your community arts center? You may not have known it, but that’s ArtsWave in Action.
While many arts organizations make their primary home in Cincinnati’s downtown core, they are also active with programming in communities throughout the region. ArtsWave helps facilitate this through a program called “ArtsWave Presents”. In the last few years alone, with special funds from the Schmidlapp Trusts and CVG, we brought arts programming from established arts groups into nearly 20 community venue partners as well as to travelers at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
By providing opportunities for people to experience the arts where they live, ArtsWave helps to ensure that the benefits of the arts reach everyone in our community. Many ArtsWave Presents programs are free or low-cost for audience members, and designed to appeal to people of all ages. ArtsWave works with its partners to select venues that are well-established as community gathering places, helping to build their brand and reputation. Through shared arts experiences, neighbors build stronger relationships with each other and community pride.