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How the Arts Make An Impact

Check here for new blog posts, podcasts and more that point to how the arts make an impact on our community. 

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    CEO Reflections: A Meal, a Bridge and the Arts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jun 29, 2018
    The arts uniquely bond us. In mid-June, hundreds gathered to celebrate each other and what we as a region can do together.

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    CAALA Connects: Firalei Báez's 'To See Beyond'

    posted by Janice Liebenberg On Jun 29, 2018
    'To See Beyond' at Contemporary Arts Center is a re-animation of the beautiful complexity of being Afro-Latina by Firelei Báez.

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    CEO Reflections: Summer's in Session!

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jun 15, 2018
    As summer heats up, the arts are offering more than ever to attract local and out-of-town visitors to Cincinnati.

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    Art in the Park Returns to Great American Ball Park

    posted by Zach Moning On Jun 15, 2018
    Reds fans were treated to performances by Bi-Okoto, My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus, the Cincinnati Pops and ArtsWave CincySings champions Harmony of Hearts from Western & Southern.

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    ArtsWave Pride...Growing Excitement

    posted by Amanda McDonald On Jun 15, 2018
    ArtsWave Pride, the newest networking and communications group for ArtsWave donors, has had unprecedented growth in its first year.

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    Cincinnati: On the Map Through Its Arts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jun 01, 2018
    Any way you look at it, leveraging Cincinnati’s arts assets is smart for our economy and a quick return on investment.

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    And the Winner Is...

    posted by Zach Moning On Jun 01, 2018
    During 2018's ArtsWave Days, brought to you by Macy's, participants in ArtsWave Rewards were offered the chance to win a grand prize: a Cincy Arts Staycation. Now, we have a winner!

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    CAALA Connects: Rochelle Riley at the Freedom Center

    posted by Randy Martinez On Jun 01, 2018
    Award-winning columnist Rochelle Riley will be at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on June 7 to discuss her book, "The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery."

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    CEO Reflections: BOARDway Bound Deepens Roots and Cultivates Arts Leadership

    posted by Alecia Kintner On May 18, 2018
    ArtsWave's BOARDway Bound program offers professional development for participants and a crop of skilled leaders for local arts nonprofits.

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    Fifteen Years of Fringe

    posted by Zach Moning On May 18, 2018
    Cincinnati Fringe Festival, a production of Know Theatre of Cincinnati, celebrates its 15th anniversary of showcasing the weirder side of theater.

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    How to Be a Real Artist

    posted by Zach Moning On May 18, 2018
    A new project offers official certification to young artists. The only prerequisite is that they make art.

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    From Karaoke to Carrying the Hallelujah

    posted by Zach Moning On May 18, 2018
    Jim Beltz, Assistant VP, Sr. CL Business Analyst Manager at Fifth Third Bank, has a not-so-hidden talent for singing. Through an ArtsWave CincySings event, that talent is now taking him to the stage of Music Hall.

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    CEO Reflections: Teens Tackle Tough Issues Through the Arts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On May 04, 2018
    On the surface, the Cincinnati Boychoir and Elementz are quite different. However, both groups are challenging stereotypes to illuminate hope for a brighter future.

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    Arts-Infused Summer Camps

    posted by Zach Moning On May 04, 2018
    Spring seems to have barely arrived, but summer is already close on its heels. Our region has a wealth of arts-focused summer camps for kids — and some for adults!

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    The May Festival Explores Hallelujah

    posted by Randy Martinez On May 04, 2018
    One of Greater Cincinnati's oldest annual traditions returns this month, featuring a free community concert that will explore the expression 'Hallelujah.'

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    CEO Reflections: Dear Cincinnatian...

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Apr 20, 2018
    To keep our arts funded at the current level, we need to raise $12,250,000. We need to raise the last million before our campaign ends on Thursday, April 26.

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    CincySings Rocks Music Hall

    posted by Ryan Strand On Apr 20, 2018
    The fifth annual ArtsWave CincySings, brought to you by Accenture, featured 12 teams from 10 companies in the region's hottest sing-off.

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    Party on the Lawn of the Taft

    posted by Zach Moning On Apr 20, 2018
    The ArtsWave Days event series wraps this weekend with Block Party, with support from Frisch's Big Boy, at the Taft Museum of Art.

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    Make Waves and Play Ball!

    posted by Zach Moning On Apr 20, 2018
    Greater Cincinnati has baseball and arts woven into its fabric. That's why we're working with the Cincinnati Reds to give you ways to enjoy and support both at the same time.

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    CEO Reflections: 2nd Place for Arts Support?

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Apr 06, 2018
    The ArtsWave Community Campaign is the largest community arts fundraising campaign in the nation, but that hasn't always been the case — and our spot is not guaranteed.