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  • Melodic Connections

    Melodic Connections making meaningful music across Greater Cincinnati

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Mar 08, 2016
    From LUMENOCITY to Riverbend to Clifton, Melodic Connections is doing just as its name implies — making meaningful and musical connections between its musicians and their community. We caught up with development director Lynn Migliara and executive director and co-founder Betsey Zenk Nuseibeh to learn more about Melodic Connections and see what’s coming up on the group’s calendar.

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    Free art for all during the 30th Macy's Arts Sampler

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Feb 08, 2016
    People can enjoy free art performances and activities all over Greater Cincinnati on February 27 and 28 during the 30th Macy's Arts Sampler, presented by ArtsWave.

  • Macy's Arts Sampler returns for 30th year

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Dec 28, 2015
    Macy’s Arts Sampler presented by ArtsWave returns February 27 and 28, celebrating its 30th year connecting Greater Cincinnati residents with the amazing arts opportunities offered in our region.

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    ArtsWave receives $35,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Dec 09, 2015
    ArtsWave will start a Creative Placemaking Network in Greater Cincinnati thanks to a $35,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts. This grant is one of just 18 made to local arts agencies around the country for supporting public engagement in the arts in this funding round.

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    Letters Home: How arts are helping families heal

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Nov 24, 2015
    The Cincinnati Arts Association brings into focus a different aspect of troops serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with the presentation of "Letters Home" at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. The production brings to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East and is part of the Cincinnati Arts Association's Arts in Healing Program, which is supported by an ArtsWave strategic partnership grant.

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    Pyramid Hill: Marriage of Art and Nature

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Nov 11, 2015
    Director of Park Operations Shaun Higgins took a few moments away from readying Pyramid Hill for the annual Holiday Lights on the Hill to chat with us about this unique area destination.

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    Four Ways The Aronoff Center for the Arts has Made an Impact

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Oct 27, 2015
    The Aronoff Center for the Arts' 20th Anniversary is the perfect time to reflect on the region's growth and how the arts make downtown Cincinnati a destination. Here's four ways the Aronoff Center has made an impact on our region.

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    Art in the Park Returns August 23

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Aug 03, 2015
    ArtsWave and the Cincinnati Reds are teaming up for the third annual ‘Art in the Park’ day on Sunday, Aug. 23. Fans can experience music, dance, theater and hands-on art activities in the Kroger Fan Zone for 90 minutes before the 1:10 game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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    NewCo Cincinnati Showcase Innovation and the Arts

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jul 27, 2015
    NewCo Cincinnati highlighted the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit of the region, including the creative energy of local arts organizations.

  • STEM to STEAM

    Full STEAM Ahead!

    posted by Cecilia Long On Jun 23, 2015
    At first glance, the field of engineering, the natural sciences, technology, and mathematics may seem to have little to do with a discussion about arts education. Yet one local organization is changing the way our community educates our students by embracing an attitude of collaboration across these fields in a practical way.

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    Connecting Schools to the Arts: ArtsWave and the Lazurus Fund

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jun 09, 2015
    The arts fuel creativity and learning, encouraging the development of important 21st century skills like critical thinking, collaboration, and self-discipline. Yet, in the current climate of arts and education funding, many children in underserved communities lack equitable access to arts programming that could enhance their learning experience. In the spring of 2015, ArtsWave embarked on a project to bridge the gap between the arts and underserved schools with special support from the Gladys and Ralph Lazarus Fund and Ladislas and Vilma Segoe Family Foundation.

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    Cincinnati King features Queen City history

    posted by Rebecca Calkin & Cecelia Long On May 26, 2015
    The arts can play a powerful role in uncovering and celebrating our shared history. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is bringing a new, uniquely Cincinnati story to our region with Cincinnati King, a new play about the legendary King Records.

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    Cincinnati Bell Steps Up to the Plate

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On May 12, 2015
    This ArtsWave partner company has seen amazing growth its ArtsWave campaign over the past two years. What's the secret to their success?

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    Profile: ArtsWave YP Committee Co-Chairs

    posted by Stefanie Lehmann On Apr 14, 2015
    Paul Tomich and Gwen Kirles are co-chairs of the ArtsWave Young Professionals (YP) committee. This advisory group is comprised of more than 40 committed young professionals, ages 21 to 40, looking to get more involved and invested in Cincinnati’s vibrant arts community

  • Art in the Park Snow Queen Ballet

    Play Ball! ArtsWave and the Cincinnati Reds Team Up for the Arts

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Mar 24, 2015
    ArtsWave and the Cincinnati Reds have teamed up to support the arts with special ticket promotions and unique engagement activities like Art in the Park.

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    Seven Amazing Workplace Engagement Stories

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Mar 10, 2015
    Sometimes creating community through the arts starts in a cubicle or cafeteria. We love the creative and engaging activities that companies create as part of their ArtsWave workplace campaigns.

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    Soul-sounding voices rock for the arts

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Mar 10, 2015
    What's it like to be a part of a company Sing Off event? Our friends at Duke Energy shared this story that shows how CincySings brings employees together.

  • Free Arts with Macy’s

    posted by Rebecca Calkin On Feb 24, 2015
    Each year, Macy’s steps up to provide the entire region with a very special gift--ArtsWave’s Signature Event, Macy’s Arts Sampler.

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    ArtsWave Announces Strategic Partnership with LISC and Five Place Matters Neighborhoods

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    ArtsWave announces a new strategic initiative in partnership with LISC Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to support arts activities in five Place Matters neighborhoods in the coming year. ArtsWave will award $45,000 in grants to LISC’s designated community revitalization organizations in Avondale, Covington, Madisonville, Price Hill, and Walnut Hills. Each Place Matters neighborhood will use the funds to contract with arts organizations supported by ArtsWave or to support activities that include community-building arts programs.

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    Residential Volunteers

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    For more than 35 years, a special group of volunteers, the Residential Division, have helped get the word out to neighbors and friends with a letter campaign.