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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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    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.

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    CCM Stages Showcase to Celebrate Sesquicentennial

    posted by Zach Moning On Apr 06, 2018
    The University of Cincinnati — College-Conservatory of Music is topping off a season-long celebration of their sesquicentennial with a once-in-a-lifetime showcase concert with both students and prestigious alumni.

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    Put Our Service to the Test

    posted by Zach Moning On Apr 06, 2018
    The next two ArtsWave Days are Be Our Guest Tea Parties, sponsored by Dewey's Pizza, and Art Walks, with support from Frisch's Big Boy.

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    CAALA Update: Classical Roots

    posted by Randy Martinez On Apr 06, 2018
    Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra explores an unwritten portion of Music Hall’s rich and diverse history in this year’s highly anticipated, one-night-only Classical Roots performance.

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    CEO Reflections: Marks on the Region through the Arts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Mar 23, 2018
    Each year, ArtsWave presents the Sachs Fund Prize to an individual who demonstrates outstanding achievement in the arts. This year's recipient was UC Dean Emeritus Jay Chatterjee.

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    Cincinnati Uses the Arts to Bridge Cultural Divides

    posted by Kathy DeBrosse On Mar 23, 2018
    89% of Cincinnatians agree that arts programs and events bring people together in our region. Here's how ArtsWave helps put that into action.

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    Music Hall Plus More

    posted by Zach Moning On Mar 23, 2018
    ArtsWave Days continues with a once-in-a-lifetime open house event at beautifully-renovated Music Hall and a family-friendly celebration of America's favorite pastime.