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Wellness and the Arts

Studies show that integrating the arts into treatment plans can improve overall health outcomes. In fact, every healthcare system in the Cincinnati region incorporates the arts in some way. Here's how ArtsWave embraces the health and wellness benefits of the arts.


Arts4Wellness was a live, socially-distanced wellness program with creative flair offered each month to keep us healthy and hopeful throughout 2021. Events included Yoga at FC Cincinnati's new TQL Stadium, a behind-the-scenes look at how film industry insiders manage stress, healthy cooking with jazz musicians at Findlay market and more. 

ArtsWave Pass members received no-cost access to all  Arts4Wellness events, plus complimentary tickets, merchandise, dining deals and more from partners across the region.


The arts improve mental health

A study of 80,000 adults in the U.S. and U.K. shows that just 30 minutes of active arts activities daily may lower anxiety and depression and increase life satisfaction.


Thanks to a partnership with the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, ArtsWave is a founding sponsor of Cincinnati Arts Association's Arts in Healing Initiative. The program, which began in 2015, integrates performing and visual arts in medical and community healthcare settings, using the arts to enhance health and well-being. Arts in Healing's offers music, visual arts, movement, theater and drumming experiences with therapeutic benefit for patients, caregivers and families. Participating healthcare partners include Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Hospice of Cincinnati, TriHealth Day Treatment, Trihealth Oncology Treatment Centers, Ohio Veterans Home and UC Medical Center.

Click here to learn more about Arts in Healing.

ArtsWave thanks
for helping to support this initiative.