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ArtsWave Event

From 7 to 10 p.m. on January 30, visit popular arts and culture venues to see specially designed luminaria that will mark a path to their entrances. A fleet of drones will be sent to capture aerial video of the locations, and the arts sector will be communicating via social media using the hashtag #ArtsUnite.

Arts organizations that receive project and operating support through the ArtsWave Campaign are excited to be part of a collective 2020 kick off. Over the past 70 years, ArtsWave has raised and invested $340 million for the arts throughout the Cincinnati region, which includes 15 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The ArtsWave Campaign provides indispensable funding for a portion of operating budgets for 44 arts organizations as well as many more project grants that bring the community together through the arts. In total, ArtsWave funding benefits more than 100 projects and organizations every year.

Cincinnati Art Museum’s Louis and Louise Dieterle Nippert Director Cameron Kitchin, explains the annual campaign’s importance: “Community investment made by ArtsWave is critically important to the Art Museum’s impact and reach on arts education and the vitality of our city — this funding is vital.”

Brendon Cull, Chief Operating Officer of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, the organization that produced BLINK®notes, “Without ArtsWave, BLINK wouldn’t have been able to put Cincinnati on the map, lighting up our region for our residents and the world to see.”

Jill McGruder, Chief Marketing Officer of Western & Southern and the 2020 ArtsWave Campaign Chair, adds, “All together, this campaign will enable nearly half a million arts experiences for youth and continue to build momentum for a prosperous, inclusive future for all our region’s residents. Join us as we illuminate great things this year.”

Organizations that will be illuminated for the ArtsWave Kick Off during the night of January 30 include:

·Art Academy of Cincinnati

1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202


Springfield Township Community Arts Center, 9158 Winton Road, Building B, Cincinnati, OH 45231

·ArtsWave, 20 E. Central Parkway, Suite 100, Cincinnati, OH 45202

·ArtWorks, 20 E. Central Parkway, Suite 100, Cincinnati, OH 45202

·ArtWorks – Camp Washington Mural – Campy Washington – 3025 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45231

·Artworks – A Perfect Day in College Hill – 6060 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 

·Daybreak – O’Bryonville – 2114 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208 

·Artworks – Queensgate Mural – Guardians of the City – 1011 W. 8thStreet, Cincinnati, OH 45203

·ArtWorks – Silverton Mural– All in this Story Together – 6906 Plainfield Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236

·ArtWorks – SpringfieldTownship Mural – Creatress – 9176 Winton Rd. 6906 Plainfield Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236

·Baker Hunt Arts & Cultural Center,

620 Greenup Street, Covington, KY 41011

·The Barn (Woman's Art Club Cultural Center)

6980 Cambridge Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45227

·Behringer-Crawford Museum

1600 Montague Road, Covington, KY 41011

·Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theatre

Bi-Okoto Cultural Center, 5601 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213

·The Carnegie

1028 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY 41011

·The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum

3738 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226

·Central Business District Arts Megapath – Contemporary Arts Center, Aronoff Center for the Arts, and arts around Fountain Square/3CDC

·The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227

·Cincinnati Arts Association at Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Cincinnati Arts Association at Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Cincinnati Art Museum

953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Cincinnati Ballet

1555 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45214

·Cincinnati Landmark Productions at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, 801 Matson Place, Cincinnati, OH 45204

·Cincinnati Landmark Productions at Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238

·Cincinnati Landmark Productions at Madcap Education Center

3064 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211

·Cincinnati Museum Center

1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203

·Cincinnati Music Accelerator

33 E 13th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Cincinnati Opera at Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Cincinnati Pops Orchestra at Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Otto M. Budig Theater, 1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

·City Gospel Mission

1805 Dalton Ave., Cincinnati OH 45214

·Clifton Cultural Arts Center

2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati OH, 45219

·Contemporary Arts Center (tentative)

44 East 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Elementz, 1640 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

1127 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Fitton Center for Creative Arts

101 South Monument Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45011

·Friends of Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Kennedy Heights Arts Center

6546 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213

·Kennedy Heights Arts Center Lindner Annex

6620 Montgomery Road, Unit 2

Cincinnati, OH 45213

·Know Theatre of Cincinnati

1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Learning Through Art, Inc.

St. Aloysius, 4721 Reading Road, Suite 310, Cincinnati, OH 45237

·Manifest Creative Research Gallery

2727 Woodburn Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206

·Manifest Drawing Center

·656 E McMillan Street

Cincinnati, OH 45206

·The May Festival at Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Melodic Connections at Melodic Connections Studio, 6940 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

·Memorial Hall

1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

·National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 Freedom Way

Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Nrityarpana School of Performing Arts (NSPA)

9076 Cox Road, West Chester Twp., OH 45011

·Oxford Community Arts Center

10 South College Ave, Oxford OH 45056

·OTR Arts Megapath – Music Hall (Cincinnati Arts Association, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, The May Festival, Friends of Music Hall), Memorial Hall/3CDC, Washington Park arts/3CDC, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Ensemble Theatre, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Artworks, ArtsWave)

·Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum

1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013

·School for Creative and Performing Arts

108 W Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Visionaries + Voices

3841 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223

·Wave Pool

2940 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

·Weston Art Gallery

650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

·Women Writing for (a) Change

6906 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236

·Wyoming Fine Arts Center

322 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, OH 45215

For more information on where to visit January 30, go

To support the 2020 ArtsWave Community Campaign, Follow the Campaign on social media, @ArtsWave and #ArtsUnite, #BacktheArts #ForwardtheFuture #ArtsWaveDays and #CincySings.

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