Jill E. Dunne

May 2024 Newsletter

Dear Followers of the Yellow Brick Road,

Spring has sprung, so grab your ruby slippers and join us for upcoming ArtWorks events.

Our first Wet Paint of 2024 is this Thursday night, May 9, at the 21c Museum Hotel! This artist talk is free, fun, and inspiring – as Apprentices and year-round Mural and Photo/Video Studio Artists share details on their projects.

And more this week: the Emerald City has nothing on the Price Hill Branch Library on Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join us and the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library for a dedication of the new outdoor public artwork by Michael Coppage titled "Off to See the Wizard." The ArtWorks' team coordinated the call to artists, leading to this great result.

But don't forget that ArtWorks Public Walking Tours are just a heel-click away! Buy your tickets now for downtown and OTR tours on select Saturdays from June through November.

And mark your calendars for Sunday, June 23, 1– 4 p.m., when we will honor our new Cuban Cultural Mural in true Cuban style, with lively festivities and the chance to hear from the artist behind this vibrant work, Jorge Rodriguez Diez.

Remember: There's no place like ArtWorks!

Senior Director, Marketing & Communications, ArtWorks

Events & Opportunities

Wet Paint featuring

Jaylin Monet Stewart

Thursday, May 9, 6–7:30 p.m.

21c Museum Hotel

609 Walnut Street

Connect with the artists that make our city vibrant at this quarterly event series that offers a behind-the-scenes look at our projects.

Get to know featured artist Jaylin Monet Stewart (pictured) and hear from ArtWorks’ talented team of Spring Apprentices, Mural Studio Artists, and Photo & Video Studio Artists.

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Lavender Balm: Expressions of Queer Resistance Opening

Friday, May 31, 5–7 p.m.

ArtWorks V2 Gallery

929 E. McMillan Street

Guided by Artist Barry Lee from Atlanta, Georgia, a group of Gallery Fellows ages 16-24 exhibit vibrant artworks that delve into the realm of vulnerability, exploring profound internal themes rooted in lived experiences. 

Free and open to the public. Works are for sale with proceeds going directly to the artists.

Learn more

Take a Spring Mural Tour

Explore the #1 City for Street Art (USA Today 2024 10Best Readers Awards) with a mural tour!

Tickets are on sale now for walking tours in Over-the-Rhine and downtown, running from June to November. Brewery mural tours are also on the horizon!

Private tours for Corporate Outings, Team Building, Schools, Tourist Groups, and Reunions are also available. Contact Development Director Dominique Khoury Sutton at dominique@artworkscincinnati.org to book a private tour.

Book a Tour

Sawdust extended for Cincy Knows Best x 513 Day Fest

Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12

11 a.m.–7 p.m.

ArtWorks V2 Gallery, 929 E. McMillan

ArtWorks is extending its Sawdust exhibition to provide access to the public on Saturday and Sunday during the Cincy Knows Best x 513 Day Festival in Walnut Hills! The festival celebrates the city's history, culture, and diversity by showcasing local talent in five areas: art, music, history, culture, and cuisine. 

Artist-in-Residence Jim Tucker will lead community artmaking activities each day.

Learn More

ArtWorks' Photo & Video Studio Accepting Community Partners

We recently expanded ArtWorks creative enterprise offerings to include a Photography & Videography Studio. Now, community partners can hire us for their photo and video needs, including:

  • Portrait photography
  • Event photography/videography
  • Video/photo services for products and services
  • Lens-based business campaign assets for social media (i.e., Reels)
  • Styling services
Request a Photo or Video Project

ArtWorks in the News

Best of Cincinnati Arts & Culture | CityBeat

Walnut Hills battles food desert amid development boom | Enquirer (cincinnati.com)

See the top projects in Cincinnati's Walnut Hills coming in 2024 | Enquirer (cincinnati.com)

Things to Do in Cincinnati, Ohio, From Baseball to Bourbon |matadornetwork.com

ArtWorks photo studio to train young artists | Business Courier (bizjournals.com)

The Seeds of Change Grow in Walnut Hills | Realm Cincinnati

What to Do in Cincinnati: Uncover the Amazing Gems | msn.com

FotoFocus Announces Over Projects and Venues in 2024 |FotoFocus Biennial

Artists lean into social media |soapboxmedia.com

Albee arch, historic murals: What will be in new convention center? | Enquirer (cincinnati.com) Cincinnati's Blink art, festival expanding to Newport, Ky. | Business Courier (bizjournals.com) 10 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (April 26-28) | citybeat.com

BLINK to expand to Newport, further into Covington| Movers & Makers (moversmakers.org) Connecting our region via light and color | Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Cincinnati's colorful music history, Downtown economy | Enquirer (cincinnati.com)

HighGrain Brewing sets opening date | Enquirer (cincinnati.com)

Northern Kentucky business teams up with Artworks for 2 new murals | Local12.com Corporex, Artworks collaborate on breathtaking murals at Ovation | NKyTribune

Corporex and ArtWorks Collaborate on Murals at Ovation | spectrumnews1.com

Documentary Married to Comics

at the Esquire

Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m.

Join the Esquire Theatre for a special event showing of Married to Comics, a film featuring ArtWorks alumnus Justin Green. The film offers a rare glimpse into the life and art of two giants of autobiographical comics, who are also married. 

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