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#ILoveTheArts Kickoff Weekend

In celebration of the 2021 ArtsWave Campaign, more than 50 Cincinnati region arts venues, businesses and other buildings lit up in "ArtsWave red" the weekend of Valentine's Day. Participating venues spanned from Devou Park all the way up to Oxford and everywhere in between. You can see how some of the red-lit buildings looked here.

Meanwhile, audiences tuned in to see performances from Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Queen City Cabaret and artists from the Red Light Jazz Room project.

Photo Contest Winners

Those who explored the red-lit buildings and shared their photos on social media were entered into the #ILoveTheArts Photo Contest. Thank you to everyone who participated! A panel of expert judges representing FotoFocus, Cincinnati Art Museum, CityBeat and the Contemporary Arts Center reviewed nearly 100 submissions (you can see them all here) before selecting the winner from among several finalists. Congratulations to Andrea Ulreich, who submitted the winning photo!

Winner:

11 Andrea Lauren - FB - American Sign Museum 2
Submitted by Andrea Ulreich

First Runner-up:

24 dashjde on IG - Fountain Square
Submitted by J.D. Ellis

Second Runner-up:

84 Andra Cagle - direct - CAM
Submitted by Andra Cagle

Honorable Mentions:

52 Seth Arnold -itsethryan on ig - Findlay Market
Submitted by Seth Ryan

89 Andra Cagle - direct - Playhouse 2
Submitted by Andra Cagle

39 Jeff Vuotto - jeffvuotto - IG - CAM steps
Submitted by Jeff Vuotto