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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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    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.

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    CEO Reflections: Go. Share. Give. And Get... Employee Engagement Evolved

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Mar 09, 2018
    ArtsWave is taking a page from the playbooks of some of our corporate partners to find new ways of getting local families to engage with the arts.

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    Raise a Glass for the Arts this March

    posted by Spencer Mapes On Mar 09, 2018
    30+ restaurants, bars and breweries have rolled out specialty wine and cocktails, as well as the ArtsWave-Braxton MAKE WAVES! collaboration beer, to support the 2018 ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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    Celebrate with the 'Best of' the Region

    posted by Zach Moning On Mar 09, 2018
    This year, CityBeat's annual Best Of Cincinnati Celebration benefits ArtsWave. Join us to celebrate everything that makes our region amazing while supporting the arts.

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    CAALA Update: A Look Behind the Curtain

    posted by Randy Martinez On Mar 09, 2018
    Ahead of Cincinnati Black Theatre Company's production of "Dreamgirls," we sat down with LaCrea Burns, who stars as Effie White.

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    Get Active and Go 'Green'

    posted by Zach Moning On Mar 09, 2018
    ArtsWave Days continues with Get Active! this week and Shamrock Family Fun just in time for St. Paddy's Day.

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    Profiling the First Drops of the Ripple Effect

    posted by Zach Moning On Feb 23, 2018
    The February edition of Movers & Makers features a cover story all about the Ripple Effect—where it originated, how it works and why it's been instrumental to ArtsWave's organizational identity.

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    Discover the Community-Building Power of Song

    posted by Zach Moning On Feb 23, 2018
    The focus turns to music in the next two ArtsWave Days, with the Beer Choir Games on February 24 and Jazz, Gospel & Arts on March 3.