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How the Arts Make An Impact

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    7 Ways to Kick-Start Your Summer with the Arts

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On May 26, 2015
    From outdoor concerts to experimental theater festivals, summer in Cincinnati brings a host of opportunities to enjoy our region’s amazing arts scene with family and friends. Here are just a few upcoming highlights at the start of the summer season.

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    Cincinnati Fringe Festival Brings Together Artists, Community

    posted by Mike Boberg, Rebecca Bromels, Rebecca Calkin On May 12, 2015
    The Cincinnati Fringe Festival brings 150 artists, 45 productions, and over 170 performances to the Queen City each year. Performers from across the region and the globe look forward to this innovative and cutting-edge theatre festival to put new works in front of new audiences.

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    Five Stories that Moved Us This Year

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Apr 28, 2015
    At ArtsWave, we hear many stories from our arts partners about the impact they are having on the community. Here are five small stories that had a big impression on different members of our staff this year.

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    Behringer-Crawford Museum Helps Veterans Tell Their Stories

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Apr 28, 2015
    Nearly two dozen Northern Kentucky Vietnam veterans shared their memories, emotions, and stories for the exhibit Vietnam: Our Story.

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    Young Professionals’ Choral Collective Grows Deep Roots

    posted by Stefanie Lehmann On Apr 14, 2015
    A night filled with great food and drinks ending in a large group breaking out into song might typically be frowned upon in some Cincinnati establishments. However, when YPCC is there, it’s just a typical Tuesday night.

  • The Arts Put Cincinnati on the Map

    posted by Tom Williams On Mar 24, 2015
    Tom Williams, Chair of the 2015 ArtsWave Community Campaign, shares how the arts put Cincinnati on the map and transform our community.

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    5 Ways Clifton Cultural Arts Center Builds Neighborhood Pride

    posted by Emalene Benson On Mar 24, 2015
    Over the past five years, Clifton Cultural Arts Center has become an important hub of activity for the Clifton community. We asked Emmalene Benson, Programs and Office Coordinator, to share with us five ways that the CCAC is bringing neighbors and families together through the arts.

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    Pictures of Freedom

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Mar 10, 2015
    Picture Freedom has challenged young people across the country to explore what freedom and equality means to them, and to express their thoughts through art.

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    14 More Greater Cincinnati Free Arts Experiences

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Feb 24, 2015
    Has Macy's Arts Sampler left you wanting more arts experiences? Here are 14 additional opportunities to discover the amazing arts in our region for free.

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    MYCincinnati Builds Community in Price Hill

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Feb 24, 2015
    For 10 hours a week in Price Hill, young neighbors gather to study music. We asked MYCincinnati Program Director Laura Jekel to share how this program makes an impact on the community.

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    Confidence Boost: Young Artists Share a Bigger Stage

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Feb 10, 2015
    Tom Kent of Elementz Hip Hop Center for Youth shares how collaborations with other arts organizations has a positive effect on their young artists.

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    Five Collaborations Sparked by ArtsWave

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Feb 10, 2015
    By regularly convening arts leaders and staff from large and small organizations, ArtsWave serves as a hub for the development of collaborations, partnerships, and shared resources.

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    Tom Williams, 2015 Campaign Chair

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    The 2015 ArtsWave Community Campaign officially kicks off January 28, but a key group of volunteers led by Tom Williams has been hard at work for many months behind the scenes.

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    Volunteers, Ushers, and Docents Provide a Warm Welcome

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    Hundreds of volunteers serve as museum docents and theater ushers for local arts organizations. It's a great way to support the arts and connect with other people in our region.

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    25 Amazing Arts Stories from 2014

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    Throughout 2014, ArtsWave’s arts and community partners made an impact on our region, creating community through the arts. Here are just 25 of the amazing arts stories from this past year.

  • The Dentist and the Theater

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    How can a story about a dentist become a story about the arts? The relationship is strong between the arts and local businesses.

  • Very special arts

    posted by MIKE BOBERG On Jan 27, 2015
    For several years, ArtsWave has partnered with a number of arts organizations whose primary focus area is serving individuals with disabilities of all kinds (physical, mental, emotional). The impact of these "very special arts" groups extends beyond the individual artists they serve and into the broader community.

  • Thanks, Karen Bowman

    posted by ALECIA KINTNER On Jan 26, 2015
    A relative newcomer to Cincinnati, Karen Bowman joined the ArtsWave board in 2007, establishing herself as a key strategist at a time when a decades-old institution was at a critical juncture for transformational change.

  • Cincinnati Opera

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 26, 2015
    Cincinnati Opera is reaching out to new audiences and communities all over the region. Community and school tours provide people of all ages a chance to discover how this classic art form can bring us together.

  • May Festival Chorus

    posted by REBECCA CALKIN On Jan 26, 2015
    The May Festival Chorus draws its membership from all over the Tri-State and from all different backgrounds, bringing people together who might never otherwise have met, but who share a passion and dedication for vocal music. Over 100 men and women ages 18 to 70+ rehearse at least three hours each week from September through May to bring choral masterworks and new commissions to the region.