Public Art

The Mayor’s Mural Program

In 2007, former Mayor Mark Mallory did a city exchange in Philadelphia. Their mural program, which in 30 years has completed over 3,000 murals, both impressed and inspired him. When he got home, Mallory challenged ArtWorks to create a mural in each of Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods. We’re over half way there; 36 Cincinnati neighborhoods and 7 nearby cities proudly feature ArtWorks murals.


In 2014, for the first time ever, Mayor John Cranley declared the month of October “ArtWorks Mural Month” with an official proclamation! The proclamation ceremony kicked off a month long celebration which included the launch of our new Mural Tour program, numerous mural dedications, and several special events around the City. Check out our official proclamation below!




ArtWorks youth Apprentices have completed 101 murals in 36 Cincinnati neighborhoods and seven nearby cities.

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Mural Count

We’re well on our way to painting a mural in every one of Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods—and then some! If you find a bare wall in your neighborhood that’s the perfect canvas for a new mural, let us know.

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Thank You, Cincinnati

The City of Cincinnati challenged us to paint murals and still generously supports our mission to this day. Thank you, City of Cincinnati!

Take a tour

Click to download a map for self-guided walking tours of Downtown, OTR and Northern Kentucky or click here to learn more about our mural tours.