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The Hands that Built Our City

In Partnership with the City of Cincinnati & Duke Energy Convention Center. The Duke Energy Convention Center welcomes thousands of visitors each year and wants them all to know they’re in Cincinnati, a historically creative and industrious town. ... Read more

Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon

In Partnership with Cincinnati Nature Center. Martha, the last passenger pigeon, lived out her last days at the Cincinnati Zoo. Despite efforts to save what was once the most numerous bird species in America, Martha died in 1914. Almost one hundred ... Read more

Homecoming (Blue Birds)

Charley Harper, one of Cincinnati’s most accomplished and celebrated artists, studied and taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. It was there he met his wife Edie and they continued to make Cincinnati their home, starting a family and sharing an ... Read more

Fresh Harvest

This mural brings the essence of farming to a monumental scale. Inspired by the power of classical European paintings, the design shows dramatically lit produce on the verge of spilling out of a crate, fresh from the field.  The vibrant colors and ... Read more

The Golden Muse

This mural features a figurine from an 18th century mantle clock in the Taft Museum of Art's collection.  Encompassing the entire wall, the figure becomes a mythological music muse as the notes to Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man ... Read more

The Cobbler’s Apprentice Plays Ball

This mural was inspired by one of Cincinnati’s most treasured painters Frank Duveneck and one of his most beloved paintings,   “The Cobbler’s Apprentice.”  The artists reinterpreted the original painting with a twist by adding a baseball ... Read more

Cincinnati’s Table

This mural boasts a surreal composition, made up of delicacies, food, and fantastical imagery. Inspired by Dutch still life's, the mural is full of over-the-top detail and pays tribute to the culinary arts! Flying pigs complete the scene, bringing ... Read more

The Singing Mural

This mural is a fantastic ode to the Queen City’s rich arts and cultural legacy. Designed by nationally renowned artist and Cincinnati resident C. F. Payne, this cast of characters represents the community coming together in celebration of the ... Read more

Mr. Tarbell Tips His Hat

This mural features a true Cincinnati original, Jim Tarbell, dressed as Peanut Jim Shelton, the peanut vendor who famously served his customers wearing a tuxedo and top hat at the old Crosley Field and Riverfront Stadium. Here, Mr. Tarbell is ... Read more

What’s Happening Downtown

This mural speaks to the vibrancy of the Downtown community, where larger-than-life figures peer outside their windows to see what’s happening in the City around them. Architectural details are inspired by actual lintels and sills found in ... Read more

Riverside Vineyard

This is ArtWorks’ first landscape mural! The mural was inspired by a Godfrey Frankenstein painting at the Cincinnati Art Museum, portraying a scenic river valley landscape connecting Downtown to the natural beauty of this region.

On the Shoulders of Giants

This mural honors the tradition and legacy of service from the Cincinnati and Hamilton County police forces. The West facing wall is inspired by a historic image of a police officer with his sidekick, the first ever Cincinnati police dog.

The Face of the Arts

MuralWorks Public Art by ArtWorks Presented by UBS With support from City of Cincinnati P&G The H.B., E.W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts Fifth Third ... Read more

Canal at Vine Street Circa 1900

MuralWorks Public Art by ArtWorks Presented by UBS With support from City of Cincinnati P&G The H.B., E.W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts Thanks ... Read more

Tom Wesselmann, Still Life #60

The fourth mural in ArtWorks' Cincinnati Masters mural series, which celebrates the talents of internationally recognized artists from the Cincinnati area, shows Tom Wesselmann's Still Life #60, a billboard sized still life painting, composed of ... Read more

Dawn is Coming: Open Your Eyes

Designed in tandem with John Wedge, a former inmate who, with the help of the Re-Entry program of Hamilton County, transformed his life, the Justice Center Mural is a story portraying the triumph of the human spirit. From left to right, the ... Read more

Shine

Cleverly integrated within the architectural niches of the Duke Energy electric substation, this mural is composed of six beautifully painted antique lightbulbs; these nostalgic focal points allude to the identity of the building itself (Electric ... Read more

Self-Portrait, Elizabeth Nourse

Elizabeth Nourse was a Cincinnati native from Mt. Healthy, and a graduate of the McMicken School of Design, now known as the Art Academy of Cincinnati. After completing her education, Nourse was offered a teaching position at the art school, but did ... Read more

Armstrong

Astronaut Neil Armstrong is the subject of this mural located on Fifth Third Bank Headquarters, in the heart of Cincinnati’s Central Business District. The work of art was created by world-famous Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra, who ... Read more

Riverfront Rise

This mural was created in partnership with the Duke Energy Convention Center and like many of our installations at the Convention Center, this one continued the theme of “Cincinnati” and “The River”. The work of art showcases the Cincinnati ... Read more

We Need Education Not Violence

This mural was created in partnership with Christ Church Cathedral and is meant to capture the attention of the city and its citizens and serves as a large scale response to the issue of gun violence. It is intended to promote conversations on how ... Read more

Cincinnati Toy Heritage

Cincinnati’s rich toy history is celebrated on Towne Properties' building on West Court Street. The legacy of Kenner Toys, a Cincinnati-based toy company founded in 1947, is documented in this work of art which showcases some of the most popular ... Read more

Little Nemo in Slumberland

Winsor McCay’s famous comic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland, now adorns a downtown Cincinnati building and is a 2016 addition to the Cincinnati Masters Mural Series. McCay was a well-known American cartoonist and animator and in 1891 he moved ... Read more

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