ArtWorks’ newest fundraiser, ArtAmplified, is dedicated to enhancing expression and connection through art and partnership. This fundraiser aims to generate vital funds for ArtWorks’ mission while ensuring accessibility and engagement for all.

The program consists of two parts:
  1. Community Day Celebration:
    • Free and open to the public
    • Includes music and vibrant art activations
    • Features the Red Door Project art auction, offering art at accessible price points
    • Participating artists receive 75% of the proceeds from their sales
  1. ArtDinner:
    • Showcases guest artists alongside local chefs and purveyors
    • Includes intimate, curated talks from renowned artists, music, and installations

 

This year, ArtAmplified takes place twice in two distinct neighborhoods, each with its own unique theme:

ArtAmplified: HOME in Walnut Hills

ArtDinner

Monday, August 5, 6:30 p.m. at The Aperture

Tickets & Sponsorships

Experience an exquisite dinner at Chef Jordan Anthony-Brown’s new Mediterranean mezze-style restaurant. Features artists talks led by CEO + Artistic Director Colleen Houston with acclaimed artists Charles Gaines and Kathryne Gardette. Gaines, a pivotal figure in the art world, is the designer behind the new ArtPark mural titled “Numbers and Trees: Cincinnati Cottonwoods” (2024). Gardette, a member of the ArtWorks’ Board of Directors, is a Walnut Hills business owner and a visual and performing artist. She designed ArtWorks’ Gilbert Avenue Gateway Mural.

 

Community Celebration

Featuring the Red Door Project art auction

Free; RSVP here

Saturday, August 10 at ArtWorks’ new headquarters on Gilbert Avenue

Be the first to experience a community event in our new home!

 

ArtAmplified: LIGHT in Covington

ArtDinner

Monday, September 30 at The Standard

Tickets & Sponsorships

Hosted by owners Paul Weckman and artist Emily Wolff, this delectable meal will the stage for an evening filled with creativity, the perfect precursor for your BLINK experience. Features artists talks lead by CEO + Artistic Director Colleen Houston with acclaimed artists Jen Lewin and Chase Melendez . Lewin is an installation artist who is known around the world for her public, interactive light landscapes. Her newest piece is now on view downtown at the main branch of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library. Melendez, based out of Camp Washington, worked with ArtWorks to create the first LED neon mural in Cincinnati.

Community Celebration

Featuring the Red Door Project art auction

Sunday, October 6 at Hotel Covington

Free; RSVP here

Hosted in an open-air courtyard surrounded by historic brick and lush gardens.

 

The Red Door Project Auction: Themes & Artist Submission Forms
Artists are invited to submit proposals to be considered as a featured Red Door Project Artist in 2024. Due to venue constraints, only a limited number of artists will be selected for each theme. While all artists are welcome to apply for both themes, selection is not guaranteed.

 

Theme One: HOME
ArtWorks has found a new “home” in the heart of Walnut Hills’ business district at the historic 1920s Bolce building, the venue for this Red Door Project exhibition. Explore the concept of “home” through your unique artistic lens by participating in this pop-up art auction. What does home mean to you? Is it a place, a feeling, a person, or a memory? Capture the essence of belonging and comfort in your work.
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, July 24th at 11:59 PM
 
Exhibition Details:
  • Date: Saturday, August 10th
  • Location: ArtWorks New Creative Campus, 2429 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills 45206
  • Duration: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

 

Theme Two: LIGHT

BLINK® returns to Cincinnati on October 17-20, 2024. Join us in the excitement leading up to this year’s event by participating in “LIGHT,” a pop-up art auction. Illuminate the world with your interpretation of light, whether as a physical medium or a metaphorical concept. Show how light transforms, reveals, and inspires. Create pieces that play with brightness, shadow, and the spectrum in between.

 
Deadline to Apply: Friday, August 16th at 11:59pm
 
Exhibition Details:
  • Date: Sunday, October 6th
  • Location: Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011
  • Duration: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

 

The Red Door Project Contact Information and Support  
For questions or assistance with submission due to digital access challenges, contact Karla Batres Gilvin, Exhibitions and Gallery Fellowship Manager, at karla@artworkscincinnati.org or 513-333-3600 ext. 11. Paper submissions will not be accepted.

 

More Information about The Red Door Project:  For a decade, the Red Door Project has been a vibrant part of Cincinnati’s artistic landscape, providing a platform for local artists to shine. Founded in 2014 by Barbara Hauser, this initiative has championed creativity, inclusivity, and community engagement. As it marks its milestone 10th anniversary, the Red Door Project is set to transition into an ArtWorks program, ushering in a new chapter of expansion and collaboration. Originally started as a pop-up art gallery event in Over-the-Rhine under Hauser’s guidance, who is now a valued member of the ArtWorks board, the initiative transformed vacant retail spaces into vibrant showcases of artistic talent. Over the past decade, the Red Door Project has exhibited artworks from artists across Cincinnati at various locations. This year, ArtWorks is proud to bring the auction to Walnut Hills and Covington. Celebrate  with us and submit your application to our inaugural Red Door auctions this year! 
A BIG THANKS TO OUR
ONGOING FUNDERS