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ArtWorks Dedicates and Celebrates Three New Murals in June

ArtWorks and its community partners inaugurated three exterior murals in Downtown, Price Hill, and Over-the-Rhine in June. Each mural reflects the unique spirit and culture of its neighborhood, brought to life by talented artists and dedicated ArtWorks’ staff.

June 20: The dedication for “Nourishing our Community, Findlay Market,” was held with Hamilton County Commissioners. Located on the side of the recently opened Findlay Garage, the mural honors the history and energy of Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market, inviting all who pass by to pay a visit. The hands in the mural were modeled after two individuals who have deep connections with the Market: Dean Zaidan and Nicole Holloway. This mural was designed by Greta McLain of Minneapolis, MN, and completed by two Teaching Artists and 10 ArtWorks Apprentices.



June 21:  “Sunflowers” at the Price Hill CRC was dedicated in partnership with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission. Designed by Lizzy Duquette, this mural on the CRC’s external walls celebrates the happiness and satisfaction that comes from gathering with community to enjoy recreational activities. Throughout the mural, viewers can see sunflowers, birds, and bees ultimately encouraging our community to engage with the space while creating a connection to the neighborhood. The mural was completed by two Teaching Artists and eight Apprentices


June 23: Cincinnati’s first Cuban Cultural Mural, “Azucar!” was dedicated with a salsa celebration thanks to project partners including Urban Sites and Jens Rosenkrantz Jr. and M. Katherine Hurley as part of their “Bridges Not Walls” project, Lisa and Leonard Saia, and Dena Cranley. Located at 1405 Walnut Street, this piece was designed by renowned illustrator and artist Jorge Rodriguez Diez, and reflects the resilience of the Cuban spirit and our city’s commitment to embracing its multicultural identity. In addition to witnessing the completed work and hearing from artists, attendees enjoyed Cuban food from Chacabanas and salsa dancing courtesy of Pones. This project was completed by two Teaching Artists and 10 Apprentices.