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ArtWorks stands in solidarity with Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

ArtWorks stands by and with our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees, neighbors, and communities.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, harassment and xenophobia toward Asian Americans has been a plague in our country.

We condemn the recent rise in racism, acts of hate and reprehensible violence against Asian Americans that occurred in Atlanta this week, along with the documented 3,800 incidents of violence against Asian Americans over the last year.

This is a troubling and frightening moment for members of the AAPI community and allies. We stand in solidarity with you and with all communities who have been targeted with hate and violence. ArtWorks condemns all acts of racism. We are made up of and serve an ethnically diverse community, and together we will continue to stand up for supporting inclusion and mutual respect for one another. We believe in valuing each other’s lives and as a community we are stronger together.

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About ArtWorks

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization collaborates with community organizations and residents, businesses, governments, foundations and nonprofits to build creative works of art that bolster the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. ArtWorks employs professional artists who inspire and mentor diverse teams of youth, ages 14-21, helping them build 21st century career-readiness skills. These teams have completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects in its 25 years, including more than 200 permanent outdoor murals.