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ArtWorks to expand Samuel Adams Mural in Over-the-Rhine

Original Cheers to Cincy, Past and Present! mural.


In partnership with the Boston Beer Corporation (Samuel Adams), ArtWorks is expanding the iconic “Cheers to Cincy, Past and Present” mural at 1625 Central Parkway. Tom Post, designer of the original mural, has been tapped to design the continuation to ensure imagery and style cohesion. The mural celebrates Cincinnati’s brewing heritage and history, its legacy and influence in the larger industry, and its community of skilled brewers. A sense of optimism, industriousness, and revolutionary spirit will be evoked.

About the original mural:

“Cheers to Cincy, Past and Present!” raises a glass to Cincinnati’s contemporary beer culture, created in partnership with Samuel Adams Cincinnati Brewery. Figures of King Gambrinus, European folk hero and beer aficionado, and Cincinnati’s own Genius of Water, toast the City’s beer making tradition which is prominently featured in the center of the mural that graces the Samuel Adams Cincinnati Brewery wall. Ensconced within a horizontal beer bottle shape is an interior scene filled with wooden and copper beer barrels that transition into a street scene of the neighborhood and nearby, friendly vendors, and leading to historical Findlay Market. Nick Scrimenti, Elise Thompson, and Holden Pierson led Youth Apprentices, Brianna Barrow, Matthew Carson, Caleb Francis, Lavel Matthews, De’Juan Phoenix
Clover Queen, Amari Seymoure, Jenna Webster, Daija Williams and Paul Young in the execution of Post’s design.


Photo of Devin Grimm, mural project manager (left) and Tom Post, mural designer(right) by Sandra Okot-Kotber.

2022 Mural Team:

Teaching Staff:

Leading Teaching Artist: Gypsy Schindler

Teaching Artist: Molly Cardosi

Junior Teaching Artist: Tamia Saunders 



Callum Rettig

Nora Bower 

Gabe Bunton 

KJ Ford

Ian Darcy 

Angela Ramirez

Mallory Kurkjian

Rachel Hoffmann

Zoe Wooten

Mae Douglas

Rory Walsh

Kavya Chintakayala

Idrissa Macharia

Mori Anderson

Kamryn Green

Photo of the 2022 extension mural team by Gypsy Schindler.


Mid-August is the target time for completion. The public is invited to Wet Paint, Artworks’ new event event series that offers a look behind the scenes of the organization’s upcoming projects, centering on the artists who make our city vibrant. On Thursday, July 21, Tom Post and the Samuel Adams mural team will be featured in addition to other project teams. This is an opportunity for Cincinnatians to learn firsthand about the experience of creating public art and other arts-based projects from the Apprentice Artists and project designers. RSVP here.

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 14,000 public and private art projects in its 26 years, including more than 200 permanent outdoor murals.