Cincinnati 300 is an annual compilation by Cincinnati Magazine of the region’s top 300 business leaders—the most influential, most powerful, and most impactful people shaping Cincinnati today. In the Culture & Leisure section, you’ll find Colleen Houston, our CEO + Artistic Director. Ric Booth, General Manager of the Duke Energy Convention Center and ArtWorks board member, is also celebrated in this area. Al Neyer’s Molly North and recent ArtWorks board member recruit, is featured in the Real Estate segment.
We’re proud to have so many familiar faces making the cut of this esteemed list. 2021 is a monumental year for ArtWorks celebrating its 25th anniversary and completing the season of Stronger Together which paid over $1 million dollars in wages to youth and professional creatives.
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 25 years, including more than 200 permanent outdoor murals. Learn more at ArtWorksCincinnati.org.