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Our Hearts are with our Community | COVID-19 Update

Learn more about John Lanzador’s The Queen Shares mural. Photo by J. Miles Wolf. 

Dear Friends,

During this time, ArtWorks wishes you and your loved ones continued health and safety. We are committed to public safety during the COVID-19 spread and wanted to let you know how we are responding. If you have questions or need resources, please visit the City of Cincinnati’s COVID-19 website or visit United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s 211 page.

ArtWorks is known in our community for providing youth, ages 14-21 with the majority from underserved households, with competitive 21st century career readiness skills through mentorship by professional artists. With the support of our partners, our spring projects have been postponed, modified or have ended early for the safety of our Youth Apprentices, Teaching Staff and community.

We have also canceled our group & private mural tours at least through March. We will continue to monitor the situation and let you know of any additional delays or cancellations. We invite you to download our free walking mural guide here and explore our monumental murals that are in downtown, OTR and Pendleton. We are planning additional online programming during this time and will continue to keep you updated.

As good stewards of the community, most of our regular staff is working from home with our office providing essential services, having implemented additional safe hygiene practices. We have also implemented a policy for any staff members traveling outside the country are required to self-quarantine for at least 14 days. Please reach out to us with your questions or concerns. You can see our list of office staff members here.

We invite you keep updated about ArtWorks here on our website and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Thank you for your patience. Because of your support, ArtWorks remains committed to our mission of transforming people and places through investments in creativity.

Be well.

Colleen Houston
Chief Programming Officer