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The ArtWorks V² Gallery is unlike any other gallery in Cincinnati, focusing on young emerging Artists. Inspired by ArtWorks amazing apprentice program, the young artists of this program learn the tools and techniques of lead artists and create their own individual works of art to exhibit as an intentional group show. The ArtWorks V² Gallery is located at 901 E. McMillian in Walnut Hills. View the gallery by appointment only. We are closed on holidays.

Artists featured the ArtWorks Gallery are selected to participate in our Youth Artist Gallery Residency Program.

Current Exhibit


Upcoming Exhibits

Carving Out Your Own Path: February 25 – April 16, 2022

The Carving Out Your Own Path program will start with a conversation of what it takes to find your artistic voice, and what it takes to live an artistic life. Youth Artists will look at their influences, the art they love, and everything else that makes us who we are. Teaching Artist, John Lanzador, will guide Youth Artists to explore themselves in order to create the art they want to make. RSVP to the opening here.

Active Imagination: April 29 – June 10, 2022

ArtWorks is partnering with the Cincinnati Art Museum to create an ArtWorks V² Gallery exhibition, Active Imagination, inspired by the African American photographers’ collective, the Kamoinge Workshop. This is an opportunity for African American artists ages 16-23. The artists selected will learn about photography under the mentorship of four local African American photographers, Allen Woods, Louis Rideout, Frank Young and Briana Davis. Program participants will be permitted to use their own cameras or select from cameras provided. This exhibit to be showcased at ArtWorks V² Gallery will run in tandem with the CAM’s upcoming exhibition, Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop. Applications are due Friday, February 11th 2022, 9 PM, EST. Learn more and apply here.

Past Exhibits

Cut the Bias: October 29 – December 18, 2021

Through Cut the Bias, Batres Gilvin and youth collaborators created punched metal, crazy quilts exploring the complexities of identity, the patchwork of our community and folk art traditions, while finding patterns of connectivity. The exhibition features the one of a kind metal quilts of Batres Gilvin, Miles Bruggemeyer, Loura Ma, Chaniah Evans, Soup and Rory Walsh, as well as a collaborative artwork. Visit the exhibition Wednesday – Friday, 12pm-5pm at 901 E McMillan St.

The Way We See Ourselves: Telling Stories Through Self Portraits: August 20 – October 16, 2021

Led by Artist April Sunami, The Way We See Ourselves challenges young artists to think of portraiture as a form of storytelling. Sunami has spent well over 15 years creating portraits of women utilizing a variety of mixed media. Each item that she uses helps to tell the story of the subject she is portraying. Young apprentice artists, together with Sunami, explore narrative and finding meaning through mixed mediums. The exhibit features the self-portraits of the participants, and a collaborative artwork. Find out more about this exhibit.

Student Power: May 28 – July 31, 2021

Images of work in process. Designs subject to change.

Led by Artist Terence HammondsStudent Power featured the work of eight emerging Artists, ages 14-21, exploring student protest movements and issues that these artists care about to express the role of youth in social change, all on printed materials, including handmade ceramics, prints and more. This exhibit was the inaugural show for the ArtWorks V² Gallery. Learn more about this gallery residency program.

Our Generous Supporters

ArtWorks V² Gallery is made possible through the generosity of V², also known as Vandell Verdona, a collaboration between longtime ArtWorks supporters Sara and Michelle Vance Waddell and Ron Houck and David Nebel. Special thanks to Model Group for supporting this gallery.

Interested in Being Part of Our Gallery?

Learn more about the Youth Artist Exhibition Program and see upcoming opportunities.


Devin Grimm is our gallery manager. He can be reached via email or at 513.333.3618.