ArtWorks News

Join us at our 2020 Apprentice Presentations and Dedications

ArtWorks is delighted to share our projects with our community. Because of this, ArtWorks often holds team presentations and dedications to celebrate the work of the Youth Apprentices and Teaching Artists. Because of COVID-19, some of these events may not be accessible to the public. When possible, ArtWorks is scheduling ways for the public to attend virtually or with limited attendance. If you are attending Apprentice Presentations on-site, you must follow our on-site safety policy, which include wearing face masks at all times, fever and symptom screening and limits to the numbers of visitors on-site. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 513.333.0388 or

Please check this page often as more events are scheduled.

Upcoming Events

Camp cARTwheel Apprentice Presentation

Thursday, July 30
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register here

Join the Camp cARTwheel team of Youth Apprentice Camp Counselors and Teaching Artist Julia Lipovsky for their presentation on Camp cARTwheel and giving a behind-the-scenes look to this summer’s virtual camp. They’ve been working hard this summer to ensure that the campers (ages 6-12) have the best possible experience. The presentation is an opportunity for our Youth Apprentices to practice their public speaking skills, as well as an opportunity for you to learn about the process of organizing camp, creative challenge highlights, major takeaways and learnings from the Apprentices and more. After the Apprentices present, there will be a live Q&A session.

Past Events

Face Masks for Heroes

In our first remote project, ArtWorks employed 15 Youth Apprentices led by Teaching Artist Lindsey Whittle.The team did amazing work in creating nearly 700 masks. The team provided protective face masks to organizations and community members throughout the Greater Cincinnati area including the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, La Soupe and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati. Learn more about this project. 

Watch the Apprentice Presentation

Switch On Avondale “Sunflowers”

ArtWorks is continuing Switch On Avondale into the summer to create colorful, community-driven sculptural installations that increase safety and promote healthy activity along Hirsch Recreation Center’s new walking trails. Two youth apprentices are working with artist Matthew Grote on his design, Sunflowers, which features solar powered lights on posts inspired by kente cloth designs. Each flower has a center designed with community members from Avondale. Later this year, Grote’s design will be installed along with artist Calcagno Cullen’s design, What We Need to Hear, which was finalized this spring with the help of two youth apprentices. Learn more about this project.

Watch the Apprentice Presentation

About ArtWorks

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization creates jobs for youth, ages 14-21 with the majority from underserved households, providing competitive 21st-century career-readiness skills through mentorship by professional artists. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed more than 3,600 youth and 3,200 creative professionals, and the organization has completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects that include 190 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination.

Image by Bergette Photography.