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You Got Jiggy Wit It | Thank You for Supporting Secret ArtWorks House Party

Thank you so much for attending Secret ArtWorks House Party! Even with COVID-19 restrictions, we worked to bring the best of Secret ArtWorks to you.
With special guest appearances from Kit Andrews, Bootsy Collins and Peppermint Patti, Pam Kravetz, Cedric Michael Cox and many others, Secret ArtWorks House Party was a 90’s jam we’ll never forget!

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ArtWorks is excited to announce Secret ArtWorks House Party, a one-of-a-kind virtual event and online art auction on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

In the week leading up to the event, ArtWorks will be partnering with Everything But The House to host an online art auction.

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2020 looked a lot different for everyone, including ArtWorks. We completed a summer season like no other. We launched our season of New Voices, highlighting our work to collaborate with emerging artists and community members to bring their artistic vision to life, presenting new perspectives for public art throughout our region. ArtWorks was able to focus on creating opportunity for diverse, young and underrepresented artists in our region. We know our city is at its best when everyone gets a chance. Watch this video.

A message from Cincinnati’s favorite funkadelic couple Bootsy Collins and Peppermint Patti that started our Secret ArtWorks House Party! Watch this video.

Supported by FotoFocus, Heart and Soul is a series of wheat-pasted mini-murals featuring Black womxn from Cincinnati amplifying their stories, voices, and faces. Photographer Nikita Gross led a team of eight Youth Apprentices to create this inspiring photo installation. These young creatives added their own creative touches, such as paint, collage, and digital design to enhance Gross’ portraits. The designs were influenced by each womxn’s story, in addition to their own artistic aesthetic and voice. Watch this video.

ArtWorks CEO & Artistic Director Colleen Houston interviews world renowned and Secret ArtWorks Artist Cedric Michael Cox. Cedric is best known for his paintings and drawings which fall between surrealism and representational abstraction. Watch this video.

This fall, ArtWorks had the opportunity to partner with H&R Block, Next Door and others to paint a mural in front of Frederick Douglass Elementary School. ArtWorks then brought in a familiar face, local artist and frequent Summer Teaching Artist Brandon Hawkins of Soul Palette to design the mural and lead the project. Now here is your chance to watch this mural come to life. Watch this video.

Our friends Catherine Manabat and Julia Petiprin, owners of Homemakers Bar in Over-the-Rhine, teamed up with ArtWorks SuperStar Board Member Pam Kravetz to create a cocktail for Secret ArtWorks House Party! Watch this video.


Thank You to the Secret Artists

All artists participating in the Secret ArtWorks auction were Erika Nj Allen, Brent Billingsley, Makenzie Cave, Ellina Chetverikova, Michael Coppage, Cedric Michael Cox, June Pfaff Daley, Christian Dallas, Jay DeFazio, Nicki Deux, Maria Dickson, Jenny Doss, Lizzy DuQuette, Jen Edwards, Majd Elsabbagh, Floyd Grace, Jessica Gray, Nikita Gross, Matt Grote, Matthew Hamby, Mark Hanavan + Paul Loehle, Jimmy Henkenberns, Evan Hildebrandt, Devan Horton, Hannah Jones, Maddy Keith, Sharareh Khosravani, Ct King, Henry Kramer, Pam Kravetz, Prince Lang, Genevieve Lavalle, John Lanzador, Julia Lipovsky, Tony Lipps, Noel Maghathe, Sabrina Mantle, Josie Masset, Rebecca Nava, Leah Noumoff, Sherman Parnell, Jonathan Queen, Kate Rowekamp, Tamia Saunders, Terri Schatzman, Mark Schlachter, Paul Schoettinger, Morgan Shields, Jonpaul Smith, Robin Springer, Tammy Stephens, Kristin Vaughn, Asha White and Lindsey Whittle.

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The Secret ArtWorks Art Auction: Nov 12-19

Art Auction Nov. 12 – Nov. 19
We commissioned your favorite local artists to create original artwork for the auction on any size or medium they choose. We’re still kept the lid on who made what, and you got the chance to bid on your favorite pieces in the week-long online EBTH auction. Then in Secret ArtWorks style, the artist identities were revealed during our virtual event on November 20!

Give to Secret ArtWorks House Party! 

Questions about the event? Click here to contact Liz Neidich or call 513-333-3616

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Thank You to Our Event Hosts
and Hostesses

Ron Bates & Randy Lasley
Laura & Tony Humphrey
Ken Pray & Mary Ohlinger-Pray
Peter Quinnan & Mark Boire
Margie & Alan Schneider
Lauren & Tom Shafer

Randal & Peter Bloch
Ric Booth of Duke Energy Convention Center & Terese Booth
Jackie & Gary Bryson
Janel Carroll
Caitlin Burke & Christopher Mathers
Dr. Sarah Corathers & Mr. Jim Anthony
Sarah Corlett & Jay Hampton
Adrienne Cowden & Eric Avner
Melissa Currence & Marc Younkin
Tim & Chris Eversole
Debbie Friedman & Joe Segal
Agnes & Darin Hall
Tom Hauer & Margo Moats
Teresa Hoelle and Scott Provancher
Linda Holthaus & Richard Zinicola
Colleen & Andrew Houston
Pam Kravetz & Craig Davis
Marie & Tristan Krulewitch-Browne
Drs. Sean Lang & Alisa Kanfi
Felice Marcus & Stephen Schwart
Adam & Lauren McClain
Jamal & Cindi Muashsher
Molly North & Ben Dean
Michael & Francesca Peace
Kayla & Chris Rickels
Dave & Priya Rolfes
Craig & Anna Sarembock
RJ Sargent & Angila Darcy
Rosemary & Mark Schlachter
Randy Smith & Carla Lamb
Amy Spiller
Sara & Michelle Vance Waddell
Matt & Molly Weissman
James Zimmerman

About ArtWorks

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization provides youth, ages 14-21 with the majority from underserved households, with 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 includes 200 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination.