CVG Art on Board
ArtWorks is proud to partner with CVG to showcase prints of our iconic murals.
Art On Board powered by ArtWorks features 18 murals that adorn the Cincy region and bring vibrancy to CVG Airport’s tram tunnels. Through these images, travelers can get a preview of the the culture of the Queen City as they make their way through CVG.
These prints include the following (click on each to learn about the artist and location for the original public art).
A Song of Freedom
This mural is a tribute to the legacy of Louise Shropshire, an Avondale resident and activist during the Civil Rights Movement. As a composer and choir director, her hymn, ‘If My Jesus Wills’ is credited as inspiring the iconic civil rights anthem, ‘We Shall Overcome’.
All In This Story Together
This work, designed by Cincinnati-based illustrator Erin Barker, represents the vibrancy and beauty of the Silverton community shown through colors of the mural, evoking strength and boldness, but also warmth and comfort.
This mural pays tribute to Armstrong, a Wapakoneta, Ohio native. At the time of its creation, it was the largest project in ArtWorks’ 21-year history.
Brewery Heritage: Grain to Glass
“Grain to Glass” celebrates Cincinnati’s brewing heritage and honors the people, past, and present who have worked to support it.
The Cincinnati Strong Man
This mural celebrates Henry Holtgrewe, one of Cincinnati’s most colorful characters. A German immigrant, local entrepreneur, and resident of OTR, Henry was touted as the world’s strongest man.
Cincinnati Toy Heritage
The legacy of Kenner Toys, a Cincinnati-based toy company founded in 1947, is documented in this work which showcases some of the most popular toys that were designed by the company.
The Cobbler’s Apprentice Plays Ball
This mural was inspired by one of Cincinnati’s most treasured painters Frank Duveneck and one of his most beloved paintings, “The Cobbler’s Apprentice.”
Crazy Cat, Crazy Quilt
Crazy Cat, Crazy Quilt honors the career of Cincinnati Master artist, Edie Harper. Edie drew on her childhood for inspiration, a time she spent developing her love for animals (especially her favorite cat Katrinka, colorfully depicted in the mural), landscapes, and life in the Midwest.
Mamie Smith, an icon and Cincinnati native, was the first-ever African American blues recording artist. In celebration of her remarkable contributions to the American sound of rhythm and blues, artist Julia Bottoms’ mural creates a piece that authentically sings out Mamie’s legacy.
Fiona & Bibi at the Cincinnati Zoo
This inaugural Paints-by-Numbers’ mural features Cincinnati’s beloved Fiona the hippo at her home in the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. This piece is a visual celebration of Fiona, whose survival story captured the heart of the Cincinnati community and beyond.
This mural brings the essence of farming to a monumental scale. The design shows dramatically lit produce on the verge of spilling out of a crate, fresh from the field.
Healthcare Heroes Save the Day
This mural illustrates the heart and soul that healthcare workers have given to patients and community during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
This work is based on Homecoming (Bluebirds), a painting done in artist Charley Harper’s minimal, geometric style and is symbolic, depicting two bluebirds – male and female – returning home.
Looking to Tomorrow
Looking To Tomorrow is meant to represent the literal and figurative growth of the community. Youth worked with Professional Artists to execute the project with seamless integration with a living green wall.
Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon
Martha, the last passenger pigeon, lived out her last days at the Cincinnati Zoo. Despite efforts to save what was the most numerous bird species in America, Martha died in 1914.
Depicted in the mural is James Brown, an innovative and widely respected composer and stage performer; he played a major role in the development of funk, soul, and hip hop, and was a strong, outspoken advocate for civil rights and black self-empowerment.
The Queen Shares
This mural is a permanent love letter to the Queen City and all who call her home.
Visionary Reality Threshold
This mural features a series of mandala-like portals inviting the viewer in to explore the intricacies of the pattern-work as they turn to deep contemplation and personal reflection to imagine a future society. A large goddess rises to watch over and protect the entire city.