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Energy and Grace

In Partnership with Art Academy of Cincinnati. Since moving to Over-the-Rhine in 2005, the Art Academy of Cincinnati has been essential to the neighborhood’s transformation. To celebrate the school’s commitment to reviving this historic ... Read more

The Migration of Tradition

In Partnership with Rookwood Pottery. Rookwood Pottery is dedicated to preserving the creativity, innovation and craftsmanship that have defined the company since 1880. From left to right, this bird is formed first by tiles from Rookwood’s ... Read more

No Place Like Home

In Partnership with Tender Mercies. This mural is a tribute to items that many take for granted but are hugely important to the impoverished and homeless, including those Tender Mercies serves. The life-sized door in the middle conveys a sense of ... Read more

The Golden Muse

This mural features a figurine from an 18th century mantle clock in the Taft Museum of Art's collection.  Encompassing the entire wall, the figure becomes a mythological music muse as the notes to Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man ... Read more

Cincinnati’s Table

This mural boasts a surreal composition, made up of delicacies, food, and fantastical imagery. Inspired by Dutch still life's, the mural is full of over-the-top detail and pays tribute to the culinary arts! Flying pigs complete the scene, bringing ... Read more

Main Street Collages

This is the first of a series of three murals between 13th St. and Liberty St. inspired by and building upon the cultural vibrancy of Main St. This first mural of stacked buildings was inspired by architecture found in OTR and represents a ... Read more

Learn, Play and Grow

This mural celebrates cultural and educational activity in Over-the-Rhine. The diverse community in OTR creates opportunities for exchange of ideas, mentorship and collaboration. The abundance of urban community gardens inspire beauty and create a ... Read more

The Singing Mural

This mural is a fantastic ode to the Queen City’s rich arts and cultural legacy. Designed by nationally renowned artist and Cincinnati resident C. F. Payne, this cast of characters represents the community coming together in celebration of the ... Read more

Ice Cream Daydream

This fantastical mural brings youthful energy and vibrancy to the district of Over-the-Rhine. A love for color and candy awaken the imagination where a diamond sun rains strawberries on a dessert-filled garden. Thanks to Eden Floral Boutique.

Mr. Tarbell Tips His Hat

This mural features a true Cincinnati original, Jim Tarbell, dressed as Peanut Jim Shelton, the peanut vendor who famously served his customers wearing a tuxedo and top hat at the old Crosley Field and Riverfront Stadium. Here, Mr. Tarbell is ... Read more

The Vision of Samuel Hannaford

A portrait of Samuel Hannaford rests on blueprints symbolic of his architectural legacy in the City of Cincinnati. Through the window, past the balcony of this building, designed by Hannaford himself, is a view of his prominent landmarks Music ... Read more

Over-the-Rhine: Into its Renaissance

This mural is inspired by architectural details, landmarks and the community spirit found in Over-the-Rhine. Incorporated into the design are working hands, painting and planting - representing a growing and diverse community.

The Face of the Arts

MuralWorks Public Art by ArtWorks Presented by UBS With support from City of Cincinnati P&G The H.B., E.W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts Fifth Third ... Read more

The Cincinnati Strong Man: Henry Holtgrewe

In partnership with 3CDC & Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce. 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 ... Read more

Brewing 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 story of a seemingly simple glass of beer unfolds from left to right highlighting each step of the process, ... Read more

Mr. Dynamite

James Brown is regarded as one of the most iconic and influential musicians of the 20th century. Brown spent the formative years of his career on the Cincinnati-based King Records label producing some of his earliest hits and providing inspiration ... Read more

The Queen Shares

As part of the 2015 ArtWorks CincyInk project, this mural is a permanent love letter to the Queen City and all who call her home. Sourced from the beautiful voices of over 1,000 participants, the poem Seven Hills and a Queen to Name Them was crafted ... Read more

Ezzard Charles: The Cincinnati Cobra

Ezzard Charles, known as the “Cincinnati Cobra”, was a two-time World Heavyweight Champion, jazz musician and widely respected citizen of Cincinnati. Born in Georgia in 1921, Charles came to Cincinnati at the age of nine to live with his ... Read more

Cheers to Cincy, Past and Present!

“Cheers to Cincy, Past and Present!” raises a glass to Cincinnati’s contemporary beer culture. Figures of King Gambrinus, European folk hero and beer aficionado, and Cincinnati’s own Genius of Water, toast the City’s beer making tradition ... Read more

New Lines

ArtWorks partnered with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful (KCB) to create a series of 12 small murals in the area of Over-the-Rhine bordered by Main, 13th, Sycamore and Liberty Streets. Murals were strategically curated to introduce colorful contemporary ... Read more

Prost to Cincinnati Installation Series

Cincinnati has a brewing heritage that overflows with rich traditions, history and pride – all of which are celebrated in this installation series that joins three other large-scale murals along Cincinnati’s Brewery Heritage Trail. In ... Read more


This mural was created in partnership with Cincinnati's Rhinegeist Brewery and showcases the beauty of the brewing process.

Swing Around Rosie

**Due to construction this mural is mostly obstructed**   Adding to the Cincinnati Legends Series, ArtWorks partnered with the Cincinnati Enquirer to give power to their readers to elect the subject of the first female legend to be ... Read more

That’s My Dad – “That’s Somebody Else’s Dad” & “Hundreds of Feet”

These murals celebrate the work of iconic British illustrator Ralph Steadman.  Steadman is best known for his collaborations with American author and gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.  Some may be surprised to know that he has also written and ... Read more

Rookwood Revival

This mural project provides a destination and landmark on The Rookwood Pottery Company property to draw people off of the streetcar, and out of their cars, to stop and enjoy what the Findlay Market neighborhood as to offer. This west-facing mural ... Read more

Crazy Cat, Crazy Quilt

Crazy Cat, Crazy Quilt honors the accomplished life and career of Cincinnati Master artist, Edie Harper. Edie was born in 1922 in Kansas City and relocated to Cincinnati in the 1930s when her father took a job with Procter & Gamble, the place ... Read more


These murals celebrate the work of iconic British illustrator Ralph Steadman.  Steadman is best known for his collaborations with American author and gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Democracy! (featured in the north-facing mural) was ... Read more

Faces of Homelessness

This mural, created in partnership with Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, was part of a larger public art and awareness project led by ArtWorks and Strategies to End Homelessness. The Faces of Homelessness project sought to use the power of art to ... Read more

The Early Bird

Saturday Hoops partnered with ArtWorks to create this mural in celebration of the vibrancy and resilience of Saturday Hoops participants and their families. Founded by Ed Berg in 2004, Saturday Hoops is a volunteer-run program of the Cincinnati ... Read more


This commemorative mural celebrates the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati in its 125th anniversary and pays tribute to the 19 local women who banded together one vision of making their own way in pursuit of art. To celebrate this milestone, local ... Read more

It’s Your Thing

ArtWorks partnered with Bartlett Wealth Management to bring to life a mural that celebrates the work of Cincinnati-born musical legends the Isley Brothers. Inspired by one of the group’s most beloved recordings from the 1960s, “It’ Your ... Read more

Pool Queue

This mural represents the vibrancy of the community surrounding Ziegler Pool in Over-the-Rhine. Designed by Cincinnati-based artist, Andrew Neyer, the design depicts animals of all kinds coming together to play, swim, relax and sunbathe. The ... Read more

New Lines Phase III

ArtWorks partnered with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful to continue our mural series, New Lines, for a third phase which aims to create density among Phase I artwork, while simultaneously expanding the project footprint east, west, and south in ... Read more

Mowgli’s Rainforest

ArtWorks partnered with Luis Perez and Tyler White of Hero Flooring LLC to bring innovation, vibrancy, and fun to the School of Creative and Performing Arts' playground in Over-the-Rhine and the Cincinnati Recreation Commission's basketball court in ... Read more


According to the 2020 U.S. Census, 6.8% of Cincinnati’s residents are foreign-born, nearly double the 2000 Census figure of 3.8%. To celebrate The Queen City’s increasingly rich diversity, ArtWorks launched a new mural series celebrating our ... Read more