Public Art

ArtWorks collaborates with community organizations and residents, businesses, governments, foundations and nonprofits throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to build creative works of art that bolster the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. Interested in partnering with us? Find out how below.

The types of works of art that ArtWorks can create include murals, sculptures and temporary public art installations. See a listing of our past works here.

Let’s work together to make great art happen!

Public art has the power to engage and unite communities, provide employment, and beautify the landscape. Working together, it is our goal to create art that becomes a source of civic pride and transformation—both for your community and the region.

Jobs for Our Youth, Brighter Futures for All

How do we create impactful works of art? ArtWorks hires local youth, ages 14-21, to work as a team under the direction of a professional artist. This model allows for our region’s creative young people to build 21st century career-readiness skills while earning a livable wage. Youth Apprentices gain confidence and pride after collaborating to create a powerful work of art that will change the community for the better. Now that’s a testament to the transformative power of art! Learn more about our Youth Apprentice Program here.

How to Submit a Concept and Our Timeline for Review

ArtWorks invites you to fill out this partner application for a public art concept if you wish to partner with us to bring it to life. This is a rolling application for future projects with ArtWorks. Because of the complexity of this work, we often need significant lead time for a project to come to life—often up to a year or even more. All project concepts will be considered for the following year.

Timeline for Review

We review applications twice a year: end of March and end of August. ArtWorks will follow-up with applicants within 2 weeks of this review: by mid-April and by mid-September.

If you need assistance with the following form, please contact us at 513.333.0388 or

Interested in supporting our work?

ArtWorks can only work on our mission of transforming people and places through investments in creativity because of generosity of our community. If you are interested in supporting our work, learn more here.

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