ArtWorks News

Sneak peek: New murals coming to Cincinnati this summer

Summer at ArtWorks is booked and busy. The organization is bringing new murals to the Cincy landscape throughout the hot months. Dive into the season overview below and RSVP to Wet Paint to learn about the projects from the creative forces themselves on July 21.

Cheers to Cincy Past and Present © 2015 ArtWorks / Design by Tom Post / Location: 1625 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 / Photo by J. Miles Wolf.

Cheers to Cincy, Past and Present! – Expansion

About the project:

In partnership with the Boston Beer Corporation (Samuel Adams), ArtWorks is expanding the iconic “Cheers to Cincy, Past and Present” mural at 1625 Central Parkway. Tom Post, designer of the original mural, has been tapped to design the continuation to ensure imagery and style cohesion. The mural celebrates Cincinnati’s brewing heritage and history, its legacy and influence in the larger industry, and its community of skilled brewers. A sense of optimism, industriousness, and revolutionary spirit will be evoked.

Location:1625 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Project partner + sponsor: Boston Beer Corporation

About the team:

Project Manager: Devin Grimm

Designer: Tom Post

Lead Teaching Artist: Gypsy Schindler

Teaching Artist: Molly Cardosi

Junior Teaching Artist: Tamia Saunders

Youth Apprentices: Callum Rettig, Nora Bower, Gabe Bunton, KJ Ford, Ian Darcy, Angela Ramirez, Mallory Kurkjian, Rachel Hoffmann, Zoe Wooten, Mae Douglas, Rory Walsh, Kavya Chintakayala, Idrissa Macharia, Mori Anderson, Kamryn Green


Rendering of Spring Festival by Anne Geise. Design is subject to change.

Spring Festival

About the project:

ArtWorks is excited to partner for a second year with Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), bringing public art to rent-subsidized, affordable senior living communities. ERS believes that all older adults should live with dignity and comfort in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment no matter their financial situation. To support ERS’s mission, ArtWorks is designing and producing an exterior mural for the ERS Madison Villa community in Madisonville that illustrates a calming nature landscape, giving residents a peaceful space to enjoy and also providing passersby with art that invites a feeling of serenity. 

Location: 5615 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227

Project partner: Episcopal retirement services

Sponsors: Gary and Janice Lubin

Special thanks: Church of the Redeemer Volunteers and Madison Villa Residents

About the team:

Project Manager: Abby Kacen

Designer: Ann Geise

Lead Teaching Artist: Lizzy DuQuette

Youth Apprentices: Alyssa Moore, JP Pope, Jesse Sprigg, Makayla Lane, Lexi Spurlock, Tumaini Kidoge

Rendering of Perspectives by Mz. Icar. Design is subject to change.


About the project:

Perspectives is a photo-based mixed media mural that celebrates black iconography, culture, expression, and joy. Produced in partnership by Mz. Icar, an anonymous interdisciplinary art collective, and ArtWorks, Perspectives is informed by the collection of oral histories and archival photographs from residents of Walnut Hills, a Cincinnati neighborhood with an incredibly rich black history. The creation process of the work includes not only neighborhood engagement, but also the employment of four local Youth Apprentices under the mentorship of both Mz. Icar and an ArtWorks Teaching Artist. This highly collaborative mural is a powerful record of black voices and histories, past and present. The mural is located at 2346 Gilbert Avenue, acting as prideful gateway into the Walnut Hills neighborhood.

Location: 791 E. McMillan Street, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Project partners: FotoFocus, The Dillard Center

Special thanks: Gee Horton, Jay Hill, Kathryne Gardette, Cincy Nice, MORTAR, Walnut Hills Historical Society, The Geier Research Center, Harriett Beecher Stowe House, Donald Sherman

About the team:

Project Manager: Abby Kacen

Designer: Mz. Icar

Lead Teaching Artist: Anissa Pulcheon

Youth Apprentices: Kai Rassi, Briana Edmond, Emma Ennis, Belle Minesinger

Rendering of Bouquet by Matt Grote. Design is subject to change.
Rendering of Departure by Matt Grote Design is subject to change.

Bouquet and Departure 

About the project:

ArtWorks & Ackermann Group are partnering again to further enrich downtown Madisonville through two murals. The murals have a retro vibe, paying tribute to music in the 70s and the flower power movement. Artist Matt Grote, creatively combined musical instruments, flowers, and other rock n’ roll imagery to create unique, colorful, playful, and groovy scenes.

Location: 5901 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227

Project partner: Ackermann Group

About the team:

Project manager: Zhaira Costiniano

Designer: Matt Grote

Lead Teaching Artist: Matt Grote

Youth Apprentices: Rachel Drouillard, Grace Kidoge , Evan Wuertemberger, Loki Kochanowski, Aidan Prince


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About ArtWorks

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization collaborates with community organizations and residents, businesses, governments, foundations and nonprofits to build creative works of art that bolster the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. ArtWorks employs professional artists who inspire and mentor diverse teams of youth, ages 14-21, helping them build 21st century career-readiness skills. These teams have completed more than 14,000 public and private art projects in its 26 years, including more than 200 permanent outdoor murals.