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Thank you to the Charles H. Dater Foundation for Supporting Our Youth

Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati | Charles H. Dater Foundation Awards $25,000 to Easterseals YouthBuild

The team at ArtWorks would love to send a message of gratitude to Charles H. Dater Foundation. The foundation supported ArtWorks’ 2021 season of Stronger Together with a generous grant of $30,000. This has been a monumental gift as we celebrate 25 years of ArtWorks.

For the first time in its history, ArtWorks has been able to hire 200 young artists and interns to fulfill our mission. From Madisonville to Avondale to Cincinnati’s airport, our Teaching Artists and Youth Apprentices have left the ArtWorks imprint across the region.

Public art isn’t the only outcome. Our youth consistently share about the power of their experiences in our program. Izzy, age 17 shared about the beauty in the importance of being a team player and simultaneously being a strong individual.

“Working at ArtWorks taught my team and me the valuable lesson of being self-driven, working independently, and working collectively while striving to be better artists and better people each day,” he said.

See a preview of one of our many 2021 projects, the Avondale Mediation Mural, in progress below.

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 25 years, including more than 200 permanent outdoor murals. Learn more at