Newsletter: May 17, 2012

In This Issue
ArtWorks in the News
Make Art Work
Summer in the Rhine
Art Around Town
ArtWorks in the News
Check out some of the media buzz on ArtWorks:


"Top CEOs part of urban renewal think tank" -Enquirer


"CEOs for Cities to visit, tour, teach Cincinnati" -EnterChange


"Core Clay shapes business in Walnut Hills" -Soapbox


"SpringBoard grad sells handy bagged lunches" -Soapbox 

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Come Taste the Bacon Memorial Day Weekend



ArtWorks: Employ. Engage. Create. Transform.

One doesn't have to be a foodie to appreciate the annual culinary event, Taste of Cincinnati, hitting Downtown on Memorial Day weekend. One also doesn't have to be a bacon lover to appreciate the pork that ArtWorks will be serving up on Fountain Square.


Around a dozen piggies of Big Pig Gig: Do-Re-Wee will be rooting around Downtown Cincy, on full display for your squealing delight. These porkers will be hogging the streets until September but why not hoof it on over to Taste with your own piglets to get an early look at these succulent swine?


Click on the image above to download a map of the locations where pigs will be placed around Downtown this summer and be sure to keep your eyes on our Facebook page to find out when all of these hogs finally hit the streets!

You Made Art Work
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who donated to this year's Adopt-An-Apprentice campaign. Your contributions and support will help us to put Greater Cincinnati's talented teens to work this summer making art around our region. Couldn't give in time for the campaign? Donations received year round help us to continue to employ, engage, create, and transform. Visit to learn more.
Celebrate Summer in OTR

ArtWorks: Employ. Engage. Create. Transform.The Flying Pig Marathon doesn't have a monopoly on Cincinnati foot racing. This weekend is the 6th Annual Go OTR 5k Run & Walk, where runners and OTR lovers will be trekking through the neighborhood to help raise money and awareness for the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce.


In conjunction with the race will be the OTR Summer Celebration, complete with live music, fun vendors, and, of course, an ArtWorks booth!


Be sure to come down to Vine Street and say hello this Saturday, May 19th, between 10 am and 4 pm. We'll have a big pig with us in addition to other information about our exciting projects and programs! 

Art Around Town
ArtWorks: Employ. Engage. Create. Transform.

From the partnership that brought you The Cobbler's Apprentice Plays Ball comes two new murals this summer! ArtWorks and the Taft Museum of Art will be teaming up once again to bring large scale reproductions of two works from the Taft's collection to the walls of Greater Cincinnati. 

ArtWorks: Employ. Engage. Create. Transform.
While those murals won't be completed until later in the summer, you can already hit the streets to see replicas of 80 masterpieces currently housed at the museum. To celebrate its 80th Anniversary, the Taft has taken their collection to outdoor spaces all over Greater Cincinnati with their Art for All project - so be on the lookout for these framed gems as you travel throughout the region!
*Pro tip: A replica of Frank Duveneck's Cobbler's Apprentice, the inspiration for The Cobbler's Apprentice Plays Ball mural, is hanging on a wall of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, mere steps from the ArtWorks office.

About ArtWorks: Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is a non-profit arts organization that connects artists of all ages with opportunities in the arts through inspiring apprenticeships, community partnerships, and public art. ArtWorks hires teen and professional artists to make innovative public art to enrich the Greater Cincinnati community. To date, ArtWorks Summer Program has provided job opportunities for more than 2,500 teen Apprentice Artists and 500 professional artists. ArtWorks is funded by the City of Cincinnati, Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation, ArtsWave, and the Ohio Arts Council. To learn more, visit


ArtWorks: Employ. Engage. Create. Transform.