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Home to world-class symphony, opera and ballet companies and art museums that blend the historic (Taft, Cincinnati Museum) with contemporary exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center and our independent galleries in OTR and Brighton, the Queen City knows its art. For stage buffs, two-time Tony Award winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in Mt. Adams, Ensemble and Know Theatres in Over-the-Rhine and Cincinnati Shakespeare downtown debut classic and original pieces of work, while cutting-edge theater (Fringe Festival) and music festivals (MidPoint and Bunbury) round out the arts calendar.

Arts + Culture Features

The Cinema Guys

Listen up: Cincinnati hobbyists turn their passions into podcasts

Passion breeds passion, and after sitting down with the members of two Queen City podcasts, the ticket to their success is not to fake it, which leaves a growing trust between them and their (growing) listeners.

Place Matters

Place Matters gives residents tools to transform their communities

Place Matters has spent the last decade giving residents the tools they need to transform their communities because they know the places we call home matter.

Indigo Hippo

The art of business: Over-the-Rhine's creative entrepreneurs

Zach Darmanian, co-owner of Such and Such, and Alisha Budkie, executive director of Indigo Hippo, both know what it takes to own — and stay in business — in Over-the-Rhine.

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In photos: A look back at IDEALAB Movement Makers

Over 100 community leaders, development enthusiasts and students gathered for the second annual IDEALAB on Dec. 4. Check out our photo essay of the day.

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Hannaford's legacy lives on in passionate Cincinnati architectural community

Much of Samuel Hannaford’s architecture was defined by progressive thought and attention to detail. Hannaford died in 1911, but the icon's sustainable designs remain as an inspiration to local professionals like the architects and designers at Drawing Dept.
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Arts + Culture Videos

Soapbox original film captures the challenges and victories of Covington, a city on the rise

Soapbox closes out its 12-week embedded On the Ground series with a look at the victories, remaining challenges and hopes of some of Covington's most passionate advocates.

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Victory of Light Psychic Festival

The Victory of Light Psychic Festival was held April 9-10 at the Sharonville Convention Center, billed as "Cincinnati's premier body, mind & spirit event."

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Pop up umbrella dancing as creative placemaking

Placemaking efforts bring artists together with residents and developers to build community, including nearly 200 people who created a surprise dance video with umbrellas at a LISC/ArtsWave luncheon.

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Cincinnati Design Awards 19 at the Woodward Theater

Soapbox photographer Scott Beseler documents the 19th annual Cincinnati Design Awards Nov. 13 at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine, celebrating the year's best architecture, interior design, graphic design and landscape architecture projects.

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Cincy Summer Streets 2015 wrapup

Cincy Summer Streets brought people together to envision urban neighborhoods in a new way at these 2015 events in Northside, Over-the-Rhine and Walnut Hills.
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Leigh Ann Lentz, Lentz & Company

Leigh Ann Lentz, Lentz & Company

City: Clifton / CUF
John Hauer, 3DLT

John Hauer, 3DLT

City: Covington
John Sebastian Illustration

John Sebastian Illustration

City: Over-the-Rhine
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