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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

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148-year-old Art Academy reflects on building a Cincinnati where art grads want to stay

For decades, a "boomerang" effect saw creative talent returning to Cincinnati, but only after achieving success elsewhere. Now that paradigm is shifting, thanks to partnerships forged by one of our most respected institutions, the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

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Local writers group expands reach, sharpens mission of celebrating hidden voices

For more than 25 years, Women Writing for (a) Change has provided a safe, supportive environment for developing writers. Looking to the future, organizers outline a process that emphasizes intention setting and feedback.

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Cladwell fashion startup embraces sustainability and finds success in shifted focus

After attracting more than 300,000 users to its personal shopping tool, Cladwell's creators experienced a wake-up call that transformed their model toward helping consumers make simpler, more socially conscious wardrobe choices.

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Cincinnati breweries join forces to build community through charitable giving

Cincinnati's craft brewery scene is keeping pace with the explosive national trend, but collaboration, community building and collective generosity might be what set our beer brands apart from other cities.

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Soapdish: Fanny Trollope and the domestic manners of Cincinnatians

In the afterglow of the Cincinnati sister march, Soapdish columnist Casey Coston muses on ladies of note throughout history and one in particular: Mrs. Frances Trollope, whose impressions of Porkopolis were less than celebratory.
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Arts + Culture Videos

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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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MidPoint Music Festival in review

Join Scott Beseler on a photographic journey back through the 2015 MidPoint Music Festival Sept. 25-27 in Over-the-Rhine and downtown.
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Leigh Ann Lentz, Lentz & Company

Leigh Ann Lentz, Lentz & Company

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John Hauer, 3DLT

City: Covington
John Sebastian Illustration

John Sebastian Illustration

City: Over-the-Rhine
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