People in our community have long valued the contributions of our arts - the music, dance, museums, and galleries - in making our neighborhoods exciting and vibrant, and in bringing residents together to share ideas. Now our history of investing in the arts can be leveraged at a critical moment - as we build a streetcar, open a new park, enhance and extend business-led investment in Over-the-Rhine, and develop a naturally burgeoning arts district in the same area. In 2012, OTR will be home to both the World Choir Games
and the Cincinnati Fringe Festival
. Hundreds of thousands of people will visit and press coverage will be worldwide. This will be the perfect moment to show the world that this is a beautiful, historic, and highly desirable part of our community, made all the more vibrant through the arts. ARTeries-Cincinnati proposes to do this.
ArtsWave - ARTeries from Soapboxmedia.com on Vimeo.
In this video, partners and advisors to ARTeries-Cincinnati describe their plans to infuse art into the 12th Street corridor, linking the new Washington Park, arts venues, and cultural clusters on Vine and Main Streets. This video, a partnership between ArtsWave
and Soapbox, is a small part of a much larger proposal that ArtsWave and the City of Cincinnati will submit this week to the National Endowment for the Arts to fund ARTeries.