ArtsWave grant recipient: Price Hill Will

ArtsWave recently awarded a total of $45,000 to five LISC Place Matters neighborhoods—Avondale, Covington, Madisonville, Price Hill and Walnut Hills. Each neighborhood received $9,000 in grant money, which will help bring ArtsWave supported arts activities and organizations to each neighborhood. For the next five weeks, Soapbox will feature the five neighborhoods and their plans for the grant money.
 
On Aug. 23, Price Hill Will is hosting Illuminating the Arts from 1 to 7 p.m. The event will take place at four galleries in the neighborhood, including BLOC Coffee Company, Flats Gallery, Warsaw Project Gallery and the new @3506.
 
The galleries will feature local art from the Price Hill Looking Up Photography Contest, displays from a number of youth photography programs and Warsaw’s display of Luminous Lish’s glow-in-the-dark sculptural paintings.
 
With the help of the grant, Price Hill Will also coordinated several live performances. The Warsaw Arts Festival featured a performance by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s wind ensemble, several MYCincinnati performances, three performances by Bi-Okoto, and performances by Elementz and Bach and Boombox.
 
“This has given us the ability to offer programs to children who probably wouldn’t be able to see live performances,” says Pamela Taylor, community outreach coordinator for Price Hill Will.
 
Price Hill will have a few more Shakespeare in the Park shows in each section of the neighborhood over the next few months, which will give all Price Hill residents the chance to see the performance.
 
Live art performances are also being offered in Price Hill’s public elementary schools. Madcap Puppets will perform at one of the schools in December, and might be coming to a few other schools as well.
 
In September, Price Hill is hosting the International Festival at Roberts Academy and Music in the Woods at Imago Earth Center, and Bend in the River is Oct. 4 and 5 in Lower Price Hill.
 
“The grant from ArtsWave and Place Matters really fits with our programming, and the overall quality of life programming in Price Hill,” Taylor says. “It’s been great for community engagement.”
 

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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.  
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