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Applications are now being accepted for the second ArtWorks Big Pitch. Presented by U.S. Bank, the Big Pitch is a 10-week mentorship program and pitch competition for established artists, makers, designers, and creative entrepreneurs competing for up to $20,000 in business grants. 

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An aluminum tile wall in the Hamilton County Justice Center lobby is falling down and ArtWorks has a plan to fix it.

"It's going to cost us the same amount of money to either remediate that wall and paint it white," says Lisa Webb with the county budget office, "or have ArtWorks come in and put a beautiful mural up on the wall."

Webb says the current decorative aluminum tiles are coming off the wall, creating a public safety hazard.

The Sheriff's office, county officials and ArtWorks will soon begin brainstorming ideas to replace the tiles with a painting.

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Some call them eyesores; some consider them art; but most people probably don't notice the old advertising signs fading away on the sides of buildings. 

Before we go further, I need to let you know that I like ghost signs.  A lot.  In fact, I have a photo blog devoted to them.  But, I'm not the only fan.  Maya Drozdz of Over-the-Rhine is also a ghost sign enthusiast.

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ArtWorks and the Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation will dedicate a mural Friday afternoon that pays homage to one of Cincinnati's oldest industries--brewing beer. 

The five-story mural, on the side of the old Crown Brewing Company building at 131 East McMicken, depicts two workers crowning a pint of beer while standing atop a beer line reminiscent of the late 1800's.  It was designed and illustrated by Keith Neltner of Neltner Small Batch.

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  Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is an award-winning non-profit organization that employs and trains local youth and talent to create art and community impact. The most visible ArtWorks projects are the many murals that brighten-up our region. Since the mural program was launched in partnership with the City of Cincinnati in 2007, ArtWorks has hired area youth to paint 68 murals.

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Paula the penguin took a trip outside the Newport Aquarium Thursday to check herself out. The African black-foot penguin seemed only mildly impressed by the 25 foot tall version of herself painted on the north exterior wall of the Aquarium. The artists and young artist apprentices working on the mural, however, enjoyed seeing how their work turned out.

ArtWorks Cincinnati is in the midst of producing a "Shark Wall" mural for Newport Aquarium as part of the aquarium’s 15-year anniversary. When complete it will feature a 35-foot long sand tiger shark along with other marine life.

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Downtown Cincinnati Incorporated has created an online database of public art that features the city's fountains, monuments, murals and architecture.  It's all the things that DCI says make the streets of downtown an outdoor gallery on view 24/7.

The website also includes itineraries for five walking tours with a focus on specific artworks, shops and eateries along each route:

 
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  John A. Ruthven, naturalist, author, lecturer, and internationally acknowledged master of wildlife art, was fascinated by nature as a young boy growing up in Cincinnati. The man often called the "20th Century Audubon," is still fascinated, with nature and art, and enjoys sharing his knowledge with young artists. We talk with John Ruthven and Teresa Hoelle, vice president of Development & External Affairs for ArtWorks. Mr.

Sharing the secret coming from ArtWorks

Nov 15, 2013

One of Cincinnati’s most artistic and anticipated fund raising events is Secret ArtWorks, which helps support the youth apprentices who help bring all those ArtWorks murals to life. Co-Chairs Jared Queen and Marie Krulewitch-Brown join Jim Stump to preview this year’s Secret ArtWorks event.

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