armstrong-jmwolf-16-8472_hi-res-copyEstablished 1996

Mission ArtWorks transforms people and places through investments in creativity.

Serving Our Community ArtWorks is an award-winning nonprofit founded in 1996 as an arts-based workforce development, job training, and employment program for Cincinnati youth. Today, ArtWorks is the largest employer of visual artists in the region, hiring more than 3,000 area youth, 2,000 professional artists, and training 300 creative entrepreneurs to date.

When you support ArtWorks, you help shape the future of local youth and our region. ArtWorks’ Apprentice Program employs teens, ages 14–21, to work alongside professional artists. Apprentices are hired through a competitive application process and more than half come from Cincinnati’s most underserved and vulnerable neighborhoods.

Together we transform Greater Cincinnati through our Mural Program that has produced 132 murals in more than 36 Cincinnati neighborhoods and seven nearby cities. Your donation helps create more public art and more meaningful job opportunities for our youth.


Board Executive Committee

Eric Avner
Ric Booth, Finance Chair
Sarah Brown, President
Tim Elsbrock, Vice President
David Herriman
John Korn, Past President
Eric Lanter, Development Chair
Emma Off, Nominating Chair
Mu Sinclaire

Top Executive
Tamara Harkavy, CEO + Artistic Director

Other Ways to Help

  • Adopt an Apprentice.
  • Sponsor a mural.
  • Take a mural tour.
  • For a complete list of ArtWorks programs, visit

20 E. Central Pkwy., Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 333-0388


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