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More Than 90 Reasons to Venture Out

POSTED BY Alecia Kintner ON 2/24/2015

When I first moved here and marveled at all there is to do, a friend remarked enthusiastically that “Cincinnati has more festivals than weekends.” ArtsWave has been producing one of Cincinnati’s many festivals for nearly 30 years, and it’s coming up next weekend on March 7-8. Macy's Arts Sampler is two days of nearly 100 free arts events that span from Japanese music to puppet shows to hip-hop dance.

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ArtsWave supports more than 100 arts and community organizations in dozens of communities throughout Greater Cincinnati. Find the organizations that are making an impact in your neighborhood. 

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Join ArtsWave for amazing events throughout the year. Help us support the arts, have fun, and connect with friends and family.

Macy’s Arts Sampler

March 7 & 8, 2015

FREE arts across the region

ArtsWave’s signature event is back for ONE WEEKEND ONLY! Enjoy a wide variety of music, theater, dance, museums, and hand-on activities in venues across the region – all for FREE thanks to our friends at Macy’s. On Saturday, check out events at museums and community arts centers. Then, on Sunday, join us for an open house at Cincinnati Music Hall, with a Fairytale Favorites concert sponsored by Dewey's Pizza. Check out the complete schedule of events and plan ahead!


CincySings Semi-Final

March 15, 2015 at 2pm

Aronoff Center, Jarson Kaplan Theater

Before they can take the stage in CincySings, these teams of employee choirs must face off to win one of the six available spots. Join us for this free event in the Jarson-Kaplan theater and cheer on friends and colleagues as they sing their hearts out!



April 8, 2015 at 7pm

Music Hall

Teams of employee choirs from top regional companies face off in this high-energy evening of music and fun hosted by Drew Lachey. From doo-wop to hip-hop, CincySings features amazing vocal talent you won’t hear anywhere else. Cheer on your friends, neighbors, and colleagues and see who will win this year’s grand prize!


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ArtsWave offers several different types of grants to organizations that are creating community through the arts. Learn more about the eligibility requirements, application process, and reporting.