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May 27, 2024

ArtsWave Kicks Off 2021 Campaign with ‘I Love Hearts’ Event

The arts can finally get back to where it began, and you can help! Here's how.

(Featured Photo: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company all lit up)

ArtsWave, the region’s engine for the arts, announced its 2021 campaign goal, as a step toward regaining pre-pandemic momentum for greater community arts involvement.

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With an effort to raise $11 million to help restart the arts, there are many ways ArtsWave donors can help not only get the arts back on it’s easel, but help artists get back to work, too! One way patrons can help is by being a part of this weekend’s kickoff celebration. It will begin with 50+ community partners – arts organizations, businesses, and community partners – that will light up, tonight and tomorrow from 6 – 9 p.m., in “ArtsWave red” to create a message of #ILoveTheArts on Valentine’s Day weekend and as a reminder to the community about the importance of the campaign and the region’s health and wellness. You can even get a special ArtsWave #ILoveTheArts face mask as a thank-you gift! In addition, 2021 donors receive benefits which are cumulative, based on donation amount. ArtsWave encourages photos of the light displays through a fun photo contest held on its four social media platforms. The winner will receive an iPhone!

Another way you can help is through the $250,000 Chairman’s Challenge Match for Arts Innovation, another way to restart the arts this year. Learn more about this year’s campaign here – a video about the restart of the arts and this year’s campaign created by Terry Horan, President & CEO of HORAN this year’s ArtsWave Campaign Chairman, ArtsWave and CET – the largest united arts fund in the nation and the largest single funding source for many arts organizations across the Cincinnati Region.

Learn more about this weekend’s event and how you can get involved at

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mom of three with one on the way. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.