Creative Placemaking Update 10/17

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Mini-Grants & Artist Research: New Events & Recap

Southwest Quadrant Block Party: Mini-Grantee

Join new and longtime residents in the southwest quadrant (west of Gilbert Ave & south of E. McMillan St) on October 28th from 3-7pm for a special block party by Mini-Grantee Jordan Finley! There'll be music, games, and good food in the Concord Garden at 2400 Concord Street, at the corner of Concord and Morgan. See you there!




WE ARE CINCINNATI Mural Reveal: Artist Research

Artist Benjamin Thomas was employed for the Artist Researcher Project to design and execute a mural based on the findings and conversations from the project. Thomas and four artists set out to discover how the community is impacted by segregation and how we can bring everyone back together. His mural project was birthed from the research and process of building relationships. Join us on November 3rd at 5pm by Parkside Cafe for the big reveal! Facebook event link here. 


L.E.M.: Living Every Moment: Mini-Grantee
Mizzan Anderson is an advocate for safety awareness and anti-gun violence in our communities. Come support her movement, L.E.M., in an undergarment clothing drive for children in our community on November 4th from 7-11pm at The Brew House.

Sew Prepared: Mini-Grantee
From business owner April Culbreath comes a 2 day sewing class designed for kids! November 3rd & 17th, Culbreath will host sewing classes in her storefront on Woodburn Avenue by Madison Rd. Seating is limited - if interested, please contact A.D. Culbreath Designs at (513) 376-5100.

Apron designing for Frederick Douglass Garden Club: Mini-Grantee

Terri Martin sat around a crowded table at Frederick Douglass School, guiding youth through the process of designing their own garden aprons. Youth picked up a sheet, crayons, and started working! The kids were focused and produced some great designs. Their next session, where they will be applying designs on the Aprons, is November 8th at 2:30 at Frederick Douglass School.

Walnut Hills History Day - Artist Research
 Join us at the Walnut Hills Library on November 15th anytime from 12-6pm for a historic day celebrating Walnut Hills! In coordination with the Walnut Hills Historical Society, Artist Researcher Michael Ellison will showcase his photos and other historic documentation.





St. Ursula Youth Summit: Mini Grantee 

Students from St. Ursula were awarded one of our Mini-Grants to coordinate a youth summit with teens from Walnut Hills! On a Saturday afternoon, youth joined to discuss many topics that helped them understand diversity. The day was filled with break sessions and fun to further explore these topics, and they did a wonderful job!

Love Your Block: Mini Grantee  
Leonard Jackson led a clean up on Nassau that involved youth, parents, and college students. Chopping down trees and weeds that hid beautiful scenery for years was the task for the day! Leonard plans to bring the community back  together with Interfaith Hospitality to discuss the future of a park for dogs and families. Join his group and look for monthly clean ups!


The 5PA Music Festival : Mini Grantee
Music producer Kick Lee, founder of non-profit Cincinnati Music Accelerator , received a mini grant to coordinate a music festival in the Five Points Alley! Featuring Cincinnati musicians with a wide range of musical taste, festival-goers enjoyed jazz, rap, r&b, acoustic, and instrumental pieces throughout the day. We're excited for next year!