ArtWorks Cincinatti Teams Up With Ralph Steadman for 3 New Murals
The Queen City of Cincinnati, Ohio has a great ongoing mural project that has transformed over 230,000 square ft of urban wall space since 2007. The program, initiated by local non-profit organization ArtWorks, doesn't just find walls to cover; they also do a terrific job in utilizing their resources to foster apprenticeship opportunities for young, creative individuals between the ages of 14 - 21 years old, pairing them with professional and established artists. Last fall, ArtWorks unveiled one of their highest profile partnerships to date, allowing local teens to learn about and work with the paint of Ralph Steadman. Local philanthropist Frank Wood facilitated this celebration of Steadman's work, resulting in the execution of Ralph’s first public mural in Over-the-Rhine, the largest intact urban historic neighborhood in the United States. Twelve youth apprentices and three Teaching Artists worked for eight weeks to produce this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, bringing three artist-driven works to life.