FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Bring New Murals To Over-the-Rhine Alleys
12 new contemporary murals will be installed in the summer of 2016
Cincinnati, OH – On Monday, May 23, 2016, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful (KCB), will launch a 30-day crowdfunding campaign to support their summer project, New Lines.
New Lines is a partnership between two of Cincinnati’s biggest nonprofit names in community revitalization and public art (Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and ArtWorks) to take their work to Over-the-Rhine’s alleyways. During the months of June-August, 12 new murals will be painted in OTR’s Main St. district alleys, which are some of our city’s most neglected pedestrian spaces. Led by local Teaching Artists, aided by 24 Youth Apprentices, these murals are designed by artists with local ties.
“These alleyways are beautiful but often misused and neglected, attracting things like litter and dumping. By bringing vibrant art into the alleys we can create positive, pedestrian-friendly spaces with a sense of discovery.” said Claire Bryson, Arts Program Manager for KCB. “We are thrilled to be partnering with ArtWorks, who is dedicated to creating high-caliber public art in Cincinnati.”
Mural sites will be located between Liberty Street and E. 13th Street in Goetz Alley, Plough Alley, Enon Alley, and Bland Alley.
“The alleyways of Over-the-Rhine are a charming and often under-appreciated asset,” said Seth Maney, Executive Vice President of Urban Sites and resident of the Main Street district of OTR. “New Lines will provide a canvas for many artists and apprentices as well as the opportunity for new perspectives on the built environment.”
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is responsible for fundraising to meet $10,000 of its total commitment toward the New Lines project. With a goal of a $5,000 commitment from the local business community and KCB Board, KCB is seeking a community contribution of $5,000 from friends of KCB and other local residents via the crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The campaign will run from May 23 until June 22. A mid-campaign party is scheduled for June 9th at MOTR Pub for supporters and those interested in supporting the project.
The New Lines fundraising campaign can be found at: http://keepcincinnatibeautiful.org/indiegogo
(Note: The campaign link will not be live until the campaign is launched at 9am, Monday, May 23rd.)