Our Arts Program (what was once a part of Future Blooms) uses art as a catalyst for reducing blight, crime, and graffiti in Cincinnati neighborhoods. We find eyesores in a community -– things like vacant buildings, tagged retaining walls, and rusty chain link fences -– and turn them into community assets by using the neglected space to create simple works of art. By changing the appearance and perception of a neighborhood, this work encourages economic development and improves quality of life at a low cost.

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful employs three methods to eliminating blight through art. Click below to learn more about each of these tactics: