OUR MISSION

You Hold the Key is a community awareness and engagement campaign aimed to promote dialogue and inspire empathy around the issue of homelessness in Greater Cincinnati through public art.

 ArtWorks transforms people and places through investments in creativity. Each year, ArtWorks employs more than 200 local youth and professional artists to create community impact across our region. 2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of the ArtWorks mural program. They believe our city is a gallery and are proud of the 100+ murals in 37 Cincinnati neighborhoods and 7 nearby cities which celebrate our history, heroes and legends, to date.

As a proven leader in public art, ArtWorks is expanding strategic focus to support the awareness and advancement of key regional issues by partnering with organizations working on the front-lines of these issues, to create community dialogue through art.  ArtWorks' social art practice hinges on the power of art and art-making to serve as a catalyst to promote health and wellness, spark conversation and invoke empathy.

 ArtWorks is excited to partner with Strategies To End Homelessness. Working in partnership with 30 non-profit organizations, Strategies to End Homelessness leads a comprehensive system of care to prevent and eventually end homelessness in Cincinnati/Hamilton County.