Best Of 2021

Best Repurposing of Protest Art: Our Tables

Our Tables

Black-led and artist-driven “Our Tables” took place on Juneteenth on Over-the-Rhine’s Main Street. Cincy Nice partnered with a coalition of Black leaders to host the free event, which invited the neighborhood to come together to “symbolically take down boarded up window art and turn those walls of separation into two city-blocks of open table conversations.” The artist-decorated plywood, which had covered shop glass during the protests — and also provided messages of hope and unity — became a giant gathering place for people to come together and talk.