ArtsWave Samplers Draw Strong Crowds

ArtsWave has put out a very positive press release about the attendance for its first three Sampler Weekends, as well as information for the next three — including one this Saturday. —-

Here are excerpted, edited parts from the release:

“Almost 9,000 people participated in the first three Sampler weekends,” notes Margy Waller, Vice President, ArtsWave. “Fitton Center for the Creative Arts reported that attendance doubled at their Sampler event this year, and the Mozart! collaboration between Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Know Theatre of Cincinnati drew a crowd of almost 1,000. Community members tell us that they are glad to have more opportunities to share fun arts experiences and visit different neighborhoods.”

More than 180 events have been scheduled at over 75 venues all over the region for the Sampler Weekend series. For a complete calendar of events and interactive search tool, go to

New additions to the Sampler schedule include a preview of Enchanted April by The Drama Workshop at Westwood Town Hall on April 10; performances at the Blue Wisp on April 23, including Jazz and Swing from The P&G Big Band; and a full lineup of performances for Arte Latino, a festival of Latino arts and culture at the Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies on April 23.

Three Sampler weekends remain:

This Saturday — Spotlight on Neighborhoods: Kennedy Heights, Pleasant Ridge and Northside. Featured Organizations: Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati May Festival Chorus

Sunday, April 10 — Featured Organization: Taft Museum of Art

Saturday, April 23 — Spotlight Neighborhood: Over-the-Rhine and Gateway Quarter. Featured Organizations: Contemporary Arts Center, Arte Latino

The ArtsWave Sampler Weekends are free celebrations of the arts in our community and occur throughout ArtsWave's annual community fundraising campaign.