Planting Seeds in December
- 29 November 2016
- Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman
The weather outside might be frightful, but I’m thinking about planting seeds.
Twelve years ago, the view along Montgomery Road in Kennedy Heights was a sea of vacant buildings. One of the first racially integrated neighborhoods in Cincinnati, Kennedy Heights is a lively, welcoming place. But for too long this dynamic light hid under the bushel of blight and neglect. That is, until neighbors came together to transform their neighborhood.
Into that barren landscape, residents planted seeds of hope and inspiration which sprouted Kennedy Heights Arts Center. A former funeral home became a community arts center. A vacant grocery store became a vibrant cultural campus. Neighboring properties were developed into artist studios. Now as you travel Montgomery Road, you see people gathering, children learning and expressing themselves, neighbors connecting: a community full of life.
What is the secret ingredient of our success? ART.
Kennedy Heights Arts Center employs the unique power of arts and culture to bring people together and cultivate community.
But no beautiful garden stays that way by itself; it requires nurturing and cultivation. Your contribution is needed to help us flourish.
Help us grow communities rich with hope and creativity. In a world too often divided, building community is more important than ever.
Cultivate community in Cincinnati with your tax-deductible donation today. Your investment in Kennedy Heights Arts Center makes a big difference—to a child discovering new-found talents, to a teen building confidence, to neighbors coming together—and ensures that 100 percent of our programs are accessible to everyone regardless of ability to pay.
The seed you plant today will produce the harvest of tomorrow.