Hello & Welcome!
- 11 April 2022
- Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman
This summer, we are hosting a progressive party for the community–and it just wouldn’t be the same without YOU.
You are cordially invited to Community Days at Kennedy Heights Arts Center on the 4th Saturday of the month from April to September. We are partnering with diverse artists to design outdoor installations that will transform our campus into a welcoming space for community members to create and connect.
Each month, we will unveil a new installation created by local artists, and share free food and fun experiences on the lawn of the arts center on Saturdays from 11am – 3pm. Rain dates are the following Sundays.
Here’s the line-up:
- April 23: You Belong Here with William Jones
large-scale photography of People of Kennedy Heights | spoken word Open Mic | DJ Monet
- May 28: Sit and Stay Awhile with Jennifer Cox
hand-crafted seating areas and decor | yard games | community picnic
- June 25: A World of Color with Adoria Maxberry, Ke’Monte’ Figgs and Brent Billingsley
collaborative driveway painting | create your own customized bandana | ice cream sundae bar | DJ Arie
- July 23: Czech It Out! with various artists
exhibit by artists from the Czech Republic | music and dance performances | printmaking activities | food from the region | guided exhibition tours by curator Saad Ghosn
- August 27: Post No Ills with Lance Johnson
collaborative public art installation created with community members | hip hop music | inspiring words | food
- September 24: We Belong Together with the Kennedy Collective
art-making, performances and fun with local neighborhood artists
Meet your neighbors, and enjoy FREE music, performances, art-making activities, food and drink, games and other surprises for all ages. Tell us about how you like to be creative, and learn more about how you can get involved at KHAC. We’d love to hear from you!
This project developed out of our participation in OF/BY/FOR ALL, a network of arts and cultural organizations across the globe working to put equity in action. Since its founding, Kennedy Heights Arts Center has been dedicated to making the arts accessible for everyone. Over the past year, our team has engaged in deep listening and collaborative planning with local Black creatives to develop strategies to become more representative OF, co-created BY, and welcoming FOR our diverse community.
We hope to make the idea of community tangible, by designing and delivering a space for connection on the grounds of KHAC that is unassailably welcoming and deeply inviting for our community.
So, please mark your calendars and join us at Community Days!
We can’t wait to see you.
Hello & Welcome is supported by grants from the Ohio Arts Council and Eleanora C U Alms Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee