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Opening Doors to Creativity

Just as a key unlocks a door, the arts unlock a world of endless possibilities.

Kennedy Heights Arts Center opens doors to creativity for thousands of people of all ages by providing welcoming and accessible avenues for creative expression. We believe that everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances, should have the opportunity to experience the transformative influence of the arts. That’s why Kennedy Heights Arts Center made it our mission to provide free arts programs for underserved students and community members.

At the arts center and in public schools, libraries, organizations and public spaces across the city, more than 9,000 diverse residents participate in a rich tapestry of arts and cultural activities every year. 

You hold the key. When you invest in Kennedy Heights Arts Center, you invest in a more vibrant community where diverse voices flourish and creativity knows no bounds.

Help unlock the doors to endless possibilities with your tax-deductible donation today.

Kennedy Heights Arts Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, EIN #45-01477.  Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

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The Art Shop at Kennedy Heights Arts Center

Looking for that special gift for a loved one – or yourself? The Art Shop at Kennedy Heights Arts Center features original, hand-crafted artworks by over 40 local artists, including Jewelry, Photography, Ceramics, Glassworks, Woodworks, Metal Arts, Knitted items, Paintings, Prints, Greeting Cards, and MORE!

Grab a unique gift for a loved one or find something that catches your own eye. There’s something for everyone!

Holiday Art Market

Every Winter, coinciding with the annual Kennedy Collective Exhibition, we expand our Art Shop to include our Holiday Art Market! We invite our year-round vendors, along with some local guest artists, to create special items that would make great gifts during this Holiday Season. Creative Holiday Gifts are sold at Kennedy Heights Arts Center!

Welcome our NEWEST VENDORS: Dana Brown,  Jenny Caffery (A Jenny For Your Thoughts), Stacie Combs (Two Scaredy Cats Creations), Samantha Gaier (Hazel & Honey), Kathy Kallmeyer, Linsey Holm (Moonbeam Mercantile), Sage Hummel, Jennifer Miller (Ceramics by Studio JLM), Paula Petlowany, Sharon A. Eversmann, Kimberly Wilfong Sigman (Kimberfong Kreations LLC), TJ Smith (Urban Abstracts Art), and Shalu Suneja!

The Holiday Art Market is open from November 4 through December 23, 2023. 

We are no longer taking applications for our 2023 Holiday Art Market. Check back in late August for 2024.

Interested in becoming a year-round Vendor at KHAC?

Artists wishing to submit work to be juried for the Art Shop should drop off art samples, minimum of 3 per medium, for review by the Shop Screening Committee, along with the completed Art Shop Application.

The Committee looks for quality and originality in the work from design through production. Jewelry is to be created by the artist either in the setting or in the components or both. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of submission of work.

Download the Art Shop Application

Hours and Location

Tuesdays through Fridays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturdays 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Special extended hours for openings and special events.

6546 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45213

Vendors: We support local artists


Betsy Allaire – ceramics

Jereena Ameen – fiber art

Carisa Hund Bunten (Seventh Street Gifts) – handmade soaps

Da’Mon Butler (NOMAD 3176) – jewelry

Susan Cline – ceramics


Lynn Conaway – fiber art

Mike Conaway – woodturnings

Jess Costantini – macramé

Margaret Courtney – paintings, notecards

Billie Cunningham – jewelry, dolls

June Pfaff Daleynotecards, magnets, collages


Michael Dillinghampaintings, cards, ceramics

Tim Ebeling (Pine Workshop) – wood carvings, wooden toys

Saad Ghosn – books


Linda Grieser (Adiago Trio, harpist)cds

Helen Haberstroh (Prints with Tints)illustrations, notecards

Robin Hartmann – fiber art, jewelry




Tepu Juula-Potticary – jewelry

Kennedy Heights Community Council – tote bags

Kennedy Heights Development Corporation – tshirts, magnets

Intisar Khanani – young adult books

Tom Kinsel – photography, notecards

Carol Lang – artistic journals

Linda LeGendre – ceramics


Mary Lennard – poetry books

Carly Leon – ceramics

William Linthicum – fine art gyclee prints

Monica Lira – ceramic animals, stuffed creatures

Diana Marra – paintings, notecards

Liz McGavran – alcohol ink coasters, trivets, paintings


Elaine McGue – jewelry

Julie Meyer (For Lulu Girl) – hand knit plushies

Dyah Miller – fiber art, bento bags, eye masks





Patti Rulli – paintings, pastel drawings

Brandi Sanchez – photography, notecards

Kim Schon – jewelry, home décor

Grace Severyn – jewelry

Anne Endress Skove – tiny books, notecards

Lisa Andrews (Sound Bites Nutrition) – food pun tshirts, notecards

Sue Ann Spears – ceramics


Barbara Streff – serigraphs (printmaking)

Michael Streff – drawings, printmaking

Deborah Koveacs-Studevant – jewelry

Priti Sullivan (Priti’s Pretty Jewelry with a Purpose) – jewelry

Leigh Taylor – photography coasters


Edna Walker – books

Debra Wallace – fiber art



Reginald Willis – jewelry

Zeta Wolf – jewelry

Beth Woytowich-Mohr – notecards




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Volunteer Opportunities

As a volunteer, your time and talents can be used in many ways: assisting art instructors in classes for youth, helping put on special events, helping with building renovation projects and landscaping, and more. Our calendar is filled with arts exhibits, classes, festivals and concerts, and our volunteers help make them all happen.

Give us some of your time, and you will discover a renewed sense of community.

Call for Summer Art Camp Volunteers!
High school students can earn community service hours, gain leadership experience, and have fun as volunteers in our Summer Art Camps. Application deadline is Monday, April 3, 2023 More Details

Kennedy Heights Art Center values our volunteers’ schedules and provides flexible hours to meet everyone’s needs. We have weekday, evening and weekend volunteer opportunities.

  • The Lewis League – Welcoming individuals who monitor the gallery and assist customers in the gift shop on Saturdays.
  • Keepers of the Mansion – Willing workers to help with yard work, painting and building improvements.
  • Helping Hands – Volunteers who assist with special events, including tasks such as registration, food service, leading art activities and set-up and clean up.
  • Kennectors – Outreach volunteers to help with development and distribution of posters and other marketing materials.
  • Art Aides – Volunteers who enjoy making art and working with children to assist art instructors in after-school art classes and summer camps.
  • Administrative Artisans – Volunteers who provide support in the office during the workday. Tasks may include data entry, preparing bulk mailings, clerical tasks and answering phones.

Apply Now

To apply to volunteer, please download an application form:
Call for Summer Art Camp Student Volunteers!

and email to our or mail to:
Kennedy Heights Arts Center
6546 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45213

  • Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 5:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 4:00
  • Closed Sunday - Monday