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2020 Annual Fund: Creativity Doesn’t Stop

Like you, we at Kennedy Heights Arts Center have been challenged to navigate in this new reality. We started 2020 with the promise of a full year of exciting arts projects—then everything we had planned came to a screeching halt. We were forced to cancel 97 programs and events, and our earned revenue plummeted by $175,000—a reduction of more than 1/3 of our annual budget. 

But creativity didn’t stop.

Our team innovated new ways to keep you inspired and connected during this time of distance and isolation, and to take meaningful action against systemic racism. We doubled down on our commitment to the community. Amid unprecedented challenges, we’ve been busier than ever, creatively adapting to support our community’s needs.

And so have you.

Your response has been inspiring. Neighbors helping neighbors, sharing creativity, working for justice, holding onto hope.

We learned that in difficult times, arts and community are more necessary than ever.

Please help sustain this momentum and ensure that 100% of our programs remain affordable to everyone with your tax-deductible gift to Kennedy Heights Arts Center today.

 

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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! 

We are NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS from artist vendors for our 2020 Holiday Art Market!

We are looking for local artist vendors to sell their unique, handmade (no kits) items that would make great gifts this holiday season. All mediums are welcome. Functional items, ceramics, jewelry, knitted things, cards/paper, ornaments and holiday themed items in the $5-60 price range have sold very well in the past. Commission rate is 70% to the artist and 30% to KHAC. All items are on consignment, and vendors are responsible for their own inventory (information on how to label inventory will be given at time of acceptance). There is no fee to apply and no table fee if accepted. KHAC staff and volunteers will conduct sales and handle sales tax. Sale tables and displays will be set up and designed at the discretion of the KHAC staff and Holiday Art Market Committee.

The Holiday Art Market is open from November 14, 2020 through January 2, 2021. Deadline to apply is midnight, Saturday October 24, 2020.

Download the full Call for Vendors information: 2020 Holiday Art Market at KHAC – Call for Vendors.

Download the application and information on how to apply: HolidayArtMarket_APPLICATION_2020 

Questions can be emailed to Mallory Feltz at mallory@kennedyarts.org

Hours and Location

Wednesdays 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

Artist Need Lunch Money (Antonio Wooten) – artist designed apparel Jereena Ameen – fiber art

Dana Brown – jewelry

Lynn Conaway – fiber art Michael Conaway – woodturnings Billie Cunningham – jewelry & dolls
June Pfaff Daley – notecards, magnets, collages Lee DeRhodes – ceramics Michael Dillingham – paintings
Saad Ghosn – books Beth Goldstein – ceramics Linda Grieser – cds (Adiago Trio, harp)
Helen Haberstroh – illustrations, notecards Natalie Hager – photography, notecards Robin Hartmann – fiber art, jewelry
Donna Heldman – mosaics, recycled garden art Joanne Honschopp – notecards Judy Kidd – jewelry
Thomas Kinsel – photography Robert Kroeger – oil painting Mary Lennard – poetry books
Monica Lira – stuffed animals, ceramics Uneek Lowe – purses Diana Marra – Asian brush painting, photos, notecards
Elaine McGue – painting, jewelry Oberaw Industries – metal art Sara Pearce / Paper with a Past – notecards, collages, prints
Diane Roketenetz – mixed media, paintings Patti Rulli – painting Brandi Sanchez – notecards, photography prints, fiber art
Grace Severyn – jewelry Anne Endress Skove – tiny books, knitting Sound Bite Ts (Lisa Andrews) – foodie tshirts, notecards
Sue Ann Spears – ceramics Kate Spencer – decorative quilts Debby Staats – jewelry
Carole Staples – fiber art Barbara Streff – serigraphs Michael Streff – illustrations, prints
Barbara Terry – silversmith, jewelry Karen Trimble-Shell – jewelry Edna Walker – books
Joanie Weidner – mixed media, mini-collages John Weller – photography Zeta Wolf – jewelry
     

Interested in becoming a 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 Art Shop Vendor Application

 

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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.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS (ages 14-18):
We are currently accepting applications for Summer Art Camp Volunteers. Deadline to apply is April 3, 2020. For more information, please click HERE.

ADULT VOLUNTEERS:
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:
KHACAdultVolunteerApplication
SummerCamp2020_VolunteerApplication

and email to our Volunteer Coordinator 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