Share your art with the Fine Arts Fund

By Sheila Gray – bio | email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) – The Fine Arts Fund is planning a community competition as part of this year's annual Sampler Weekend.

The staff is inviting submissions which celebrate the way large and small arts events across the region bring people together and make Greater Cincinnati a vibrant place to live, work, play, and stay.

Utilizing word-of-mouth tools like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn,  the Fine Arts Fund staffers are letting the community know about this opportunity to share their art. There is just one guideline: the design must incorporate artists' view of 'Sharing Art'. Beginning on January 20, 2010, the Fine Arts Fund staff will post submissions and invite everyone in our community to vote on the designs.

The Fine Arts Fund leaders plan to print the winning design on tote bags and give them to partygoers at the Friends For the Arts Party, held at the Contemporary Arts Center on the Saturday of Sampler Weekend. Sampler Weekend will be on Saturday February 20 and Sunday February 21.  It's an annual event when creative things happen all over the place – music, dance, storytelling, theatre, painting, and much more.  Area residents and visitors enjoy these events every year and can find more information about Sampler Weekend by visiting

"It'll be great to see how people across the community celebrate the way arts connect us and make our region so much fun," said Margy Waller, Vice President of Arts & Culture Partnership at the Fine Arts Fund.

To view details about the contest, the application form for submissions, and other information about Sampler Weekend and annual community campaign, visit the website at

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