The Clifton Cultural Arts Center was conceived in 2002, when the century-old Clifton School building, a beloved neighborhood landmark, was about to stand vacant. From the unbridled imaginations of a few visionary minds, the idea to re-imagine the historic building as a thriving cultural arts center emerged. Soon, a growing group of neighbors, volunteers, activists and community leaders – from Clifton, Uptown and across Cincinnati – joined forces to make that crazy dream a reality.
The result was the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, an emergent non-profit arts organization formed in 2004 to breathe new life into the Clifton School building and campus – and to offer people of all ages, races, culture and socioeconomic status a place to connect with one another through creation, interpretation and appreciation of art.
Today, after almost two decades of consistent growth and support – including countless volunteer hours and millions in donations and investment – CCAC is an essential thread in the fabric of Cincinnati’s arts community, a vital hub to our Uptown communities, and an aspiring regional destination for classes, concerts, events and exhibits.