Our Vision for a New Community Arts Center
CCAC’s welcoming, three-story, 18,000 sq. ft. building is estimated to cost $8.5 million and will be located near the intersection of Ludlow and Clifton avenues, drawing people into our vibrant community to enjoy all it has to offer. It will feature a high-caliber, modern design that prioritizes sustainability, social interaction, and seamless integration with the existing historic features of the Clifton Business District.
Once inside, you will experience galleries, gathering and performance spaces, and classrooms that can all be flexibly reconfigured to accommodate the diverse array of artists, audiences, cultures, and disciplines CCAC has always welcomed. The new community arts center will be capped by a green rooftop offering ecological benefits and outdoor space for folks to gather, celebrate, and learn.
As a leading contributor in the Uptown community and Greater Cincinnati’s art scene, our new home will be a space for children, families, adults, and seniors; a place to learn painting, guitar, tap dancing, or yoga; a venue for emerging performers and artists where people can engage with the arts, with other cultures, and with each other.
Now more than ever, we need your support. CCAC has assembled $1.5 million in challenge funds toward the construction of the community arts center – and we’re asking the entire community to help us match that by raising an additional $1.5 million. While gifts of any size will help, please consider giving all you can to make this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity a reality for the neighborhood we love and call home. Your support is essential to bring this vision to life.
Donate today to the Clifton Community Challenge, for the arts and the community.