The Soul of Downtown walking tour is just over a mile long and covers 8-12 murals in downtown Cincinnati, including four artworks in our Cincinnati Master Artist series: Charley Harper’s Homecoming (Bluebirds), John Ruthven’s Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon, Tom Wesselmann’s Still Life #60, and our brand new Elizabeth Nourse mural, Self Portrait. In addition to learning about Cincinnati’s finest artists, our guides will lead you around downtown Cincinnati, connecting the story of each mural to its location, highlighting places that make our City special. The tour is approximately 90 minutes long. The tour will start and end at the ArtWorks building at 20 E. Central Parkway.
Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is an award-winning non-profit organization that employs and trains local youth and talent to create art and community impact through three strategic programming areas: Public Art, including an extensive mural program; an art therapy division, ArtRx; and an entrepreneurial arm, Creative Enterprise. To date, ArtWorks has created more than 100 public murals throughout the region, 14 sculptural bike racks and 19 ArtCars Mobile Masterpieces. Read more about the must-see murals in Downtown from a local blogger and use this map to take your own self-guided tour.