This project will be one of two Female Legend murals painted in 2016

About the Project

Help make this project a reality!
Thanks to support from the City of Cincinnati and other valued foundations and donors, we've almost reached our total project funding goal. We have just $5,000 more to raise to make this project a reality this summer!

Every dollar donated to this project will be matched by 1919 Investment Counsel. Please donate today to employ 12 youth Apprentices and 5 artists to paint this legendary mural.

Interested in fully funding this project? Contact Kit Andrews at Kit@ArtWorksCincinnati.org


About this Mural:
For the first time ever, ArtWorks tapped the community to vote and select the mural subject. The first female of our Legends Series, this mural will be located in a prominent location on the corner of Liberty and Pleasant Street in Over-the-Rhine. In partnership with the Cincinnati Enquirer, the community voted for musical talent, Rosemary Clooney.

Clooney was chosen from a list which also included actress Louise Beavers, Queen of the Blues Mamie Smith, Baseball star Dorothy Kamenshek and author and abolitionist, Harriet Beecher Stowe.


ArtWorks Legends Mural Series celebrates and shares the story of iconic figures who have shaped Cincinnati and left a lasting legacy in the city. The community-selected Female Legend, will join others in the series including a planned Annie Oakley mural and the completed James Brown Mural: Mr. Dynamite and The Ezzard Charles Mural: The Cincinnati Cobra.






Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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$832 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 412 days ago
  • Donate $25 or more

    Receive an invitation to the formal Mural Dedication Event and receive a free ArtWorks tote and paintbrush pen!
    Amount over $5 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    Receive 2 free tickets to attend one of our popular weekend Mural Tours. Select dates available. Mural Tour Coordinator Kelly Sadlon will be in touch to schedule your tour date as donations are processed.
    (25 of 25 remaining)
    Amount over $30 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Receive 2 special edition, commemorative CincyInk mini-mural prints.
    (49 of 50 remaining)
    Amount over $40 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    Receive a set of six CincyInk plates created by local artist Pam Kravetz in partnership with Rookwood Pottery Co.
    (9 of 10 remaining)
    Amount over $175 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Receive 5 free tickets to attend one of our popular Mural Tours. Only select dates available. Our Mural Tour Coordinator, Kelly Sadlon, will be in touch to schedule once your donation has been processed.
    (25 of 25 remaining)
    Amount over $85 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,000 or more

    Receive a private ArtWorks mural tour for you and 9 guests. Mural Tour Coordinator Kelly Sadlon will be in touch to schedule your tour as donations are processed.
    (5 of 5 remaining)
    Amount over $200 is tax-deductible
$9,168 to go. Every dollar helps.
$832 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 412 days ago
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    Jeanne Golliher
    over 1 year ago
  • $336
    Match from 1919 Investment Council
    over 1 year ago
  • $100
    Jamie Williams
    over 1 year ago
  • $60
    Match from 1919 Investment Council
    over 1 year ago
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