History And Mission
The Kennedy Heights Arts Center is housed in the former home of Lewis Kennedy, built in 1875. Kennedy developed the community of Kennedy Heights and served as its mayor before the area was annexed by Cincinnati.
The gothic-style, wood-frame building sits on 2.3 acres in the heart of Kennedy Heights, adjacent to Pleasant Ridge and Silverton.
In 2003, developers had threatened to bulldoze the 21-room historic landmark at 6546 Montgomery Road for a storage facility.
Area residents quickly organized to save the building. They formed a nonprofit corporation and the city of Cincinnati contributed $50,000 toward the acquisition of the property. 40 neighbors personally pledged collateral to make the acquisition possible.
Kennedy Heights Arts Center was established by the community to create a public resource for the creation of art. One person's dream has become the inspiration of many - literally hundreds of people have helped transform this formerly distressed property into a thriving community arts center.
Spanning 35 years in the career of acclaimed photographer Wing Young Huie, We are the Other collectively reflects the cultural complexities of American society. While his work has been shown in international museums—more than half a million…Read More »
Image: "The Cow" by Stan Ladrick, acrylic painting (KHAC Adult Student) Kennedy Heights Arts Center proudly presents the 10th Annual Student Art Show.Come celebrate the talented artworks created by KHAC youth and adult students, as well as the…Read More »
Works in all media by Cincinnati area artists Kennedy Heights Arts Center is proud to announce our 11th Annual Summer Juried Exhibition featuring works by diverse artists in the Greater Cincinnati region. The exhibition features artwork in all…Read More »
Artists and writers reflect on peace and justice in For a Better World in Kennedy Heights Arts Centerâ€™s Lindner Gallery. The exhibition features poems and drawings from the 2014 edition of an annual publication of the same name edited by Saad…Read More »
Badge of HonorPresented in partnership with PAR Projectsâ€œSouls are more fragile than human flesh, sometimes they just never seem to heal.â€Pulled from a 1992 episode of Murder She Wrote â€” entitled Badge of Honor â€” these words often remain…Read More »
Jazz has always been a sustaining force in photojournalist Melvin Grierâ€™s lifeâ€”from his youth in the West End of Cincinnati, hearing snippets of the big band coming through the doors the Cotton Club, to the Sunday afternoons spent in Babe…Read More »
Abstract paintings by Megan Heekan Triantafillou The Gallery in KHAC's Lindner Annex, 6620 Montgomery Road, features work by Cincinnati artist Megan Heekan Triantafillou. Megan's paintings are abstract, nonobjective representations of aspects…Read More »
The Macy's Arts Sampler weekend, presented by ArtsWave, celebrates the arts in our community with two days of free art activities throughout the region. At Kennedy Heights Arts Center, make fun art you can wear, listen to inspiring music, and make…Read More »
Collaborative and individuals works by members of Art4Artists Hanging Out represents a decade of Art4Artists meeting as a group of women, dedicated to encouraging each other creatively and beyond that--as supportive, caring women present fo rone…Read More »
New works by Kennedy Collective members Members of the Kennedy Heights Arts Center's Artist Collective are proud to present this winter's exciting exhibition, IMAGINE 2015. This show features creative, new, and previously unseen work by Collective…Read More »
In the spirit of the season, a neighborhood celebration is here to light up your holidays. The communities of Pleasant Ridge and Kennedy Heights will be hosting the 11th annual Winterfest on Friday, December 4. Winterfest is packed with fun, festive…Read More »
Opening on October 3, Kennedy Heights Arts Center presents companion exhibitions which showcase novel paper constructions by two regional artists, curated by Kate Kern. War/Games, artist book works by Barbara Hosein and All Around, mixed media works…Read More »
The calligraphy and paintings of Frank Yukio Satogata A desire to compare, contrast and ultimately come to an understanding of the similarities and differences between Eastern and Western culture fuels Frank Satogataâ€™s paintings and calligraphic…Read More »
Kennedy Heights Arts Center is honored to host a group exhibition of 27 collaborative artbooks created by members of Art4Artists, a women's artist collective.Â Each book contains a treasure trove of incredible, intimate artistic expression from ten…Read More »
6th Annual Student Art ShowKennedy Heights Arts Center is proud to present Creative Minds: 6th Annual Student Art Show.Â Join us as we celebrate the talents of area students of all ages.Â Featuring the work of KHAC art students, as well as pieces…Read More »