Hidden Gems: Clifton Cultural Arts Center

In a brick-exposed former school building in the heart of Clifton, families and children are welcomed into a collaborative space of music, theatre, visual arts, dance, wellness, creative arts, culture and language experiences. With classes, events, concerts and exhibits at the center of the non-profit arts organization, kids get to express themselves in a diverse community.   

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Clifton Cultural Arts Center nurtures artistic expression through fun classes like stained glass, paper quilling, cartooning workshops, Art + Tales preschool art, and family workshops like 3D Valentine collages, wool felting, coiled coasters and bowls, and shadow puppets. Nationally recognized, MadCap Puppet shows introduce children to puppet theatre productions in the CCAC’s E.T. Carson Lodge with fun themes like Annie Oakley’s Wild West and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.   

Offering both art camps and weekly classes, kids can participate in ballet, Bollywood dance, classical guitar, piano, ukulele, Musikgarten, The Make a Mess Club, homeschool and after-school programs. The Clifton Cultural Arts Center participates in Ohio’s ACE enrichment as a Qualified Education Service Provider for families accepted into the program.   

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

The arts center isn’t just for kids! Whether you’re joining your child for a family workshop or taking a class on your own, teens and adults have an array of classes to choose from. Clay looms, tap dance, fiber macrame or felting, jewelry design, salsa classes, and writer’s retreats are a few of many fine arts courses offered at CCAC. A variety of new classes are offered year round and vary during holiday seasons. The opportunities to learn a new hobby or skill are endless.  

Led by instructors who are masters in their field and a large part of the Cincinnati arts community, inclusion is a passion no matter your ability. With several other programs like Saturdays in the Park, Wednesdays in the Woods, and Blast Off Arts, Clifton Cultural Arts Center offers everyone a chance to be a part of Cincinnati’s vibrant fine arts scene.  

2728 Short Vine, Cincinnati | cliftonculturalarts.org 

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

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