The Cincinnati International Wine Festival, founded in 1991, is one of the Midwest's largest annual wine and food events. Each March in the Cincinnati Convention Center, more than 600 wines from 150 wineries are poured, accompanied by food, live music, auctions and other special events. In 2003, more than 6000 guests and volunteers were in attendance, raising thousands of dollars for Cincinnati area charities.
Downtown Cincinnati offers an outstanding collection of public art that is a 125 year legacy of the city's history, cultural attitudes and aesthetic taste. Earlier works use the human figure in heroic or allegorical monuments to commemorate people or events important to local history. Recent additions are abstract forms which have no recognizable subjects, but instead express thoughts or emotions. Seventy-five percent of the collection was added during the last 30 years, 6 commissioned in 1988 for the city's bicentennial.
Founded in 1895, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is the fifth oldest orchestra in the United States and today represents the evolution of almost 200 years of musical tradition in the Queen City.
Rich with history, Cincinnati Ballet continues to thrill audiences with unparalleled performances. The Company is a major part of Cincinnati's growing metropolis. From excellence on stage to outreach in local schools and community, Cincinnati Ballet takes pride in the fact that it is an integral part of the culture of the city.
Founded in 1939 as the Modern Art Society, the Contemporary Arts Center was one of the first institutions in the U.S. dedicated to exhibiting the art of our time.
Throughout its history, the Center has earned a reputation for provoking thought and introducing new ideas. The CAC focuses on new developments in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, performance art and new media.
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