Kennedy Heights Arts Center is partnering with other nonprofits to redevelop a formerly vacant grocery store property. A building that was once a vacant eye-sore will become a vibrant, new cultural campus providing a wealth of arts and educational resources for residents of all ages.
After nearly six years of work, we are pleased to report our satellite expansion is coming to fruition!
Kennedy Heights Arts Center in partnership with the Kennedy Heights Development Corporation and Kennedy Heights Montessori Center has redeveloped the former Kroger store at Kennedy and Montgomery Rd., just half a block from the Arts Center, to create a new cultural campus. The campus includes a satellite expansion for Kennedy Heights Arts Center, a new home for the Montessori school, and space for another nonprofit partner.
The 10,500 sq. ft. Kennedy Heights Arts Center Carl, Robert, Richard and Dorothy Lindner Annex, will house a range of new programming including:
• A 2,900 sf multi-purpose event center offering theatre, dance and music classes and workshops, as well as a venue for performances such as music concerts and informational theatrical productions.
• Celebrations with heART, offering unique, customized special events with communal arts experiences designed to add depth and meaning to celebrations of life’s milestones
• Scripps Howard Media Center offering arts education programs for youth and adults in video, photography, animation, website design and graphic design.
• Artist studios for eight individual artists and the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild.
• Gallery in the lobby for displaying work by resident artists.
Not only will this expansion allow the Arts Center to more than double the number of people it serves, but the cornerstone site we are branching out to will help restore and renew our community’s vitality by becoming a destination site for people throughout the region.
A $250,000 leadership gift from Robert and Betty Lindner paved the way for Kennedy Heights Arts Center's $700,000 satellite expansion project. Other major contributors include: Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Scripps Howard Foundation, George and Margaret McLane Foundation, The Kroger Co., John A. Schroth Charitable Trust/PNC Bank Trustee, Louise Taft Semple Foundation, Thomas Emery Memorial, Ruth and Robert Conway Foundation and gifts from many individual donors.
The KHAC Lindner Annex will open Fall of 2015