Incorporating Art into Historic Districts and Buildings


Cincinnati and Covington have incorporated art within historic neighborhoods to help with revitalization efforts, tell community stories, and highlight architecture and design. This session will feature The Artworks Mural Program, BLINK, the largest art and projecting mapping event in the nation, as well as an entrepreneur and community activist who has woven art into development. Attendees will learn about funding, creating installations, and working within local guidelines.

CE Credits:
Jul 17, 2022 8:30 AM

Sydney Fine

Sydney is Senior Director of Impact for Artworks. Sydney leads the strategic direction, management, and evaluation of ArtWorks’ programming and project impact. Sydney has dedicated her career to improving opportunities and outcomes for youth and communities. Prior to joining ArtWorks, Sydney was a Teach for America corps member in Milwaukee, WI. Her experience in the classroom led her to Future 5, a youth development nonprofit organization in Stamford, CT, where she led fundraising as Development Manager. A life-long learner of dance, music, and photography, it was a natural fit for Sydney to join the ArtWorks team to combine her passions for meaningful educational opportunities and the arts. Sydney received her BA from the University of Michigan, where she double-majored in Anthropology and Film, Television, & Media and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Additionally, Sydney earned her MA in Education at Alverno College during her service with Teach for America.

Emily Wolff

Emily Wolff is a preservationist, business owner, “learn together” parent and teacher, neighbor, and truth teller. Together with her husband Paul, they have rehabilitated 5 historic buildings into restaurants and countless residential buildings into homes. Through all of these projects, Emily weaves art into the rehabilitation of the buildings as a way to tell the stories of the buildings and important people from our past.


COVID Information