Cincinnati has a rich and thriving art scene, which can be seen from the dozens of art galleries located in different areas around the city.
From large scale art museums to small non-profit galleries, to hotel museums, to boutique art shops, the Queen City has a variety of places where you can see paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other pieces of contemporary and historical art alike.
In this post, we share the 10 best art galleries to visit in Cincinnati.
Located in the heart of Hyde Park Square and founded in 1960, Miller Gallery is the oldest operating fine art gallery in Cincinnati. The gallery highlights both contemporary and traditional artwork by artists from around the world.
With 2,000 square feet of exhibition space, the gallery gives visitors a unique look at both abstract and traditional art. This gallery is truly one that you can’t miss if you’re in the Cincinnati area.
Website: Miller Gallery
Phone: (513) 871-4420
Address: 2715 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208
21c Museum Hotel
21c Museum Hotel is a boutique hotel, a contemporary art museum, a cultural civic centre, and a restaurant all wrapped into one. Located in the heart of Downtown Cincinnati across the street from the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 21c actively works to support the ongoing revival of the downtown area and its role as a cultural hub.
The hotel and museum features a rotating list of both solo and group exhibitions that highlight 21st century art. This museum offers a truly unique experience and offers visitors a unique look at art produced by both local emerging artists and international artists alike.
Website: 21c Museum Hotel
Hours: Open 24 hours daily
Phone: (513) 578 – 6600
Address: 609 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Contemporary Arts Center
Founded in 1939 as the Modern Art Society by three visionary local women, the Contemporary Arts Center was one of the first institutions in the United States dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art.
Today the Contemporary Arts Center is a non-collecting museum that focuses on new developments in sculpture, painting, photography, drawings, architecture, performance art and media. Without question, this is a must-visit place to see art in the Queen City.
Website: Contemporary Arts Center
Phone: (513) 345 – 8400
Address: 44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Carl Solway Gallery
Founded in 1962, Carl Solway Gallery is the only member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) in the Tri-state region. The gallery boasts 12,500 square feet of space in a historic warehouse in Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood.
Featuring modern and contemporary art, Carl Solway Gallery offers a variety of paintings, sculptures, and new media incorporating videos and electronics. With a variety of art from a wide range of artists, this gallery truly offers something for everyone to admire.
Website: Carl Solway Gallery
Phone: (513) 621 – 0069
Address: 424 Findlay St, Cincinnati, OH 45214
Gallery 708 is, as described by their website:
“A curated, artist-owned gallery in downtown Cincinnati that is passionate about showcasing the work of the city’s and region’s talented artists & artisans.”
The gallery specializes in highlighting art produced by local artists and even offers up most of the artwork for sale at reasonable prices. This is a top-notch place to visit if you’re looking to view unique artwork produced by Cincinnatians.
Website: Gallery 708
Phone: (513) 551 – 8171
Address: 708 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Manifest Gallery is a charitable nonprofit art gallery located on Woodburn Avenue that is operated by professors, students, and working artists.
What makes this gallery truly unique is the fact that it’s not just a gallery. In fact, it includes a drawing center, a publishing house, and an artist residency.
As explained on their website, Manifest Gallery seeks to “engage students, professionals, and the public from around the world through accessible world-class exhibits, studio programs, and publications centered on the broader visual arts.”
Website: Manifest Gallery
Phone: (513) 861 – 3638
Address: 2727 Woodburn Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Visionaries and Voices Gallery
Visionaries and Voices Gallery was founded in 2001 by Keith Banner and Bill Ross. Today it serves as a community art studio that ensures artists with developmental disabilities have access to studio space and exhibition opportunities.
The gallery regularly hosts impressive art shows and makes much of the art available for purchase. In total, the gallery supports over 130 artists and actively works to help emerging artists build professional portfolios and expose them to exhibition opportunities around the U.S.
This gallery is one of a kind and it’s one that you can’t afford to miss if you’re looking to support the local art scene in Cincinnati.
Website: Visionaries and Voices Gallery
Phone: (513) 861 – 4333
Address: 3841 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Weston Art Gallery
Located in Downtown Cincinnati, the Weston Art Gallery features art from an eclectic mix of both emerging and professional artists. The venue itself is unique as well, as described on their website:
“With galleries on two levels and 3,500 square feet of exhibition space, the Weston serves as a staging ground for the most intriguing visual art by local, national, and internationally recognized artists working in all media.”
Best of all, admission is completely free. Be sure to check out this gallery in the heart of downtown Cincinnati’s restaurant and theater district when you get the chance!
Website: Weston Art Gallery
Phone: (513) 977 – 4165
Address: 650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Caza Sikes Gallery
Housed in a reinvented storefront on historic Oakley Square, Caza Sikes is a gallery that features exceptional fine art and fine craft from acclaimed national artists.
The gallery is always filled with a variety of beautiful artwork that is often from local artists and is often available to be purchased for reasonable prices.
The gallery is particularly unique because the owners can give appraisals, consult on any artwork you personally own, and even introduce you to artists. Caza Sikes is a truly unique gallery in the Queen City and one that is well worth the visit.
Website: Caza Sikes
Phone: (513) 818 – 9527
Address: 3078 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209
5th Street Gallery
Located in the lobby of the Millennium Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati, the 5th Street Gallery is a collaborative of Cincinnati-area artists presenting fine art glass, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, jewelry, floral and wearable arts.
Whether you’re interested in viewing art from local artists or whether you’re looking for jewelry or woodwork to purchase, 5th Street Gallery is a must-stop shop in Cincy.
Website: 5th Street Gallery
Phone: (513) 579 – 9333
Address: 150 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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