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Artists and residents creating together for community.


Art on the Streets supports and encourages artists and arts organizations who create and perform in public places and those who work with people to address community planning and equitable development goals.

We are fiscally-sponsored by Cincinnati Development Fund.

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founded Art on the Streets in 2012. She has served as the director since then.


Contact Margy.

Margy Waller is founder and Serendipity Director for Art on the Streets, senior fellow at Topos Partnership, and was a leader in the transformation of ArtsWave, an arts advocacy and support non-profit. She is an advisor to national organizations like Americans for the Arts, PolicyLink, and LISC, currently serving as field coordinator for four leading creative placemaking organizations, ArtPlace, Kresge Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Arizona State University.

Previously she was Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, with a joint appointment in the Economic Studies and Metropolitan Policy programs. Prior to Brookings, she was Senior Advisor on domestic policy in the Clinton-Gore White House.

Art on the Streets produces public arts events like bicycle-art-ride spectacles, community created painted streets, coloring pages that share community health and civic messages, and Parking Day for artists and designers.

Margy is a frequent speaker at conferences, including Americans for the Arts, ArtPlace, Association of Art Museum Directors, ArtsCrush, TCG, Chorus America, as well as other idea events like TEDx and Ignite. Waller is a graduate of Northwestern University and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She writes an occasional column for ArtsJournal.