"Since poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow first mentioned the 'Queen City' in his 1854 poem 'Catawba Wine,' Cincinnati has been busy trying to live up to its regal nickname. With a thriving arts scene and plenty of trendy restaurants, it seems as though they’re succeeding.
'Right now there’s a cultural renaissance of sorts occurring in Cincinnati,' says Jaime Thompson, Curator of Education at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center (CAC).
This revolution is in part thanks to the immense success of the CAC. Offering free admission to patrons six days a week, the center certainly contributes to the city’s cultural expansion.
In addition to a wide array of contemporary art, the CAC has a booming education department. As curator, Jaime works to provide ways for everyone to get involved with the arts. The department offers programming for all ages, with activities geared toward everyone from babies to the elderly."