creative research gallery and drawing center
a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization



After nearly a decade searching, we found our home!

Please JOIN US for an Open House at the new Manifest Drawing Center
and the future home of The Manifest Center for the Visual Arts

Saturday, December 3rd, 12-4pm
(find details below)

3464 Central Parkway

A Sanctuary for the Practice, Learning, and Experience of the Visual Arts

Celebrating our new home, it's time for a housewarming!

Manifest Drawing Center Open House
Saturday, December 3, 2022, 12-4pm

Manifest’s staff and board of directors will be hosting an open house at the Manifest Drawing Center's Central Parkway campus to welcome our Clifton, Northside, and Camp Washington community members, as well as friends and neighbors from across Greater Cincinnati to the organization’s new permanent home.

This is a chance to see the starting point of what will become the Manifest Center for the Visual Arts over the next two years.

Guests will learn about current programming now active at the Center, meet the people behind Manifest, and learn about the organization’s mission and the vision for its historic property.

  • Guided tours of the facility and studios will be conducted for those interested in a deeper narrated look at 1pm and 3pm.

  • Studios will be open throughout the building for self-guided visits.

  • Staff and Board Members will be on hand to explain the various facets of Manifest, aspects of each program space, and plans for the future.

  • Artwork made by many local artists at the Center will be on view.

  • This event will also serve as the celebratory concluding reception for the sixth annual Envision Project, a 14-week darkroom photography program for teens, sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, including an exhibition of the finished works by the teen artists.

  • Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Parking available on site, on street nearby, with overflow parking kindly offered by our neighbors at DePaul Cristo Rey High School.

  • Enter building through the Drawing Center entrance, east side (parking lot side) of building. Look for this unmistakeable feature to find your way:

    enter the building under the 'sun and moon'


(email with questions).



learn about our natural specimen and classical cast collections


learn about our growing reference library for visual arts


learn about what people do when they spend time at the Manifest Drawing Center + learn about plans to transform this magical building into an even more profound multi-faceted center for the visual arts

As of mid-2022 Manifest’s Drawing Center has settled into its new permanent Central Parkway location (M1). All the nonprofit studio programs, including many new ones, are now active on a daily basis! The Center’s role as an alternative for visual arts practice and study has been celebrated across the region for the past two decades, attracting participants of all ages from near and far.

Current programs include the Center’s flagship weekly ‘Open’ non-instructed offerings such as Open Figure Drawing four days a week (including a new Sunday morning portrait session); Open Darkroom five days a week; and free Open Research Studio times.

Professionally instructed programs include the ongoing classes: Photography Essentials, Drawing Essentials, the Painted Subject, Painting Essentials, and the popular Drawing as Mindfulness, as well as private lessons on a case-by-case basis.

Special visiting artist workshops occur at intervals across the year with the next being the return of internationally known Shane Wolf to teach a three-day figure drawing workshop, December 9-11. This will include a live drawing demonstration open to the public on the evening of December 9, 6-10pm. (visit here for demo tickets).

There is a reason why artists visiting from across the U.S. routinely tell us there is nothing quite like Manifest elsewhere.
Come see why!


(email with questions, or just to let us know to expect you - but no RSVP is required)

  Season Funder:

Manifest's 19th season is supported by the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign, by a sustainability grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous direct contributions of individual supporters and private foundations who care deeply about Manifest's mission for the visual arts.

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tues-fri 12-7pm, sat noon-5pm
closed on sun-mon

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cincinnati, ohio 45206

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cincinnati, ohio 45223



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