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


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Manifest is not currently hiring. But we are always looking for excellent, committed volunteers!

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About Manifest:

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center was founded in 2004 by Cincinnati area professors and students. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization headquartered in the historic urban neighborhood of East Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio. The museum-like street level exhibition space is minutes away from downtown Cincinnati, and the numerous academic institutions of higher learning in the region. It is also within easy walking distance of a diversely populated historic neighborhood with residents from all walks of life. The galleries are free and open to the public five or more hours per day (including evenings), five days a week, presenting unique and widely varied exhibitions featuring jury-selected works by artists from around the world. The 3500 square foot Manifest Drawing Center studio is located at the other end of Madison Road in another revitalizing urban community of Madisonville, about seven miles from the gallery. The Drawing Center offers life-drawing and a photographic darkroom for artists of all levels, as well as independent college-level workshops and public demos throughout the year.

Manifest stands for the quality presentation, experience, and documentation of the visual arts, engaging students, professionals, and the public from around the world through accessible world-class exhibits, studio programs, and publications.

Manifest Gallery serves as a venue for the display and experience of quality-vetted contemporary visual art made by local, national, and international artists, including students and professionals.

Manifest Drawing Center promotes and explores drawing, photography, and related activities as rich and culturally significant art forms through the pursuit of educational hands-on activities. 

Manifest Press documents the organization's collaborations with artists through artfully designed publications and has the goal to make the organization's projects accessible for public availability everywhere, including outside its own geographical radius.

The Manifest Artist Residency (MAR) supports artists in making art and engaging the general public by providing an optimal working space and dynamic environment for meaningful growth.

To learn a lot more about Manifest, its history, programs, supporters, and people take a few moments to browse the website.





Manifest's 17th season is funded in part by a grant from the Charles Moerlein Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee. This season's programming is also supported by an impact grant from ArtsWave, by a sustainability grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous contributions of individual supporters and private foundations who care deeply about the visual arts.

gallery hours:

tues-fri 12-7pm, sat noon-5pm
(or by appointment)
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closed Sun and Mon

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gallery map
2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206

drawing center map
656 E. McMillan St.
cincinnati, ohio 45206



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