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


On September 1, 2023 our major milestone 20th season officially began. Our recently concluded annual fund surpassed previous records for number of donors and geographic radius of support, while over the past several years regional operational funding from grants has decreased, making the support of individuals a critical lifeline for our organization, staff, and programming.

Please donate today! We provide six options below..
(You can also donate instantly HERE.)

Each year the Manifest Annual Fund runs
from Sept. 1st - Aug. 31st.

This operational fund is provided by individual donors, community members, teachers, program participants, and artists from around the world who believe in Manifest, and who value the essential role of the visual arts and artists in our world. These individual contributions fill the gap left over from other funding received from various grants, the Ohio Arts Council, and other granting agencies. Without this supportive global community Manifest would not exist. (Season 19's Annual Fund was provided by the donations from 40 states and three countries!)

Season 20 will be consequential year for Manifest as we continue major steps in our evolution into The Manifest Center for the Visual Arts. It marks the end of an era, and a turning point for our organization. We continue to need many friends to help make our vision real.



Manifest is a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization



Every year our donors contribute about 20% of Manifest's operating costs, making what we do possible!
This covers our entire facility costs for all Manifest offices, galleries, artist residency studios, and our Drawing Center studios and darkroom in East Walnut Hills and Clifton! It helps us keep the costs of tuition and participation fees at levels similar to what they were 20 years ago, thereby making our programs accessible.

This season continues the additional impact of membership. Every year an amount equivalent to 10% of each season's Annual Fund contributions are designated as tuition waivers for two scholarship funds for Drawing Center programs—a merit scholarship for high school and college students, and a 'bridge fund' to support the transition of emerging artists from academia into a career in the arts through study and professional development in the artist-culture at the Manifest Drawing Center. So, not only does community support sustain our essential facilities, without which we could not do what we do, it also empowers Manifest's support of individual artists at a formative stage in their development.


To join our list of Annual Fund supporting members or to make a donation now please use one of the options below.






Become an Instant Donor for Season 20 →

This option provides the quickest way to give, for those not wanting premiums for their gift. Donors are still recognized on the members/donors list for the season. If you would like a premium (t-shirt or the Manifest Exhibition Annual book), see JOIN HERE below.

Become a Subscribing Donor for 12 Months →

This option allows donors to give a specific amount on a monthly basis, automatically.

Monthly Support Levels

Share why you support Manifest

Become a Supporting Member for Season 20 →

This includes options for premiums including t-shirts and books.


Support the Manifest Annual Fund through a
Donor-Advised Fund →

Make a Gift of Stock to support the Manifest Future Fund →

This will support our Capital Reserve for the future of Manifest. Donating stock can have many benefits for the donor and are a convenient way to support Manifest's plans for its future.

Routing Instructions for Stock Delivery:

DTC # 0226 F/B/O NFS A/C # 005-339843
Manifest Creative Research Gallery

Make a Gift to the Joseph A. Stoner Memorial Fund →

This fund was launched by friends of Joseph A. Stoner, in his memory, in order to support the darkroom photography program of the Manifest Drawing Center. Gifts to the fund are directed to support instructors, equipment, programming, supplies, and free or reduced tuition for this program.



As a community-minded 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, founded upon ideals formed both in academic pursuit and a commitment to quality urban living, Manifest relies heavily on private donations to cover operating costs. Since 2004 the Manifest board of directors has taken serious measures to insure that Manifest is a low-cost/maximum benefit presence in East Walnut Hills, Walnut Hills, and Greater Cincinnati, and a progressive influence on the arts in our region and around the world. Our goal is to provide a context for the study and experience of excellent visual art, without making compromises otherwise necessary in a commercial art-dealing gallery or larger organization. Through its rich programming Manifest brings the world to Cincinnati, and represents Cincinnati to the world, one work of art at a time. Manifest starts with the artist and radiates outwards from there.

Sponsor an exhibit, studio course, resident artist, or project!
For more information about major corporate and private sponsorship options, please contact us.

*All postal materials should be sent to:

p.o. box 6218
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

You can send an e-mail regarding any questions here.


 Josephine S. Russell
Charitable Trust

Manifest is supported by sustainability funding 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.

gallery hours:

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

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2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206

drawing center map (m1)
3464 Central Parkway
cincinnati, ohio 45223



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