Arts Angle: ArtsWave’s Amazing Arts Race Returns April 12

I’m putting on my ArtsWave WeDidIt Ambassador hat again to let you know about a very unique event that ArtsWave is hosting again. If you are a fan of the CBS show The Amazing Race and a fan of the arts, you will love the second annual Amazing Arts Race.

The Amazing Arts Race is a creative scavenger hunt for young professionals in Downtown Cincinnati. It will be held Saturday, April 12 beginning at 1:00 p.m. and registration is now open at

Amazing Arts Race

For this event, teams race to complete a series of arts challenges like finding works of art and architecture, answering arts trivia, and making art themselves. The challenges can also include origami, charades and dance breaks. The teams use their social media skills on Twitter to get clues and to actually complete some of the required tasks. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place teams in addition to random prize drawings.

Maddie Grant, Manager of Residential and Affinity Group Giving for ArtsWave, says, “Last year’s race attracted more than 100 participants from all over the region. Our ArtsWave Young Professionals group and the Taft Museum of Art have teamed up again to make this year’s race even more exciting.”

ArtsWave partner companies are encouraged to form teams of 2 to 4 people, but the event is open to all young professionals. All participants must be 21 years of age. Individuals interested in being paired with a team can contact Ms. Grant directly at

Registration is $15 per person and can be completed online at Deadline to register is April 7. Teams will be notified by email and Twitter of the race details after registration closes.

According to their press release, “Teams will move around downtown and in surrounding neighborhoods by foot and/or by car to different arts organizations and works of public art. Running gear is not required, as creativity will be as important as speed.”

The Amazing Arts Race is generously sponsored by the Taft Museum of Art with support of The Thomas J. Emery Memorial and The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. This event supports ArtsWave’s annual community campaign for the arts which runs through April 22.