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Future Blooms

Beautifying as many boarded buildings in Cincinnati as possible!

We aim to not only beautify homes and buildings, but also to strengthen the community's sense of safety and pride. When buildings are treated with our "future blooms" based artwork, they are no longer a representation of abandonment, but instead a little spot of optimism. Our statistics show a 17% reduction in blight (ruin), a 15% reduction in crime, and a 48% increase in economic development in the surrounding area where we provide public artworks. 

This artistic enhancement program started in the fall of 2009 and has beautified the boards on over 1,200 buildings to date. The artists use the already-boarded properties to enhance the structures by painting doors, windows, and flower boxes on the barricaded parts of the buildings to make them appear new and in use, as seen below.


Do You Own A Boarded Building In Cincinnati?

If you or someone you know owns a building with one or more boarded doors and/or windows, they are an ideal candidate for Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s grant-funded Future Blooms program!

Our Impact This Year

  • Children Educated

    22,581

  • Volunteer Hours

    67,703

  • Pounds of Litter & Debris Collected

    873,779

  • Clean Up Events

    1,580

  • Nippert Foundation
    Nippert Foundation
  • Cincinnati Tool Bank logo
    Cincinnati Tool Bank logo

    Cincinnati Tool Bank Logo

  • Cincinnati Bell
    Cincinnati Bell
  • Barefoot Proximity
    Barefoot Proximity
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