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Future Blooms

Our Future Blooms program is a grant-funded initiative to beautify as many abandoned and boarded up buildings in Cincinnati as possible.

Our Arts Program aims to not only beautify homes and buildings but also to strengthen the community's sense of safety and pride. When buildings are treated with this artwork, they are no longer a representation of abandonment, but instead a little spot of optimism. Our statistics show a 17% reduction in blight, a 15% reduction in crime, and a 48% increase in economic development in the surrounding area. This artistic enhancement program started in the fall of 2009 and has beautified the boards on over 1000 buildings to date. The artists enhance the already-boarded properties 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?
Can We Paint The Boards?
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!

This artistic enhancement program started in the fall of 2009 and has beautified the boards on over 1200 buildings to date. The artists enhance the already-boarded properties by painting doors, windows and flower boxes on the barricaded parts of the buildings to make them appear new and in use. We need your permission to begin enhancements, so a formal contract that allows us to start work on your property is included below. Remember, this grant-funded project is AT NO COST TO YOU and you will never be charged for the work. You can call, mail or email the signed permission form to Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. We hope you'll consider the amount of good this project can do for you and your neighbors!

Find our building permission form here!

Our Impact This Year

  • Children Educated

    22,581

  • Volunteer Hours

    67,703

  • Pounds of Litter & Debris Collected

    873,779

  • Clean Up Events

    1,580

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    Nippert Foundation
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    Cincinnati Tool Bank logo

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    Cincinnati Bell
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    Barefoot Proximity
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