Wave Pool's main gallery space is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12-5pm. There are also often corresponding exhibitions in our Locker Room Gallery.


Current Exhibition:


An envisioning and connecting exercise and installation for Wave Pool and Cincinnati.

June 9th - 23rd

Wave Pool is pleased to announce that throughout the month of June our gallery will be transformed into a “staycation” destination. Staycation is a social and community outreach effort with our neighbors in Camp Washington to set the stage for community conversation and visioning—with an island or poolside vibe.
The goal is to interact with residents and business owners—taking the proverbial temperature of our quickly changing neighborhood and expanded communities at a precarious time in our development—and centering the needs of our neighbors. The results of our open-ended surveys will help to inform Wave Pool’s ongoing strategic plan and include a collaborative community vision for the organization.
Breaking out of the gallery space, we will set up engagements on our sidewalks (June 10th), at the laundromat (June 12th), at the neighborhood pool (June 16th), and in neighboring lots (June 23rd) over the course of several weeks—facilitating opportunities for community feedback and participation.
Linnea Gartin is partnering with Wave Pool as a Graduate Student of Social Practice Art this June 2018. Her background is in photography, art history, curating, and arts administration. While she is a full-time graduate student at the University of Indianapolis, she also works in Cincinnati as a full-time Program Manager for ArtWorks.

 With a bright painting installation by Wave Pool studio artist Chase Melendez, an oversized Wave Pool maze by Rodney Thompson, Utopian community chairs by conceptual designer Kelly Hayes and several inflatables by Working Girls Co., the gallery space has transformed into a destination for information gathering, community conversation, and playful summer fun in the neighborhood! Check out all the event details on our Events page.


Upcoming Exhibitions:

Let It Grow
July 17 - September 1

Wave Pool Pool Party
August 18

Social Medium: Photography as a Tool for Community Collaboration
September 15 – November 10
Social Medium exhibits and facilitates projects that create archives of communities that are made collaboratively with the communities they are documenting. Artists have made a place for themselves in the world of social work, being recognized as instigators for community redevelopment and being able to build communication and collaboration in communities through creative means. This exhibition will display the results of several of these collaborative approaches to photography, as well as see a community-based shared photography project to fruition with our own community.  

Invisible Labor
November 17 - January 5
When done well, the labor done by art preparatory crews (frequently made up of teams of working artists,) is invisible. For this show, Wave Pool is teaming up with local art handlers and preparatory crews from area art institutions to put on an exhibition that aims to make visible the labor and practice of building, installing and creating art exhibitions. Exhibition installation succeeds when it is invisible and seemingly effortless, yet those who do this kind of preparatory work are often artists themselves. By highlighting the invisible labor of those working the back of the house in our area arts organizations, we are underlining the efforts of those whose work is often left out of the artistic canon.


Past Exhibitions:


The Curatorial Residency Program is supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign as well as through an ArtSTART award from the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The 2018 Art Space Is Your Space Artist in Residency program is funded by a grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.