LTA is presenting at the World Literacy Summit!

Celebrate the legacy created through 30 years of Learning Through Art, Inc. by attending the inaugural concert of our An Evening With… series, featuring two-time Grammy Award-Winning artist Kurt Elling and the Springfield Symphony Jazz Orchestra on October 22, 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall in historic Over-the-Rhine. Premium ticket-holders will enjoy a luxurious evening starting with Learning Through Art Inc.'s anniversary reception and champagne toast beginning at 6:00 p.m. Proceeds from this signature fundraiser will benefit our Books Alive! For Kids® Virtual Adventures program. You will not want to miss it! TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Connect, Create, & Celebrate
with a three-tiered suite of performances, activities, and engagement

 The Line Up: 

Family Adventures

CONNECT with us in Eden Park on Saturday May 7, 2022 from 11a - 5p for Books Alive! For Kids® (BA!FK) Family Adventures in the Park. Connect with your family and your community throughout Eden Park as Cincinnati’s most iconic arts and cultural organizations offer free outdoor art performances and activities inspired by the book, “No Cell Phone Day,” written by jazz trombonist, producer, educator and NEA Jazz Master, Delfeayo Marsalis – who will close out the celebration with a read aloud and concert at Seasongood Pavilion. Admission is free!

Crown Jewels of Jazz

CREATE lasting memories by joining us for the return of The Crown Jewels of Jazz® concert series every week in July. Celebrate America’s original musical art form, Jazz, as the series goes back to its roots at Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park for three weeks with live music, food trucks, and a lineup featuring Tia Fuller, Straight Ahead, Valerie Graschaire of Nancy, France, and others! One special concert will happen in the Bond Hill neighborhood, featuring the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra with Kathy Wade and special guests. Admission is free to these family-friendly concert celebrations. 

An Evening With ...

CELEBRATE the legacy created through 30 years of Learning Through Art, Inc. by attending the inaugural concert of our An Evening With… series on October 22, at 8pm – featuring Kurt Elling and the Springfield Symphony Jazz Orchestra. Premium ticket-holders will wine, dine, and enjoy a luxurious evening while knowing that all proceeds from this signature fundraiser will go toward funding literacy and arts education and advocacy. You will not want to miss it. Learn more at!

Thank you for an absolutely WONDERFUL Crown Jewels of Jazz Concert Series! We are OVER the MOON with the power of our featured artists and our extraordinary fan base. We will see you again next year! We also want to thank all of our sponsors below for making the magic possible!

The incomparable, Valerie Graschaire closed our series in partnership with the Cincinnati Nancy Sister City Association! We were STARSTRUCK!! Special thanks to the Corinthian Baptist Church for rescuing us from the storms!

The women of Straight Ahead brought the house down on July 20th! Thank you, Detroit! :)

Our very own Kathy Wade performed with Diane Monroe and the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra on Thursday, July 14th, at the Corinthian Baptist Church in Bond Hill!

Tia Fuller and Diamond Cut started us off with a BANG! Mother Nature assisted. ;)

Seasongood Pavilion Lineup on Wednesdays in July @6:30pm-8:30pm:

July 6, 2022 - Tia Fuller, Diamond Cut

July 20, 2022 - Straight Ahead

July 27, 2022 - Valerie Graschaire -- VENUE CHANGE TO CORINTHIAN BAPTIST CHURCH - 1920 Tennessee Avenue, in Bond Hill

Bond Hill, Corinthian Baptist Church on Thursday @6:30pm-8:30pm

July 14, 2022 - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra with Diane Monroe and Kathy Wade

A word from our Co-Founder and CEO, 

Ms. Kathy Wade

For 30 years, LTA's programs of cultural arts — the most common bond between people and cultures — have been utilized to increase opportunities for collaboration, arts education, artistic growth, community engagement, and economic development within the Greater Cincinnati community (and beyond).

At LTA, we seek to build bridges, break down barriers, and bring neighbors and neighborhoods together in celebration of the mosaic beauty of our region through our programming. Since 1992, LTA has served over 1,100,000 community members, instilling a sense of diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible art appreciation, cultural understanding, and connectedness.

During these 30 years, our community, our sponsors, and the families, educators, and young readers who participate in our programs have allowed me to live my dreams. I sincerely hope that the programs that Learning Through Art Inc. has created have helped the curious minds who have engaged with us to realize a few of their own dreams - to heal, to grow, to read, to create, and to feel - all through the power of the arts.
                                                                          - Kathy Wade

Our kick-off, 30th anniversary event: Books Alive! For Kids®  Family Adventures in the Park featuring "No Cell Phone Day" by Delfeayo Marsalis, started everything on May 7th!

No Cell Phone Day was a Huge Success! Saturday May 7, 2022
11a - 5p at Eden Park:

Family Adventures in the Park will feature a day-long event designed to build family and community relationships through engaging performances in partnership with Cincinnati’s most iconic arts and cultural organizations, with venues throughout Eden Park hosting free outdoor art performances and activities inspired by the book, “No Cell Phone Day.” Written by jazz trombonist, producer, educator and NEA Jazz Master, Delfeayo Marsalis, the book tells the story of a daughter and father spending the day without the interruption of cell phones.

The day begins at 11am and concludes with a read aloud and concert by Delfeayo Marsalis at Seasongood Pavilion at 4pm.

The community is invited to turn off their phones and enjoy the performing, visual, and botanical art throughout the park. The event will connect the community through the arts in partnership with Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Art Museum, Krohn Conservatory, Walnut Hills Branch Library, ArtWorks, and A Picture’s Worth. This anniversary presentation celebrates the mosaic beauty of our region

Family Adventures in the Park is a program of Books Alive! For Kids®, which brings books to life through sight, sound, and touch. Through Books Alive! For Kids®, LTA provides resources for literacy, family and community support and advocacy through their membership subscriptions and through direct coordination with schools and educators. For more information or to subscribe, visit

Site Partners

Harriet Beecher Stowe House

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House celebrates the life, family, and legacy of author and activist Harriet Beecher Stowe. The House hosts educational tours, lectures, and discussion groups. 

Krohn Conservatory- Cincinnati Parks 

Built in 1933 at the height of Art Deco era, Krohn Conservatory showcases more than 3500 plant species from around the world and is known for its annual Butterfly Show. 

Cincinnati Ballet

The Cincinnati Ballet is recognized as a premier ballet company, acclaimed for inspiring excellence through the power of dance, attracting world-class artists, and building a supportive and diverse audience. 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features a diverse, encyclopedic art collection of more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. The museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year. 

Walnut Hills Branch Library

The Walnut Hills Branch Library opened in April 7, 1906, replacing two neighborhood deposit stations. Designed in the French Renaissance style, it was the first of nine branch libraries in Cincinnati built through the generosity of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Visit our temporary location at 961 E. McMillan Street.  

Playhouse in the Park

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has been offering audiences the finest in professional theatre for 60 years. Nationally known for it's excellence and commitment to new works and as an artistic home for America's best actors, directors, and designers.

Seasongood Pavilion, Eden Park- Cincinnati Parks 

Seasongood Pavilion is an acoustic dream located in historic Eden Park. 

Eden Park Mirror Lake
Family adventurers will explore
the artistic and botanical beauty of Eden Park as they complete a Wayfinding adventure

Brought to You By:

Books Alive! For Kids® Family Adventures in the Park is made possible through the generous support of ARP funds from the City of Cincinnati through ArtsWave, The Ralph V. and Carol Ann Haile Foundation, The David C. Herriman Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, The William O. Purdy Foundation Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and The Louise Taft Semple Foundation.

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