The Inaugural Norwood International Art Show

To celebrate Welcoming Week (September 9 – 18, 2022), Norwood Together, in partnership with Queen City Clay and Off-Pike Market is organizing the inaugural Norwood International Art Show, September 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We are excited to welcome artists new to America (Bhutan, Syria, Peru, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia) as well as local artists. Our goal is to provide space for emerging artists to showcase their talents and tell their stories.

If you’re interested to sponsor this event, please contact

Welcoming Week is a network of events throughout communities in the U.S. and abroad where communities bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity. Read more about Welcoming Week from Welcoming America.

Norwood Together is part of Welcoming America’s global network of nonprofit organizations and government members to transform communities into more welcoming places for all residents, including immigrants.

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Strongest Town Contest Sister Cities Come Together

By Alisha Loch & Mary C Miller (published on Strong Towns, August 18, 2022)

Representatives of both Norwood, OH, and Jasper, IN, meet up in person after facing off in the finals of this year’s Strongest Town Contest.

Dozens of aspiring towns entered the competition to be named 2022’s Strongest Town. The two finalists—Norwood, Ohio, and Jasper, Indiana—are both midwestern towns of similar population, the former an urban place surrounded by the metropolis of Cincinnati, and the latter a rural county seat in the farmlands of Indiana. Both towns are moving in a similar trajectory, revitalizing their downtown areas, creating events that bring residents together, building collaboration between city entities, and being mindful of their financial futures.

Those of us in Norwood, Ohio, gathered on the steps of our historic middle school with music, our local coffee trailer, balloons, and face painting in April to celebrate the results of the Strongest Town competition, regardless of the outcome. 

Our advancement round after round had us elated to be able to come together and celebrate the resilience of our community, and it was clear that our co-finalist, Jasper, Indiana, was a worthy contender. Before the results were in, a connection had already been formed in the interest of the two towns moving forward together, learning from each other, and celebrating the good things happening in both communities.


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