The Big Lift

The Wessel Gallery, named after the distinguished artists, hosts numerous exhibitions and events.

What is The BIG LIFT?

The Big Lift is the Cincinnati Art Club’s fundraising campaign to transform our building’s exterior: an actual facelift that will give our club a look that not only expresses who we are but is also worthy of our location as an entry point to both Mt. Adams and Eden Park. It includes the creation of an outside space, fixing serious issues which include building accessibility, drainage, concrete sidewalks, landscaping, retaining wall repair, bringing our signage up to code and having our brand on our building, to name just a few of our plans.

To concentrate our efforts and inspire participation, the Cincinnati Art Club will be sponsoring many special events during the 18-month timeline we have set to reach our goal. On this page you will find information about the upcoming events and accomplishments of those that have already taken place–

Big Lift Events

The BIG LIFT Painting Auction and Extravaganza– You’re Invited!

90 12″ x 12″ Paintings from some of Cincinnati’s best artist will be available in a silent auction to raise funds for our building renovation.

Saturday, October 28, 2023
5:00-8:00 PM

Bessie & Herman Wessel Gallery
Cincinnati Art Club
1021 Parkside Place, Mt. Adams, Cincinnati, OH  45202

Sponsorships of the BIG LIFT are available… CLICK on the button below to contribute to this extrordinary event!

Be a Big Lift Event Sponsor: There are 4 prestigious levels:

Magenta– $1000. Receives a $50 Voucher toward a panel

Indigo– $500. Receives a $25 Voucher toward a panel

Viridian– $250

Ochre– $100

What will your GIFT generate?

In short, your gift will help us create a visual art space that is alive and extends into the robust arena of visual arts in Cincinnati. And we are so grateful.

By Credit Card | Click on the Capital Campaign button to give using your PayPal Account or a credit/debit card. Click the amount you wish to contribute. You will be transferred to PayPal to complete the transaction.

By Mail | Make your check out to Cincinnati Art Club and mail it to:
Cincinnati Art Club
1021 Parkside Place.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Please write “Love of Art” in the memo area.


Support Us Today!

Cincinnati Art Cub is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization. For Tax-Exempt ID# requests or gifts of Stock, please email our Treasurer at with your questions.

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