The National Women’s History Month Festival II that was held March 1 – 31, 2019.  

We are excited to announce the second annual National Women’s History Month Festival that begins on March 1, 2019 and the festival will continue until the 31st  – 4 unique and distinct events celebrating the artistry of women and the legacy of pioneering women.

The National Women’s History Month Celebration is bringing together women artists from all genres and using unique places and spaces. The Festival is designed with both “inreach and outreach” opportunities for people to come together celebrating the all embracing power of women.  The 2019 Recipient of all proceeds from the festival is THE SARAH CENTER a program of the St. Francis Seraph Ministries. 

About Sarah Center 

Our Mission is to nurture and nourish  families by offering skills training in jewelry making, sewing, quilting and other forms of art as well as support, so women can build their self-esteem and earn supplemental income for themselves and their families.

During the  cold winter of 1984 with temperatures at 24 degrees below zero The Sarah Center was created: a female-centered outreach ministry and safe gathering place for impoverished women in Over the Rhine.  The need for more than fellowship and a cup of coffee metamorphosed into a creative center of energy for poor women. Today the Sarah Center specializes in encouraging women, from all walks of life, to be self-reliant, embrace their potential and learn new skills in order to grow – creatively, economically, socially and independently.

The Sarah Center provides empowerment through authentic relationship building, life skills and peer support. It serves those challenged by economic or personal issues who want to make positive changes in their lives. Our approach is unique: we foster members’ creativity through our arts curriculum. What starts as a hobby turns into a passion. With passion, dreams are awakened and lives are reclaimed.

Our arts curriculum in jewelry, sewing, quilting and painting is supplemented by classes in empowerment, health and wellness, and Tai Chi.  As skills develop, members are encouraged to sell products through the Sarah Center and its retail partners. Some members have even begun their own craft businesses.

Festival Info 

*Subject to change

Friday, March 1:  "Art from the Heart" a program designed for young girls to explore the use of the visual arts in expressing emotion - 11:30 AM; by invitation; no cost

Saturday, March 2: "Wine - Women - Watercolors - Work(wo)manship" A late afternoon of fun for women of all ages - learn about the crafts from the experts with hands-on crafting, while enjoying fine wines and friends!  3:00 PM; Tickets sold in advance and at the door

Sunday, March 10: The colorful voices of Cincinnati Sound Chorus, Queen City Sisters, Raison D'Etre and UC-CCM's Community Women's Choir,  will raise the roof at St. Francis Seraph i this vocal and choral collage concert. 3:00 PM; Tickets sold in advance and at the door

Sunday, March 31: the LUNAFEST Film Festival will be presented at Hebrew Union College followed by a closing reception. 3:00 PM; Tickets sold in advance and at the door