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150: Block Party

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To celebrate AAC’s 150th Anniversary, the Art Academy is throwing a block party on Friday, May 3, from 6—11 pm, in its neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine. This event is free and open to the public.

The Art Academy will be closing off the 1200 block of Jackson Street and inviting the public to the party. The free event will feature musical performances by Diane Coffee, Ronin Halloway, Knotts, PHYSCO, and Aziza Love of Triiibe.

Attendees will also enjoy Cincinnati’s first modular art pod exhibit thanks to the support of a Catalyzing Impact Grant from ArtsWave. 30 local artists, organizations, students and alumni will create 8’x9’ art pod structures that will be strung together to create an interactive exhibit. The exhibit will be housed within 8,000 sq. ft. of the college’s campus that will be lit up by Lightborne. Also activating the space will be DJ COCO, a fashion show by Lindsey Whittle and an AMSR performance by Crystal Tubes.

Not to be missed, our friends at Wave Pool will be bringing their 9x18: The Parking Lot Art Experiment to the ArtWorks parking lot!

Neighborhood vendors from Over-the-Rhine will be selling their wares alongside Art Academy students. Food will be available for purchase from Ché and Red Sesame Korean BBQ with 3 Points Urban Brewery providing a special AAC 150 brew.

This eclectic mix of music and artwork is all part of celebrating the Art Academy’s continuing commitment to creativity and innovation.

Diane Coffee
Ronin Halloway
Knotts Music
Aziza Love Music

Red sesame korean BBQ/ Taco food truck
3 Points Urban Brewery

Kyle Angel
Lindsey Whittle's fashion class

Noel Maghathe
Chris Clements
Tiffany Tran/Ariel Vivanco
Sam Herbers
Sydney Rains
Lindsey Clements
ArtWorks Cincinnati
Madison Wade
Midwestern Press
AAC Community Education
Tommy Ballard
Kiley Greger
Matt Grote
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Oak Hills High School
Experience Design Class
Gary Gaffney
Paul Belisle
Non-Traditional Student Group
Cincinnati Art Museum
Lura Bentley
Brad Gilvan & Karla Batres Gilvan
Technique 2012
Kelsi Sauerwein
Ezra Cline
Kevin Dougherty
Christen Collins

AAC Admissions
AAC Community Education
Inhailer Radio
AAC DIY & Dounts
AAC Queer Space
AAC Social Impact Club
Greater Than Today

3 Points Urban Brewery

Earlier Event: May 2
An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor
Later Event: May 3
Double Vision X