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1212 House Party

08/28/21, 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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The Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC) is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new center for community impact, SITE 1212. The Art Academy is throwing a house party on Saturday, August 28, from 12 pm—12 am to celebrate this significant expansion of its campus. Support comes from ARP funds from the City of Cincinnati through ArtsWave.

The FREE twelve-hour celebration will include a headline performance by the Young Heirlooms and additional musical performances provided by Cincinnati Music Accelerator and Inhailer Radio.

The festivities will occur on the 1200 block of Jackson Street in Over-the-Rhine (OTR) and the former site of BarrelHouse Brewing Co. Attendees and fans of the former BarrelHouse Brewing Co. will enjoy micro-crafted vanilla stout created by the original BarrelHouse brewmasters Rick Debar (now with Brewery Ommegang) and Brian Sprance (now with New Riff Distilling). In addition, the space will showcase the work of Jim Effler BFA ‘78), original illustrator for BarrelHouse Brewing Co. bottled beer.

Additional activations at the event will be a burlesque show, a fashion show by Lindsey Whittle, and OTR mural tours provided by ArtWorks.The street will be lined with neighborhood vendors selling their wares alongside Art Academy students.

Food will be available from Taste of Belgium, Banging Burgers, and Hoff’s Pretzel Company.

The public is invited to a sneak peek of the space on Final Friday, August 27, 610 pm for a preview event. The event will include music by Wussy Duo. In addition, there will be receptions for Never a Day Without Drawing, an exhibition that celebrates the life and work of longtime Art Academy professor Constance McClure and House Party: Reunion, an exhibition that showcases the work of Art Academy alumni.


Curt Kiser of Carriers
Wussy Duo

Meg Kecskes
Grace Eddy
Courtney Holloway
Know Rulz / Jimmy Rhulman
Jake Knight (of This Pine Box)
Aimee Jo
Jayda Kink
Dead Humor
Sweet Action
JV Golf
Young Heirlooms

WHO: Art Academy of Cincinnati in partnership with, ArtsWave, Brewery Ommegang, Cincinnati Music Accelerator, INHAILER, and New Riff Distillery
WHAT: 1212 House Party
WHEN: Preview Event: Final Friday, August 27, 6 —10pm
1212 House Party: Saturday, August 28, 12 pm—12 am
WHERE: Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson Street in Over-the-Rhine
COST: Free and open to the public.
Brewery Ommegang
Carol Ann and. Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation
Cincinnati Music Accelerator
City of Cincinnati
Inhailer Radio


12:00 pm - 11:59 pm


Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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