Art After Dark; Carnival Fun for All Ages

Art After Dark; Carnival Fun for All Ages

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This Friday, celebrate the opening of Cincinnati Art Museum’s newest exhibition, A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America. Get more details on this free, family-friendly event.


Come one, come all to the CAM Carnival! Cincinnati Art Museum’s free, family-friendly event Art After Dark: CAM Carnival will include circus performances and games, live music from Well Seasoned, specialty cocktails (guests 21+) and food for purchase from Quite Frankly Food Truck and the museum’s Terrace Café on Friday, June 30, 5–9 p.m.

CAM Carnival celebrates the largest display of American folk art in its history during its presentation of A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America. The carnival atmosphere of the event highlights the artwork on view which includes a carousel bunny and elephant, carved eagles, furniture, portraits, paintings and much more. Access to the exhibition is free during the event.

In addition, guests will enjoy exclusive, after-hour access to the entire museum for free, including:

The new, dazzling light-based installation Anila Quayyum Agha: All the Flowers are for Me (Red).

Powerful film installation More Sweetly Play the Dance by contemporary South African artist William Kentridge.

Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light, featuring Tiffany windows and lamps that highlight the contributions of Tiffany Studio artists.

The timeline for Art After Dark includes:

5–6 p.m.: Happy hour including specialty cocktails.

5–8:30 p.m.: Live music from Well Seasoned in the Alice Bimel Courtyard.

5–9 p.m.: Carnival games and cotton candy in the Alice Bimel Courtyard.

5–9 p.m.: Circus performances courtesy of Cincinnati Circus Company.

5–9 p.m.: Food available for purchase from Quite Frankly and Terrace Café.

5–9 p.m.: Free, after-hours access to special exhibitions.

5–9 p.m.: Guests may complete a survey for a chance to win a prize.

Art After Dark features FREE admission and parking. To learn more, visit Art After Dark is presented by PNC. Additional sponsors include CFM, WVXU and CityBeat.

This not-so-average Jo is a born-and-raised Cincinnatian on a quest for creativity. Joanna embraces her artistic side as the Marketing & Communications Coordinator at the Cincinnati Art Museum, where she has the pleasure of managing CAM’s Instagram page, leading the YP Culture + Cocktails program, and spearheading the museum’s community marketing initiative, among other tasks. Prior to joining the CAM family, Joanna graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising (Go Muskies!) and held positions at SORTA/Metro and Trivantis Corporation. Joanna is a yogi, cook, animal lover, and home beer brewer. She resides in Fairview with her husband and cat.