Wave Pool’s ‘Pool Party’ Brings an Inflatable Water Slide, Artist Carnival and Live Music to Camp Washington | cultural | Cincinnati

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Wave Pool’s Pool Party will have an inflatable slide.

Camp Washington’s community and arts organization, Wave Pool, is hosting a neighborhood “Pool Party,” and the event isn’t just a fun pun — it’s literally a “summer swim party filled with fun.” art,” according to a statement.

On August 20, the area around Rachel Street and Colerain Avenue in Camp Washington will transform into a block party, with food, drinks, games, live music, an art fair, “portraits psychedelics” and an inflatable slide.

From noon to 5 p.m., revelers can enjoy live music from Mynah Tones, Cold Stereo, Static Falls, and Willie and the Cigs, plus parades from the Heavy Metal Marching Band.

There will also be creative, art-inspired carnival games like PLINKO, putt-putt, a bean toss and a duck pond, with Wave Pool artist-in-residence Nikita Gross on hand to draw portraits .

The Wave Pool parking lot will also transform into the “9×18 Parking Lot Art Experiment” art fair, full of “performances, artistic actions, experimental engagements and ephemeral works,” according to a statement. There will also be glassblowing demonstrations at the nearby Glory Hole Glassworks.

Food and beverages will be available, including “poolside” themed items and tamales.

Wave Pool’s Pool Party is the organization’s annual fundraiser, which oversees programs for artists and the community.

According to the release, in addition to paying more than 180 artists for their “time and talent” in 2021, Wave Pool has also “helped our community access food through our Soup and Stories and Cincinnati’s Table events, helped the mental health and recovery through our Owning Your Own Voice and beautifying our neighborhood with over 40 hand-painted and handcrafted art flower boxes in addition to dozens of other programs and initiatives.”

The wave pool is located at 2940 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington. For more information, visit wavepoolgallery.org.

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