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Keith Haring opening night dance party at the CAC

The Contemporary Arts Center hosted an opening night party for new exhibits by Keith Haring and Jimmy Baker recently. As part of the party, the CAC set up a camera and a booth and filmed party-goers as they danced the night away.

Opening nights have routinely become huge events at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in downtown Cincinnati. The architectural masterpiece completed at the corner of 6th and Walnut Street allows visitors to enjoy cocktails, DJ entertainment and mingling on the ground-floor level, while enjoying the new and permanent exhibits on the upper levels.

Each new major opening night celebration brings something unique, with the Shepherd Fairey party being one for the record books as thousands poured into the CAC and surrounding areas. On February 25 the CAC welcomed new exhibits by Keith Haring and Jimmy Baker, and the party was yet another big draw for the museum.

One of the features of the opening night party was a video booth where party-goers were welcomed to enter and show off their dance moves. The end result is an entertaining and artistic. The video was edited by David DeWitt, and features “Hello” by Martin Solveig (ft. Dragonette). Enjoy.


By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.