MIDPOINT MIDWAY: THREE DAYS OF FUN, FROLIC & FRIVOLITY produced by MidPoint Music Festival and ArtWorks

ArtWorks invites you to “Ink Your Love” at MidPoint

Fans heading down to MidPoint Music Festival will discover a vibrant street fair along 12th Street in Over-the-Rhine. The MidPoint Midway will offer food, interactive fun and music from 5:00 p.m. to midnight, September 25–27, 2014.

MidPoint Midway is organized in partnership by MidPoint and ArtWorks. And thanks to sponsorship from P&G, the block between Vine and Walnut Streets will offer free music throughout the duration of the festival.

Along with music, food trucks, and vendors, there is a major art and activities component to the Midway.

ArtWorks officially launches a citywide celebration of love for Cincinnati called CincyInk. Through a range of interactive art-making experiences attendees can “ink their love” for our city. The 2014 Midway venues include:

SkateAble Track” and Screen Printing by Able Projects. Live professional and amateur skateboarding will be on demonstration using ink themed sculptural ramps. Attendees can also select a CincyInk-inspired design and watch it get screen printed on a t-shirt of their choice.

ArtWorks CincyInk will offer temporary tattoos, posters, and special sharpie tattoos celebrating Cincinnati love. Attendees can also participate in a crowd-sourced poem about Cincinnati by writing their own words. The poem will later be divided and permanently inked on 200+ participants as part of the Cincinnati Tattoo Project.

Erasure by nipnip is another poetry project, which provides a range of media for visitors to make their own poem from Cincinnati-centric words. Participants can take home their stamped blackout poetry creation as a memento.

Short-Order Poetry by Chase Public will co-create poems about personal connections to Cincinnati. Each visitor will receive a poem inspired by their own responses to various prompts and questions. They may take it with them or contribute it to CincyInk. It would then become the basis for one of Chase Public’s crowd-sourced poems to the Queen City. This work will be featured as part of an assembly of all of the poems collected throughout CincyInk.

Ink Our Icons by Amanda M. Crane invites people to help raise awareness and solidarity for Union Terminal and Music Hall by “inking” their memories of the landmarks on postcards.

Write It On Your Heart That Cincinnati Loves You Back will prompt visitors to design Cincinnati-inspired tattoos that will be “inked” on sculpture throughout MidPoint Music Festival.

Along the Midway, attendees will encounter Matt Grote’s “GargantuHands” which will be “inked” by artists throughout the event.

Local food trucks and Alpine Valley water will also be on hand.

Friday, September 26, at 5 p.m. the band Real Estate performs a happy hour concert on the free Midway Music stage presented by P&G. The community is invited to enjoy this showcase by one of today’s most admired bands.