Camp Washington's Wave Pool Gallery and Community Hub Hosts Virtual Telethon and Variety Show Fundraiser

"Not Just For Show" will feature "24 hours of over 100 artists and performers sharing their talents as well as heartfelt testimonials from community members, peppered with fun and wacky games, fashion shows, cooking demos, and everything in between."

click to enlarge Stacey Vest - Photo: Tina Gutierrez
Photo: Tina Gutierrez
Stacey Vest

Camp Washington community hub and art gallery Wave Pool is hosting a very Wave Pool-ish fundraiser from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26. 

Titled "Not Just For Show," this virtual telethon and variety show vill feature "24 hours of over 100 artists and performers sharing their talents as well as heartfelt testimonials from community members, peppered with fun and wacky games, fashion shows, cooking demos, and everything in between," says Wave Pool in a release.

"The Not Just For Show Telethon and Variety Show showcases so much of what Wave Pool does — supporting artists and bringing people together creatively, even in a time when we can't all be physically together," says event info from Wave Pool executive director Cal Cullen.

The show is free but donations are encouraged to help support Wave Pool's mission and upcoming 2021 programming, which includes plans to expand their Artist Professional Development program to add artist civic-residencies; continue their current community-focused Artist in Residence program; mentor local curators through their Curatorial Residency Program; and continue to build the immigrant-run The Welcome Project and its food and education programs.

Artists participating include Stacey Vest, who will be performing "East to Vest," a wearable fashion show featuring masks; Taylor Eggers and Ashley-Devon Williamston, who will perform "Considerations from an Exhausted Quarter-Life: A Poetic Performance"; and artist Sarah Rodriguez, who will be giving a virtual studio tour.

"Over the past six years, Wave Pool has consistently paired communities’ needs with artists’ sense of possibility, showing Cincinnati and beyond the potential social impact of artists in the community. As a testament to our creative resiliency, due to COVID19, we have been more active than ever in supporting our communities when they need us the most," Cullen says.

"Not Just for Show" will be streamed live at wavepoolgallery.org, facebook.com/wavepoolgallery and instagram.com/wavepoolgallery. Donations are being accepted at secure.givelively.org.

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