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CityLink's MashUp fundraiser to feature unique blend of art forms

CityLink hosts its fun and unique MashUp fundrasier Oct. 2

CityLink hosts its fun and unique MashUp fundrasier Oct. 2

CityLink is hosting its annual MashUp fundraising event Oct. 2 to highlight the challenges of poverty in Cincinnati. But this MashUp of various art forms isn’t your typical walk through an art gallery — there will be live music, art and dance performances, including a grunge ballerina, Irish dance, rap and vocal artists.

“This is one of the most fun and unique fundraising events that Cincinnati has to offer,” says CityLink Director of Development and Communications Marissa Abernathy. “We’re bringing together similar art forms and combining them into a new beautiful combination.”

At its core, CityLink supports Cincinnatians who are below the poverty line and working to achieve economic self-sufficiency. The center focuses on goals around education, employment, financial literacy and health and wellness.

Since its doors opened in October 2012, CityLink has been able to provide social services to those in need all under one roof. 

“These performances help us to share our story,” Abernathy says. “They create a narrative around what it’s like to live in Cincinnati when you’re struggling with issues like not having a job or not having a handle on your finances or struggling with barriers that keep you from reaching your full potential.”

The event will also feature an interactive project where guests can create a lasting piece of art for the center. Last year, attendees used paint ball art with slingshots to create a mural.

In addition to various art performances, attendees can sample food and drinks from local eateries and breweries.

MashUp will take place Friday, Oct. 2 from 6-9 p.m. at the CityLink Center, 800 Bank St., West End/Brighton.

Do Good:

• Register to attend MashUp; tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. 

• “Like” CityLink on Facebook.

• Support CityLink with your time by volunteering

Read more articles by Jayna Morris.

Jayna Morris is a contributing writer and editor for Soapbox. Learn more about her at www.jaynabarker.weebly.com.
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