Spaces to SPACES: A Roving Housewarming

The grand opening of SPACES in the Van Rooy Coffee Building is a weekend long celebration designed to showcase the new neighborhood and home of SPACES—in the Hingetown area of Ohio City—as well as the impact we’ve had on artists and audience members for almost 40 years.

Advance tickets are no longer available but you may purchase tickets at the door.
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Saturday, January 14, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
VIP Roving Dinner – SOLD OUT!
The magical weekend begins in style with a progressive dinner party and art performance, organized by Pita Brooks, Julia Christensen, and Kristin Rogers! This walking celebration of Hingetown includes hearty hors dʼoeuvres, main course, and dessert at 3 locations in close proximity, prior to the main event at SPACES, as well as preferred parking. Ticket also includes admission to the party at SPACES, starting at 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bundle up and wear sensible shoes. VIP Patron ($200) / VIP Guest ($125).

Saturday, January 14, 2017
8:00 p.m. – midnight
A Super Hot Housewarming
Experience art installations and performances by over 20 artists, light fare, cash bar, and a glimpse at all the nooks and crannies of the new SPACES at the Van Rooy Coffee Building. Party inspired by the musical stylings of DJ Genna Petrolla and line dancer Kendra Willis. Moments of discovery abound! General Admission ($25).

Sunday, January 15, 2017
Noon – 5 p.m.
FREE for All
Enjoy light refreshments and explore the new SPACES via tours led by SPACES Executive Director Christina Vassallo and project architect John C. Williams of Process Creative Studios, Inc. Also, No Exit presents a drop-in performance by members of the St. Paul, Minnesota-based new music ensemble, Zeitgeist. FREE + open to the public!

Participating Artists: Amber Anderson I Christopher Auerbach-Brown I Christi Birchfield I Catherine Butler I Jeffry Chiplis I Cosmika I Susan Danko I Lauren Davies I Dana L. Depew & R Ferris I John G I Kevin Hogan I Lori Kella & Michael Loderstedt I Christine Lewis I McKenzie Merrimen I Kristina Paabus I Kristin Rogers I Steven Simmons I Corrie Slawson I Grace Summanen I Adam Tully & Sheffia Randall Dooley I Christina Turner I Stephen Yusko I Meng-Hsuan Wu

Grand Opening Committee Members: Laura Ruth Bidwell I Pita Brooks I Alex Budin I Carrie Carpenter I Julia Christensen I Patricia Mintz I Rita Montlack I Kristin Rogers I Marika Shioiri-Clark I Corrie Slawson I SPACES Staff

VIP Roving Dinner Hosts & Toast Givers: Graham Veysey & Marika Shioiri-Clark, Molly Toussant & Joshua McLaughlin, James Rosenberger, Catherine Butler, Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack, Thomas Starinsky.

This event is made possible with support from: Ahola I William Busta & Joan Tomkin I FORM I McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., L.P.A I Process Creative Studios I Swagelok Foundation I Ulmer & Berne LLP I Margaret W. Wong & Associates I Wood-Lee International Art Handler. In-kind sponsors include Bonbon Pastry & Cafe I fire food & drink I Marigold I Jukebox CLE I Cleveland Bagel I Tito’s Handmade Vodka I Great Lakes Brewing Co. I PavlishGroup I Cynthia Penter I Jerry Mann

We hope you’ll consider the ways in which SPACES contributes to your life, the city of Cleveland, and the greater cultural sphere, and make a donation that is meaningful to you. SPACES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.