The CAC building will be CLOSED Oct 7 for our Gala

The CAC building will be CLOSED October 7 for our Gala Celebrating 20 Years at the Center

Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

513 345 8400


Event Details

Join us for a new holiday tradition in OTR. We start the night around the fire pits of Washington Park’s Porch. Drink some hot chocolate, create some wearable art for our procession or grab a more adult beverage. Then join us for a caroling procession that doesn’t require your voice or even the ability to play an instrument —just the use of your phone! At 6pm we will all press play on our phones or boom boxes and meander through the park and nearby business district. We will end just in time for you to enjoy Saengerfest or grab dinner with your new friends or family.

What do I need to know?

  • There is easy parking under Washington Park where we I’ll begin and end our 45 min walk.
  • Make sure to dress appropriately as we will be outside And walking for 45 min.
  • The Porch will be open and selling hot beverages, alcohol and snacks.
  • We will have a fun wearable project for you to make.
  • This event is great for all ages.
  • Please download or record music in advance.
  • Being a phone, your boom box or anything that can amplify music with.

Want to know more about the music?

Unsilent Night is an original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December. It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music in the form of a cassette, CD, or Mp3. Together all four tracks comprise Unsilent Night. The fact that the participants play different "parts" simultaneously helps create the special sound of the piece.

"Phil Kline's postmodern boombox caroling walk is more than just performance art: It's a demonstration of community" - Time Out New York

"Unsilent Night immerses the listener in suspended wonderment, as if time itself had paused inside a string of jingle bells" - The New York Times

Partnership with OTR chamber of Commerce and Saengerfest.

Rain date: Saturday, December 7


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