Thursday, December 08, 2011

Rock N' Roll Flea Market 12–6PM 12.10

If you’re looking for collectible movie posters, vinyl records, cool thrift-store style threads, fabulously funky furniture, and that old-school style that’s never really left, look no further than the Beachland’s daytime Rock n’ Roll Flea Market. Take a trip into one of Cleveland’s best indie approaches to holiday shopping. Bar and kitchen open all day. Please this is a monthly Walk All Over Waterloo day, so lots of deals and events up and down the street. 30+ Vendors selling vintage items of all kinds, records, CDs, books, art, antiques, odd and unusual stuff * Great X-Mas gifts! The Rock n’ Roll Flea Market runs from 12 – 6PM in the Ballroom.

Saturday, December 10th 

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

TangoNovo, a nuevo tango experience! 12.9

Friday, December 9th come to TangoNovo, a nuevo tango experienceto dance to a variety of modern tango music (with some traditional favorites too) in a high energy, club style atmosphere with custom lighting.

'If you're interested in learning to tango, please come at 8PM. We'll use the first part of the lesson to work on fundamental concepts, then we'll introduce more complex "nuevo" steps in the second half.' Hosted by KB and Carmen and Umberto Amante every 2nd Friday of the month.

8–9PM: Tango Lesson with KB and Carmen
9PM–midnight: Dancing
$10 per person, BYOB

All About Dancin', 
2115 Freeman Ave., Cleveland OH
(Just around the corner from the Velvet Tango Room)

Go to for more details
Photos from TangoNovo's debut event on 9.9.11.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

CMA Lantern Festival and Holiday CircleFest 12.4

The Cleveland Museum of Art's Winter Lights Lantern Festival features artist lantern displays inside the museum and the Environment of Lights installation on Wade Oval. The museum joins its University Circle neighbors for Holiday CircleFest, an annual free community open house, presented by University Circle Inc. The museum offers an array of activities including lantern-making workshops and a lantern procession.

IN THE MUSEUM: Han Dynasty Reflections, Artist: Robin VanLear • Spirit Trees, Artist: Robin VanLear • Suburban Hawk Angel, Artist: Story Lee Rhinehart • Winter’s Whimsical World, Guest Lantern Display: Hawken School, Teacher Denise Buckley
 •  Students: Emily Anagnostos, Annie Artz, Pia Beck, Daniel DiSanto, Isabella DiSanto, Nora Eagan, Stuart Farmer, Kevin Goodrich, Erin Holub, Abby Kolk, Jennifer Mazanec, Ian Mullenhour, Colleen Schikowski, Mona Waruingi, Ben Whitehead, Gabe Whitehead, Will Woods

ON WADE OVAL: Environment of Lights Installation, Artists: Debbie Apple-Presser, Wendy Mahon, Ian Petroni, Robin VanLear • Metal Fabrication: Marlon Hatcher, Mike Moritz • Music: Townsmen Orchestra Brass Choir • Puppets and Dancers: Inlet Dance Theatre, Kelvin Cadiz, Alexis Floyd, Robin Heinrich, Story Rhinehart, Kenya Woods-Cooper

Holiday CircleFest Activities:
Wanna Be in Pictures? Distance Learning Technology
Metal Working Demonstration: How Did They Make That?, Matthew Hollern
Art Cart: Materials of the Artist
Family Workshop: You Can Make That
Children’s Painting Activity, Target
Highlights Tours of East Wing and 1916 Galleries
Tour: Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe
Winter Lights Lantern-making workshops
Winter Lights Lantern Procession
Food and Shopping

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Big Lebowski @ The Cedar Lee 12.3 9:30 & MID

Part of the Cedar Lee Theatre Cult Film Series, The Big Lebowski (1998) will be shown this Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 9:30PM and 11:55PM. Anyone interested in the 9:30PM showing? Remember to wear your bathrobe!

Jeff Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), known as the Dude, is a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money—resulting in the Dude having his rug soiled, sending him spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld.

Admission is just $5. NO Children under 5.
CEDAR LEE THEATER 12/03/2011 9:30 PM 11:55 PM

Wine and Cheese Reception with Tricia Kaman 12.2

You Are Invited to a Wine and Cheese Reception with artist Tricia Kaman at her studio Friday, Dec. 2nd, 5 ‘til 9PM.

Art Walk and Holiday Sale
December 2nd, 3rd and 4th

Friday: 5 – 9PM.
Saturday: 12 – 9PM
Sunday: 12 – 6PM
(Convenient valet parking)

Tricia Kaman Studio/Gallery
2026 Murray Hill #202
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Monday, November 28, 2011

Augusto Bordelois @The O Gallery 12.2

The Unexpected features the artwork of Augusto Bordelois. Opening Night is Friday, Dec. 2nd from 6–9PM.

Friday, December 2, 2011
6:00pm until 9:00pm
The O Gallery

2101 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH 44122

Wine and Hors d'oeurves
Live music by Dan Newkirk

Tri-C faculty show: Biennial 2011–12 12.1

Sharlene Green and Howard Collier have work in the Tri-C Faculty Art Exhibition Biennial 2011-12 (featuring artwork from the Art and VisCom Faculty from the 3 main campuses of Tri-C.) on the Tri-C East campus' Gallery East. (CCC East is located at the corner of Richmond and Harvard Rds., directly West from I-271. The gallery is on the Harvard Road side.)

Tri-C faculty show: Biennial 2011–12
Exhibition: December 1, 2011 – January 30, 2012
Opening Reception: December 1, 6–8:30PM

Gallery East / Tri-C East
4250 Richmond Rd.
Highland Hills OH 44122

Dr. Sketchy's 'Bond Girls' 11.29 8PM

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School is back with a 'Bond Girls' theme. With three rounds of poses; a warm up round of one and two-minute poses, some five and ten-minute poses, breaks, and as many long poses (15-20 minute) as can fit along with prizes and contests. Bring your own art supplies. Dry mediums only; pen and ink, markers, crayons, pencils, graphite, pastels, etc.

Added Bonus: Catch a little of the John Doe concert in the Tavern next door.

$10, Doors open 7:30PM, Model at 8PM 
Tues., November 29th

15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland OH

Friday, November 18, 2011

MOCA Cleveland's ArtScape 2011 11.18

Be among the first to see and purchase some of the most elegant work over 50 local and national artists. Join MOCA on Friday for cocktails, light refreshments, and get energized to the music as a DJ spins while you shop. From ingenious stocking stuffers to extravagant holiday treasures, ArtScape is the premiere event for your creative shopping needs! Don't miss this highly-anticipated annual sale.

ArtScape 2011: Co-produced by LINGG
Friday, November 18 / 4:30–9PM
$5 Nonmembers / FREE for MOCA Members

Saturday, November 19 / 11AM–5PM
FREE + Open to all

Monday, November 07, 2011

TangoNovo this Friday 11.11

TangoNovo is a new tango event in the Cleveland area hosted by KB and Carmen and Umberto Amante. Here are some pix from the debut event. 

Dance to a variety of nuevo tango music (and traditional favorites too) in a high energy, club style atmosphere with custom lighting. You don't have to know "fancy" steps to enjoy nuevo tango! We'll also spin unique salsa, cumbia, cha-cha, and merengues with a Euro vibe.

8PM - Nuevo Tango Lesson
9PM - Dancing

All About Dancin'
2115 Freeman Ave.
Cleveland OH

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Holiday Printmaking Classes at Art House 11.5, 11.12

Affordable and Fun; Holiday Printmaking Classes at Art House. Make great gifts for your loved ones this holiday season! Learn the beautiful art of Printmaking in this two session weekend holiday class. Learn printing techniques while making gourgeous cards and gifts that your family and friends will love. This workshop is specifically designed to guarentee unique gifts no matter what your skill level. 
Register today
while spots are available.

Holiday Printmaking @ Art House
Instructor: Kate Ward Terry
Saturdays, 10AM–12PM
Nov. 5th & 12th

Class fee: $50

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Cleveland Restaurant Week is November 1st–13th

During Cleveland Restaurant Week,
November 1st through the 13th, you can enjoy three-course prix-fixe dining  ($30 Dinners, Plus Tax & Gratuity) at Cleveland's top restaurants. Bon Appetit!

Friday, October 28, 2011

THIS Saturday: Dia de Los Muertos 2011 10.29

Saturday, October 29th
PARADE at 3:30PM

Altars, Exhibition, face painting, masks, folk art, pan de muerto, music & dance....

Cleveland Public Theatre East Campus
6205 Detroit Ave. Cleveland OH 44102

For info call 216.235.0811

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

anitakeys and Ryann Anderson @Kool Beanz 10.29

Join anitakeys and Ryann Anderson at Kool Beanz for cool tunes Saturday, October 29th from 
7—9PM. The East 185th Street neighborhood is having an artwalk that night. Wear a mask and get a discount!

Kool Beanz
818 East 185th Street
Cleveland, OH

Monday, October 24, 2011

Arts Network Social @ Happy Dog 11.1, 6–8PM

The COSE Arts Network fall/winter social takes place Tuesday, November 1st at the Happy Dog live music venue and restaurant in the lively Gordon Square Arts District. Joining us with informal presentations that evening will be Christopher J. Klasa, Esq., Thompson Hine LLP and Kristin Puch, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC). Enjoy food, drinks and networking at this neighborhood hangout for Cleveland's creatives!

Happy Dog
Tuesday, November 1st

$5 Members, $10 Nonmembers


Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings @Beachland 10.29

You should already have your ticket to see possibly one of the best bands in America, if you—even remotely—like old school soul. It is recommended that immediately after buying your tickets to Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, you should buy yourself a pair of comfortable and good-looking dance shoes and start a work-out regimen, because Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will most definitely have you sweating on the dance floor. Limber up, people, don't get stumped by the funk! Opening are The Wrong Notes from Detroit who back soul legend Melvin Davis. This show—no, this partywill sell out

Beachland Ballroom
Saturday, October 29th
8:30PM, $30

Ian Hunter @ Beachland Ballroom 10.28 8PM

Friday October 28th Ian Hunter (& His Band) invade the Beachland's Ballroom for an 8PM show. Hunter's resume includes the David Bowie tune "All The Young Dudes" from his Mott The Hoople days. Hunter's always crafted canny bar rock for the sharp-minded everyman and woman; funny and witty tunes for drinking and thinking out loud, and maybe some dancing, too. This night will be a bit of a dedication to his late friend, Steve Popovich, who helped encourage the writing of the song "Cleveland Rocks" and created Cleveland International Records

Beachland Ballroom

Friday, October 28th
8PM, $30

Friday, October 21, 2011

Food Day 2011: Michael Pollan at Ohio Theatre 10.24

Looking for a fun, memorable, and relevant way to celebrate Food Day in your area? Come spend the evening with bestselling author and Food Day advisory board member Michael Pollan at the PlayhouseSquare Ohio Theatre on Monday, October 24th (Food Day)!

Michael Pollan’s celebrated works, including the New York Times bestsellers Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire, have challenged countless individuals to think critically about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment. Join him Monday at this exclusive engagement, which benefits the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation, as he discusses his writings and addresses issues at the core of Food Day.

Space is limited and filling up fast, so buy your tickets soon. For more information on this event, visit the Writers Center Stage website.

Monday, October 24th

Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare
1511 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

Third Fridays @78th Street Studios, 10.21 5–9PM

The 78th Street Studios, Cleveland's largest art marketplace housed in the former American Greetings Creative Studios building between W 78th and W 80th Streets,  are open from 5:00 to 9:00 on 10/21 for this month's THIRD FRIDAY art walk.

Stop in to explore this eclectic mix of world class art galleries, studios, and creative businesses anchoring the west end of Gordon Square Arts District. Multiple musical ensembles performing on four different levels all night only adds to the experience of seeing the array of artwork displayed at the many galleries.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pencil Riot This Saturday, 10.15, Starting @ 7:30PM

This Saturday, October 15th, that shadowy entity known as The YoyoSyndicate has conspired to bring you 'Pencil Riot—Eat Hot Lead' from 7:30PM to 1:30AM, starting at the Market Avenue Wine Bar and featuring several other fine West 25th Street drinking establishments. Local artists will have sketchbooks in one hand and beer/wine/whiskey in the other. 'We will draw and drink. Interact with other bar patrons and show them just how much talented Cleveland has. We will have a group of some of your favorite Dr. Sketchy Cleveland models to pose for you when you get tired of drawing drunks at the bar. There will be prizes to win and we will drink to our glorious achievements.'

They ask that you bring your own sketchbook and media of choice: 'Keep your setup small and easy to carry. We will be on the move. Bring cash! You don’t want to get left behind while you pay your tab with a credit card. It will be epic. The more that attend, the better the party.'

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tremont Art Walk Friday, October 14th 6–9PM

Featured shows on this week's Tremont Art Walk, Friday, October 14th 6–9PM include:

Brandt Gallery: Tremont History Project. Storefront owners past and present contribute to an historic exhibit of the Tremont West area, from its earliest phases of development to its industrial heyday and post-industrial modernity. Opening October 14th.

Doubting Thomas Gallery: The Greatest Show on Earth. Artists from various media display work inspired by the circus. An opening reception will be held Oct. 14th from 5 to 10PM. Exhibit continues through Oct. 28th at 856 Jefferson Avenue.

Mastroianni Photography and Arts: How Did I Get Here? Sculptor Ron Knight renders patriotic imagery, military hardware, and staple creature comforts in found materials to comment on the decline of our collective livelihoods. Oct. 14th through Dec. 9th at 2688 W. 14th St.

Kokoon Arts Club featured at Cleveland Public Library

Founded in 1911, the Kokoon Arts Club was a cadre of Cleveland artists emulating the then-controversial European movements of Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Though defunct for over 60 years, its romance — along with the ideal of rebirth and renewal — has provided continuous inspiration to area artists. Now a joint exhibition of Kokooners' works, hosted by the Cleveland Public Library and Cleveland Artists Foundation, celebrates this Modern Renaissance. The show not only exhibits some of the most striking pieces by prominent figures like William Sommer and Joseph Jicha, but also provides  historic context. A guided walking tour through the exhibit takes place this Saturday, October 15th, at 11AM. Exhibit continues through December 31st.

Special Collections Department
Third floor of the Main Library
325 Superior Ave.

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival This Week

The second-annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival runs through Sunday at various locations throughout Chagrin Falls with almost a hundred movies from two dozen countries. Festival director Mary Ann Ponce and a selection committee made up of more than 30 local filmmakers and movie lovers weeded through tons of submissions. Several homegrown films made the cut, and more than a third of the films are making their world premieres.

Download a schedule
or visit the website to learn more.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Video Fall-Out at ArtsCollinwood @the Bank Bldg.

Video Fall-Out: 22 video installations by 22 artists. Where music and art converge. Oct 7th through Oct 22nd.

Curated by Cynthia Penter and Paul Cusato, the show features work by: Robert Banks, Matt Bartel, Ronnie Cramer, Dana Depew, Lillian Goodwin, Jody Hawk, Jules Hindman, Noah Hrbek, Mark Hughes, Mary Platz Hughes, Pasty Kilne, Zak Long, Jerry Mann, Jeff Morrison, Michelle Murphy, Cynthia Penter, Lauren Sammon, Kevin Shahan, Micheal Sepesy, Daiv Whaley, Adri Wichert and Lizbeth Wolfe.

ArtsCollinwood @ the Bank Bldg.
15619 Waterloo Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44110

Hours of Operation:
Friday Oct 14th 6–10PM
Saturday Oct 15th 7–11PM
Sunday Oct 16th 2–5PM
Friday Oct 21st 6–11PM
Saturday Oct 22nd 7–11PM

Friday, September 30, 2011

27th Annual Fine Print Fair 9.30—10.2

The 27th Annual Fine Print Fair, Cleveland’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition of fine prints, benefits the Department of Prints at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Print Club of Cleveland with additional support from Key Bank.

Corporate College
4400 Richmond Road
(at I-271)
Warrensville Heights, 44128 
Free Parking

Friday, September 30 6–9PM 
“A Prints of a Party”
Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and desserts (catered by Sammy’s), cash bar, free parking, and an opportunity to select great works of art on paper before the Fine Print Fair opens to the public on Saturday. $75 ($80 after September 19) includes readmission to the fair throughout the weekend. For reservations, call 216-707-6779 by September 19.

Saturday, October 1st 10AM–5PM 
Tickets $10, students with ID $5; covers entrance to the fair both Saturday and Sunday. Hourly door prizes.

LECTURE 11AM: Dr. Jane Glaubinger, curator of prints at the Cleveland Museum of Art, speaks on “Prints: The Multiple as Original.” Free and open to the public.

DEMONSTRATIONS 12:30– 2:30 p.m. Printmaking Demonstrations by Zygote Press.

Sunday, October 2nd 11AM–4PM
Tickets $10, students with ID $5. Hourly door prizes.

BREAKFAST AND LECTURE 9:15AM. Breakfast with the dealers and 10:00 a.m. lecture, “The Value of Art” by David Franklin, Director, The Cleveland Museum of Art. Cost of the breakfast and talk is $25.Call 216.707.6779 for reservations.

DEMONSTRATIONS 12:30– 2:30PM. Papermaking Demonstrations by Morgan Conservancy.

Raffle print: Kim Kauffman, Flamenco, 2004, digital print, 24 x 30 in., valued at $2,500. Tickets $5 (six for $25). Donated by Kim Kauffman and Halsted Framing donated by Driftwood Gallery Inc., Cleveland.

FOR MORE INFORMATION call 216.707.2579

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Beachland's 3rd Annual Reggae for Food Benefit 10.1

Saturday October 1st All Faith's Pantry presents the Third Annual Reggae for Food Benefit featuring: Carlos Jones, Umojah Nation, Jah Nation, Human Nature, DJ "Stompin Charleston" Okafor, and Kym Malley as MC.

Ballroom 8PM, $10 adv / $15 dos

All Faiths Pantry is a simple and practical program that delivers groceries to elderly people and others with challenges to mobility, each and every month, at no cost to recipients. They envision an American cultural normalcy wherein diverse individuals and groups unite to feed those underserved by other hunger relief agencies. they are modeling a way that people throughout America can come together and feed those not yet being fed. This 3rd annual fundraiser features some of Cleveland's great reggae talent for one very afforable cost—and for one very good cause.

5th Friday Milonga w/ KB and Carmen 9.30

Friday, September 30th, 2011
7:30PM, Warm-up Tango lesson
8—11:30PM, Milonga (Tango dance)
Light refreshments provided, BYOB

5th Friday Milongas are now held at All About Dancin'2115 Freeman Ave., Cleve., OH 44113

The next Tango Novo event will be on Friday Oct. 14th. More info at KB and Carmen: A Tango Romance

Friday, September 23, 2011

Crafty Goodness: A Modern Arts & Crafts Show 9.24

Each month, Crafty Goodness is going to select a different charity and host a crafting benefit to raise awareness and donations. For September, we will be crafting for the Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center of Greater Cleveland. Stop in anytime on Saturday, September 24th between noon and 10PM and help support this worthy organization.

Crafty Goodness: Modern Arts & Crafts Show
Saturday, September 24 · 12PM — 7PM
15621 Madison Avenue · Lakewood, OH

Sculpture/timecapsule Filling 9.23 5:30PM—MID

Loren Naji presents They Have Landed, a sculpture/timecapsule filling. Bring a zip lock bag filled with your momentos, art, poems, letters fotos, DNA, you name it to this exciting event on Friday, Sept 23rd from 5:30pm till midnight. The giant 8 foot 3000 pound wood ball will be filled with time capsule materials to be opened in the year 2050! We will celebrate with live music, food and spirits till the late hours!

2138 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

(across from West Side Market)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Artist Archives of Western Reserve Show 9.23—10.28

Seeing Green: Recycled. Exhibit inspired by the "going green" trend of our society, this juried exhibition, presented by the Artist  Archives of the Western Reserve, showcases green art created by Northeast Ohio artists using  eco-friendly products, recycled materials, and those dealing with the theme of environmental sustainability. 

Show opens 9/23 
from 5—8PM and runs through 10/28.

Proceed by Susie Frazier
Reclaimed Wood Post and Corylus Branches
40"h x 40"w x 4"- 12" deep
$360, six pieces

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wall Eye Gallery Presents Final Exhibition 9.23


FRIDAY, 9.23, 2011, 6—11PM

SATURDAY, 9.24, 12—5PM
SUNDAY, 9.25, 12—4PM

We all played it in some form or another when we were kids. Conventional, make-believe, real, surreal. In the exhibition Playing House, four artists, Stephanie Rond, Stephanie Lipscomb, Sharon Dorsey, and Linda Ayala recall what it meant to “play house”.

“It is with mixed emotions to announce that Wall Eye Gallery will be closing in October of this year. After much deliberation we have decided to end our two year run. The seven partners have either had a life change, new job, new opportunities involving more responsibilities, or the desire to focus on artistic careers. It has been difficult to balance these changes while continuing to organize Wall Eye’s shows.

Wall Eye Gallery will no longer be a brick and mortar space, we will have an online presence to share news of other shows in Cleveland, competitions, news about the art world and interviews with artists. But maybe you’ll see us pop-up from time to time.”

Monday, September 19, 2011

Eliza Gilkyson to play MICH/OH/KY 9.23—9.26

For those friends in Michigan or Columbus/Cinci area Eliza Gilkyson is playing a couple of shows with her side-project, Red Horse, along with a few double bills with John Gorka

Friday, September 23 - Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave.,, Columbus, OH [RED HORSE] 
Saturday, September 24 - The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI [RED HORSE] 
Sunday, September 25 - 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH w/ John Gorka 
Monday, September 26 - Woodsongs Radio Hour, Live from Kentucky Theater w/ John Gorka

Friday, September 16, 2011

MorrisonDance at Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival

MorrisonDance will be ending their series, 'The City is Our Playground', where they bring dance to street level through improvisational mingling at Tremont's Arts and Cultural Festival in Lincoln Park.

SUNDAY, September 18, 2:30-4PM
Catch glimpses of the dancers throughout Lincoln Park during Tremont’s 13th annual event featuring local artists, musicians, poets, performances, crafts and food.

ALSO: Saturday, September 17th, 1PM  you can learn some hip line dances with MorrisonDance's Carli Taylor Miluk. Bring your family to the park and learn some fun dance moves! (Sponsored by ParkWorks & Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio)

Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival
Lincoln Park
1208 Starkweather Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

Information: 216.575.0920

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

IngenuityFest 2011: September 16th, 17th and 18th

IngenuityFest 2011, one of America’s largest festivals of art and technology returns to the subway level of the Veterans Memorial (Detroit Superior Bridge), September 16, 17, and 18th. IngenuityFest, now in its seventh year, will feature a wide range of music, dance, theatre, as well as numerous educational and interactive art Installations. Download a full pdf of programming or view online. Want to know where everything is? Download a bridge map.Participating friends include Dr. Sketchy and their Doodle Bar and Adam Pate and his iPad caricatures.

Third Fridays @78th Street Studios, 9.16 5–9PM

When the 78th Street Studios open from 5:00 to 9:00 on 9/16 for this month's THIRD FRIDAY art walk, you'll find that the musical menu for the entire building has expanded to include multiple ensembles performing on four different levels all night. This only adds to the experience of seeing the array of artwork displayed at the many galleries.

CMA's Chalk Festival Sat 9.17 and Sun 9.18

One of the great events of the arts calendar, Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Festival 2011 will be held Saturday, September 17th, from 11AM to 5PM and Sunday, September 18th, from noon to 5PM.

Preparatory workshops on chalk making and street painting will be held on
Wednesday, September 14th, from 6–8PM.

Children and adults enjoy this annual event where community members join professional artists in using the walkways around the Fine Arts Garden as a colorful canvas. Begun in 1990, our festival is a modern expression of a Renaissance tradition from 16th-century Italy, in which beggars copied paintings of the Madonna by Raphael and his contemporaries, using chalk on the plazas outside cathedrals. Watching the chalk artists and enjoying the entertainment is free. Featured Chalk Artists include: Mark Jenks, A. D. Peters, Jesse Rhinehart, Jan Stickney-Kleber, Rafael Valdivieso, and Robin VanLear with Robin Heinrich.

For questions contact Community Arts at 216.707.2483 or e-mail.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Sparx City Hop Saturday, 9.10, 11AM – 9PM

Explore the visual, culinary and performing arts of Cleveland's historic neighborhoods. Now in its ninth year, CITY HOP celebrates the strength and diversity of our community. This renowned one-day event draws 25,000 patrons annually to explore what makes our city so special…connecting them to more than 70 galleries and artist studios, 100 restaurants, several markets and dozens of retail shops.

Free trolley tours transport patrons to core Cleveland districts including Downtown, the Historic Warehouse District, the Historic Gateway Neighborhood, Ohio City, Tremont, the Campus District, MidTown, AsiaTown and the St. Clair/Superior District. While in each district, patrons can explore historic buildings, view works by our city's talented artists, dining at one of many restaurants, shop at unique retail stores and take in the sights and sounds of street-side entertainment.

Sparx City Hop
Saturday, September 10, 2011
11AM – 9PM

September Tremont ArtWalk FRIDAY 9.9 6—10PM

Highlights of the September Tremont 
ArtWalk include the 'Brandt21' retrospective group show celebrating the 21 years of the Brandt gallery in Tremont. In recognition of Jean Brandt’s ongoing dedication and promotion of area artists and the Tremont Artwalk, artists and fellow Tremont gallery owenres Dana Depew and Steven Mastroianni have organized a retrospective of artists who have shown at Brandt Gallery.

This exhibit features work by more than 50 of the artists that have had solo exhibitions at Brandt Gallery: Judy Brandon, Milenko Budimer, Pamela Dodds,Terry Durst, Bruce Edwards, Mona Gazala, Sally Hudak, Jerry Mann, Michelle Marie Murphy, Aanstasia Pantsios, John Ranally, Dan Tranberg, Laila Voss, Larry Zuzik and many more.

Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth
Mastroianni Photogrpahy and Arts, 2688 West 14th Street 

Easy Breezy Beautiful: Closing Reception 9.9, 7—11PM

It's your last chance to see over thirty pieces of beautiful art featuring beautiful women. Painting, drawing, prints, and photos by sixteen different artists, including myself, Deb Steytler, Bruce Jamieson, Randy Crider and Steve Kneren.

Last month's opening party was a lot of fun, so we decided to do it one more time!

After Party:
Prosperity Social Club 

and Martini Five-O

Friday, September 9 · 7PM—11PM
Studio Le Beau
2360 W.11 st Cleveland, Oh 44113 
(next to Civilization)

WOW: Women on Waterloo Art Opening 9.10, 6—10PM

Three-woman show featuring print and multi-media installations by Brittany Filko, Rachel Shelton and Jacquie Kennedy. This show will be up until October 2nd.

Sat., Sept.10, 6—10PM
Arts Collinwood Gallery
15605 Waterloo Road

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Watercolor classes to start at Strongsville Pat Catans

Jeff Suntala will be starting watercolor classes at the Pat Catans in Strongsville on Monday nights. Call the store at 440.238.7318 for more details. Starting the second Monday of September, the 12th, classes 'are reasonably priced and you aren't locked in for a long number of weeks. Nothing beats on site demos for helping your brain absorb the process of watercoloring.'—Jeff

In the meantime, check out Jeff's cool blog about watercolor,
Blog of the Back Run.

Monday, August 29, 2011

TangoNovo Friday, 9.9

TangoNovo is a new tango event in the Cleveland area hosted by KB & Carmen and Umberto Amante.

Dance to a variety of nuevo tango music (and traditional favorites too) in a high energy, club style atmosphere with custom lighting. You don't have to know "fancy" steps to enjoy nuevo tango! We'll also spin unique salsa, cumbia, cha-cha, and merengues with a Euro vibe.

8 pm - Nuevo Tango Lesson
9 pm - Dancing

All About Dancin'
2115 Freeman Ave.
Cleveland OH

Friday, August 26, 2011

Brandt21: 21 Year Retrospective Reception 9.2

This year marks the 21st anniversary of Brandt Gallery, one of the first and longest running art galleries in the Tremont neighborhood. In recognition of Jean Brandt’s ongoing dedication and promotion of area artists and the Tremont Artwalk, Dana Depew and Steven Mastroianni have organized a retrospective of artists who have shown at Brandt gallery.

Participating artists include: Robert Banks, Beth Bryan, Milenko Budimir, Dana Depew, Pamela Dodds,Terry Durst, Tim Herron, Steven Mastroianni, Anastasia Pantsios, Ben Parsons, Scott Pickering, Dan Tranberg, Laila Voss, Beth Yurich and Larry Zuzik.

Friday, September 2nd · 5–11PM
Brandt Gallery (1028 Keniwlorth) and
Mastroianni Arts (2688 West 14th Street)

Cleveland Area Pagan Pride Day Sat. 8.27, 12PM-10PM

This Saturday is the 2nd Cleveland Area Pagan Pride Day. Entertainment Schedule includes:1:30-2 Tom Sayers, 2-2:45 Brian Henke, 2:45-3:30 Awen, 3:30-415 Pale Daisies, 4:15- 4:45 Durga Dance Company, 4:45-5:30 Alex Wedmedyk Drum Workshop, 5:30-6:30 O'Sullivans, 6:30-7:30 Kenny Klein, 7:30-8:30 Telling Point

North Area:
1:00 - 1:45 ADF Stone Creed Grove - Druidic Pagan Workshop - Ian Corrigan
2:00 - 2:45 ADF Stone Creed Grove - Druidic Pagan Ritual - Ian Corrigan
3:00 - 3:45 Norse Religion 101 - Kimberly Tuarean
4:00 - 4:45 Norse Religion – 202 - Kimberly Taurean
4:45 - 5:30 BREAK for drumming near stage- Alex Wedmedyk
5:30 - 6:15 Yes, We Can Has No Bananas
6:15 - 6:30 Cone of Power – Luna’s Grail
6:30 - 7:45 Santeria – Joy Wedmedyk (Santera Omi Lasa)

South Area:
1:00 - 1:45 Runes - Brian Radcliffe
2:00 - 2:45 Hoop Dance Introduction - Renee Kogler
3:00 - 3:45 Intuitive Tarot - Lil LaChance
4:00 - 4:45 Serpents in Pagan Symbolism
4:45 - 5:30 BREAK for drumming near stage - AlexWedmedyk
5:30 - 6:15 Basic Energy - Lil LaChance
6:15 - 7:00 Introduction to Herbs for Healing and Magick -Culsa Vanth
7:00 - 7:45 Runes in Magic - Robin

Please bring 2 non-perishable food items for donation!

Static Soul 60 and Martini Five-O @Maple Grove 8.26

Today, August 26th, from 9:30PM to 12:30AM enjoy a 'very cool evening Daddy-O'. Stax/Volt inspired Soul from Static Soul 60 and Surf, Groove & Lounge from Martini Five-O.Come on down and do The Twist,The Mash Potato and The Watusi.

9:30PM to 12:30AM
Maple Grove
14832 Pease Road
Static Soul 60

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stuart Pearl Photo Exhibit Opening 8.21 1–3PM

The opening reception for 'From Pavement to Ponies', new photography from Stuart Pearl
will be held Sunday, August 21st from 

The Opening will be held in the Metroparks North Chagrin Nature Center in Willoughby Hills (next to Sunset Pond and can be reached via SOM Center Road.)