Tuesday, June 23, 2015

2015 Waterloo Arts Fest 6.27, 12–7PM

The 13th Annual Waterloo Arts Fest takes place THIS Saturday, June 27, 2015 featuring an exciting mix of innovative art and music experiences for all ages, the hippest local art vendors, CLE’s best food trucks, and our newest and wildly successful Arts Alive program, which encourages attendees to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty and give art a try. Check out the Music Schedule.

2015 Waterloo Arts Fest
June 27, 2015. Noon to 7:00 pm
Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District

Sunday, June 21, 2015

WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays

From June 17th through August 26th make your weekend start on Wednesdays! Enjoy a FREE concert each Wednesday night in Wade Oval from 6–9PM. in the heart of University Circle. Movies start at 9PM on select nights.

2015 WOW! Schedule:

June 24: Welshly Arms. Rock/Soul.

July 1: Carlos Jones & The Plus Band. Reggae.

July 8: Brent Kirby & His Luck. Rock/Pop/Jazz.

July 15: Karizma. Motown/Jazz/R&B. Movie Night: "Paddington".

July 22: Flame. Rock/Country. 25th Anniversary of ADA.

July 29: The Cleveland Bluegrass Orchestra (featuring Cleveland Orchestra members) with special appearance by the Great Lakes Light Opera. 
Light Classical Music.

August 5: Son Gitano. Latin/Salsa.

August 12: The Soul Men. Blues/Rock/Dance. Movie Night: "Big Hero 6".

August 19: That 80's Band. 80's Music.

August 26: Ohio Weather Band. Roots Rock Band.

Weekly Children's Activities: Enjoy weekly make-and-take crafts, brought to you by the Children's Museum of Cleveland!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Larchmere PorchFest 6.20 1–10PM

The Larchmere PorchFest, a FREE neighborhood music festival featuring
30 bands on 30 porches, takes place Saturday, June 20th, from 1–10PM.

Larchmere PorchFest
12800 Larchmere

Cleveland, Ohio 44120

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dr. Sketchy Cle presents: Ava Adore! 6.30 8PM

From Dr. Ashley: "Happy summer, citizens! I hope everyone's enjoying this excellent weather. We here at Dr. Sketchy are certainly devoted to keeping things hot with the help of this month's beauty, Ava Adore! This session she'll be entertaining us with some Circus Circus costuming and antics!"

THIS MONTH Koffie Cafe (directly attached to the wine bar) will play host.

Tuesday, June 30

Koffie Cafe
2517 Market Ave
Ohio City, Ohio 44113

HEDGE Gallery: Material Girls 6.19, 5–9PM

As part of its Third Fridays Material Girls opens Friday, June 19, 5–9PM, and will run through September 4, 2015.
This summer, the walls of HEDGE Gallery will be filled with luscious color and the intimate dialogues that are formed between paintings by Katy Richards and Nikki Woods, both graduates from The Cleveland Institute of Art. The show title,“Material Girls” refers to the artists’ use of paint as a thick, gestural material and to the feminist attributes in their subject matter.

HEDGE Gallery
1300 W 78th St Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Mattress Factory 2015 Urban Garden Party 6.19

2015 Urban Garden Party: M is for Mattress Factory
Friday, June 19  |  7 PM [VIP Festivities begin at 6 PM]
Chaired by Lisa Cibik + Bernie Kobosky

General Admission: $110 [$85 MF Member]
VIP: $300 [$250 MF Member]
Purchase your tickets now!

What better way to kick off the summer than with 1000+ of your art-loving friends and neighbors at the 2015 Urban Garden Party? This year’s celebration features food and drink from over 40 restaurants and caterers, and tunes by Meeting of Important People, DJ Mad Maxx, the Charles Wallace Jazz TrioMachete Kisumontao and DJ Orquidea. Round out the evening with a mesmerizing live performance by the ultimate Michael Jackson tribute, a silent art auction and a marvelous magic show with Baffling Bob – not to mention a few surprises you definitely won’t want to miss!

With only a week until the big event, tickets are going fast!
Be sure to purchase your tickets before they're gone!

The VIP pre-party begins at 6 PM. Garden Party main event begins 7 PM.

Friday, June 12, 2015

CMA's Parade the Circle 6.13 Noon

A favorite Cleveland family tradition, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Parade the Circle returns for the 26th year on Saturday, June 13 at noon. Rain or shine, this annual art parade will fill Wade Oval with lively sounds and colors, featuring innovative costumes, giant puppets and handmade masks created by international and national artists as well as Greater Cleveland artists, families, schools and community groups. This year’s theme, Recologia Desigual, Never Odd or Even, celebrates the inspiration of creativity, global awareness and community spirit in three cities: Cleveland, San Francisco, California and Ibiza, Spain.

Parade the Circle begins at noon from the Cleveland Museum of Art and proceeds in a counter-clockwise direction around Wade Oval until it spills into the Oval in front of the art museum. From 11AM–4PM, everyone is invited to participate in many hands-on activities offered by local organizations in Circle Village, presented by University Circle Inc. FREE admission to the Parade or to Circle Village.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

CIM's FREE Lunch Concerts Tuesdays in July

Join us for CIM's annual summer musical treats! Each summer, talented CIM alumni and their guests offer FREE, lunch-hour concerts every Tuesday in July in CIM's beautiful Mixon Hall.

Concerts begin at 12:30PM; the patio will be open beginning at 11AM for guests to bring a bag lunch and enjoy time with friends. Free beverages are provided.
Here's this summer's lineup: 

Tuesday, July 7
Julia Russ, piano (PS '14)
Emily Grabinski, piano (MM '13)

Tuesday, July 14
The Gruca White Ensemble
Robert Gruca, guitar (MM '02)
Linda White, flute (MM '89)

Tuesday, July 21
Classical Revolution Cleveland

Tuesday, July 28
North Coast Winds
Madeline Lucas Tolliver, flute (BM '09, MM '11)
Kristin Perry, oboe (MM '14)
Drew Sullivan, clarinet (MM '13)
Arleigh Savage, bassoon (MM '12)
Emily Rapson, horn (MM '12)

Voix de Ville tent is now WIZBANG!

Cleveland's own Voix de Ville tent is now WIZBANG! Join them in the worlds smallest theatre tent for three weekends in the all new East Bank of the Flats!! They are bringing you three full weekends of their signature zany shows full of comedic circus, authentic entertainment, top notch performers from around the world and MAYHEM!

July 24–26
August 21–23
September 25–27

Tickets on sale July 1

What is a Wizbang! or Voix de Ville show like?! Check out this video or 
Facebook page.

Monday, June 08, 2015

World's Largest Dinosaurs @CMNH

World's Largest Dinosaurs
Now through January 3rd
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

For 140 million years, humongous plant-eating sauropod dinosaurs ruled the planet as the largest animals to walk on land in the Earth's history. Welcome these awesome giants to Cleveland, and discover how they ate, moved and interacted with their environment in The World's Largest Dinosaurs, organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with Coolture Marketing, Bogotá, Colombia.

Go beyond the bones and into the bodies of these titans to find out what scientists have discovered about the link between size and heart rate, respiration, metabolism and reproduction. Come ready to interact in huge and exciting ways with touchable teeth, skulls and vertebrae from these evolutionary marvels—and so much more!

Friday, June 05, 2015

Nuclear Fission, Satellite Gallery 6.5

With the power of Nuclear Fission, Satellite Gallery and a new crew of artstronauts will take off and cross paths with First Friday Waterloo Art Walk Friday June 5th, 6– 9PM.  Witness the energy and power that is contained within the art of Ron Copeland, James Jenkins, Ali Lukacsy, Loren Naji and Bob Peck, Anastasia Pantsios, and Bob Walls! 
Email or Visit our Facebook page for more.

June 05, 2015
442 E. 156th St.
Cleveland OH 44110
Times: 6–9PM
Admission: free

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Little Italy Art Walk 6.5–6.7

Art by Tara Murphy Seibel
This year’s Little Italy Art Walk is shaping up as many galleries are hosting receptions for the event, with wine tastings all weekend. This year also features outdoor artist vendors. The event is free. Friday: Noon–9PM, Saturday: Noon–9PM, Sunday: Noon–6PM.

Here are some of the weekend goings on:

David Schwartz Photography Studio/Gallery – 2025 Random Rd. (Across from Tony Brush Park) Pull into the experience of Route 66 with David Schwartz Photography, Pics on Route 66 Wood Panel Collage Exhibit.  Live the experience through the lens of David’s journey down Route 66.  In addition David will also be displaying images Little Italy at Tara Seibel Gallery at 12201 Mayfielddavidschwartzphoto.com

DESAPRI DESIGN STUDIO – 12401 Mayfield Road. DeSapri Design Studio will have open studio during June Art Festivale. Come see our innovative, enamel wearable works of Art and other items. Friday 12 – 9pm, Saturday 12 – 5pm, Sunday 12 – 5 pm. facebook.com/desapri.designstudio

Designs in Wood – Street Vendor. My style of woodworking is called intarsia: pictorial wood inlay mosaics. Each composition is crafted from separate pieces. Those pieces are individually sanded, rounded, painted or stained, then inlaid to create the finished original design. Alternate direction of wood grains give each finished artwork its own unique character. intarsiabynick.com

Don Teramano – Street Vendor. Unique, Soft, and Storied Photos. donald-teramano.artistwebsites.com

FUEL COFFEE BAR – 12209 Mayfield Road. Fuel Coffee Bar will be featuring our new summer lattes during the Art Walk.  Try our Red Corvette, raspberry latte or our Camper, s’mores latte.   We will also be serving fresh Bubble Tea throughout the summer. Plus: Live Music Performances by Triumph of the Wild on Friday and Saturday afternoon. Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12-8pm. facebook.com/FuelCoffeeBar

Keller Art Glass –  2151 Murray Hill Rd. Spring is in blossom, and new series of “frit” vases are beginning to take bloom.  The colors are subtle and also fully radiant, and as a special joy, when turned upside down and drilled, they become a pendant lamp! kellerartglass.com/
Kelly Dawson – Street Vendor. Painted Furniture and 3D Sculpture – Unique furniture is the main target for the color. I like to make it “funiture.” I have recently began creating pieces out of found objects and unusable furniture. I use acrylic and latex paint on my pieces. Polymer clay, wire, plastic and glass beads are also be used to create my 3D sculptures. Bright, multi-colors and detailed designs are my trademarks even though I have been known to enjoy painting subtle colored and monochromatic pieces with just a small amount of pattern. 
Kelly Girl Creations – Street Vendor. Unique Glass plates and jewelry designs. zibbet.com/kellygirlcreations
Laura Sipari – Street Vendor. “Protection” Jewelry. facebook.com/pages/Protection-Jewelry
Little Italy Wines – 12408 Mayfield Rd. Wine tastings all weekend long!
Friday tasting from 5:00 till 9:00. With Fredo Marino from Wines LLC. $10.00 per person.Saturday tasting from 3:00 till 9:00. With Chris Kray from Esber. $10.00 per person. Sunday BEER tasting from 2:00 till 6:00. $6.00 per person. Free Sampling of cheeses and Orlando Crostini and Sartori Cheeses. Music of Gary Lee outside of the store at various times. 
Nancy Melkonian – Street Vendor. Acrylic paintings on canvas and digital art prints.
NIDO ITALIA – 12408 Mayfield Rd. You are invited to the annual Little Italy wines/Nido Italia TOGA Party event at Nido Italia restaurant on Sunday June 7th from 4:30 to 8PM. We intend to do about 30 to 40 wines, several beers and heavy appetizers. Poster is attached. Cost is $40 per person. You must wear a toga or you will pay $10.00 extra.  Tickets are available at Little Italy Wines. Call 216-231-9463 (wine)
NOCA GALLERY – Upstairs Murray Hill School House – 2026 Murray Hill Road, #209. Step inside the newly opened NOCA Gallery, a charming one-of-a-kind boutique chock full of artisan jewelry, art, pottery and tribal rugs. Contemporary, vintage and mid-century modern treasures. Art Walk trunk show featuring distinctive hand forged jewelry exclusive to NOCA Gallery by Mukenia, Loop, Hope Biba, Scrap & Smith, and more. NOCCA Hours During Art Walk 11- 9 Friday and Saturday, 12-5 Sunday. nocagallery.com
PENNELLO GALLERY – 12407 Mayfield Road. Pennello Gallery presents the work of award winning watercolor artist, E. JANE STODDARD. Jane recently  received the Frank T. Wright award of Excellence at The Philadelphia Watercolor Society 114th Anniversay Exhibition of Works On Paper and the Diane McGowon award of Excellence at the Mississippi Watercolor Society 29th Grand National Exhibition. Meet the artist on Saturday evening, June 6th from 6-9 PM. Live music and refreshments. www.pennellogallery.com 
Primo Vino – 12511 Mayfield Rd. Will be open for dining on Sunday for arts festival visitors.
STILL POINT GALLERY – 2026 Murray Hill Rd. Exhibit: Sue Kirchner, “Minding Her Own Bee’s Wax” Opening Reception: Friday, May 8, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Runs thru June 19. Normal Hours: Tuesday thru Sat. 11:00 – 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 8th Still Point Gallery will present Sue Kirchner’s Exhibit, “Minding Her Own Bee’s Wax”, a remarkable collection of encaustic paintings and monoprints created over the last two years and shown for the first time.  The exhibit showcases the ancient art of encaustics created by a contemporary artist superbly talented and versatile in a range of mediums. Among her many recognitions, Sue was the gold metal winner for best of show from the nationally prestigious Ohio Watercolor Society and a recipient of the coveted Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowship. www.stillpoint-gallery.com
Studio 9 Jewelry – Street Vendor. Jewelry with a simple, elegant, and timeless design.  Subtle forms with natural shapes and textures. Components like freshwater pearls or beach glass. studio9jewelry.com
Tara Seibel Art Gallery – 12201 Mayfield Road. Tara Seibel Art Gallery presents the art exhibit Viva Italia! Featuring new artist to the gallery David Schwartz of David Schwartz Photography, Little Italy’s own neighborhood photographer in residence on Random Road, David will be displaying a collection of his signature vivid and vibrant prints of Little Italy. Another Cleveland local artist wandering the neighborhood is Ralph Solonitz who will be showing Little Italy illustrated scenes in prints with special edition signed postcards and a collection of different Little Italy restaurant ephemera accompanied by sketches on napkins retained in frames as works of art. Tara Seibel will have Venice paintings, Little Italy sketches and illustrations. taraseibel.blogspot.com/
Tricia Kaman Studio/Gallery 2026 Murray Hill Road Suite 202. Join Tricia at the Artist’s Reception of “The Painted Robe” from 5-9pm on Friday. www.triciakaman.com

Monday, June 01, 2015

Marilyn Bianchi Kids' Playwriting Festival 6.5–6.7

A Dobama tradition, the Marilyn Bianchi Kids' Playwriting Festival celebrates its 37th year this season! Hundreds of plays are written and submitted by kids throughout Cuyahoga County, grades 1–12. Dedicated to the memory of Marilyn Bianchi, the festival is the nation's first event of its kind, encouraging kids to celebrate the fun and joy of live theatre! 

Marilyn Bianchi Kids' Playwriting Festival performance days:

Friday, June 5: Opening Night Benefit 7:30PM, $25
Saturday June 6, 2:30PM and 7:30PM, FREE and open to public
Sunday, June 7 , 2:30PM, FREE and open to public