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 Mayfield. davidschwartzphoto.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
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.
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, 12-5Sunday.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.Livemusicandrefreshments.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