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The juried fine arts and fine crafts event will feature work from nearly 150 artists from across the country; they will offer paintings, hand-pulled prints and photography, as well as sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, wood, leather and glass.
In addition to artists' booths, students from Cleveland Institute of Art will work on-site at the festival. There will be entertainment from students of School of Rock, a local music school, on Saturday.
"The collaborative aspect of reaching out to other institutions, like Cleveland Institute of Art and School of Rock, is different from last year," said George Kozmon, arts festival director. "We always like to bring something new to the table."
The festival runs 3–8PM Friday, with free admission. Tickets are $5 the rest of the weekend, 10AM–8PM Saturday and noon–5PM Sunday. Children 12 and under are free all weekend. Festival tickets are available online.
Cain Park is on the corner of Lee and Superior roads. A free parking shuttle will run from City Hall at 40 Severance Circle on Saturday and Sunday.
Performances include folk singers Charlie Mosbrook, Red Brick Rhoades and Matt Harmon on Friday. The United States Army Field Band, a concert band, will also perform Friday. On Sunday, oldies band WIXY 1260's performs. There will also be family-friendly storytelling programs on Saturday and Sunday.
The festival's varied dining options include local favorites, such as The Mad Greek and Pearl of the Orient. This year's festival will also include a wine tasting event 5–7 p.m. on Friday, in partnership with The Wine Spot in Cleveland Heights. Wine tasting tickets can be bought in advance.