Ingenuity held their annual Bal Ingenieux, this year around the theme of Aquatique. See PHOTOSTREAM here.
They showed off their (relatively) new 350,000sf space at 5401 Hamilton, the Osborn Industrial Complex: raw warehouse space that is starting to be populated with startups and artists such as Sarah Morrison Dance Company, Soulcraft Woodshop, Skidmark Garage, the Ingenuity Labs Creative Collaborative Program, and coming soon, Rebuilders Xchange.
Featured artists and performers included:
Viva Dance Studio
Fire + Light
Neil Chastain Trio
DJ Funk Shway
Kevin Jackson projections
Jerry Schmidt & Steve Simmons
Stylists from CC Salon and Spa staffed the mermaid makeup station
On hand to talk about their projects were Linda Zolten Wood and her Collinwood Painted Rain Barrel Project, the Foundry and the Great Lake Erie Boat Float.
If you kept a sharp eye, you also saw representatives and information about Waterkeeper Alliance, Ohio Sustainability Council, Cleveland Water Department and Rust Belt Riders.
It all came together thanks to key volunteers such as Colleen Allison, Bob McNulty, John Kasunich, Dave Biro and Zach Nichol, and the crew who made it all happen included Andrew Kaletta, Chuck Karnak, Lutheran Metro Ministries and Small Organization Solutions.
Key funders and sponsors were: Dominion East Ohio, Squire Patton Boggs, Case Western Reserve University , Jakprints, Jackpot Gaming, Pope’s Kitchen, Watershed Distillery and Goldhorn Brewery.
Additional food was donated by Astoria, Piccadilly Artisan Creamery, Red Lotus, Sokolowski’s University Inn, Sterle’s Country House and Ohio City Provisions.
Unbelievably, the whole event was produced by the small but mighty Ingenuity staff of interim executive director Karen Kidwell, program director Emily Appelbaum, and development and marketing Associate Annie Weiss.
Wow! What an event!