Sat 9/15 @ noon-7PM
Sun 9/16 @noon-5PM
The Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival is known for presenting a large quantity of artwork (and performances) in an atmosphere that’s much more neighborly than most.
Now in its 20th year, the festival stuffs a lot of activity in the relatively small space of Lincoln Park. There will be more than 130 vendors, not only offering the usual mix of painting, drawing, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, fiber art and more, but also representing local nonprofits (including Tremont’s historic churches) and fair-trade and independent businesses. The food’s all provided by local purveyors too, including many of foodie Tremont’s own restaurants. And there’s a kids’ village where the little ones can engage in creative projects of their own.
What really makes it a neighborhood art fair though — in addition to running into lots of people you know — is the Tremont Artists’ Village focusing on artists who live and/or work in this neighborhoods, one of the first in Cleveland to be settled by artists and galleries. This year, it will have a special section devoted to artists of the Latin Diaspora.
Two stages will have music and dance performances, and the park will be overflowing will friendly dogs to admire — bring your own! The festival is free.