Tremont may not have as many art galleries as it did back in the ’90s or ’00s when it was known as Cleveland’s artsiest neighborhood. But it’s still got plenty of artists living and working in the area, and its businesses, bars and restaurants still put up displays of art that can be viewed during its monthly second Friday Walkabout Tremont (or can in normal times, anyway).
And it’s got an outdoor gallery called the Art + History Museum, a wooden fence on Professor Avenue at the southeast corner of College Avenue, on which is displayed a series of digital images and text pieces, which detail the history of the neighborhood with more than 40 old photos, paintings, postcards and maps. The “museum” was installed last summer, a project of the Tremont West Development Corporation, the Tremont History Project and the Tremont Central Block Club.
It’s now expanded the exhibit with a dozen new prints. The display, called “Contemporary Views of Tremont,” features street scenes created by such local Tremont artists as Glenn Murray, Tim Herron and Brian Pierce. The reproduced images are waterproof pieces designed for continual outdoor exposure, fully lit and guarded by closed-circuit security cameras.
The Tremont West Development Corporation is also promoting a project called #ShopSaturdays, to encourage online shopping at the area’s many small businesses. Go here to find a list.