Art Openings, All-American Food & Drink Specials, Street Performers, Pop-Up Vendors, Classic Cars and More Add to the Fun Friday, July 12 from 5 – 10 p.m.
CLEVELAND (July 9, 2019) – The patriotic party from the 4th of July carries over to this month’s Walkabout Tremont with an “American Classics” celebration this Friday, July 12, from 5 to 10 p.m. There will be multiple art openings, street performers, 15+ pop-up vendors, sidewalk sales, all-American food and drink specials, classic cars, live music (including bag pipes), rock stacking—and back by popular demand, Dr. UR Awesome, the current Guinness World Record Holder for the largest indoor/outdoor soap bubbles. Visitors can also enjoy locally produced art in many shops, restaurants and bars, and take a tour of two of Tremont’s iconic churches.
OUTDOOR ART + HISTORY MUSEUM DEBUT
Tremont’s first Outdoor Art + History Museum will be unveiled during Walkabout Tremont. More than 40 images of old Tremont will be on permanent display—weatherproof, digital reproductions of water colors, oils, collages, line-art and even old postcards all created between 1862 and 1950. Look for the exhibit on a long stretch of newly painted wood fencing at the corner of Professor and College Avenues.
FEATURED ART ON DISPLAY
DOUBTING THOMAS – 856 Jefferson
“Oh Gross” group show
“Oh Gross” is a sleazy and slimy show curated by Jessica Deveney and Johany Andino.
LOOP – 2180 W 11th
Chris is a Cleveland based graphic artist. Free-hand drawings range from fictional scenes to architecturally inspired cityscapes.
TREEHOUSE – 820 College Ave.
Dominic Lanzara—celebrity pop-art portraits
LAVA LOUNGE – 1307 Auburn Ave.
Michael J. Marefka—paintings
Marefka’s work explores the intersections of human gatherings, romanticism, and place. His paintings are intended to be seen as melancholic artifacts of the American Midwest, in the same way we see the relics of the 20th century littering our post-industrial landscapes. By borrowing techniques and aesthetic trends from different movements in art history, Marefka attempts to isolate and intensify that strange sense of longing that haunts the region.
OTHER ART ON DISPLAY
- 818 STUDIOS – Rebecca E. Yody, “Moving Back; Forward From Here” paintings with three-dimensional color and texture
- CLIMB CLEVELAND – Eddie Mitchell and Liane Engstrom
- CRUST – Mike Sobek, painter of food and other cool things
- FAT CATS – Shelly Svonavec paintings
- GRAIN – James Hamilton, furniture and artwork
- GRUMPY’S – Dawn Tekler (wax painter), Josh York (photography), Zena Violetti (paintings), Sandi Valois (stained glass), Tim Baroto (stained glass)
- FLYING MONKEY – Tony Trunzo paintings + magic by Paul Gallagher
- PAUL DUDA GALLERY – iconic Cleveland photography
- ROBERT HARTSHORN OPEN STUDIO – Rob has moved his gallery to an open studio next to Civilization Café by Lincoln Park
- TREMONT TAP HOUSE – Chris Deighan, drawings
- TY FUN – Tim Herron, portrait/landscape artist
- VISIBLE VOICE BOOKS – multiple artists provided by Hedge Gallery
CHURCHES OPEN TO TOUR
Come see the beauty and art inside two of Tremont’s historic churches:
- JOHN CANTIUS – corner of Professor Ave. & College Ave.
- PETER & PAUL UKRAINIAN CHURCH – 2280 W. 7th St. (just down from the Treehouse)
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About Walkabout Tremont
Walkabout Tremont honors the artistic vision of Jean Brandt, who started the Tremont ArtWalk in 1993, with open galleries on the second Friday of each month. Walkabout Tremont expands the event’s focus with music, street entertainment, local history, restaurant and bar specials, and pop-up tents featuring art and artists from within and outside Tremont the second Friday of every month. Find more information at: https://experiencetremont.com/featured-events/walkabout-tremont/