Friday, Oct. 11 from 5 – 10 p.m. includes pumpkin carving and decorating, a costume contest for dogs, art openings, street performers and more

“Trick or Treat: Arts and Eats” kicks off Halloween early Friday, October 11, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the October Walkabout Tremont. The event includes a variety of activities for children (like pumpkin decorating), adults (pumpkin carving) and even pets (costume contest), extended hours at art galleries and retail shops, and a variety of fall-themed food & drink specials at Tremont’s restaurants and bars. And, the acclaimed breakfast and lunch favorite Lucky’s Café will be open for dinner.

Street entertainers will be up and down Professor Avenue, including live music and the Tribe Ostara Tribal Belly Dancers, plus the popular Gaelic Glen Alpacas near the Treehouse. There will be more than a dozen pop-up tents with artists from within and outside Tremont. And, visitors can enjoy locally produced art in many shops, restaurants and bars, view a local history display at the corner of Professor and College Avenues, and take a tour of two of Tremont’s iconic churches.

Pumpkin Carving and Decorating at Lucky’s Cafe

Adults and children can show off their creative side with pumpkin carving for adults and pumpkin decorating for kids at Lucky’s Café (777 Starkweather Ave.) from 6-9 p.m. Prizes for top pumpkins will be awarded. Lucky’s will be serving a limited dinner menu and guests can bring their own beer or wine.

Tremont Goes to the Dogs

Has Tremont gone to the dogs? Not hardly. But on October 11, most dogs may have gone to Tremont. That’s because Tremont’s annual Halloween Walkabout will include a canine carnival—a veritable “Wagabout Tremont” featuring:

  • Free hats, ribbons and other accessories for decking out your doggie.
  • A best-dressed doggie competition on the steps of St. John Cantius Church (6:45 p.m.) with multiple prizes for the winners.
  • A costumed doggie parade following the competition.
  • Adoptable animals from nearby shelters.


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)


DOUBTING THOMAS – 856 Jefferson

Dave Witzke—The Sign Guy

Better known as the Sign Guy, Dave Witzke creates fire-breathing cats, deranged rabbits and other bright, cartoony characters that can be found around almost every corner of Tremont. Cleveland’s own Sign Guy is one of the best urban artists the city has to offer.

LOOP – 2180 W 11th

Forrest Xavier—“TUMULT” photography exhibit

Xavier presents “TUMULT,” a series of photography along with the release of a limited edition zine of the same name.

CLIMB CLEVELAND – 2190 Professor Ave.

Lizzie Essi, Tessa LeBaron and Mara Fragge

Three new artists are on display this month: Lizzie Essi, Tessa LeBaron and Mara Fragge illustrations. Essi creates multimedia works using crochet, weaving and digital processes that emphasize the color and light of a variety of manipulated materials. LeBaron creates portraits, animals, vibrant landscapes, visualizations of the subconscious mind, and emotional figures using acrylic and watercolors.

PAUL DUDA GALLERY – 2342 Professor Ave.

Paul Duda—paintings

New paintings by Paul Duda and an expanded gallery full of iconic Cleveland photography.

TREEHOUSE – 820 College Ave.

Jeff McNaught—detailed pen and ink illustrations

LAVA LOUNGE – 1307 Auburn Ave.

Bianca Breed—illustrations

Luscious botanical watercolors and illustrations


  • FAT CATS – Betsy Jaszczak paintings
  • FLYING MONKEY – artwork by Dennis Gartland, magic by Paul Gallagher
  • GRAIN – Just In: “The Bar Collection”… Bars, Bar Carts, Plant Stands, Pergola. New pieces created daily by James Hamilton.
  • ROOK MODERN – Rook Modern is a gallery that curates vintage modernist designs. They buy, sell and broker Bauhaus to contemporary designs.
  • VISIBLE VOICE BOOKS – multiple artists provided by Hedge Gallery

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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: