Art Openings, Food & Drink Specials, Street Performers, Pop-Up Vendors and More Return
Friday, July 9, from 5 – 10 p.m.
Walkabout Tremont is back! The first Walkabout Tremont since March 2020 returns Friday, July 9, from 5 to 10 p.m. There will be multiple art openings, street performers, 15+ pop-up vendors, food and drink specials, live music—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 one of Tremont’s iconic churches.
FEATURED ART ON DISPLAY
DOUBTING THOMAS – 856 Jefferson
Shawn Mishak and Tessa LeBaron—W.E.T. – A Water-Themed Art Exhibition
In the title of the show: ‘W,’ Water, represents the water element, ‘E,’ Element represents the basic representation of classical ideals of the most fundamental driving forces/substance on our planet and ‘T,’ Treatment to represent not only how we are ‘treating’ this invaluable resource and our water systems on Earth, but also how we can ‘treat’ this subject matter as artists to help us as inhabitants of this planet to consider how we do and can act as more responsible and ethical stewards of this precious element. The two featured artists are Shawn Mishak and Tessa LeBaron. There is also a small group exhibition featuring numerous artists.
KAISER GALLERY – 2418 Professor Ave.
Derick Decario Ladale Whitson—SUGAR (Chapter II)
Whitson (b. 1991 Mansfield, Ohio) is an artist currently living and working in NYC. Working primarily in photography and video, Whitson explores the history and relationships of clowning, drag queens and black/white face to explore the social constructs of race, gender, and sexuality.
818 STUDIO – 818 Jefferson Ave.
Barbara Merritt and Anthony Van Rooy
New work by Barbara Merritt and 818’s favorite “house” artist Anthony Van Rooy. Van Rooy’s influences are the human figure, fashion, design, magic, religion and things that don’t make sense to humans.
PAUL DUDA GALLERY – 2342 Professor Ave.
Introducing a new collection of flower paintings and a gallery full of iconic Cleveland photography.
ROBERT HARTSHORN STUDIO & GALLERY – 2360 W. 11th Street
Longtime Tremont gallery owner Rob Hartshorn has moved his studio to Prosper Place (2360 W. 11th Street, next door to Civilization Coffee Shop and across from Lincoln Park). His new space is an open studio for his work in portraits, paintings and photography. Open during Walkabout Tremont, weekends and by appointment.
CHALK ARTISTS – Lincoln Park and in front of St. John Cantius (Professor & College Ave.)
Tremont: Epicenter of Immigration
Self-guided tour and chalk art-walk with local artists creating chalk artworks inspired by Cleveland immigration stories. 2021 Artists: Melissa Griggs, Dante Rodriguez, Debra Sue Solecki, Cassandra Harner, and Claudio Orso.
CHURCH OPEN TO TOUR
Come see the beauty and art inside one of Tremont’s most historic churches:
- JOHN CANTIUS – corner of Professor Ave. & College Ave.
- U.R. Awesome – Guinness-record holding bubble artist from 6:30–8 p.m. at St John Cantius Church
- David Bays singer/songwriter at the corner of Professor and Jefferson Avenues
- Reverbious – one-man band at Literary and Professor Avenues
- Harmonia – folk and gypsy music from Eastern Europe 6 – 8 p.m. (Ukrainian Museum Archives 1202 Kenilworth Aven. – front porch)
- Chalk artists around Lincoln Park and at St. John Cantius for Canalway Partners self-guided history walks
- Ed Cote – rock stacker at St. John Cantius
- Flow Performance by Fiercely Serene throughout the neighborhood
- City Dogs at Hi & Dry (2221 Professor Ave.)
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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/