Street Performers, 50 Pop-Up Vendors, Art Openings, Record-Breaking Bubbles Food & Drink Specials Friday, June 9 from 5 – 9 p.m.
Summer’s here and the time is right for walking about Tremont! Walkabout Tremont kicks off summer in Tremont Friday, June 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. with 50 pop-up vendors selling art, food and more along Professor Avenue, multiple street performers up and down Professor Avenue — including musicians David Bays and Jeff Powers, Crooked River Circus stilt walkers, and the Tribe Ostara Tribal Belly Dancers. Plus, back by popular demand is DrURawesome and his Guiness World Record bubbles. There will also be art openings at Kaiser Gallery, 818 Studio and Doubting Thomas Gallery, and are on display in local restaurants and bars, and food and drink specials. St. John Cantius Church will be open for tours.
Visible Voice Books will have live music with Kevin Sloan and Hi and Dry has live music with Emma Nicholas. And, St. John Cantius Church will be open for tours. Click here for a complete list of what’s happening.
FEATURED ART ON DISPLAY
KAISER GALLERY – 2418 Professor Ave.
Solo Show with Jamie M. Richey — opening reception
Jamie M. Richey’s captivating series, titled “Common Thread,” delves into conceptual ideas, contradictions, and double standards through a collection of mixed media artworks. Combining Richey’s photography with various materials such as thread, paint, and incorporating collage and text, this series offers a thought-provoking exploration. Richey’s creative process involves adding a touch of rawness to her photographs, whether it be through tearing, cutting, or even incorporating soot into the works. The themes within the series are multi-layered, presenting contrasting ideas that often share a common thread, both personally for the artist and in conceptual notions that resonate with the viewer’s daily struggles or stimulate existential contemplation.
818 STUDIO – 818 Jefferson Ave.
The Art Shop — opening reception
More than 20 artists will showcase their work, ranging from fine art paintings and hand-made jewelry to artisan soaps and handmade gifts. All items will be available for immediate purchase.
DOUBTING THOMAS – 856 Jefferson Ave.
Re:Sound New and Experimental Music Festival – opening reception
Re:Sound is an annual new and experimental music festival that brings together and showcases pioneers in the arts with diverse programming of music and sound installations at venues across Cleveland. Doubting Thomas Gallery presents three immersive sound art installations in conjunction with Re:Sound and produced by Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project (CUSP). Installations by Zeerak Ahmed, Abigail Johnson and Kim Nucci.
PAUL DUDA GALLERY – 2342 Professor Ave.
A gallery full of Iconic Cleveland photography.
MEGAN DARDIS ART STUDIO – 2535 Scranton Road
Dardis has new works that are still very much about bright and explosive color, but with a new exploration in depth and texture. Focusing on building up the surface with overlapping layers of color and pops of texture, these new pieces draw the viewer in to her expressive work. Open 5-7 p.m.
OTHER ART ON DISPLAY
- FLYING MONKEY – Hall of Framers
- TREEHOUSE – Jenny Chalk Doodles is back with some new, cheesy, Cleveland-y doodles, plus some oldies
STREET ENTERTAINMENT/LIVE MUSIC & PERFORMANCES
- DrURawesome and his giant bubbles from 6:30-8 p.m. by St. John Cantius Church
- Live music on Professor Avenue by musician David Bays (near Paul Duda Gallery) and Jeff Powers (near Kaiser Gallery)
- Crooked River Circus stilt walkers along Professor Avenue (7-8:30)
- Hi & Dry: live music by Emma Nicholas from 7-9 p.m.
- Flying Monkey: magic by Paul Gallagher
- Visible Voice Books: live music with Kevin Sloan
- CODA – Marcus Smith: Unique Mélange Album Release, show at 8:30
CHURCH OPEN TO TOUR
Come see the beauty and art inside one of Tremont’s historic churches:
- JOHN CANTIUS – corner of Professor Ave. & College Ave.
About Walkabout Tremont
Walkabout Tremont is a reimagining of the Tremont ArtWalk that began in 1993 with open galleries on the second Friday of each month. Walkabout Tremont expands the event’s focus with music, street entertainment, restaurant and bar specials, and pop-up vendors featuring art, food and more the second Friday of every month. Find more information at: https://experiencetremont.com/featured-events/walkabout-tremont/