CLEVELAND (April 20, 2016) – Long known for its vibrant art scene, Tremont has reinvented its second Friday, the Tremont Artwalk, into ‘Walkabout Tremont,’ a weekend-long reveal of food, fashion and art. Walkabout Tremont kicks off Friday, May 13 with pop-up tents and street performers. Tremont galleries, restaurants and businesses will open their doors to pedestrians and patrons alike beginning at 6 p.m.
“#WalkaboutTremont is a re-imagination of the Tremont ArtWalk–a continuation of the artistic spirit and innovation Jean Brandt fostered for 23 years,” says Lynn Murray, president of the Tremont West Development Corporation. “The essence of Walkabout Tremont is a new emphasis on all that is creative in our community: gallery art, performance art, fashion, food, specialty retail and services, as well as our churches and local history.”
Murray says that a core group of 20 business owners, along with a few residents and Michelle Davis, assistant director of Tremont West Development Corporation, met for the past six months to plan an event that reflects the creative neighborhood Tremont has become.
“Tremont offers approximately 30 places to stay through Airbnb.com,” says Michelle Davis. “Our community is home to some of Cleveland’s best restaurants, shops and artists. Our historic churches are works of art. There’s always something new to discover,” she explains.
About Walkabout Tremont
Walkabout Tremont honors the artistic vision of Jean Brandt with open galleries on the second Friday of each month, while expanding the event’s focus with music, street entertainment, local history and pop-up tents featuring art and artists from within and outside Tremont. Special Walkabout Tremont events will be staged throughout the weekend, with specifics and gallery/store/restaurant hours posted on the new Walkabout Tremont website.
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Have you ever wanted to show and sell your artwork in Tremont? Every month beginning May 13, Walkabout Tremont will include exhibitor tent space along Professor, College and Kenilworth Avenues. Northcoast Promotions is the official vendor manager.
We seek creative vendors from many disciplines, including (but not limited to): visual artists, photographers, sculptors, jewelers, fiber artists, mixed media artists, artisans and craftspersons of all kinds, as well as small nonprofits.
Make a night of it at 78th Street Studios! Park for FREE and enjoy a 170,000 square foot building full of art, food & music. Join us this Friday, April 15th, for this month’s Third Friday Art Walk — 5pm to 10pm on the Ramp Level — see below for a list of this month’s exhibitors!