16th Annual Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival
Saturday, September 20, 2014: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 21, 2014: Noon – 5 p.m.
** Free admission **
The 16th Annual Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival returns this year to Lincoln Park. The mission of the Festival is to celebrate the cultural and artistic diversity of Tremont and Greater Cleveland by encouraging the artistic and cultural endeavors of its visual and performing artists.
The weekend Festival is comprised of four categories or program areas which include: Children's-hands-on arts, historical, and educational projects; Community-area non-profit organizations presenting material about their mission and services; Cultural-food sales by Tremont churches, other non-profit organizations, and Tremont restaurants reflecting the ethnic diversity of the neighborhood; and sales of paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and photographs created by Tremont and Northeast Ohio artists.
Artists who are accepted into the Festival through the jurying process (applications and deadlines are below) are eligible for consideration by the jurors for the Festival's top three prizes.
The Festival will also have music and dance performances both Saturday and Sunday on one main stage located near Kenilworth Avenue between West 14th Street and West 11th Street.
Admission to the Festival is free. The Festival is presented by Merrick House, Tremont West Development Corp. and Cleveland Ward 3 Councilman Joe Cimperman.
Sponsored by: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Target, Neighborhood Connections, ArcelorMittal, MetroHealth, Tremont Trek, Renewal by Anderson, Tremont ArtWalk, Tremont Farmers Market, and Tremont Scoops. Media sponsors include Scene Magazine and 89.7 WKSU.
Click here to learn how you can become a sponsor of the 16th Annual Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival
Festival Applications and Deadlines:
2014 Artist Application -- Deadline for submission is extended to Wednesday, June 11, 2014 (with notification by Friday, July 11, 2014).
2014 Community, Cultural and Food Vendor Application -- Deadline for submission is Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Please read the Rules and Guidelines and the Vendor information letter.
2014 Emerging Artist Application -- Deadline for submission is Friday, August 22, 2014 (with notification by Sunday, August 31, 2014)
Please check back soon for more applications and deadlines for this year's Festival.
16th Annual Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival Schedule
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- Main Stage
11:00 a.m. Orion Express Greek
Noon Perla del Caribe, Puerto Rican dancers
1:00 p.m. St. Theodosius Cathedral Choir
2:00 p.m. Troupe Shabaana Belly Dancers
3:00 p.m. Joshua Stevens (Acoustic)
4:00 p.m. Good Morning Valentine (Rock/Indie/Folk Rock)
5:00 p.m. Mary’s Lane (American Irish Folk Band)
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- Tremont Farmer's Market Stage
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. TBD
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. TBD
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. TBD
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- Special Events
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. PACE Youth Tumblers (Gazebo Square)
Noon & 2 p.m. Ray McNiece – Johnny Appleseed – (Children’s Village)
Noon to 5:00 p.m. Dante Rodriguez (Chalk Artist)
Noon to 5:00 p.m. Sascha Peppercorn (Living Doll)
Noon to 5:00 p.m. Robert Bucklew, Sue Hamm, Elaine Lukacs & Others – Yarn Bombing Street Art (Children’s Village)
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Antaeus Dance
1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Morrison Dance – What I Learned From the Flamingoes (Children’s Village)
2:00 & 4:00 p.m. Talespinner Children’s Theatre (Children Village, NC Stage)
4:00 p.m. Morrison Dance – Troupe Shaba’ana Belly Dancers – Mini Shimmies (Children’s Village)
Sunday, September 21, 2014 -- Main Stage
Noon St. Augustine’s Signing Choir
1:00 p.m. Burke School of Irish Dance
2:00 p.m. Tracy Marie (Singer/Songwriter – Rock, Alternative, Pop, Blues & Country)
3:00 p.m. Hareem Sharm – Sword Dancers
4:00 p.m. Lucky Ones – (Bluegrass/Boxcar Country Blues)
Sunday, September 21, 2014 -- Tremont Farmer's Market Stage
Noon to 2:00 p.m. TBD
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. TBD
Sunday, September 21, 2014 -- Special Events
2:30 & 4:00 p.m. TBD
Noon to 4:00 p.m. TBD
Noon to 5:00 p.m. TBD
For questions and information contact Festival Manager, Scott Rosenstein, at 216-575-0920.
Lincoln Park - 1208 Starkweather Avenue, in Cleveland's historic Tremont neighborhood, 216-575-0920.
Multiracial and multicultural Festival features fine art, sculpture, and jewelry, children's activities and programs, food booths, musicians and performers.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday Noon - 5 p.m. Free admission.