posted by admin April 11, 2017

Lenten church services, art openings, restaurant & bar specials are Friday, April 14 from 6 – 10 p.m.

CLEVELAND (April 11, 2017) – Tremont has more churches per square mile than anywhere else in the United States, making it a great place to attend a Good Friday service at one of many historic churches during the April Walkabout Tremont, which is April 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. As Walkabout Tremont celebrates art and culture, Tremont’s historic churches offer a fitting backdrop for the evening with sacred art incorporated into many of their sanctuaries.

Good Friday worshippers can grab something to eat at one of Tremont’s dozens of restaurants before or after church, as well as take in multiple art openings at venues around Tremont. If a church service isn’t in the plans, multiple bars and restaurants will have Walkabout specials, and art galleries and retail shops will have extended hours.

Snake by Maria Winiarski cropped


Maria Winiarski and Andrew Lesica
The Snake is Awake
Doubting Thomas – 856 Jefferson Ave.
What genre could possibly lend itself to a wider variety of shapes, colors, audience reactions and artistic interpretations? Symbols of beauty, fear, fertility, predation . . . Reptiles rule!

Garrett Weider
The Great Wall of Vinyl
LOOP – 2180 W. 11th Street
More than 200 new paintings on vinyl records: the results of painting a new Cleveland painting on vinyl records each day for an entire year.

Abigail Clark
The South Side – 22017 W. 11th Street
Abigail is a printmaking major at Cleveland Institute of Art and has already shown in various Cleveland venues, including The Beachwood Community Center and the Great Lakes Science Center. She was an award winning artist in the Dealer Tire Art Competition and a participant in Creativity Works funded by the Cleveland Foundation.

Kris Platko
Bac – 2661 W. 14th Street
Kris uses acrylic painting that incorporates repurposed blue jeans and collaged volumes of old work notes and personal journals, mixed drawing media, text and the figure. Kris holds a BFA from the University of Central Missouri and worked in the commercial interior design field for many years. As an extension and progression of her painting practice, she is currently in the process of earning a teaching certificate in art education. She has shown work at The Agora in Cleveland and in various solo and group exhibitions.

Victoria Hollar
Sky’s the Limit
Treehouse; 820 College Ave.
Being an artist has always been Victoria’s passion. She studied commercial art in high school and fine art at Columbus College of Art and Design. She then traveled across the country doing sign work, murals and body art tattooing, which she continues to do. As time went on, she became interested in permanent cosmetics/micropigmentation. She now uses her talent and knowledge of art and tattooing to help people feel good about themselves. Victoria is the owner of Derma-Divine Studio in Chagrin Falls.

Marianne Mangan, Photographer
Flying Monkey – 819 Jefferson Ave.
Marianne Mangan is a freelance photographer based in Cleveland. Her work includes many Irish traditional musicians as well as corporate work in Cleveland, New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., British Columbia and Ireland.

Alena Reyes, Photographer
Lava Lounge – 1307 Auburn Ave.
Alena’s work is dramatic, traumatized and self-obsessed, but in a really sweet and sincere. As an artist, she wants to take small moments and present them in novel ways that are reflective of how she sees the world. A CSU photo alumna, Alena photographs all kinds of people—young, old, black, Hispanic, transgender, thin and large—in one show as intimate psychological portraits of Marilyn Monroe.

Greg Murray
Voted Best Pet Photographer in Cleveland
Tremont General Store 2418 Professor Ave.
Murray’s work has been published in the press worldwide, live on TV, online and in print, including: Huffington Post, Today, Elle Magazine, Daily Mail, The Mirror, Bark Post, Mashable, Fox News Network, San Francisco Chronicle, The Telegraph, MSN, Bored Panda, Cleveland Magazine, American Photography Magazine, Buzzfeed and many more.

David Adshade, plus works by Lila Rose Kole and Sculpture by Fred Gearhart
Industrial Abstract Impressionism
Robert Hartshorn Studio & Gallery; 2342 Professor Ave.
David Adshade was the recipient of the Art Gallery of Ontario Scholarship and won the Peoples Choice Award at the 2012 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. A gradual shift in focus and desire over the past few years has brought him into the realm of Industrial Abstract Impressionism. This approach involves exploring metal based paints with applied reactive solutions combined with traditional art materials. This leaves a truly stunning effect, both industrial looking yet aesthetically pleasing to the senses.

Francis Angelone, Photographer
Edison’s; 2373 Professor Ave.
Francis does most of his art on wood, transferring his images onto them. It’s a unique process of staining, sanding and waiting. All photography is his unless he rediscovered it in the archives. “Wood is very unique making my work personal and one of a kind, and I love working with people’s ideas,” he said.

Giancarlo Calicchia
Dante Next Door – 2247 Professor Avenue
Gracing the walls of this great lunch and event space is work fresh from the studio by world renowned Tremont icon Giancarlo Calicchia, who also has a studio at 722 Literary Avenue.


  • Akedemik—Jim Lanza
  • Bac—Rob Kay photography
  • BG Gallery 2153 Professor Avenue—Biago Gallo, abstract painter
  • Calluna 807 Literary Rd.—Heather Diana Vaselaney: Cleveland Celebrates, New Jewelry and 100 new Mini-canvases
  • Fahrenheit—Lila Rose Kole, Art of Industry, a collection of industry inspired abstract paintings.
  • Fat Cats—art by Garret Weider
  • Giancarlo Calicchia Gallery 722 Literary Avenue: sculptor and painter Giancarlo Calicchia is known for his massive stone sculptures, and has worked in bronze and wood as well
  • Grain 2379 Professor Ave.—Matthew Albright: recycled materials are re-formed into primarily nature-based sculptures, using both primitive and modern techniques.
  • Grumpy’s—Renee Martinez photography, Richard Meyer painter, Sandi Valois stained glass
  • Le Beau—paintings of Angels by Kati Russell
  • Lucky’s—artist Rebecca Carey, painter of trees and nature
  • Merchant Street—multiple artists provided by Hedge Gallery
  • Paul Duda Gallery—Iconic images of Cleveland by Paul Duda
  • Tremont Tap House—paintings and portraits by Grace Casarilla
  • Ty Fun— Peter Hartshorn, Abstract Painter “Remote Landscapes”
  • Wine & Design—Bill Pappas photography


  • Annual ecumenical processional starts at noon on Friday—the processional begins at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Church (2280 W.7th St & College Ave), then travels to St. John Cantius. Next stations are at St. Augustine Catholic Church, then Pilgrim United Church of Christ and finally Zion United Church of Christ. The procession is part of a decades-old neighborhood tradition: an interdenominational service to commemorate Christ’s crucifixion. Along the way, the people introduce themselves to each other and swap stories about their parishes. This interaction of folks from different faiths is the beauty of the annual event, which started in the 1980s.
  • For other Good Friday services in Tremont, please contact the churches listed here:


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