posted by admin August 8, 2018

“Let’s Luau” Theme Friday from 5 – 10 p.m. includes Hawaiian Shirt Contest, New Art Openings, Inlet Dance Theater, Street Performers & More

Walkabout Tremont goes tropical this Friday, August 10, from 5 to 10 p.m. with a “let’s luau” theme and extended hours at art galleries and retail shops, and a variety of tropical-themed food & drink specials at Tremont’s restaurants and bars, multiple art openings, and a Hawaiian shirt contest. There will be a number of street performers—belly dancers, an island guitarist, two musical groups, stilt walkers and the Inlet Dance Theater in Lincoln Park as part of Arts in August.

There will be more than a dozen pop-up tents with artists from within and outside Tremont. And, visitors can enjoy locally produced art in many shops, restaurants and bars, and view a local history display. Visible Voice Books (2258 Professor Ave.) will be hosting three touring poets, with a show at 7:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Shirt Contest
Calling all owners of really bright, tropical shirts (or other Hawaiian garments) that border on the obnoxious. It’s time to show them off while the weather is still warm. Wear it to Walkabout Tremont Let’s Luau for a chance to win great prizes. Come to the steps of St. John Cantius church (906 College Ave.) at 7:30 p.m. for judging.

  • The LOUDEST Hawaiian shirt
  • The most festive tropical ensemble


DOUBTING THOMAS – 856 Jefferson
Murder in Cleveland – a photography exhibit by Shawn Mishak & Jay Brown
This exhibition is the celebration of rods and cones, of broken guitar strings and performances half-remembered. It is to the secret unknown moment full of fury and beauty that is worth diving in for, pushing through for, making way for, climbing up for, going down for, holding breaths for and standing still for. This is a love letter to the moments which we hunt for behind the camera and which we try and capture.

LOOP – 2180 W 11th
Jesse Mervis—photography
LOOP presents a selection of photographs from 2017-18 by local barista and photographer Jesse Mervis. Join us for an opening reception with snacks and music! Prints and zines will be available for sale.

818 STUDIOS – 818 Jefferson Ave. (above Fahrenheit)
Barbara Merritt – photography
818 STUDIOS is a new photo studio and pop-up rental above Fahrenheit. Trained as a fine art photographer with a heavy background in the studio arts, Merritt has been an active photographer for 22+ years. She currently specializes in portrait, event and fine art photography in Cleveland.

David Adshade—industrial abstract impressionism
David Adshade is a Canadian who loves Cleveland’s Industrial Chic. Adshade’s unique approach involves the exploration of metal based paints of iron, copper and bronze with applied reactive solutions that are combined with traditional art materials such as acrylic paint, Venetian plaster and latex. Adshade won the People’s Choice Award last summer at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.

ROOK MODERN – 2415 Tremont Ave.
Paul Evans – designer & sculptor
Pieces from Evans’ “Cityscape” series. A designer and sculptor, Paul Evans (USA, 1931-1987) was a wild card of late 20th century modernism. A leading light of the American Studio Furniture movement, Evans’s work manifests a singular aesthetic sense, as well as a seemingly contradictory appreciation for both “folk art” forms and for new materials and technologies.

GRUMPY’S – 2621 W. 14th St.
Allison Liffman, photography; Cameron Plagens, watercolors; Chuck Delpapa, sketches; Sandi Valois, stained glass; Tim Borato, stained glass

TREEHOUSE – 820 College Ave.
Lauren Jacenty—photography
Through The Lens Photography is designed to be a different view of the world. So often we miss the natural beauty that surrounds us by trying to take in too much at once. TTL tires to capture brief, minimized moments.

TY FUN – 815 Jefferson Ave
Kevin Jarrell—fluid pieces and fine-line abstract art


  • CLIMB CLEVELAND – Tim Herron landscape artist and Billy Delfs photography
  • CRUST – Mike Sobek, painter of food and other cool things
  • EDISON’S – artwork by Chod
  • FAHRENHEIT – Lila Rose Kole presents the Fahrenheit industrial collection
  • FAT CATS – Michael Jaszczak, jewelry and other objects
  • FLYING MONKEY – Jeff McNaight
  • GRAIN – James Hamilton, furniture and artwork
  • HI & DRY – Kara Justice
  • LAVA LOUNGE – James Quarles—Black & Blue graphic inspired art
  • PAUL DUDA GALLERY – Images of Cleveland by Paul Duda
  • PROFESSOR AVENUE – Tremont history display (across the street from the Treehouse)
  • THE SOUTHSIDE – Todd Leech – ceramic artist
  • TREMONT GENERAL STORE – pet photography by Greg Murray
  • VISIBLE VOICE BOOKS – multiple artists provided by Hedge Gallery
  • WINE & DESIGN – Bill Pappas photography

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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. Special Walkabout Tremont events will be staged throughout the second weekend of each month. More specifics, an event map, neighborhood tours and gallery/store/restaurant hours are posted on #WalkaboutTremont

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