“Let’s Luau” Theme Friday from 5 – 10 p.m. includes Hawaiian Shirt Contest,
New Art Openings, Street Performers & More
Walkabout Tremont goes tropical this Friday, August 11, 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, steel drums, Colma acoustic duo, Parade the Circle puppets, a roving magician 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. Lucky’s Café will make a rare dinner appearance with luau specials like a mango coconut milkshake and pulled luau pork. Prosperity Social Club is having “lu wow” night with food and drink specials and swinging lounge and surf standards being played by Martini Five-O.
More details about the Hawaiian shirt contest are below as well as information about various art openings. For a complete list of all food & drink specials, art openings, pop-up artists and street performers, visit WalkaboutTremont.com.
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
Featured Art Openings
The Tremont Art Show
Flying Monkey 819 Jefferson Ave.
Tony is a visual artist who has shown throughout the Midwest and abroad. His style has been renowned as unique and contemporary. His recent corporate clients include The Cleveland Clinic; Marriott; Taste Hospitality Group; Stonehenge Co. Tony also has several pieces in private collections. He will be demonstrating his painting technique live outside of the Flying Monkey. Music by DJ sputnik.
BAC 2661 W. 14th
Julie Penzvalto is an award-winning 18 year old artist who strives to reflect the beauty she sees all around her. Julie has used acrylic on canvas in her renderings of life in NYC, but she also enjoys creating ink drawings of animals. In addition to her work in the visual arts, Julie has a passion for singing and acting, and she can be seen in leading roles in musical theater, most recently with Near West Theater in Cleveland.
The Southside 2207 W 11th St.
Paige is from the Ceveland’s east side and attends Cleveland State University for studio art. Paige uses her knowledge and love of nature and music to express herself. She uses acrylic paint and mixed media to create a positive feeling, and uses past life experiences to spontaneously create her work.
Amanda Fawcett, illustrator
LOOP 2180 W 11th
Amanda is a program director at Cleveland Roots where she coordinates the planting, maintenance and harvesting of crops. She also develops educational programs. Her artwork has been described as natural history museum style art.
Jessica Deveny presents “Egg Circus”
doubting Thomas 856 Jefferson
Eggs are a very big deal. The circus is a wacky place where anything can happen. The art in the show is a conglomeration of everything, maybe even stuff that people ignore a lot. The Egg Circus is a free for all. Music by Chelsea Polk, a classical soloist, will be playing the strings and the infamous Cleveland clown Nicholas the Ridiculous will be making an appearance.
Treehouse 820 College
With this group of work, I’m looking at digital photographs of friends taken casually on cell phones as a selfie or a spontaneous record of a unique situation. The paint is applied with speculation in many thick, reworked layers of subtle color, to create a deep rich surface and an image that uses the flat pixelated reference to become a painting with presence.
The Art of Industry, group show
Robert Hartshorn Studio & Gallery 2342 Professor Ave.
Works of art in acrylic, oil, multi-media, lighting, iron and sculpture that celebrate Cleveland’s rustbelt heritage and emergence as the preeminent home of Industrial Chic. Artists Rob Hartshorn, Fred Gearhart, David Adshade, Lila Rose Kole, Glenn Murray and Ken Love present different perspectives on how industry influences art.
Edison’s 2373 Professor Ave.
“I create animal portraits with personality. Using pointillism and a mosaic-like style, I have developed a signature look that explores color, contrast, and texture. My technique, combined with the subject matter, results in work that is intense, yet playful and often humorous.”
Cleveland-based collage art
TY FUN 815 Jefferson Ave.
Rodrigo Iglesias, photographer
Kristen Kantounatakis, multimedia artist
Grumpy’s 2621 W. 14th St.
Rodrigo Iglesias, photographer – “My mission is to photograph only what I love, and do more of it with less. Love is the primary driver of what I capture and eventually share.” Kristen Kantounatakis, multimedia artist “I am an art therapist with a vicious case of wanderlust. There is nowhere on this earth I would encounter that could not make me a better, more well-rounded person. Discovering my own uncharted territories drives me forward. Our world is infinite, and it is my wish to share with you my experiences and to hopefully inspire you to discover your own uncharted territories.”
“Crushed” a show of mixed media art
Lava Lounge 1307 Auburn Ave.