posted by admin September 11, 2018

“Walkabout Like a Pirate” Theme Friday, Sept. 14 from 5 – 10 p.m. includes a Treasure Hunt, New Art Openings, Street Performers & More

CLEVELAND (September 11, 2018) – Walkabout Tremont hits the high seas this month with a “Walkabout Like a Pirate” theme Friday, September 14, from 5 to 10 p.m. in honor of National Talk Like a Pirate Day later in September. Landlubbers and swashbucklers alike can join in a neighborhood treasure hunt to win booty, see multiple art openings, enjoy extended hours at art galleries and retail shops, and fill up on a variety of pirate-inspired food & drink specials at Tremont’s restaurants and bars. There will be a number of street performers—including DrURawesome and his world-record breaking bubbles, street musicians, belly dancers and more.

There will also 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.

Treasure maps can be picked up at local businesses, including: Hartshorn Studio/Paul Duda Gallery, Treehouse, Loop, Prosperity Social Club and Flying Monkey, or download the map the day of the event at


DOUBTING THOMAS – 856 Jefferson
“You Lookin’ At Me?”—a group show curated by Ted Pikturna
A group show of painters and photographers that includes David Hollis, Bob Levkulich, Jim Holloway, Laura Cha and Ted Pikturna

LOOP – 2180 W 11th
Aja Grant—photography
Aja Grant is a Cleveland native visual artist using digital media to create composites inviting viewers to see the blend of the modern human psyche with that of nature and our ancestral instincts. She holds a deep appreciation for teaching and inspiring others and views inspiration as a reciprocal process. Music courtesy of fana.

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, Barbara has been an active photographer for 22 years+. She currently specializes in portrait, event and fine art photography. Meet the artist doing some impromptu portraits this month, then come back in October for a grand opening featuring the works of 12 artists.

Ken Love Lighting—industrial steampunk inspired art and lighting
Ken’s work is repurposed from old factories, scrap yards and picking anywhere and everywhere. Each one is unique, luminous and surprising.

TREEHOUSE – 820 College Ave.
Elise Cerino—photography
The inspiration for her photography is the city of Cleveland. She loves exploring Cleveland’s neighborhoods and finding beauty in what is seldom noticed.

TY FUN – 815 Jefferson Ave
Steve C. Hammerschmidt—photography
Steve is a native Clevelander who focuses on panoramic, architectural and abstract photography.

STUDIO 888 – 2501 Professor Ave.
Johanna “Jobot” Tomsick—paintings and drawings
Johanna is an artist/philosopher who works in a variety of media from oils to found object sculptures. The works, from her series within/without (italicized), are spiritually motivated, borrowing themes from Western philosophy and Eastern religions. One fundamental question the images ask is, how do you choose to express your inherent divinity?

JEWEL HEART CLEVELAND – 2670 W. 14th Street
Marsha Sweet—paintings
Artist talk and poetry open mic from 7-9 p.m. The artist talk is with Marsha Sweet in conjunction with the exhibition of her paintings on display. The poetry open mic is open to anyone who wants to read.


  • CLIMB CLEVELAND – Tim Herron landscape artist and Billy Delfs photography
  • CRUST – Mike Sobek, painter of food and other cool things
  • FAHRENHEIT – Lila Rose Kole presents the Fahrenheit industrial collection
  • FLYING MONKEY – David Lewandowski
  • GRAIN – James Hamilton, furniture and artwork
  • LAVA LOUNGE – Jason Lok
  • PAUL DUDA GALLERY – Images of Cleveland by Paul Duda
  • PROFESSOR AVENUE – Tremont history display (across the street from the Treehouse)
  • VISIBLE VOICE BOOKS – multiple artists provided by Hedge Gallery


  • Dr. URawesome, who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest bubble (corner of College & Professor by the Treehouse)
  • Live music by Reverbious, Uncle Duffy (pirate musician) and Bridgetown Junction
  • Belly dancers
  • Rock stacking by Ed Cote
  • Pop-up tents selling art and more
  • City Dogs
  • Poetry Open Mic Night and Artist Talk by Marsha Sweet at Jewel Heart Cleveland

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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 the second Friday of every month. More specifics, an event map, neighborhood tours and gallery/store/restaurant hours are posted on #WalkaboutTremont

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