posted by admin June 5, 2017

Art Openings, Alpacas, Stilt Walkers, Street Performers, Pop-Up Vendors and More + Cavs on TV for “Walkabout on the Wild Side” Friday, June 9 from 5 – 10 p.m.

Tremont will go wild this Friday, June 9, from 5 to 10 p.m. as alpacas, artists, stilt walkers and more invade the neighborhood for “Walkabout on the Wild Side”—plus more than 20 places around Tremont will be showing the Cavs game at 9 p.m. There will be multiple art openings, 20+ pop-up vendors, food and drink specials throughout Tremont, live music, belly dancers, a drum circle, dog-friendly patios and more.

In addition to everything listed below, the night will have extended hours at art galleries and retail shops. Visitors can also enjoy locally produced art in many shops, restaurants and bars.


Doubting Thomas
Haley Litzinger, multi-media artist
856 Jefferson Ave.
Haley Litzinger was born and raised in the historical town of Peninsula, Ohio. The entire area, as she describes it, is haunted by remnants of the industrial and agricultural revolution. This is where she believes her fascination with mysterious landscapes originated. “I intend for my work to arouse curiosity and absorb the viewer into the environment”, she explains. Haley has held numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the Northeastern United States.

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, Bill Forester and Ken Love present different perspectives on how industry influences art.

Kat Cade (photographer)
LOOP; 2180 W. 11th Street
Kat Cade, Photographer presents “Wildwood”
Kat Cade’s is an artist who has fallen in love with photography and the majesty of the natural world.
Music by dj Krissy Krass

Perris Mackey
Collage artist
Tremont Tap House; 2572 Scranton Rd
“I make art pieces out of various mediums. Primarily comic book and magazine scraps.” Cleveland artist Perris Mackey figured out a way to make an abandoned building look romantic. In 2015, Mackey painted a 10-foot high likeness of Clifford, the Big Red Dog, on the side of a former drugstore on East 185th Street on Cleveland’s eastern border.

Ben Steller & Glenn Murray
Photography and painting
Grumpy’s; 2621 W. 14th Street
For the first time, Cleveland born photographer Ben Steller shares more than a decade’s worth of prints from his adventures in and around Cleveland. This collection of skyline, landmark, landscape and abandonment prints shows the Cleveland he grew up with and discovered. Tremont’s own Glenn Murray is an accomplished painter in the tradition of Cleveland’s finest home grown industrial genre. His vivid painterly style captures the hidden gems of Cleveland rust belt architecture and marine activity.

Bili Kribbs
Whimsical musings
Bac; 2661 W. 14th Street
Kribbs is a practicing teaching artist and a resident of Lakewood, Ohio who uses a range of mediums, including acrylic paint, canvas constructs, screen printing, video, animation and sculpted plastic resign toys. Kribbs’ whimsical musings are loosely rendered, colorful, imaginative and surreal, often drawing inspiration from pop-culture, sci-fi & animated films.

Lila Rose Kole
The Serenity Collection
The Beauty Room; 755 Starkweather Ave.
Inspired by the welcoming atmosphere of the Beauty Room, Lila is roaming Europe this summer, drinking in the warmth of the Mediterranean Sea. Her travels around the world inform her large scale abstract tonalist landscapes on view at this luxurious new salon venue.

Miguel Garcia (Fade Resistant Artist)
Multimedia art
Edison’s; 2373 Professor Ave.
Commonly known as Fade Resistant Artist, Miguel Garcia is a self-motivated professional artist with 20+ years of experience. Garcia is known for his extraordinary work on the Romp & Stomp (Kids Facility) building, murals at barbershops, indoor/outdoor walls and fences. From canvas to concrete and irregular objects, he is able to effortlessly paint various objects, such as buildings, landscapes, human figures, animals, marvel characters, space and futuristic environments.

Scott Kline
Flying Monkey; 819 Jefferson Ave.
In addition to creating fine art, Scott Kline is an art teacher at the Falcon Academy of Creative Arts (FACA) in Suffield, Ohio. Scott has a bachelor’s degree in art history from Hiram College, and a bachelor’s degree in art education and a master’s degree in art history from Kent State University.

Lemma Shafik
Blooming artist
Ty Fun; 815 Jefferson Ave.
Lemma is from Lakewood , Ohio and is a painting major at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her works on paper, canvas and various media are exuberant, colorful and express her philosophical and profound love of life and personal expression.

Jordan Wong
Five – the influence of Chinese culture
Lava Lounge; 1307 Auburn Ave.
Jordan Wong, local graphic designer, illustrator and artist, will be debuting five new works. Each piece references an element in Chinese culture through interpretive, abstract line work and playful imagery.

Mike Gezze
The South Side; 2207 W 11th St.
Mike Gezze has shown in venues around Cleveland with a selection of intensely colorful work.


  • Akedemik 2360 W. 11th Street—art Jim Lanza
  • Civilization 2366 W. 11th Street—Rust Belt Flannels! Tie dyed & ombre-dyed flannels and vintage duds; Steve Stanaszek jewelry and Amanda from Zen salon doing Boho braids
  • Calluna 807 Literary Rd.—Heather Diana Vaselaney: Cleveland Celebrates
  • Dante Next Door 2247 Professor Ave.—sculptor and painter Giancarlo Calicchia
  • Fahrenheit 2417 Professor Ave.—Lila Rose Kole, Art of Industry, a collection of industry inspired abstract paintings
  • Fat Cats 2061 W. 10th—Maria Lopez
  • 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; music and refreshments
  • Lucky’s 777 Starkweather Ave.—Rebecca Carey, painter of trees and nature
  • Merchant Street 2399 W. 11th St.—multiple artists provided by Hedge Gallery
  • Professor Avenue—Tremont history display (across the street from the Treehouse)
  • Paul Duda Gallery 2342 Professor Ave.—iconic images of Cleveland by Paul Duda
  • Porch Show 1014 Fairfield Ave.—artwork by Kim Crowl & Andrew Kaletta
  • Treehouse 820 College Ave.—Evy Belveal and Danielle Goins
  • Tremont General Store—2418 Professor Ave.—photograph by Greg Murray, voted best pet photographer in Cleveland
  • Tremont Scoops 2362 Professor Ave.—The Sign Guy graffiti artist


  • Alpacas to see and pet (near the Treehouse)
  • Stilt walkers throughout Tremont
  • Belly dancers
  • Burning River Roller Girls (skating along Professor Ave.)
  • Jeremy Isiah guitar music
  • Drum circle (at St. John Cantius Church on Professor Ave.)
  • Albert Powell on the Djembe (African drum)


  • Beviamo Café—buy one coffee drink get one 50% off
  • Edison’s—$5 select draft beers
  • Fahrenheit—Wild Alaskan salmon & wild berry mojitos; happy hour until 7
  • Flying Monkey—$4 monkey butt shot
  • Hi & Dry – Tremont’s newest bar, featuring duck-pin bowling, pinball, beer & food
  • Post 1 Polish Veterans Alliance—$3 Jameson, $2 mystery beer pull
  • The South Side—featuring a new food and cocktail menu; karaoke from 10 p.m.–1 a.m.
  • Treehouse—$4 Terrapin Beer with reps from the brewery doing sampling and giving away glassware and other swag from 8 – 10 p.m.; Live music by Nathan Jones 6-9 p.m.
  • Tony’s Southside—go hog wild for hot pork balls and down & dirty martini
  • Tremont Scoops—$4 hot fudge sunday
  • Ty Fun—ask about “Wild about Walkabout” specials
  • Wine & Design—”Wild about Wine” …a selection of exotic labels for Walkabout Tremont’s wild theme – $1 Pours of these exotic discoveries with any $25 purchase

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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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