posted by admin May 5, 2017

Come Out & Play Theme Celebrates Spring with Street Performers, Pop-Up Vendors, Art Show, Art Openings, Food & Drink Specials Friday, May 12 from 5 – 10 p.m.

Walkabout Tremont is one year old! It’s time to celebrate by moving back outside with a “Come Out & Play” theme Friday, May 12, from 5 to 10 p.m. This month’s Walkabout Tremont features a variety of street performers up and down Professor Avenue—including the current Guinness World Record Holder for the largest indoor/outdoor soap bubbles, a student art show with more than 100 artists on display, multiple art openings, food and drink specials throughout Tremont, horse and carriage rides, classic board games (including games of Twister), live music, and free beauty services (hair cut/barber, manicure, waxing or brow tinting) to 30 people at the new The Beauty Room salon at 755 Starkweather Avenue.

In addition to the art openings and multiple street performers and activities 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.


Northeast Ohio College Preparatory School
Student Art Show
Professor Avenue (near the corner of College Ave. & Professor)
More than 100 student artists will be displaying as many as 150 pieces of artwork (paintings, drawings and 3-D work) from 5-8 p.m., as well as doing live painting. There will also be kid-friendly art activities and board games to play.

Doubting Thomas
The Sign Guy
856 Jefferson Ave.
Work by Dave Witzke, (known at The Sign Guy), with special guest Fade Resistant.

Judas Pepsi
Welcum 2 My Nightmare
LOOP; 2180 W. 11th Street
Deeply intuitive new works by Judas Pepsi combine the drama of installation with illustration.
Music by DJ Goth NASCAR

Multiple Artists
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

Kristopher Petrenko
Treehouse; 820 College Ave.
Kristopher is an artist specializing in Western style paintings on both canvas and wood. He also touches in most areas including: illustration, photography and design. Coming from an illustration background, his work is largely detailed and colorful and he has created a niche for himself painting custom wine boxes.

Jill LeMieux
Animal Portraits
Flying Monkey; 819 Jefferson Ave.
Jill creates animal portraits with personality. Using pointillism and a mosaic-like style, she’s developed a signature look that explores color, contrast, and texture. Her technique, combined with the subject matter, results in work that is intense, yet playful and often humorous.

New Work by Peter Hartshorn, plus works by David Adshade, Lila Rose Kole and Sculpture by Fred Gearhart
Abstract Paintings
Robert Hartshorn Studio & Gallery; 2342 Professor Ave.
David Adshade was the recipient of the Art Gallery of Ontario Scholarship and has recently won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. His Industrial Abstract Impressionism involves the exploration of 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.

Maria Lopez
Fat Cats; 2061 W 10th St
Maria has a background in graphic design. She has selected artists to work with, arranged events and curated gallery openings through a collective of artists. This work allowed her to meet illustrators and artists whose work she admires, which was the impetus for the incorporation of a more illustrative style in her personal work and was an important factor in the development of her artistic career, and the collaborative venture she calls Reskate Arts & Crafts. Classic board games on the patio overlooking downtown


  • Akedemik 2360 W. 11th Street—art Jim Lanza
  • Bac 2661 W. 14th Street—Kris Platko; acrylic painting that incorporates repurposed blue jeans and collaged volumes of old work notes and personal journals
  • Banyan Tree 2242 Professor Ave.—sidewalk sale and the spring/summer launch the store’s exclusive Figwood line, designed by Christie Murdoch
  • BG Gallery 2153 Professor Ave.—Biago Gallo, abstract painter
  • Calluna 807 Literary Rd.—Heather Diana Vaselaney: Cleveland Celebrates
  • Dante Next Door 2247 Professor Ave.— sculptor and painter Giancarlo Calicchia
  • Edison’s 2373 Professor Ave.—Craig Winzer, illustrator; the quintissential Cleveland creator who has strayed way beyond the city limits to hone his craft
  • Fahrenheit 2417 Professor Ave.—Lila Rose Kole, Art of Industry, a collection of industry inspired abstract paintings
  • 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 by Lyle Heath, a highly versatile, multi-instrumentalist musician
  • Grumpy’s 2621 W. 14th Street—photography by George and Janet Sipl, Greg Murray, dog photographer, and Sandi Valois, stained glass artist
  • Lava Lounge 1307 Auburn Avenue— Alena Reyes, photographer
  • Le Beau 2688 W. 14th Street—paintings of Angels by Kati Russell
  • Merchant Street—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
  • The South Side 2207 W. 11th Street—printmaking by Abigail Clark
  • 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; plus $4 hot fudge sundae special
  • Tremont Tap House 2572 Scranton Rd.—guest artist to be announced
  • Ty Fun 815 Jefferson Ave.—Cat Richards
  • Wine & Design 751 Starkweather Ave.—Bill Pappas photography and wine tastings


  • Horse & carriage rides (7:30-9:30)
  • Hoopernova Hoola Hoopers
  • Reverbious HDL (one-man band)
  • Colma acoustic duo
  • Dr. UR Awesome (Gary Pearlman is the current Guinness World Record Holder for the largest indoor/outdoor soap bubbles)
  • Albert Powell on the Djembe (African drum)


  • Fargo Fleece, Handmade Pet Products, Deen Russo Print Shirts by Mountain
  • Paw Kids, One-of-a-kind pet bandanas
  • Carvanna LLC, new way to buy Cars
  • Joyce’s Boutique & Hair Salon, World Artisans Marketplace
  • Live Wire, Namesake pendants made on the spot
  • Gratitude Bracelets, Bracelets with a story
  • Dolci D’Italia, Italian Breads
  • Rebecca Grantham—Find the Beautiful, Plein Air Painting/Fine Art
  • Noonday Collections, Fair Trade partners with 28 artisans from around the world
  • Papous Pastries, Greek Baklava, fruit breads, cookies
  • Kelly McGarry & Shellie Craig, Scarlet Threads, Fiber Mixed Media Wearable Art/Wreaths/Prairie Dolls
  • Kimberly Rose LLC, All Natural Soaps, Candles & Chair Massage
  • Pillows Full of Joy, Decortive Pillows
  • The Bom, Chocolate Truffles & other Confections
  • Burning River Roller Derby, Live Skaters
  • The Keep It Local Project, Info on connecting to local businesses


  • Banyan Tree—sidewalk sale and the spring/summer launch the store’s exclusive Figwood line, designed by Christie Murdoch
  • The Beauty Room – 755 Starkweather Avenue —free services (hair cut/barber, manicure, waxing or brow tinting) to 30 people (5 per hour from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Flying Monkey—$5 Covey Run Reisling
  • Post 1 Polish Veterans Alliance—live music from 8-11 by “The Green Line”; $3 Jack Fire shots & $2 mystery beer pull
  • Treehouse—$5 Stoli Doli, $8 Treemonster Burger
  • Ty Fun—$5 cocktails, 5$ egg roll, satay, new krop, $10 pad Thai
  • Wine & Design—“Rose’ ALL Day” $1 Rose’ Wine Pours with $25 purchase

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