posted by admin October 9, 2018

Friday, Oct. 12 from 5 – 10 p.m. includes pumpkin carving and decorating, a costume contest for dogs, art openings, street performers and more

CLEVELAND (October 9, 2018) – “Trick or Treat: Arts and Eats” kicks off Halloween early this Friday, October 12, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the October Walkabout Tremont. The event includes a variety of activities for children, adults and even pets, extended hours at art galleries and retail shops, and a variety of fall-themed food & drink specials at Tremont’s restaurants and bars.

Street entertainers will be up and down Professor Avenue, including the Heartbeats Jump Rope Team and live musicians, plus the Cleveland Metroparks NatureTracks mobile outreach vehicle.

Pumpkin Carving and Decorating
Adults and children can show off their creative side with pumpkin carving for adults and pumpkin decorating for kids on the back patio at Edison’s (2373 Professor Ave.).

Tremont Goes to the Dogs
Has Tremont gone to the dogs? Not hardly. But on October 12, most dogs may have gone to Tremont. That’s because Tremont’s annual Halloween Walkabout will include a canine carnival—a veritable “Wagabout Tremont” featuring:

  • Free hats, ribbons and other accessories for decking out your doggie.
  • A best-dressed doggie competition next to the Tremont General Store (7:30 p.m.) with multiple prizes for the winners. First prize is a ½ hour sitting with professional photographer Barbara Merritt.
  • A costumed doggie parade following the competition.
  • Adoptable animals from nearby shelters.
  • Free examinations by veterinarians from Gateway Animal Clinic (booth next to the Tremont General Store).

There will also be pop-up tents with artists from within and outside Tremont. Visitors can also enjoy locally produced art in many shops, restaurants and bars, view a local history display


DOUBTING THOMAS – 856 Jefferson
Death Café—a group artist exhibition hosted by Shawn C. Mishak
This exhibition aims to examine and interpret the topics, fear and death, and is inspired by the phenomenon, the “Death Café.” These are events that are held all over the country. A death café, is where people get together, talk about death and eat cake as an act of human solidarity as well as an opportunity to grieve, to think and to more deeply understand the topic of death.

LOOP – 2180 W 11th
Noelle Davis—abstract paintings and collages
Davis is a Tremont artist originally from Arkansas showing works of abstract paintings and collages

818 STUDIOS – 818 Jefferson Ave. (above Fahrenheit)
Grand Opening—multiple artists on display
The grand opening event at 818 Studios includes a celebration and an incredible line up of Cleveland artists. Featured artists are: Derek Hess, Douglas Max Utter, Scott Radke, Scott Pickering, Barbara Merritt, Jacci Hammer, Matthew Chasney, Bryon Miller, John Kalman, Rebecca Yody, Patsy Kline, Hadley Conner, Shawn Mishak, David Szekeres, Andrew Kaletta.

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.
The Sign Guy
Better known as the Sign Guy, Dave Witzke creates fire-breathing cats, deranged rabbits and other bright, cartoony characters that can be found around almost every corner of the west-side Cleveland neighborhood. Originally a graffiti artist, the Sign Guy sells his work online, at local businesses and at festivals.

THE SOUTHSIDE – 2207 W. 11th
Todd Leech—ceramic artist
Leech has participated in more than 150 juried and invitation exhibitions. His work has been published in a number of books and magazines.

GRUMPY’S CAFÉ – 2621 W. 14th Street
Multiple Artists
Jill LeMieux, Hugh Thompson, Alex Kleme and Ben Steller (photography) and Sandi Valois and Tim Borato (stained glass).


  • 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
  • GRAIN – James Hamilton, furniture and artwork
  • PAUL DUDA GALLERY – Images of Cleveland by Paul Duda
  • PROFESSOR AVENUE – Tremont history display (across the street from the Treehouse)
  • TY FUN – Steve C. Hammerschmidt photography
  • VISIBLE VOICE BOOKS – multiple artists provided by Hedge Gallery

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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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