Yup, it’s time for Waterloo Arts Fest in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood – noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. The block party boasts bands, performers, DJs, food and arts vendors – not to mention neighborhood pride and a chance to connect with the places injecting new life there.
This year promises to be the biggest, with 40 bands and sixs DJs performing. The Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, will debut a stage and beer garden in its parking lot.
The fest will get rolling with a New Orleans-style second line parade. For more info, go towaterlooarts.org.
The 12th Annual Waterloo Arts Fest featured an exciting mix of innovative art and music experiences for all ages. Local art vendors displayed their creations and Cleveland’s best food trucks fed the patrons. The newest addition and wildly successful Arts Alive program encouraged attendees to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty and give art a try.
The one-day community event is produced by Waterloo Arts, a nonprofit art center whose mission is to enrich the neighborhood culturally and economically by creating a stimulating arts environment through exhibits, performances, special events, and educational programming for people of all ages. In addition to orchestrating this festival, Waterloo Arts manages an art gallery, public art projects, a community arts center, artist studios, and a café.
The annual Waterloo Arts Fest showed off the new look of the street, which has been undergoing renovation for the last year and a half. While not fully complete, it’s clear the upgrade will provide a wonderful backdrop for area artists, musicians and businesses.
Bands and musicians of all kinds played throughout the day on 11 stages, while booths featured artist wares as well as opportunities for kids and adults to participate in hands-on projects. See Full Article and View the Slideshow.