Activities and Demos

Details about the 2019 Waterloo Arts Fest will be posted this summer!

Until then, check out the details from the 2018 Waterloo Arts Fest:

Azure Stained Glass (15602 Waterloo Rd)
Come into the studio and let founders, Mary Zodnik and Ben Parsons, show you where their team of craftsmen practice the time-honored tradition of fabricating and restoring, ecclesiastical, commercial, and residential stained glass. During the Fest, you can watch window restorations in progress!

Beachland Ballroom and Tavern (15711 Waterloo Rd)
Stages inside the Tavern and in the parking lot of this Waterloo anchor. See Music Schedule for the complete Beachland live music line-up!

Blue Arrow Records (16001 Waterloo Rd)
Last year the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum showed the work of Cleveland-based photographer Anastasia Pantsios in an exhibit called “Girls to the Front: 40 Years of Women in Rock.” She’s released a book featuring the photos in the show, plus another dozen of women from Grace Slick to Gwen Stefani, which she’ll be signing at Blue Arrow Records from 2-5PM at an event that will also include a display of some of her work. Cat approved! And music played by DJ’s all day – see Music Schedule for the complete Blue Arrow DJ line-up!

BRICK Ceramic + Design Studio (420 E 161st St)
BRICK members will be demonstrating on the pottery wheels inside the studio. BRICK is also hosting a donation-based photo booth where guests can act out the scene from the movie Ghost. “Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition” in the gallery.

Callaloo Cafe & Bar (15601 Waterloo Rd)
Serving mouthwatering grilled chicken and other Trinidadian delights

Church of Art (442 E. 156th St)
Grand Opening: Loren Naji’s Resurrection – The Church of Art Invitational. Artists are invited to create permanent art on the church gallery walls as a backdrop for all future exhibits.

Citizen Pie (15710 Waterloo Rd)
Stop by for a hot slice and a cold drink. Shirts and caps in the merch tent out front for the many obsessed CP fans.

Cleveland Rocks: Past, Present and Future @ Space:ROCK (15721 Waterloo Road)
Hosting an outdoor stage at Beachland Ballroom. In the gallery is “More Dead Boys 1977”, photographer David Treat’s exhibition of Cleveland punk band, The Dead Boys

Framed Gallery (Coming soon to Waterloo at 15813 Waterloo Rd)
A gallery devoted to showing the work of African American artists. Currently showing a group show by the Waterloo Arts Fest Art Crew. Interactive DayGlo installation in the annex.

Ink House – Zygote Press (423 E. 156th St)
Fest-goers can use silkscreens and woodblocks to make prints to keep!

Lake Erie Folk Festival
Sponsoring the Sculpture Garden Stage this year! Stop by to find out about their annual folk festival in Euclid, OH. See Music Schedule for the complete Sculpture Garden Stage line-up!

Maria Neil Art Project
Maria Neil Art Project is proud to present a wonderful summer exhibition: Angela Oster returns to Waterloo for a fun show about summer, swimming, and… sloths? Seeing is believing! Head out to Six Shooter Coffee (16021 Waterloo Rd) on to see all the new creations Angela has been cobbling together, Beach Babes & Bouffants – Whimsical Works by Angela Oster

Millard Fillmore Presidential Library (15617 Waterloo Rd)
Food, drinks, and live music inside all day and following the Fest! See Music Schedule for the complete Millard Fillmore live music line-up! work of Jon Gott and Terry Durst in “I DON’T REALLY CARE DO U?”.

Museum of Creative Human Art
Working to create a collaborative community space in the Waterloo District for making and selling visual art. Visit their booth to find out more about their vision and make some visual art to display at the festival.

No Problem Printing (16006 Waterloo Rd)
Stop by to see prints by artist, Jake Kelly. Young artist, Lennon, will be live painting inside the shop.

Northeast Shores Development Corporation
Stop by the NES booth to learn more about the LaSalle restoration project.

Playwrights Local (397 E. 156th St)
This home for local playwrights is based in the Creative Space of Waterloo Arts. They have generously sponsored the Stardrop Circus and Storytelling Stage of the WAF.

Pop Life (15619 Waterloo Rd)
(Opening soon!) Swing by and check out new work of artists Lynnea-Holland Weiss and Dan Bortz on display in the windows of the colorful Camille Walala painted building!

Praxis Fiber Workshop (15301 Waterloo Rd)
Weaving demos inside the studio and outside on the Praxis Loom Truck. Also, learn to marbleize fabric with Jen Omaitz. “Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition” in the gallery.

STAR POP Vintage + Modern (15813 Waterloo Rd)
Get lost in the nostalgia of this vintage toy smorgasbord.

Waterloo Arts (15605 Waterloo Rd)
Presenting the annual “Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition with Juror, Ray Juaire” in the gallery. The exhibit is also in the galleries of Brick Ceramic + Design Studio and Praxis Fiber Workshop.

Waterloo Hall (formerly Slovenian Workmen’s Home / 15335 Waterloo Rd)
E-I E-I E-I-Oh! The Wayne Tomsic Band will be playing polka 1:00pm -5:00pm

“I REALLY DON’T CARE DO U?” (15615 Waterloo Rd)
A show of new work by Jon Gott and Terry Durst.

Also at the Fest!

Cleveland Museum of Art’s Studio Go
Learn about CMA’s latest exhibit while working on a creative art project.

Juggler, Billy Matsumoto
Billy will delight you with his amazing juggling act during his wandering performance along the street from 6:00pm to 7:00pm and on the Zoetic Walls Stage from 3:30pm – 4:00pm.

Morgan Paper Conservatory and Educational Foundation
Try your hand at papermaking!

Motion and Point Blank
It’s not a Waterloo Arts Fest without the electric moves of hip-hop dance troupe and Cleveland Cavaliers’ “Scream Team” members, Motion and Point Blank. Performing from 1:50pm to 2:20pm on the Waterloo Arts Stage at the intersection Waterloo Rd and E. 156th St.

Mrs. Mister
Cool off all day with this installation by artist Melissa Daubert Wheelchair accessible

Parade the Circle Puppets
Roaming puppets from Cleveland Museum of Art‘s Parade the Circle along Waterloo Rd from 2:00pm -4:00pm.

Pick Up Stix
Roaming stilt walkers along Waterloo Rd from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

RW Magic
Crafting incredible memories, one feature at time, is just what RW Magic does. The art of magic is a timeless treasure, sure to enchant audiences of all ages performing along Waterloo from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

Sketchbook Murals
Fill in these giant artist sketchbooks with DayGlo paint from 12:00pm-2:00pm.

Stardrop Circus
Freestyle aerial silk acrobats, stilt-walkers, and hoop dancers performing at the intersection of Waterloo Rd and E. 156th St from 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

WAF Straight Up Street Art
Sketch out your moniker and practice spray techniques with graffiti artists Poke and Monster Steve. Adults and kids welcome.

Western Reserve Artist – Blacksmith Association
Marc Yako demonstrates and will answer all your questions. WRABA is the Ohio chapter of the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America whose mission is to establish training programs, disseminate information about sources of material and equipment, to serve as a center of information about blacksmithing for architects, interior designers and the general public, and to expose the art of blacksmithing to the public.

Waterloo Arts’ Cardboard City
You and your kids help build it a cardboard city on Waterloo!

Waterloo Arts’ Pop-Up Studios
Adults and kids can try still-life drawing, printing, button making and much more at these fun art stations throughout the festival.

Waterloo Arts’ Residency Program
Angela Oster and Susie Underwood are the first artists in our new festival residency program. They have each been creating an installation this month and now they need your help to finish them off!

Waterloo Arts’ DayGlo Dreamscape
Add your mark to this glowing installation and watch it grow throughout the day.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 / Noon to 7:00pm
Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District

(Cleveland on Waterloo Rd between E.161st St and Calcutta Ave)
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