Live Demos and Activities

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ARTlab @ Article
“God’s-Eye Weaving Craft”: Make your own God’s-Eye Weaving using popcicle sticks and colored yarns at Article (15316 Waterloo Rd). For ages 6 to adult 30 minute activity from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Arts Alive Pop-Up Studio
Roll up your sleeves and give art a try with Cleveland’s best makers! Interactive art demonstrations with:
African American Quilt and Doll Guild
Azure Stained Glass Studio (artist demo)
Brick Ceramic Studio + Design
Morgan Paper Conservatory and Educational Foundation
Praxis Fiber Workshop
Studio Foundry
Waterloo Arts

Azure Stained Glass Studio – Open Studio
Stop in to see artists, Mary Zodnik and Ben Parsons, hard at work creating some amazing stained glass pieces.

Belly Dancing Workshop with Aly Janae
Aly Janae will be teaching belly dancing in 10-minute sessions in the lot between 15617 Waterloo Rd and 15619 Waterloo Rd. Aly Janae has been belly dancing for 23 years, and she’s only 26 years old. Aly got her start in South Florida, performing to overcome shyness. Little did she know, belly dance would end up helping her throughout her life. After she survived a semi-truck accident and the loss of her daughter, she was told that she would never dance again. Aly not only made it back to dancing, but she began teaching in 2015. Belly dance became her way to heal after being diagnosed with PTSD. After her mother was a survivor of domestic violence, Aly made it her personal mission to give back and support the shelter that helped her mother. This year, Aly is a Team Leader for Shimmy Mob, and is donating all proceeds above and beyond fundraising to the shelter, Genesis House.

BRICK Ceramic + Design Studio
BRICK will have their pottery wheel outside the studio at 420 E 161st St and they invite you to come try your hand at throwing! Artists will help instruct participants who can choose just enjoy the experience or pay to have their object glazed to take home! They will also have a photo opportunity with Patrick Swayze from the film, Ghost. The Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition will also be on view in the gallery space! Inside the studio check out the BRICK member-artist pottery sale.

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s mobile art studio, Studio Go
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s mobile art studio, Studio Go, delivers hands-on art experiences to neighborhoods across Northeast Ohio. People of all ages can participate in art-making and art exploration activities that will spark curiosity and create deeper connections to the Cleveland Museum of Art’s world renowned collection. Studio Go will tour communities across the region May–October 2017.

DayGlo Playscape Underwater Adventure
at the KID Zone (E 156th St and inside Waterloo Arts’ Creative Space)
Cool off in this super cool play area in the Creative Space at Waterloo Arts (located at 397 E 156th St). Kids can experience the magic of black light and let their creativity swim wild in this artist-made, underwater adventure area, courtesy of Dayglo Color Corp.

Live Painting by DAYzONE

Live Painting by Bex Moss
From Bex Moss’ site: “Live Painting has definitely been the most exciting part of my artistic journey thus far. I have met hundreds of incredible people- musicians, fellow artists, fans and appreciators. For those who have never seen live painting: an artist paints a picture (or sometimes several) to the vibes of a band’s music, or simply out in public, exposing his or her process. Too often I get asked, “Do you paint the band?” Certainly not. An artist is not limited to what she sees in front of her, but what she sees in her mind. The atmosphere inspires and motivates her to complete the piece. Some artists will work on one painting over the course of many shows. I have done this in some instances, but I am more classified as a speed painter- where I am limited to the time of the set list, finishing the painting when the band is done playing. I have painted with many Ohio bands: Drunken Sunday, Tropidelic, Vibe and Direct, just to name a few. It has been a great marketing experience for both me and the bands I paint for. I’ve done one tour to Colorado with Vibe and Direct, created a couple albums and logos for other bands, and many fliers for events. I encourage every artist to try live painting at least once. Be warned, you may get addicted!”

Live Painting by Chris Poke

Live Painting by Tyler Zeleny
Tyler Zeleny (b. 1990, Brunswick, OH) is a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) recipient from William Paterson University and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) recipient from Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA). Zeleny’s work has been exhibited at Waterloo Arts (2017, 2016), Gallery One-Sixty (2016 and 2013), Survival Kit (2012), Legation (2011), Forum Artspace (2011) and Lynch-Tham Gallery in New York City (2015). Zeleny’s curatorial debut was an exhibit titled “Grawlixes” at William Paterson’s Power Arts Gallery. Tyler lives in Cleveland and works as Visual Arts and Digital Media teacher at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, OH.

Loose Parts #3 Pop-Up Adventure Playground by Humans2Nature
at the KID Zone (E 156th St and inside Waterloo Arts’ Creative Space)
Visit this unique playground created for the Waterloo Arts Fest by Humans2Nature with their values at heart:
1) Educating kids about nature and collaboration through S.T.E.A.M. play (S.T.E.A.M. = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)
2) Providing a safe play place for kids to experiment and create in outdoor settings,
3) Designing play education programs and curriculum for kids at school and,
4) Promoting sustainability education by using repurposed and donated materials during S.T.E.A.M. play.

Most Wanted Fine Art (Pittsburgh, PA)
Artists, Kai Devenitch and Jason Sauer (aka #AmericasBestKnownArtist), from Most Wanted Fine Art (Pittsburgh, PA) will be painting live at Waterloo Rd and E. 160th St from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Local live painters encouraged to meet up at 11:30 am. There will be a “Most Wanted” prize pack for winners. More information can be found at and

Net Think Tank by Michael Net
at the KID Zone (E 156th St and inside Waterloo Arts’ Creative Space)
Michael is a software engineer and maker with interests in music, lighting, and LED project development. He has provided free LED gifts at the Cleveland Night Market, the Waterloo Arts Fest, Brite Winter, and Design For America. He has led activities involving full color light mixing at IngenuityFest, the Westlake Porter Library maker event, and the Noble Neighborhood Library’s Colorpalooza. His virtual reality and LED musical light shows were exhibited at the This is Euclid Art Walk, the Pittsburgh Maker Faire, the Barnes and Noble Maker Faire, and Design for America.

Parade the Circle Puppets
These larger than life characters will be roaming Waterloo and interacting with attendees between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.

Pickup-stix Stiltwalkers
Entertaining and mesmerizing stiltwalking performance roaming Waterloo from 2:00pm tO 4:00pm.

Pop Life Yoga with Rameshbir and Denys (Devta Kaur) Morgan
Pop Life Yoga will be opening soon at 15619 Waterloo Rd, featuring a gallery, juice bar, yoga studio and apartments. During the Waterloo Arts Fest you can meet the yoga instructors while making mandalas. Then from 5:30pm – 7:00pm learn about the different types of yoga which will be offered and try them out in these mini-yoga sessions. Sessions held in lot between 15617 Waterloo Rd and 15619 Waterloo Rd.

Praxis Fiber Workshop
Praxis will be hosting weaving demos both inside the studio (15301 Waterloo Road) and outside on Waterloo on their loom truck.

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!

Sketchbook Murals by Angela Oster, Scott Pickering, and Brad Pierce
Local artists share their sketchbooks on giant easels for festival goers to color in with DayGlo paint. Fun for all ages!

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.

Urban Avian Factory by Dana Depew
Dana Depew’s Urban Aviary Factory is an on-site workshop where he creates birdhouses out of re-purposed materials and gives them away to people with the stipulation that they have seven days to hang it up and post a picture of it on social media. The birdhouses are numbered and he then documents where the participants hang them.

Waterloo Arts Exploration Station
at the KID Zone (E 156th St and inside Waterloo Arts’ Creative Space)
Try sculpture, still-life drawing, printing, button making, chalk art and mini-canvas making at these exploratory art stations.

Remember to check out these special sales from our sponsoring merchants:

Blue Arrow Records
Blue Arrow Records will be hosting some awesome DJs inside the shop during the festival! Stop in for 10% off you purchase during the festival.

Dru Christine Fabrics and Design
Enjoy the Fabric Haul and FILL A BAG for $5! Check out Fashionable Finds for $10 and under.

And… after the Fest!
Get Hep Swing Dance @ Slovenian Workmen’s Home
Get Hep Swing hosts a swing dance at the Slovenian Workmen’s Home on the last Saturday of every month with a one hour jitterbug lesson from 8:00pm – 9:00pm and DJ music from 9:00pm – 12:00am. Everyone is welcome to attend and no partner or previous experience required.

Saturday, June 30, 2018 / Noon to 7:00pm
Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District

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