Arts in August

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2016 Schedule of Events:

Cleveland Public Theatre'’s STEP

on Friday, August 5th at 7pm

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival

on Saturday & Sunday, August 6th and 7th at 7pm

Inlet Dance Theatre 

on Thursday, August 11th at 8:30pm

GroundWorks DanceTheater

on Friday, August 12th at 8:30pm

Verb Ballets

Rescheduled due to rain to Sunday, August 14th at 7:30pm

Paul Ferguson, artistic director, leads the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra (CJO); presented in partnership with Arts Renaissance Tremont

on Friday, August 19th at 7pm

Cleveland Opera Theater

on Saturday, August 20th, 7pm

Tony Mikhael's Crew

on Friday, August 26th, 7pm

Papo Ruiz Y La Dulzura de la Salsa

on Saturday, August 27th, 7pm


Arts in August is presented in partnership by Tremont West Development Corporation, LAND Studio, Cleveland Public Theatre and Councilman Kerry McCormack, Ward 3.

Download the 2012 program here.
Download the 2013 program here.
Download the 2014 program here.
Download the 2015 program here.
The mission of Arts in August is to expose the people of Tremont, Greater Cleveland and Cuyahoga County to the beauty and positive influence of the arts.  Furthermore, it is our solid purpose to provide this exposure free of cost!  Arts in August is a unique performance series.  The four presenters include three nonprofits and a City Councilman; a true collaboration of unique partners.  The four partnering presenters aim to specialize in building community in both the social and physical realms.  Tremont West, LAND Studio, Cleveland Public Theatre and Councilman Kerry McCormack hold values in community and know the value in bringing the community together.  What better way is there to bring a community together but around the arts!

Lincoln Park, located at W. 14th and Starkweather in the heart of Tremont, is the perfect venue for this signature outdoor performance series. Having steadily grown since 2002, Arts in August attracts thousands of residents and visitors each year.

Arts in August has gained the attention and attendance of not only Tremont neighbors and friends - but of a captive North East Ohio community as well. With devotees now expecting events, the schedule has grown to include even more arts groups.  Exposure to arts in a community setting is an immeasurable asset to the Tremont neighborhood.  Arts in August utilizes each company's dancers, theater-quality staging, sound, lighting, and costuming to create a fun, casual and family-oriented experience. Often, this performance series is an inauguration to professional ballet and dance for both our young and adult audiences.

Please support Arts in August by attending our many  Tuesdays in Tremont benefits.  10% of sales are donated to the program on the Tuesdays in April, May and June!


Arts in August would not be possible without our generous supporters for our 2016 season.  We would like to thank  the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Ohio Arts Council, Forest City, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Third Federal Savings & Loan,Tremont Trek Home TourHoward Hanna - Ted Theophylactos, Ohio Savings Bank, John and Karen Moss, State Alarm, Stein Inc.,Cleveland Water, Howard Hanna - Carolyn Bentley, and our Tuesdays in Tremont participants: Dante, Fat Cats, Flying Monkey Pub, Grumpy'’s Cafe, Crust, Lava Lounge, Prosperity Social Club, Tremont Tap House, The South Side, Press Wine Bar, Lucky's Cafe, The Rowley Inn, Civilization, Parallax, The Clark Bar, Bourbon Street Barrel Room, and Ty Fun Thai Bistro.