Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival

  The 18th Annual Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival returns to Lincoln Park—Starkweather and West 14th Street— on Saturday, September 17th—11 am—6 pm and Sunday, September 18th—Noon—5 pm. The mission of the Festival is to celebrate the cultural and artistic diversity of Tremont and Greater Cleveland by encouraging the artistic and cultural endeavors of its visual and performing artists.

  The weekend Festival is comprised of four categories or program areas which include: 

Children’s—hands-on arts and educational projects; Community—area non-profit organizations are joined by independent and locally owned businesses and Tremont Farmers’ Market vendors; Cultural—food sales by  Tremont and regional restaurants, churches, and other organizations,  reflecting the ethnic diversity of the Northeast Ohio; and Artist—sales of paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and photographs by Tremont and Northeast Ohio artists. Seventy-two juried artists are eligible for consideration by the jurors for the Festival’s top three prizes.

  The Jurors include:

Bruno Cassiano, Amanda Lee, and Jennifer Marks (please see article, p. 7). Bruno, Amanda, and Jennifer, bring a number of years of arts and retail experience in a variety of media.

  New this year is a Beer & Wine Garden

music and dance performances on both Saturday and Sunday on a main stage. Sound and Stage Manager is Dennis McNulty of Slate Grey Services. Slate Grey has participated each and every year of the Festival!

  Also new this year is “Let’s Dance! Music and Dance From Around the World”

This special program and dance stage (located at W. 14th Street & Howard Av) is sponsored by Neighborhood Connections and the Tremont Trek Home Tour. In addition to providing a unique opportunity for children, youth, and their families to attend live dance performances and to participate in dance workshops, all patrons will be exposed to the rich ethnic and cultural heritage of the many neighborhoods and communities that make up the Greater Cleveland area.

  For a list of performers at both the Beer & Wine Garden Main Stage and the “Let’s Dance!” Stage, check out the Festival website at

  Now growing strong in their sixth year with the Festival are the vendors of the Tremont Farmers’ Market village led by Farmers’ Market manager, Jim Votava. Jim is also serving as a logistics coordinator and Beer & Wine Garden manager this year.

  Admission to the Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival is free

The Festival is presented by Merrick House, Tremont West Development Corp., and Cleveland Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack. The Festival is sponsored by the contributions of the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Media sponsor is WKSU—89.7. Additional support is provided by the Ohio Arts Council, Tremont Trek Home Tour, Jean Brandt and Tremont ArtWalk, the Tremont Farmers’ Market, Walkabout Tremont and Sparx City Hop. Sponsors of Merrick House programming include “Dollar Diner” Healthy Restaurant sponsor ArcelorMittal. Our thanks to Jim and our Farmers’ Market, our jurors, Dennis and Slate Grey,  Merrick House’s Healthy Living initiative, all our presenting, media, programming, and co-sponsors!

  For questions and information contact Festival Manager, Scott Rosenstein, at 216.575.0920 ext 106, or

  For a listing of participating artists, community, and cultural vendors and performing artists, please check out our website at: We’re also on Facebook at