IngenuityFest 2016: FAQs

1. Is IngenuityFest going to be at the Docks/Lakefront again?

NO! We are moving our festival site, for the first time ever, out of downtown Cleveland’s urban core and into Saint Clair Superior.

2. Where exactly are you going to be?

If you need an address to put into your GPS, use 5401 Hamilton Avenue. But please be aware that the Festival entrance is not on Hamilton Avenue. Entrance is at the corner of 53rd and Hamilton Avenue.

3. How much does it cost to go to IngenuityFest?

Just $5 for a day-pass and $10 for a weekend-pass! But if you bring kiddos 12 & under, they’ll get in free. Tickets are available at – oh! and if you enter the code INGFRIEND at check out, you can get $1 off your day-pass or $3 off your weekend pass (minimum purchase of 4 tickets required to redeem this discount).

4. Hasn’t it been free in the past? Why are you charging this year?

Yes, but Ingenuity is going in new directions – we’ve decided to ask for a nominal fee to support our work as we embark on piloting our new Creative Collaborative model in Saint Clair-Superior.

5. What are the dates and times of the Festival?

Friday, September 23 – 5pm – 1am | Saturday, September 24 – 12pm – 1am | Sunday, September 25 – 12pm – 5pm.

6. Where do I park?


Don’t see your question here? Email us at and we’ll try to respond as quickly as possible!

Ingenuity to Host “Creative Corridor” Event to Engage Public in AECOM-led THRIVE 105th – 93rd Street Corridor

For Immediate Release

Annie Weiss, Ingenuity Cleveland


Ingenuity to Host “Creative Corridor” Event to Engage Public in AECOM-led THRIVE 105th – 93rd Street Corridor

Cleveland, OH – (September 15, 2016) Ingenuity, along with the AECOM-led THRIVE E. 105th-93rd team, will be hosting a Creative Corridor Event to engage the public, garner feedback, and provide a platform for the visioning of creative solutions. The event will be held at IngenuityFest 2016: Awakenings.

IngenuityFest and the Creative Corridor Event will be held this year in the Saint Clair Superior Neighborhood, at E. 53rd and Hamilton Avenue. Attendees will be able to view artist-driven projects and displays all weekend, participate in an interactive creation station, as well as attend a Saturday panel discussion on creative strategies to promote inclusion, artistry, entrepreneurship and quality of life in the E. 105th – 93rd corridor.

Saturday’s panel will be at 3:00pm and feature Freddy Collier, Cleveland’s Director of City Planning, along with Peter Lawson Jones (Civic Leader & Community Engagement Specialist), Ryan Bouma (Landscape Architect and Urban Designer, AECOM), Dru McKeown (Architect & Creative Workforce Fellow, Architecture Office) , Peter Debelak (Entrepreneur & Woodworker, Soulcraft CLE), Jennie Doran (Designer, Curator & Owner/Founder, Room Service) & Steve Manka (Sculptor & Public Artist), Nicole Delamotte (Cleveland Arts & Culture Writer).

Transportation to the Creative Corridor Event will be provided through a partnership with Westside Shuffle, and will be free to neighborhood residents picked up from the following locations:

LOCATION 1: Cleveland Public Library, Union Branch
3463 E. 93rd St
Cleveland, OH 44104

Pick Up: (CPL to IngenuityFest) 1:30 pm
Drop Off: (IngenuityFest to CPL) 5:00 pm; 7:00 pm

LOCATION 2: Bethany Baptist Church
1211 East 105th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44108

Pick Up (Church to IngenuityFest) 2:15 pm

Drop Off (IngenuityFest to Church) 5:00 pm; 7:00 pm

Tickets to IngenuityFest 2016 are available on – $5 for an individual day pass or $10 for a full weekend pass. Kids 12 & under, and residents arriving for the Creative Corridor event, will be free.

Ingenuity’s work to engage the community on this project is part of an AECOM-led transportation study commissioned by the City of Cleveland. The study of the East 105th and 93rd Street Corridor will help identify strategies to promote economic development and quality of life in the urban area, and address challenges such as economic stagnation and vacant lots. The TIGER Grant-funded study integrates transportation-related strategies with the broader goals of fostering a sense of vibrancy, economic opportunity, creativity & entrepreneurship for improved quality of life benefiting all residents.


About Ingenuity

Ingenuity highlights the creativity and innovation that make Cleveland a vibrant place to live. We ignite the spark where the arts, science, and technology intersect. By animating Cleveland’s urban spaces with world-class experiences, Ingenuity provides a unique platform for exploring the boundaries across these sectors. We do this through our outreach programs, partnerships and events including our annual IngenuityFest.

Ingenuity is now in its 12th season and is funded by the George Gund Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council as well as many other businesses, organizations, and private individuals. The three-day IngenuityFest, which creates a combined economic impact of $4.5 million to Cleveland’s economy, will return September 23-25, 2016.


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A Costume Fit for the Bal – Create your DREAM costume!!

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Week 1: Fashion Illustration and Ideation: May 4

Hear the process of fashion creation from a local Cleveland fashion designer.  You will be taken through the process, from initial inspiration, conception of an idea for an outfit or a piece, how that builds into a plan and that plan becomes a finished piece worn by themselves or their customers.

Breaking into smaller groups, you will view and discuss creative sources of inspiration, share ideas for ‘Enchanted Forest’ themed outfits and be led by a fashion illustrator to help you put your ideas on paper.

Week 2: Styling & Sourcing: May 11

Hear the process of putting an outfit or costume together from Andrea Howell of Tidal Cool.  She will discuss the various considerations when creating an outfit which determines what pieces you will make and what pieces you can buy.  She will discuss proportions, color and materials for your costume and offer insider tips on sourcing those pieces on a budget.

Breaking into smaller groups, we will break down your outfit into a list of what you will need to assemble your ‘Enchanted Forest’ themed outfit.  From there, we will decide what components will be convenient for you to find, where to source these… including the dollar store, our own wardrobes and local craft stores.  And what components we will make.  You will come away with a list of the materials required to take your costume or outfit to the next level of assembly and creation.

Week 3: Creation – Upcycling: May 18

Learn and be inspired to find old treasures and give them a second lease of life.  Hear from Faith McFluff, performer extraordinaire and maker of Stuff by Faith McFluff.  She will provide upcycling insider tips on what to look for, where to find it and what can be achieved on a tight budget.  She will be showcasing some of her creations as inspiration for your ‘Enchanted Forest’ themed costumes and outfits.

You are asked to bring in old garments, fabrics, accessories and trinkets that yourself and other participants can transform into costumes.  In smaller groups, we will review what has been brought along, select some pieces to work with and create practical plans to bring your idea to life with those materials.  It is now that your costume or garment will begin to come to life.

Week 4: Creation – Stitch & Craft: May 25

Enjoy creating in this final workshop which focuses on the practical elements of fashion and costume creating.  Katie Simmons, founder of the Hildebrandt Artist Collective and LSNS will be providing inspiration and practical advice on upcycling your materials into ‘Enchanted Forest’ costumes and outfits.  Katie will walk you through a range of different techniques and transformations to create wearable garments without spending a fortune.

By this point, you will have your costume planned and will have all or most of the materials required for your costume.  We will have a team of experienced fashion and textile artists to help you individually with your design.  In smaller groups, we will focus on particular craft areas that you need for your costume.  The experts will be sharing their skills and knowledge with you to bring your costume or garment to life.