Frank Lanza’s Photos of IngenuityFest2011

Frank is an extremely talented photographer documenting a huge array of cultural events around Cleveland.  He shot the festival last year as well as our Speakeasy 2.0 event in July.  Check out his galleries from




From Frank’s website:

Frank is a Cleveland area photographer,  specializing in portraits, editorial, and live music photography. He also is an active intern with Cleveland Scene Magazine.

He has also photographed artist’s such as Bruce Springsteen, The Flaming Lips, Loretta Lynn, Jorma Kaukonen, Keller Williams, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, STS9,  Jacob Dylan, Warren Haynes, Michael Franti, Zooey Deschanel, Loretta Lynn, The Swell Season, Lady GaGa, George Clinton, Ghostland Observatory, Umprey’s McGee, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussain, Grizzly bear, Passion Pit and more.


More Photos from Ingenuity's Speakeasy 2.0

Here’s a photostream showing off the work of The Amazing Solar Fire Lightshow at Ingenuity’s Speakeasy 2.0.   They’re work really filled the space and enhanced the architecture of the place particularly as the sun went down.  Enjoy!

Video Awesomeness from Cool Cleveland

Here’s a terrific video from the folks at CoolCleveland.  Cool.  Cleveland

Into The Catacombs Enter the secret doorway in the entranceway at the corner of Detroit & W. 25th Street, descend into the abandoned streetcar tunnel under the Detroit-Superior bridge, and you’ve entered Speakeasy 2.0 and the new venue for the 2010 version of Ingenuity Fest, which will take place Fri 9/24 – 26, 2010 in the very same catacombs. “Party Like It’s 1929!” was the theme for Speakeasy 2.0, with flapper-dressed partiers, models from Cleveland Fashion Week and gaming tables fighting for attention among the installations, cocktail classes, outrageous light show and some of Cle’s hottest DJs.  Read more…

Photostream from Speakeasy 2.0

The speakeasy was a huge success and beyond our wildest expectations in terms of turnout. You can view a photostream of the event here and please add more photos if you have them. We’d love to see what you saw there.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Ideas Competition for Teens – CASH PRIZES!


Ingenuity 2020 poses a simple question to the youth of Northeast Ohio: How do you see the city in the year 2020? It could be a transformation of the lakefront, a new business, a wind farm, a new way of communicating or a new game or sport. Ideas big and small are welcome and will be judged on originality, presentation, feasibility, and creativity.

More information and the official entry is available here:

Ingenuity BtoB: Seaman Corporation

You’ve probably seen the Nautica Stage — but did you know that the fabric was made and developed here in Northeast Ohio. Seaman Corporation has been in business for over 60 years. Richard Seaman talks about how the company produces innovative products and remains competitive through lean sigman