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Why should kids have all the fun? Join us for a fun and interactive adults-only evening – explore the edgier side of science with a cold drink in hand to celebrate the opening of IngenuityFest!

See how local artists interpret “Tech in Our Lives” through hands-on activities, technology-driven performances, innovative speakers and eye-opening science demos performed among the Science Center’s signature exhibits!

  • Tech Tear Apart, Make and Take: Grab a screwdriver and tear apart computers, TVs and other gadgets! Combine the loot you find with LEDs and pin backs to create your own wearable tech pieces.
  • Electric Dough Yo: Remember the play dough you would make at your grandma’s house? Follow our similar recipe and use dough for untraditional circuit and creation making!
  • Kinetic Mario and Zelda: Using giant DIY controllers and a device called a Makey-Makey, jump, step and wield a sword in the virtual world of Mario and Zelda!
  • Mmmtsskk: Mix like a DJ! Explore cloud-based software that will allow you to lay down some sick beats over your own non-conventional instrumental track!
  • Mix and Mingle: Dance to music by DJ Sputnik and meet representatives from the International Women’s Air & Space Museum.

Get tickets online or call 216-621-2400.

Ingenuity Announces 10th Annual Festival Dates and Location


For Immediate Release


Annie Weiss, Ingenuity Cleveland

(216) 589 – 9444


Ingenuity Announces 10th Annual IngenuityFest Dates and Location

Cleveland, OH – (May 27, 2014) Ingenuity has announced that their 10th annual IngenuityFest will be held September 26-28, returning to Dock 32 just north of First Energy Stadium on Cleveland’s downtown lakefront and expanding the footprint to include North Coast Harbor. IngenuityFest is a three-day annual celebration of art, technology, creativity, and innovation. The festival is free and open to the public.

Ingenuity is currently working with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum and the Great Lakes Science Center to bring festival programming into their spaces as well.

“As we celebrate Ingenuity’s 10th anniversary, it is thrilling to see the festival begin to transform into a multi-venue event. It was part of the original vision for the festival and it’s a crucial step in realizing our goal to transform the festival into a destination-event with multiple weeks and venues!” says Paula Grooms, Ingenuity’s Executive Director.

James Krouse, Ingenuity’s Artistic Director, is very excited about the programming for the 10th annual festival. “We have some great entries to choose from this year. This year’s IngenuityLabs project, S.A.R.A., which combines technology and dance, will be a very captivating piece and ultimately a great educational tool.”

IngenuityFest, which attracts an audience of about 40,000 each year, plans to continue expanding the footprint in coming years. Previous locations include Public Square, East 4th Street, Prospect Avenue, Playhouse Square, the Veterans Memorial (Detroit-Superior) Bridge, and Docks 30 and 32 on Cleveland’s downtown lakefront.

About Ingenuity

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

Ingenuity is now entering its 10th season and is funded by The George Gund Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Cleveland Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council, as well as many other businesses, non-profits, and private individuals. The three-day IngenuityFest currently creates a combined economic impact of $4.5 million to Cleveland’s economy every year.  








Creative Fusion Event Parking

If you’re attending the presentation of Creative Fusion work tomorrow, here is a handy map to parking and entering the building.  You can park behind the Art / Craft Building and go to the loading dock.  There is a freight elevator on the right with an operator.  Ring the bell and wait for him to come pick you up.

If you haven’t registers for the event, please do so here: Link

Download the map here or click on the image below for a PDF.

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