IngenuityFest 2016: Awakenings – Program and Event Guide!

We’re so excited to be working with an AMAZING group of artists, musicians and creators for this year’s fest! Below are a few key items you shouldn’t miss! Read on to learn about the schedule:

IngenuityLabs: MegLouise, Immortal Nerd, Rustbelt Riders, Trademark Stylehouse, Lauren Holler Dance, Damian Venditti Art Metal – Check out these amazing artisans and entrepreneurs scaling up new projects and enterprises!

Iron ARTchiTECH: Organized by Dru McKeown and Adam Rosekelly of Architecture Office, llc., with mentorship provided by David Thompson, Perspectus Architecture; Megan Haftl, Perspectus Architecture; Michele Crawford, Robert P. Madison International, Inc.; Calvin M. Singleton, Jr., Calving Singleton & Associates; Matthew Zupan, Micron Manufacturing; Benjamin Herring, [Paper Bricks], and emerging student designers from Design Lab Early College High School and The Fresh Camp: these site-specific student projects support 18 festival-goers and engage them in creative ways.

The projected artwork of Kevin Jackson, James Lasko, Marcel Sunhead (Nathan Kunst)

Vict0ria by NEOS Dance Theater on Saturday, September 24 at 2:00, 5:00, 7:30, 9:30

RGB by MorrisonDance on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday September 25 from 2:30-4:00

Thrive 105-93rd Street Creative Corridor Event: Promoting inclusion, artistry, entrepreneurship and quality of life.


Featuring Freddy Collier, Cleveland’s Director of  City Planning

with Peter Lawson Jones, Civic Leader; Ryan Bouma, Landscape Architect and Urban Designer, AECOM; Peter Debelak, Founder, Soulcraft Cleveland; Nicole Delamotte, Cleveland Arts & Culture Writer; Dru McKeown, Steve Manka, Jennie Doran


Jennie Doran (Room Service Boutique and Founder, R/S Creative); Steve Manka (Sculptor, Manka Design Studio); Dru McKeown (Architect & Creative Workforce Fellow, Architecture Office)

TRANSPORTATION to the Creative Corridor Event provided by Westside Shuffle, from the following locations:

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

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




Ingenuity Fest: September 23-25 in Saint Clair Superior!

1393662_10153395383325235_549637990_nFor years, we’ve shined the light on underutilized resources in Downtown Cleveland’s urban core. Now, our city as a whole has never looked better. Where does this leave one arts nonprofit still looking to make an impact?

For the first time since its inception, IngenuityFest will move outside the Downtown district. We were looking for a place to take root and bloom – but also a place where we could feed the soil and give back. We wanted to better support artists and creatives with tools, resources, space and connections, to help them more easily present the visionary work we all crave – to amuse us, help us meet social issues head on, educate us and inspire. We wanted to move to a neighborhood with a strong but growing arts community, a diversity of residents of all backgrounds, great things happening and also more to do. We wanted to build relationships with local businesses, neighbors, and corporate citizens, and present in a place that captures the raw intensity of possibility. We found ourselves in Saint Clair Superior, at the corner of 53 rd and Hamilton.

We’re working toward a future in which we integrate seamlessly with a range of neighborhood initiatives. IngenuityFest 2016 will transform the former Osborne Industrial Complex into a new interface for our established and growing network of artists, entrepreneurs, educators, manufacturers and business leaders, as well as creative individuals and local leaders from the surrounding neighborhoods.

We’ve seen the power and possibility of collaboration during our festival and our other events, and it is our mission to help this kind of cross pollination occur 365 days a year. To that end, this year’s festival will include a pilot creative collaborative community built right on site. Participants and members of our IngenuityLabs incubator will represent the needs and aspirations of the creative community as we work together to vision an identifiable neighborhood hub and anchor providing low-barrier- to-access space and programming.

Our 12th annual IngenuityFest will be held September 23-25, 2016 with the theme “Awakenings,” which resonates with this new chapter in our organization. Join our community of artisans and partners! To see what kinds of opportunities Ingenuity is currently offering, visit or reach out to Program Director, Emily Appelbaum, at


We’re so happy to usher in 2016 with an array of programming: our annual fundraiser Bal Ingéniuex, Agents of Ingenuity Live Conversations, the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire and, of course, IngenuityFest 2016! Read about our program for 2016, and learn more about ways to get involved!


Agents of Ingenuity Returns for Spring, 2016

Ingenuity Cleveland is excited to announce our Spring Agents of Ingenuity Live Conversation Series at Cleveland Music Settlement’s Bop Stop. Bringing together Cleveland thought leaders for conversations centered around arts, innovation and civic progress, our Agents conversations are recorded before a live audience in an intimate setting.

Spring shows are scheduled for March 17, April 21, May 19 and June 16. Doors open for cocktails at 5:30 pm, with moderated conversations beginning at 6:00 pm. And best of all, admission is FREE!!

We are also excited to be expanding our partnership with Design Lab High School, producing on-site podcasts and a spring Artist Residency with musical group Young Troubled Minds. As part of Agents of Ingenuity, this program brings local creatives directly into educational settings.



IngenuityFest Village: Music Meadow

Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 12.58.08 PMMusic Meadow

Lounge around the large-scale art, enjoy views of the lake and music from the main stage.

Main Stage Check out the schedule here!

Arts for All presented by Dancing Wheels Parade SATURDAY AT 1PM; Dedication and Performance at 1:45 pm. Join us in Celebrating Dancing Wheels’ 35 years as the nations first integrated dance company!

Propane Dance Floor John Mitchell and Cleveland Flow Artists

The Sculpture of Jerry Schmidt

WiggleWams Ingenuity Elves

Touch Me Nate Clark, Noah Rosenthal, Matt Hummel

Iron Architect Site #2

Bubbles by Dr. U.R. Awesome (SUNDAY ONLY)

Calling All Volunteers: The Cleveland Mini Maker Faire Needs You!

Do you love all things creative and innovative? Have you always wanted to get involved in the Cleveland art and technology scene? Then volunteer at the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire on June 6th at the Cleveland Public Library!

We are in need of volunteers during the following time slots:

Friday, June 5th: 1pm-3:30pm, 3:30pm-6:30pm

Saturday, June 6th: 7am-10am, 10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm, 4pm-7pm

Sign up here: