IngenuityFest 2018: FUTURE/PAST Inspiration Album

Take a look at our festival theme photo album for a little inspiration before entering our official design competition. ….. Future/Past celebrates the return of cherished traditions melded with the drive toward progress, forging a re-imagined future of community, localism, and humanistic technologies. It represents whimsical ideation, a homecoming as our former industrial facility reawakens with new art and manufacturing, and the hum of imagination from the many renaissance women and men who call the Collaborative home.

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Ingenuity Announces 2017 Festival Dates, Location and Theme

May 24, 2017 – (Cleveland, OH) Ingenuity announced at its annual Bal fundraiser earlier this month that the 13th annual IngenuityFest will be held September 22-24, 2017 at the newly established Hamilton Collaborative (5401 Hamilton Avenue) in St Clair Superior. The festival will present a range of performances, exhibits, and activities including dance, music, interactive exhibits, hands-on maker activities, local vendors, and more. In addition, a new cohort of IngenuityLabs projects, incubating artists and entrepreneurs on site, will be on display. Offerings from local food vendors and Cleveland breweries will be available. Admission to the event is $5 for adults and free to kids 12 and under.
After a successful pilot in 2016, the Hamilton Collaborative is launching this spring to create a maker hub and co-working space that serves the entire community with programming and educational opportunities for children and adults. In 2017, Ingenuity will continue to partner with collaborative members to build offerings, including working with Rust Belt Riders on the conversion of a 2-acre former scrapyard into a teaching garden and sustainable demonstration site. Other Collaborative members include, Soulcraft Woodshop, Skidmark Garage, Rebuilders Xchange, MorrisonDance, and
Architecture Office.
An open call is currently available on our website, for artists, creators, inventors, and experimenters to propose projects large and small. A separate application is available for IngenuityLabs, offering space and access to tools, resources and materials within the collaborative for the summer and beyond at Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with preference given to those received before June 15.
This year, Ingenuity’s theme of “Metamorphosis” will serve as an inspiration for participants. This theme is emblematic of the evolution of our organization and transformation of the neighborhood. We are proud to announce the return of IndusTree Alley, Makers Mecca, ARTchiTECHtonica, MOTOmagination Station, Music Meadow and more, in addition to a range projects which exemplify metamorphosis in all of its beautiful intricacy.

Where do I park for IngenuityFest?

We’ve been getting a lot of questions of where to park for IngenuityFest this year – and fear not friend! There are OPTIONS:


Street parking is available throughout the neighborhood, but if you don’t feel like walking or you want your car parked in a tended lot we’ll be offering parking at 5000 Lakeside Avenue for just $3! It’s just around the corner from the Fest located at 5401 Hamilton Avenue for those who want to just put it in their GPS. As shown in the map above, to get to the festival take a right out of the parking lot and head east, then take another right on to East 53rd Street to get to our Festival entrance!

Basically, if you’re driving from the East or West, take I-90 West or East respectively and get off at the E 55th Street/Marginal Roads Exit. You’ll take E 55th all the way to Hamilton where you’ll make a right. From there, keep heading west, until you get to E 53rd, where you’ll take a right, and then a left about a block down the road onto Lakeside. The parking lot will be on your left.

PS: Are you one of the lucky ones who was sent a VIP pass? Artists, vendors, volunteers and sponsors will each receive a parking pass to our VIP lot off of Hamilton Avenue. You may not park in this lot without a pass.