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!

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. 

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 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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