IngenuityFest: a Creative Feast | IngenuityFest 2018 September 28-30

IngenuityFest showcases creativity and innovation across sectors: it is a unique space to find something for everyone!

We highlight maker activities; exhibits from small businesses and entrepreneurs; site specific installations; dozens of bands, dance acts and performances across multiple stages;  art of all types; and projects from our IngnenuityLabs incubator members and partners at the Hamilton Collaborative.

We’ll celebrate IngenuityFest 2018: FuturePast on Friday-Sunday, September 28-30 at the Hamilton Collaborative (5401 Hamilton Ave.)!
Friday Hours: 5pm – 1am
Saturday Hours: 12pm – 1am
Sunday Hours: 12pm-5pm

Our 2017 theme, Metamorphosis, was inspired by our changing Cleveland, but also by the work we’ve undertaken as an organization to expand our mission, broaden our consulting and outreach, and especially to deepen our impact as a catalyst and driver for the brand-new Hamilton Collaborative in St. Clair-Superior.

In 2018 our theme FuturePast celebrates the return of cherished traditions melded with the drive toward progress, forging a reimagined future of community, localism, and humanistic technologies. It represents a homecoming in many ways: our former industrial facility reawakening with new art and manufacturing, whimsical ideation, and a hum of imagination from the many renaissance women and men who call the Collaborative home. Join us  September 28-30, 2018!

Get involved in IngenuityFest 2018 (exhibit! vend! play! make! sponsor!), donate, or contact us.

See below for information from IngenuityFest 2017: Metamorphosis!

We Feature:

Adult Beverages: Thanks to our buddies at Masthead, Market Garden, Goldhorn Brewery & Watershed Distillery, enjoy a cold brew or refreshing cocktail as you explore the Festival grounds!

Live Music: This year, IngenuityFest is going to have Five (!) Stages filled throughout the weekend with local, regional, and national acts.

Plus! Ever dreamed of performing on one of these stages yourself? Sign up for our open mic Cabaret Stage here!

Or check out schedules for our Main Stage, Dock Stage, Music Meadow Stage or Dingy Basement Stage here!

Festival Villages:

ARTchiTECHtonica: Visit works that blend Art, Technology, Design and the human touch, plus visit our  full bar featuring Goldhorn Brewery and Watershed Distillery!

Illumination Island: Experience these installations that will be sure to light up your life!

IndusTREE Alley: Check out the resources and sustainable businesses we have right here in Cleveland!

IngenuityLabs: Discover what our incubator program has been up to over the summer!

Makers Mecca: Explore, learn, and create – this village showcases everything from technologies to tinkering to crafting. Get in touch with your inner DIY enthusiast.

*NEW* Forest Foundry: Our newest village this year is going to exhibit Closed Loop sustainability in partnership with Rust Belt Riders, and Mecanique Biotique hands-on metal sculpture garden.

Present alongside
Music Meadow: Lay back and hang by in the Meadow for some chill vibes coming from the stage.

Possibility Promenade: Check out these larger than life installations – giant robots? Projections on buildings? Dream it and lets make it happen.

Vendor Village: Support local Cleveland artisans! Tshirts, soaps, jewelry, thrift shops, we’ve got it all.

Questions on what to expect? See our Visitor’s Guide here.