Our 2012 Dates & Location Announced!

Ingenuity, the Cleveland Festival of Art & Technology, announces a new location for 2012. The Festival will take place on September 14 – 16 at Docks 32 and 30 which sit on the lakefront north of Browns Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center. Two warehouses on the site will provide over 120,000 sq/ft of indoor space with ample outdoor space directly on the lakefront looking back on stunning views of the city.

This new location is made possible through a strong partnership between the City of Cleveland, the Port Authority and IngenuityFest. This collaboration will allow the Festival audience a rare chance to enjoy the lakefront in a completely new context. With cutting edge art installations, performances, and exhibitions populating the space, the area will be completely transformed and will offer a glimpse of the long-range lakefront development plan unveiled by the city earlier this year. Ingenuity will also be exploring collaborations with the Great Lakes Science Center, Browns Stadium, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

The City of Cleveland is glad to partner with Ingenuity, as the Festival continues to grow, energizing Cleveland in meaningful ways, including $4.5 million in economic impact”, said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “We believe that IngenuityFest will be an important catalyst for bringing attention to our lakefront development through the celebration of creativity, technology, and the unique strengths of our region.”

IngenuityFest’s mission, which is to be a moveable feast celebrating Cleveland’s downtown, manifests itself in the move to this unique lakefront location this September. The past seven Festivals have taken place at such locations as Public Square, East 4th Street, Prospect Avenue, Playhouse Square, and most recently the lower level of the Veterans Memorial (Detroit-Superior) Bridge, which in 2011 attracted an audience of 45,000.

“We are very excited about this new location and feel that it can have the same transformative impact for the Festival as the move to the Detroit-Superior Bridge,” says Paula Grooms, Executive Director at IngenuityFest. “For three days our Festival audience can explore a space rarely open to the public and see it transformed through the vibrant creativity and innovation of IngenuityFest. It is our hope that this partnership will not only serve the Festival well, but will contribute to the long term vision of Downtown, the City of Cleveland, and the entire region.”

About Ingenuity
Ingenuity’s mission is to 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 to explore the boundaries of art and technology. Our core values are to showcase innovation through collaboration, promote excellence, inspire and engage new audiences, and energize and transform urban environments.

Ingenuity provides the catalyst for creative connections among artists, innovators, and audiences. Through its annual Festival, educational outreach, and awareness-building efforts, Ingenuity revitalizes and reinterprets Cleveland.

Ingenuity is made possible through the generous support of The George Gund Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Ohio Arts Council, and The National Endowment of the Arts as well as a wide range of partners. For more information on Ingenuity’s supporters, please visit www.ingenuitycleveland.com

Ingenuity Fundraising Bash: Friday May 4th

Ingenuity is channeling the spirits of the Kokoon Arts Club with its first annual Bal Ingenieux. This one night only event takes the audience through an amazing journey of food, drink, performances, and interactive installations.

Buy tickets here.

Bring a mask or buy one at the door, but come prepared for a night to remember. Located at the Halcyon Lodge in the heart of Ohio City (West 28th and Franklin), Bal Ingenieux will feature multiple venues of entertainment that will unfold as the evening progresses.

Performances by:

  • Rob Sherwood – The original kingpin of Cleveland’s club scene returns for a very rare evening-long DJ set.
  • Cello Fury – Three classically trained cellists and a rock drummer that wowed crowds at the 2011 Festival. ($100 & $40 Tickets Only)
  • Shivering Timbers – This Akron band takes inspiration from the likes of Gershwin and Hendrix to create low-fi folk-rock lullabies and is heralded as one of the best original acts in NE Ohio.
  • Mist – Modern synth music and visual decadence from wonder kids Sam Goldberg (of Radio People) and John Elliott (of Emeralds, Outer Space, etc.)
  • Jeremy Bible – Experimedia record label mastermind steps into the limelight with a rare live performance of heavy noisy, fractured rhythms, and pulsing walls of sound.
  • Syncopated Sin Swing Band – Vance Studio’s ode to early 20th century swing jazz classics.
  • Ragers – Brand new Cleveland indie hipster band ready to show the late night crowd how to rock and roll.
  • Zany Umbrella Circus – Neuvo street performance, acrobatics, and more.
  • Kokoon Klub Revue – a combination of fabulous costumes and dance hearkening back to the bad old days of 1913
  • Joey Molinaro – NYC-based composer, violinist, and fiddler Joey Molinaro first gained attention as a member of the seven-piece experimental chamber-grind outfit “Basilica.” As an acoustic or electric solo artist, he conjures a torrent of riffs over a two-boot foot percussion flurry. 

Art Installations by:

  • //benitez_vogl – Creators of IngenuityFest 2011’s I
  • Chris Yanc – Interactive artist and creator of the Digital Graffiti wall brings a preview of his IngenuityFest 2012 project.
  • James Murray – Sound artist and IngenuityFest 2011 favorite returns to create an interactive sound environment.
  • Rust Belt Monster Collective – Cleveland illustrators take on Ingenuity’s 2012 theme “Feeds” in a large scale art project created throughout the evening.

Buy tickets here.
From 1913 to 1946, Cleveland’s Kokoon Arts Club held an annual Bal-Masque known for pushing the limits of the day. Built in 1931, the Halcyon Lodge was constructed by the Freemasons. Its mix of auditoriums, ballrooms, and smaller venues makes it perfect for an event that’s part entertainment and part exploration.