North Collinwood celebrates neighborhood revitalization and final stage of street-scape construction
by throwing their biggest summer arts bash ever!
What: The 12th Annual Waterloo Arts Fest, presented by Waterloo Arts
When: Saturday, June 28, 2014 from noon to 7pm
Where: Waterloo Rd in the Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District. This year Waterloo Arts has expanded the festival grounds, which traditionally extended west down Waterloo from E. 161st St to E. 156th St, and will now stretch down to the Slovenian Workmen’s Home at Shiloh Rd. Complimentary shuttle service will be available from the Cleveland Food Bank parking lot just south off I-90 at E 152nd St. (See the end of this post for more information on parking and getting to the fest!)
Art Fest Details:
- Over 100 artists and art vendors
- 40 bands and DJs
- 20 food vendors
- 11 stages
- AND PLENTY of kids activities and entertainment in a revitalized neighborhood, North Collinwood.
The fest will feature an exciting mix of innovative art and music experiences for all ages including the second year of the wildly successful Arts Alive program, which will include more than twenty Cleveland-based non-profit arts organizations doing demonstrations and giving festival attendees hands-on art experience.
“The Arts Alive program encourages attendees to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty and give art a try” says Waterloo Arts’ Executive Director, Amy Callahan. “We developed the Arts Alive program to give arts organizations an opportunity to connect with new audiences and share the great work that they do in an engaging, memorable way. As a community arts organization we believe, participating in the process of art, regardless of your expertise, is an enriching experience. The enthusiasm festival attendees bring to this program confirms this belief!”
This community event is produced by Waterloo Arts, a nonprofit art center whose mission is to enrich the neighborhood culturally and economically by creating a stimulating arts environment through exhibits, performances, special events, and educational programming for people of all ages. In addition to orchestrating this festival, Waterloo Arts manages an art gallery, public art projects, a community arts center, and artist studios.
Parking and Transportation to the Waterloo Arts Fest:
Parking is free at the Waterloo Arts Fest. As with most street festivals, plenty of street parking is available in the neighborhood surrounding the festival site on Waterloo Rd. Keep in mind that Waterloo Rd will be inaccessible from E 162 St to Shiloh – so expect to detour around the site.
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank parking lot is open to public parking during the fest. The food bank lot is located at 15500 South Waterloo Road. Free shuttle service will be available between the Greater Cleveland Food Bank parking lot and the festival grounds.
Don’t want to wait for the shuttle? Enjoy a short walk to the festival from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank parking lot – signs will direct you.
For more details including event schedules and participating artists and musicians please visit artscollinwood.org/waterloo-arts-fest-2014/. Also like the Waterloo Arts Fest Facebook page for all updates!