The 9th Annual Waterloo Arts Fest, presented by Arts Collinwood, takes place on Waterloo Road, between E. 156th and E. 161st Streets. This unique Arts Fest features a wide variety of art vendors, food vendors, live music acts, art installations, performances, and activities for adults and children of all ages! It’s one of the city’s most exciting summer happenings, in one of Cleveland’s coolest neighborhoods. Don’t miss it!
Attendees are encouraged to nurture their creative side and find new fun ways to engage with the arts. Four specialty stages will offer everything from folk and blues to indie rock and DJs. This year’s lineup include Craic, We the People, Good Morning Valentine, Doug Wood, Corissa Bragg, Jesse Byson, Extra Medium Pony and Ohio Civil War, to name a few.
Visitors can browse dozens of booths selling original quality artwork, from jewelry and photography, to paintings, wearables and more.
Street performers are always a favorite and this year will feature the Cleveland Yo-Yo Club, Giant Puppets, Living Statue, RW Magic, Passport Project, and Cleveland’s own Burning River Roller Girls. She Speaks women’s poetry slam diva, Blaire Miller Bommer will perform as well.
Waterloo Road merchants will be participating with special sales and activities, including the return of the Beachland Ballroom’s infamous Rock ‘n’ Roll Flea Market. Other participating merchants include Blue Arrow Records & Boutique, Music Saves, Native Cleveland, the The Head Shop, and Star Pop.
More than 12 food vendors serving local favorites from R&D Sausage and the Café at Arts Collinwood. New this year: a variety of Cleveland’s hot new trend, FOOD TRUCKS. Taste delectable food from JiBaro, OH BabyCakes, Touch Supper Club and Zydeco Bistro.
Sponsors to date include: Councilman Michael Polensek, Enterprise Community Partners, YMCA of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Public Power, Huntington Bank, PNC Bank,Northeast Shores Development Corporation, Tucker Ellis, and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. Proceeds benefit Arts Collinwood.