Ingenuity Cleveland brings art, science and entertainment to Cleveland’s East Side for its 17th annual IngenuityFest from September 23-25.
The three-day event takes place at The Hamilton Collaborative IngenuityLabs, featuring 300,000 square feet of live music, large-scale art displays and free community arts workshops. The theme of the festival is “Expo: Ingenuity, from steam powered to space age,” drawing themes from history’s world fairs and building technology.
A nonprofit dedicated to arts and innovation, Ingenuity Cleveland operates year-round offering programming for all ages.
“We are making the Saint Clair-Superior neighborhood a better place to live by bringing in business resources and entrepreneur resources to the community,” Emma Morris, marketing and development manager of Ingenuity Cleveland says. “And this event is one of the pieces that makes that possible.”
The festival is broken up into “villages” and has grown considerably over the years, allowing for more focus on interaction, including project discussion panels as well as interactive art exhibits and a life-sized Rube Goldberg machine. The space allows for more artists and their entrepreneurial partners, entertainers and creators to exhibit their work — igniting creativity by tracing a history of technical achievement — bringing people together using imagination to highlight the abilities of human ingenuity, imagination and accomplishment.
With a half-dozen stages across the venue and more than 100 musicians, dancers, poets and makers, you’re sure to find something inspiring at Ingenuity Cleveland. Free-$10 ($125 for membership), Sept. 23-25, various times, 5401 Hamilton Ave., Cleveland, ingenuitycleveland.org