The events are part of the grand opening celebration of the First Street Square located at First and Parker Streets, across the street from the Museum Center at Five Points.
The Arts Festival will be an afternoon of family fun featuring more than 22 artists from around the area with beautiful original creations.
“We are very excited about this event,” said Ken Cagle, Arts Festival committee member. “We want to showcase the great artistic talent in our community at the opening of this beautiful green space. It’s a celebration the entire county can enjoy.”
Arts Festival entertainment will include live music by Adrian and Stormy Fisher performing at 12, 2, and 4 p.m. The Cleveland Storytelling Guild will entertain at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Adrian and Stormy have both been musicians since childhood. They have been playing semi-professionally together, since 2004. They now write music and arrange their own cover versions of well loved songs. Adrian plays guitar, piano, hammered dulcimer, banjo, and other instruments. Stormy sings and plays violin, hand drums, guitar and mandolin. Their influences vary from folk, to jazz and blues, church music, modern rock, R&B and pop.
Kids will enjoy free face painting and making musical crafts they can play along with the band.
In addition to live music and storytelling, the Arts Festival will also feature great food including Fat Mike’s Barbecue, homemade ice cream, frozen drinks and more. Sponsors for the Arts Festival include Easy Auto, Ed Jacobs & Associates, Pioneer Credit and Tricon, Inc.
Sharon Marr, executive director of MainStreet Cleveland, commented, “This is going to be a very busy day in the downtown area with the MainStreet Cruise-In at the courthouse square and the Arts Festival at First Street Square, just a block away. We hope that families will come out and plan on spending the entire day in downtown Cleveland.”
First Street Square was developed through a public-private partnership with the city of Cleveland, MainStreet Cleveland, and private donors. The former laundry building located on First Street was demolished to develop the park and landscaped parking in the heart of the Five Points business district across from the Museum Center.
MainStreet’s funding for the project was made possible by private donors to the Vision 1000 fundraising campaign which was created by Mayor Tom Rowland.
For more information about these events, call 479-1000 or visit www.mainstreetcleveland.com.