Between Etsy and my new addiction, Pinterest I have managed to collect many images centered around Ohio and Cleveland. Check out this sweet, oh so pretty little print by delovelyArts. It would look great in every room from your powder rooms to you dining room to your little kiddo’s room, I think everyone should buy one today!
Last weekend I found myself in the cutest, “pro-Cleveland” art & t-shirt store called “Native Cleveland,” located near the Beachland Ballroom.
I was wondering around the Waterloo Arts Festival enjoying the sights (belly dancers, stilt walkers and many a hipster), sounds (everything from hip hop, rock and “coffee house”) and the sunshine (well, it was pretty overcast but the sun did make an appearance or two.) The highly stylized window displays, the nautical t-shirts graphics and all of the people shopping in the store called was calling my name.
Everything about the space from the skylight to the “display stage” to the adorable art…this store is the total package. Oh, and don’t forget the amazing CLE Clothing Co. T-shirts they sell, awesome. From a designers perspective these shirts hit the nail right on the head, quirky and fresh with a twist. While I purchased a shirt as a gift, I am currently lusting over the Lake Erie Yacht Club v-neck. it must be mine! (Note* I love everything “nauti”)
So, if you are ever in need of a great gift, a piece of art or an amazing CLE t-shirt, grab yourself a coffee, hop in the car and make your way to Native Cleveland you won’t be disappointed! Great store, you should be really proud!
A few weeks ago I was thrilled to receive Julia Kuo’s email. She explained to me how she was setting out for the ultimate self challenge…to draw, sketch or paint something she likes about Cleveland for the next 100 Days. I had to check it out.
Can I tell you how giddy I was when I saw her work? Stunning. The beauty in the every day details. The sunshine and shadows. The special nuances about a building, an outdoor space, a nook. She truly is such a gem to our city and one talented force to be reckoned with.
Julia, congratulations, this is going to be an amazing project for you and for our city. I can’t wait to check in from time to time on your progress. Good luck!
(I chose to share her illustrations of Root Cafe & Blackbird Bakery, because they are two of MY most frequented places in town!)
Happy Monday Cleveland! Wasn’t this weekend AMAZING? Holy cow, such great weather, Asian Fest, bike rides, planting tomatoes, herbs and flowers, margaritas with friends, a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and pizzas on the grille…it felt like SUMMER!
Summer in Cleveland is a breathe of fresh air, the sky opens up painting a fresh blue hue to shine down on our earth. Over the weekend I saw convertibles cruising around town, I saw many a maxi dress, people out and about waving and smiling and welcoming summer to Northeast Ohio…life is grand!
This week (although they are forecasting a bit more rain) take a few moments to pack away the sweaters and boots and gather your fun summer accessories (bike, beach towels, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.). This summer is gonna be great, after a soggy spring, we totally deserve it!
(Thanks to Erin for sharing her pictures of this kind act of public art found at Edgewater State Park. These installations are simple yet stunning, bold, bright and welcoming of summer. LOVE them!)
This weekend marks the inaugural Stash Style home SALE. If you remember, this past April, my friend closed her Chagrin Falls Store to look for a new way of doing business..hence the sale events were born.
Join her this Friday evening for the kick off preview sale (including live music under an evening rain-proof tent!) from 5-9pm and the official sale Saturday from 10-5 at her urban-chic Rocky River Home located at 780 Bates Road. Shop till you drop!
Can’t make it this weekend but would like to be notified of future sales? Drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For all the details of tonight’s big CIA Spring Show (including the Craft + Material Culture, Foundations, Integrated Media & Visual Arts + Technologies Spring Show!) visit their site for locations, times, details, etc.
It looks like a wonderful event at CIA! Kudos to all the participating artists.
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Good morning Cleveland, How were your weekends? Mine was great, overall pretty quiet but with a few fun events (VTR, Indians & Estate Sales) sprinkled here and there it made for another fun weekend in our lovely city!
If you got to attend TEDxCLE on Friday you probably spent the weekend thinking “what’s next?” What new business will I start? What type of technology or creative idea will happen next? Who will be the next leader of our community? So many fun questions that sparked conversations. Thanks Hallie & Eric, you guys are a welcome asset to Cleveland.
This Friday the Cleveland Museum of Art is hosting it’s first ever Nihonshu Night (nee-hon-shoe, means Japanese sake). An evening for young professionals that celebrates the museums current exhibition, The Lure of Painted Pottery : Japanese & Korean Art. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample various sakes and indulge in many food samples. Take a look at the art, sample the cuisine and meet a new friend or two. Sounds like a great Friday night to me!
Would you like a pair of tickets? I have a pair to give away and they could be yours. To win, tell me about your favorite piece of art. I don’t care about whether or not it’s here in Cleveland, or if your 3 year old drew it, just tell me a little something about YOU! Winner will be chosen by random.org this Thursday, April 20th. Good luck!
Almost a month has passed and I’m not sure if I even recognized the big announcement…that Northeast Ohio creative conglomerate, American Greetings has agreed to keep their location in the Cleveland vicinity!
Now all you card loving, lettering and illustration experts, pattern and photography artists can rest at peace for awhile knowing you won’t have to relocate. Thank goodness as I have a handful of good “AG” pals I would hate to see leave. THANK GOODNESS!
Another thing…a little birdie told me the AG Spring Show is scheduled for Friday, April 15th. So call you AG-best-ies to inquire about the private event, who, what, where and when’s! It’s a really neat art show showcasing many of AG’s talents. Hope to see you there!
Hey Cleveland, a quick reminder to enter to win TEDxCLE tickets…we received a lot of great posts yesterday, so pass it along and keep ‘em coming.
Now onto today…or rather THIS FRIDAY…I am looking forward to PechaKucha Cleveland, Volume 12. What is PechaKucha you ask? It’s a fun night filled with a series of short presentations where each presenter shows 20 images, each for twenty seconds. Short and sweet, creative infusion, contagious excitement with a cash bar on the side.
What gets me really excited for this Friday’s event is the location, the vacant and forgotten space on the top floor of the Higbee Building. They say the space hasn’t been open to the public since Higbee’s closed, a vintage adventure in downtown Cleveland. I can hardly wait!
To check out the presenters, to register (it’s FREE!) and to pass along the invite for the party visit their facebook page. Doors open at 7, presenters begin at 8:20! See you there.
So I often am on the lookout for tattoos that symbolize the passion for our city and the wonderful people that fuel our region with love and ink.
The other day I was at an office, when the woman who answered the company door caught my eye. Her short sleeved shirt exposed her adorable tattoo of Ohio with “a heart for Cleveland,” and the “trees for the Cuyahoga National Forest. I live near the park and love to hike” explained Becky.
Looking for a way to show your love and support of our parks systems? Think ink!
Thanks Becky, I hope I din’t spook you when I asked to snap a pic. :)