Saturday, June 30, 2018 / Noon to 7:00pm
Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District
(Cleveland on Waterloo Rd between E.161st St and Calcutta Ave)

The 16th Annual Waterloo Arts Fest is Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 12:00pm to 7:00pm and features more than 40 local bands playing a great mix of music, local handmade art vendors, CLE’s best food trucks, and an exciting mix of innovative and interactive art experiences for all ages. At the Waterloo Arts Fest, you can roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty and give art a try.

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.

During the festival we want people to feel like they are on a lively city street in their favorite metropolis. Some of the things you can expect are:

-10 stages: Festival and venue stages will have over 30 bands playing an eclectic mix of music from polka to hip hop. There is something for everyone!

-Street Performers: Stilt Walkers, magicians, giant puppets, and aerial performers

-Art and Food Vendors: Over 80 vendors selling original work and local nosh.

-Art Activities for All Ages: You can roll up your sleeves and give art a try with many artist led activities and demonstrations – weaving, ceramics, painting, paper making, etc. We like to have open-ended creative activities where visitors can experiment with new materials and artistic techniques.

-Fine Art Exhibit: The Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibit will be on view in three galleries throughout the event as well as other exhibits in other galleries in the district.