Cedar Fairmount SummerFEST moves to Saturday
Cedar Fairmount SummerFEST organizers promise some new twists and changes for the upcoming festival, Aug. 10, 1–6 p.m.
The biggest change for merchants and shoppers? SummerFEST is on a Saturday this year.
"Many of our merchants are closed on Sunday and so requested a day change. We're accommodating them by moving SummerFEST to Saturday. We're also only closing a part of Lennox this year, so traffic may move smoothly down Surrey," said Sal Russo Sr., president of the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District.
The format of SummerFEST is also changing. Look for a more arts- and music-focused event than in previous years. Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) will feature its mobile art van, Studio Go, as well as chalk artists, and artist Meghann Hennan utilizing DayGlo paint.
The Music Settlement (TMS) will offer children and adults the opportunity to sample various instruments. Members of its staff will be part of the festival's music offerings.
Praxis Fiber Workshop will invite attendees to create their own bookmarks using botanical dyes, and will sell unique silk scarves.
Creative Cans provided by Faber-Castell will be the ideal platform for fostering children's creativity as part of the family-oriented activities.
"We're envisioning this year's SummerFEST as being more interactive. We're hoping for an increased merchant presence, and know that there will be outstanding food, music and more for everyone," Russo said.
For more information about SummerFEST, and other events taking place in the Cedar Fairmount Business District, visit www.cedarfairmount.org.
Myra Orenstein has been a Cleveland Heights resident for more than 30 years, and is president of CATV, a marketing/advertising/pr collaborative acting as executive director of Cedar Fairmount SID and Cleveland Independents.