For a few days in November, Euclid projection screens light up with the visions of independent artists. That's thanks to the Ohio Independent Film Festival, the flagship event of Independent Pictures. This year's festival features short and full-length films in a range of styles, including the documentary Project: ICE and dark coming-of-age drama B.F.E.. Above all, the four-day festival promises to introduce emerging filmmakers to audiences who otherwise might not get
chance to see their work.
There's a whole culture of beauty, wonder, and imagination waiting for you at Get Hip Festival in Cleveland.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Learning about different cultures is fun and easy here. Stop by today and get a taste of some fun and excitement.
What's your dream? If the answer to that question involves flipping through the air or launching off a ramp, then that fantasy is well within reach. On the outskirts of Butler, Ohio lies Ohio Dreams—the site of
action sports training camps for skating, skiing, and BMX. Ohio Dreams' counselors lead eight-week sessions for campers 7–17 years old. They also host adult classes for one to four days. To ensure everyone gets the necessary instruction, the camps maintain a five-to-one camper-to-counselor ratio.
Riders pedal their way around a 1,400-foot BMX track, where bikes bank along dirt turns and hop over jumps.
A three-level concrete and wood jungle serves as the domain of skateboards and scooters, and adventures await in the indoor big ramp park. As for snow sports, the warm weather doesn't stop the camp. Ohio Dreams makes use of water ramps, where skiers and snowboarders slide down a simulated mountainside, soar into the air, and come down into a deep swimming pool, which some theories say is filled with the same substance that makes up snow. These adrenaline-filled days end in dorm-style lodging, before the sun rises on the next adventure.
Since 2009, the art show Art San Diego has introduced the public to its curated works of art, everything from site-specific projects made with the art show's current location in mind to new media works and film. It also hosts art talks and panel discussions and showcases emerging artists.
During the 2015 show, located at Balboa Park Activity Center, attendees view and interact with site-specific and performance works by international artists, interact with top museums "outside the museum walls," and take in exhibitions that showcase the thriving art culture of San Diego. Each show follows a common theme; for 2015 the theme is [META.MORPHOSIS] as part of Balboa Park's Centennial Celebration and includes the Timeline Project, an illustration of San Diego’s art history that honors its present and gestures confidently towards its future. It is a distillation of the past 100 years of art, architecture, and design in San Diego.
Featured programs include Art Labs, which highlights projects by several leading San Diego–based art institutions, alternative spaces, and universities, and LaunchPad, which displays a site-specific exhibition of an emerging, unrepresented artist.
In the spirit of Miami's increasingly high profile in the art world, the Spectrum Miami art fair returns to Midtown for five days of fine art during Art Week. Fifty galleries and 50 juried studio artists display their latest pieces in Spectrum's gallery-style exhibition space, which showcases everything from the map-like geometries of Marcio Decker to the surreal, art-pop-flavored self-portraits of Nicole Furman. On a more subdued note come the Zhou Brothers, whose evocative and understated landscapes tread the line between abstract and down-to-earth.
It's not all contemporary works, either. Miniature bronze sculptures by Michelangelo will be on display, including a preliminary model of David and a sculpture of rival Leonardo Da Vinci wearing a dress. And those with a hunger for the very newest of the new in the art world can feast their eyes upon the Jackson Pollock-esque paintings of 6-year-old abstract-art prodigy Shorya Mahanot.
Since it began in 1893, the Cuyahoga County Fair has only missed three years: 1932, during the Great Depression, and 1942–43, during World War II. Every other year, local residents have flocked to the fairgrounds to sample the foods, ride the rides, and soak up entertainment that grows more diverse with each passing summer. Beyond a lineup of main events—such as concerts and motor-sports exhibitions—every day of the fair is an opportunity to zip along rides, see animals, and pit yourself against contests, including watermelon- and Ferris-wheel-eating competitions.