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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Art Exhibition, Visual Art, Free Event, Things to do in Cuyahoga Falls
    - IN BLOOM: A Floral Exhibition
    The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Offers Area Artists the Opportunity to Participate in a Juried Floral Exhibition

    The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC), 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, has invited all area artists to participate in, IN BLOOM: A Floral Exhibition, to be on display in CVAC’s gallery from June 26th – July 27th. This juried exhibition highlights works of art spanning across a plethora of differing artistic mediums. “Flowers have been utilized as a form of visual communication for centuries, its symbology reflecting both social changes and artistic innovations throughout time.” tells Danielle Dieterich, Director of CVAC. “This exhibition shall highlight the visual impact of flowers through a variety of different mediums.”

    Professional Artist Mark Giangaspero, native of Akron & Cuyahoga Falls will be jurying CVAC’s IN BLOOM: A Floral Exhibition. Giangaspero studied and taught under Jack Richards, of Jack Richards Studio on Front Street Mall in Cuyahoga Falls, until his untimely passing in 2014. After taking some time off, he recently began teaching again at CVAC this past spring on Monday afternoons. Giangaspero has shown and continues to show in National and International exhibitions such as McDonough Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, Viewpoints at the Cincinnati Art Club, National Arts Club in New York and many others. His works “Mr. Richardson” and “Portrait of Chris” are in the Butler Institute of American Art Permanent Collection.

    Giangaspero selected one first-place winner, who shall receive a $150 cash prize, a second-place winner who shall receive a $75 cash prize and up to 5 honorable mentions. Awards will be distributed as the winners are celebrated during the IN BLOOM: A Floral Exhibition reception on July 14th from 5:30-7:00 PM. Patrons will have the opportunity to mingle with the artists, enjoy refreshments and hors d'oeuvres and purchase art during this free reception.

    In an effort to support the artistic development of today’s artists, CVAC is excited to continue showcasing the up-and-coming as well as established artists of today. Hosting upwards of ten open-call exhibitions a year, more than most art centers in Ohio, CVAC’s exhibitions continue to be competitive and well respected within the arts community.

    Cuyahoga Valley Art Center:
    The mission of the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center is to promote active interest, involvement and strengthened appreciation of fine and applied arts within a supportive community for individuals of all ages. It fulfills its mission by being a resource for the arts community with a large gallery, extensive classes in a variety of media, workshops conducted by renowned artists, a variety of competitive exhibitions, and a friendly place for artists of all levels to develop.
    Cuyahoga Valley Art Center
    2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221
    Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Front Desk 330.928.8092 cvac@cvartcenter.org
  • | 3:00pm - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, strongsville homecoming
    - Please join the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce as they host the 75th annual Strongsville Homecoming Festival. Thursday, July 20th hours are 3pm-11pm. "Cleveland Breakfast Club" will perform on the main stage at 7pm. All day ride wrist bands are available for $20. Individual ride tickets are also available.
    Strongsville Commons
    At the intersection of Rts 42 & 82 Strongsville OH 44136
    Strongsville Chamber of Commerce 440.238.3366 assistant@strongsvillechamber.com
  • | 4:30pm - 9:00pm | Local Events
    - Musical Guest: Abby Normal and the Detroit Lean

    Edgewater LIVE presented by Cuyahoga Community College will kick off at 4:30 p.m. on the Centennial Plaza at the new Edgewater Beach House with performers from the Tri-C Creative Arts Program. Then from 6 - 9 p.m., this region's favorite headlining acts perform on the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Main Stage. Grab a bite to eat from a rotating lineup of more than a dozen local food trucks each week, and enjoy a new view on happy hour from the second level of the Beach House featuring spectacular views of Lake Erie and Cleveland's skyline. The 2017 Edgewater LIVE season will come to a close, August 10.
    Edgewater Park
    Cleveland Metroparks Cleveland Cleveland OH 44102
  • | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events
    - Cruise the shores of the beautiful Black River on an all-inclusive tour of Lorain's waterfront areas. This two hour excursion includes a tour of the river, harbor, and a pass by the historic Lorain Lighthouse. Learn about the wildlife that lives in your backyard, and maybe even catch a glimpse of a bald eagle! This cruise departs from Black River Landing.

    $16/ticket
    Duration: 2 hours

    Purchase tickets @ click for details
    Black River Landing
    421 Black River Ln Lorain OH 44052
    Lorain Port Authority 440.204.2269
  • | 6:15pm - 8:30pm | Kids, Vacation Bible School
    - 8600 State Road - NORTH ROYALTON, OHIO: A summer family event called Rome: Paul and the Underground Church will be hosted at State Road Community Church of the Nazarene from July 17, 2017 to July 21, 2017. Families step back in time at Rome, exploring the life of the apostle Paul and the underground church. Kids and adults participate in a memorable Bible-times marketplace, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, dig in to Roman eats, visit Paul while he’s under house arrest, and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God’s Word. Each day concludes at Extollo—a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved.
    Rome will run from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day. For more information, call 440-237-2344.
    State Road Community Church of the Nazarene
    8600 State Road North Royalton OH 44133
    Rita Clark 440.237.2344 srcomnaz@sbcglobal.net
  • | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Meeting, Pet, pet loss, dog loss, cat loss,
    - There is no charge for this professionally led support group. We will discuss the grieving process and support each other on our journey.
    The Natural Pet Enrichment Center
    6720 Royalton Road North Royalton OH 44133
    Christine McCoy 440.237.7161 Elly1210@sbcglobal.net
  • | 8:00pm - 9:30pm | Local Events
    - After dining on the waterfront and enjoying an evening stroll on the recently renovated pier, enjoy an evening cruise around the harbor and a short trip up the Black River. Bring your camera so that you can enjoy this memorable cruise at sunset as we cruise by the historic Lighthouse. This cruise departs from the Jackalope Dock at Spitzer Lakeside Marina.

    $15/ticket
    Duration: 1.5 hours

    Purchase tickets @ click for details
    Spitzer Lakeside Marina
    301 Lakeside Ave #1 Lorain OH 44052
    Lorain Port Authority 440.204.2269

Friday, July 21st, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Art Exhibition, Visual Art, Free Event, Things to do in Cuyahoga Falls
    - IN BLOOM: A Floral Exhibition
    The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Offers Area Artists the Opportunity to Participate in a Juried Floral Exhibition

    The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC), 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, has invited all area artists to participate in, IN BLOOM: A Floral Exhibition, to be on display in CVAC’s gallery from June 26th – July 27th. This juried exhibition highlights works of art spanning across a plethora of differing artistic mediums. “Flowers have been utilized as a form of visual communication for centuries, its symbology reflecting both social changes and artistic innovations throughout time.” tells Danielle Dieterich, Director of CVAC. “This exhibition shall highlight the visual impact of flowers through a variety of different mediums.”

    Professional Artist Mark Giangaspero, native of Akron & Cuyahoga Falls will be jurying CVAC’s IN BLOOM: A Floral Exhibition. Giangaspero studied and taught under Jack Richards, of Jack Richards Studio on Front Street Mall in Cuyahoga Falls, until his untimely passing in 2014. After taking some time off, he recently began teaching again at CVAC this past spring on Monday afternoons. Giangaspero has shown and continues to show in National and International exhibitions such as McDonough Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, Viewpoints at the Cincinnati Art Club, National Arts Club in New York and many others. His works “Mr. Richardson” and “Portrait of Chris” are in the Butler Institute of American Art Permanent Collection.

    Giangaspero selected one first-place winner, who shall receive a $150 cash prize, a second-place winner who shall receive a $75 cash prize and up to 5 honorable mentions. Awards will be distributed as the winners are celebrated during the IN BLOOM: A Floral Exhibition reception on July 14th from 5:30-7:00 PM. Patrons will have the opportunity to mingle with the artists, enjoy refreshments and hors d'oeuvres and purchase art during this free reception.

    In an effort to support the artistic development of today’s artists, CVAC is excited to continue showcasing the up-and-coming as well as established artists of today. Hosting upwards of ten open-call exhibitions a year, more than most art centers in Ohio, CVAC’s exhibitions continue to be competitive and well respected within the arts community.

    Cuyahoga Valley Art Center:
    The mission of the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center is to promote active interest, involvement and strengthened appreciation of fine and applied arts within a supportive community for individuals of all ages. It fulfills its mission by being a resource for the arts community with a large gallery, extensive classes in a variety of media, workshops conducted by renowned artists, a variety of competitive exhibitions, and a friendly place for artists of all levels to develop.
    Cuyahoga Valley Art Center
    2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221
    Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Front Desk 330.928.8092 cvac@cvartcenter.org
  • | 3:00pm - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, strongsville homecoming
    - Please join the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce as they host the 75th annual Strongsville Homecoming Festival. Friday, July 21st hours are 3pm-11pm. "The Spazmatics" will perform on the main stage at 7pm. All day ride wrist bands are available for $20. Individual ride tickets are also available.
    Strongsville Commons
    At the intersection of Rts 42 & 82 Strongsville OH 44136
    Strongsville Chamber of Commerce 440.238.3366 assistant@strongsvillechamber.com
  • | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events
    - Cruise the shores of the beautiful Black River on an all-inclusive tour of Lorain's waterfront areas. This two hour excursion includes a tour of the river, harbor, and a pass by the historic Lorain Lighthouse. Learn about the wildlife that lives in your backyard, and maybe even catch a glimpse of a bald eagle! This cruise departs from Black River Landing.

    $16/ticket
    Duration: 2 hours

    Purchase tickets @ click for details
    Spitzer Lakeside Marina
    301 Lakeside Ave #1 Lorain OH 44052
    Lorain Port Authority 440.204.2269
  • | 5:00pm - 8:30pm | Local Events
    - Join us at the American Interiors 'Sports Pub' for complimentary beer, wine and light appetizers! Music will be pumped and the patio will be open - Jenga and Corn Hole will also be set up!

    Parking is available in the attached NorthPoint Garage @ 1111 E 9th Street. Take the 4th floor walkway into the NorthPoint Building, then take the escalators up to the main lobby level to get to American Interiors.
    American Interiors
    1360 E 9th St, Cleveland OH 44114
  • | 6:15pm - 8:30pm | Kids, Vacation Bible School
    - 8600 State Road - NORTH ROYALTON, OHIO: A summer family event called Rome: Paul and the Underground Church will be hosted at State Road Community Church of the Nazarene from July 17, 2017 to July 21, 2017. Families step back in time at Rome, exploring the life of the apostle Paul and the underground church. Kids and adults participate in a memorable Bible-times marketplace, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, dig in to Roman eats, visit Paul while he’s under house arrest, and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God’s Word. Each day concludes at Extollo—a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved.
    Rome will run from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day. For more information, call 440-237-2344.
    State Road Community Church of the Nazarene
    8600 State Road North Royalton OH 44133
    Rita Clark 440.237.2344 srcomnaz@sbcglobal.net
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - LIVE
    Blossom Music Center
    145 West Steels Corners Road Cuyahoga Falls OH 44223
  • - First Pitch at 7:10PM

    Go Indians!

    Progessive Field
    2401 Ontario Street Cleveland OH 44115
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    The Q
    1 Center Ct Cleveland OH 44115
  • | 8:00pm - 9:30pm | Local Events
    - After dining on the waterfront and enjoying an evening stroll on the recently renovated pier, enjoy an evening cruise around the harbor and a short trip up the Black River. Bring your camera so that you can enjoy this memorable cruise at sunset as we cruise by the historic Lighthouse. This cruise departs from the Jackalope Dock at Spitzer Lakeside Marina.

    $15/ticket
    Duration: 1.5 hours

    Purchase tickets @ click for details
    Spitzer Lakeside Marina
    301 Lakeside Ave #1 Lorain OH 44052
    Lorain Port Authority 440.204.2269
  • - Just as individual LEGO bricks fit together to create amazing things, nature is filled with fascinating and delicate relationships that connect to form the wondrous world around us. The Botanical Garden invites guests young and old to explore the fascinating stories behind these relationships and more at Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks, special to the Garden this summer only!

    Families can learn about and discover the interconnections in nature through daily interactive experiences and special programs including encounters with 13 astounding sculptures made with LEGO bricks designed and built by artist Sean Kenney. Other exhibit features include:

    Hands-on activities related to each display
    Sculptures built with LEGO bricks created by local residents
    Build-your-own sculpture at the stay and play station
    Scavenger hunts for live insects
    And so much more!

    This summer, discover nature in a whole new way at Cleveland Botanical Garden with Nature Connects.

    May 27 - August 27
    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10am - 5pm
    Wednesday: 10am - 9pm
    Sunday: Noon - 5pm
    Monday: Closed

    Nature Connects Tickets
    Adults: $12
    Children (3 - 12): $8
    Children 2 and under: Free
    Free for Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum members
     
           
  • - We're celebrating our Anniversary with our First Annual Board Game Flea Market!
    Starting on Tuesday, July 18th, bring your old games, RPG books, and more to Critical Hit Games; the ones you don't play anymore, the ones that are taking up much needed shelf space, the ones you have extra copies of, etc. With them, bring us a list of the games and their selling prices. Critical Hit Games will sell these games for you, and you get the full price back as store credit!
    Selling of these used games starts on Friday, July 21st, and continues over that weekend!


    Sellers are responsible for double checking games for missing or damaged game components. Sellers having difficulty setting prices can contact Critical Hit Games for suggestions, but we will sell at the price you set. Sellers are responsible for collecting store credit and any unsold games by no later than July 30th.
    All items purchased as part of this event cannot be returned or refunded.
    Critical Hit Games
    13433 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights OH 44118

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Photography show, contest, amateur photography, nature, free
    - This 31st annual contest/show is designed to capture the beauty of nature in Lake County through the lenses of amateur photographers. Categories are: Lake Metroparks, Wildlife, Landscapes and Floral, Black & White, and Lake Erie. A separate junior division will feature the work of photographers ages 14 and younger. ALL photos must be taken within Lake County. Free to all; all ages welcome.

    Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Reservation
    8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd • Kirtland, OH 44094 • 440-256-1404
    Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Reservation
    8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd Kirtland OH 44094
    Penitentiary Glen Nature Center front desk 440.256.1404
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Art Exhibition, Visual Art, Free Event, Things to do in Cuyahoga Falls
    - IN BLOOM: A Floral Exhibition
    The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Offers Area Artists the Opportunity to Participate in a Juried Floral Exhibition

    The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC), 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, has invited all area artists to participate in, IN BLOOM: A Floral Exhibition, to be on display in CVAC’s gallery from June 26th – July 27th. This juried exhibition highlights works of art spanning across a plethora of differing artistic mediums. “Flowers have been utilized as a form of visual communication for centuries, its symbology reflecting both social changes and artistic innovations throughout time.” tells Danielle Dieterich, Director of CVAC. “This exhibition shall highlight the visual impact of flowers through a variety of different mediums.”

    Professional Artist Mark Giangaspero, native of Akron & Cuyahoga Falls will be jurying CVAC’s IN BLOOM: A Floral Exhibition. Giangaspero studied and taught under Jack Richards, of Jack Richards Studio on Front Street Mall in Cuyahoga Falls, until his untimely passing in 2014. After taking some time off, he recently began teaching again at CVAC this past spring on Monday afternoons. Giangaspero has shown and continues to show in National and International exhibitions such as McDonough Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, Viewpoints at the Cincinnati Art Club, National Arts Club in New York and many others. His works “Mr. Richardson” and “Portrait of Chris” are in the Butler Institute of American Art Permanent Collection.

    Giangaspero selected one first-place winner, who shall receive a $150 cash prize, a second-place winner who shall receive a $75 cash prize and up to 5 honorable mentions. Awards will be distributed as the winners are celebrated during the IN BLOOM: A Floral Exhibition reception on July 14th from 5:30-7:00 PM. Patrons will have the opportunity to mingle with the artists, enjoy refreshments and hors d'oeuvres and purchase art during this free reception.

    In an effort to support the artistic development of today’s artists, CVAC is excited to continue showcasing the up-and-coming as well as established artists of today. Hosting upwards of ten open-call exhibitions a year, more than most art centers in Ohio, CVAC’s exhibitions continue to be competitive and well respected within the arts community.

    Cuyahoga Valley Art Center:
    The mission of the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center is to promote active interest, involvement and strengthened appreciation of fine and applied arts within a supportive community for individuals of all ages. It fulfills its mission by being a resource for the arts community with a large gallery, extensive classes in a variety of media, workshops conducted by renowned artists, a variety of competitive exhibitions, and a friendly place for artists of all levels to develop.
    Cuyahoga Valley Art Center
    2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221
    Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Front Desk 330.928.8092 cvac@cvartcenter.org
  • | 12:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events
    - HO HO HO CLEVELAND OHIO! do you miss Christmas?! Well, we do too! We are combining drinking, eating, & partying Christmas STYLE all while supporting a good cause (St. Mary's Children Hospital). We're ready to get that Christmas cheer by celebrating Santa, Rudolf, snow and all things winter during the half way mark, the month when it seems impossible to get cool - JULY!

    Search through your closet for those Christmas colors, look online for an Ugly Christmas Tanks (there are some good ones), or find anything that brings out that Christmas within and join us for some XMAS FUN IN THE SUN!

    BAR CRAWL DETAILS:
    -•Crawl - 12:00PM-9:00PM
    -•HALF-TIME PARTY: @Magnolia
    -•JINGLE BELL ROCK AFTER PARTY: @TBA
    -•Drink & Food Specials End @ 9PM
    -•25%-40% OFF drinks, shots & food
    Drink Special Examples:
    $8 Mix drinks = $5-$4
    $6 Shots = $4-$2
    $4 Domestic drafts = $3-$2

    PARTICIPATING BARS:
    -•The detailed map including every participating bar will be available for you to take a picture of during registration.

    VIP ELITE & EARLY BIRD TICKET HOLDERS CHECK-IN:
    -•Registration/Start Bar:
    12PM-1PM Velvet Dog
    -•Late Registrations:
    1) 1:15PM-2:15PM @Barley House Cleveland (1261 W6th St)
    2) 2:30PM-3:30PM @Magnolia (1167 Front Ave)

    ELITE GROUP 1&2 TICKET HOLDERS CHECK-IN:
    -•Registration/Start Bar:
    12PM-1PM @East End Bar & Grill (1330 Old River Rd)
    -•Late Registration:
    1) 1:15PM-2:15PM @Velvet Dog
    2) 2:30PM-3:30PM @Barley House

    If you're arriving later, all you need to do is facebook DM (Direct Message) our back office a pic of your ticket and they will be happy to share where our staff is to check you in and give you what is needed to party with us.

    TICKET DETAILS:
    -•You can easily find cost and what each ticket type includes in the ticket area under "Show Info". click for details

    DEALS & EXPECTATIONS:
    -•Elite Staff guiding you along the crawl, they will always be found at the entrance of every participating bar.
    -•A part of an amazing crowd, Christmas cheers, & Great music!
    -•25%-40% OFF drinks, shots & food
    Drink Special Examples:
    $8 Mix drinks = $5-$4
    $6 Shots = $4-$2
    $4 Domestic drafts = $3-$2

    A portion of your purchase will be going to St. Mary's Charity!
    -•St. Mary’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life for children with special needs and life-limiting conditions and their families. For more info visit click for details

    FAQs

    Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
    -•All members must be 21+ of age and this event is a rain, snow, or shine event. No Refunds! Ticket prices can increase based upon the overall availability at any time - we will announce such changes in advance.

    How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
    -•Feel free to facebook DM (Direct Message) our back office and they will be happy to answer any questions you have. We are here to help 24/7.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
    -•We are a very green company and love to save trees, so just bring your ticket in electronic form - email, EB app, Facebook. If you'd like you can print it and we'll take that too!

    Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?
    -•Your ticket is transferable - you can pass it to a friend, family member, or stranger -- just no refunds! The person you transfer your ticket to must be 21+.

    Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
    -•Totally fine! As long as the ticket hasn't been scanned already, and the person holding it is 21+, you're good to crawl!

    I can't make it to registration before the times listed, can I have my friends pick up my stuff (LED Bracelet, Wristband, Mug, etc.) to crawl?
    -•No, but on your way to the event, you can Facebook DM (Direct Message) us a screenshot of your ticket and our back office will tell you where to go to get registered. Rest assure there will be Elite Staff Members guiding each group along the crawl, they will always be found at the entrance of every participating bar.

    Like our Facebook page and tell us how excited you really are!!!!
    Elite-barcrawls.com
    Snapchat: @EliteBarCrawls
    IG: @EliteBarCrawls
    Twitter: @EliteBarCrawls
    For more info please contact us at info@Elite-barcrawls.com and/or through facebook DM (Direct Message).
    East Bank of the Flats
           
  • | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Plein Air, Outdoors, National Park, Art Competition
    - Crooked River Plein Air
    The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Offers Area Artists the Opportunity to Participate in a Plein Air Competition with a $500 Prize

    The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC), 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, invites all area artists to participate in their Crooked River Plein Air Competition, taking place from July 22nd – July 28th. The participant submissions will then be on display at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center from August 1st – August 31st with a select few traveling to the exhibition spaces within the Cuyahoga Falls City Hall.

    Plein Air is a French term meaning outdoors and/or open air. It denotes a French style of impressionistic painting completed in an outdoor setting. The Crooked River Plein Air competition seeks to highlight Ohio’s Cuyahoga River and its watershed. Holding a Plein Air competition has been a tradition at CVAC for a number of years. However, this year they have elevated the structure of this competition to the artists advantage.

    Registration for this competition will be held on Friday July 21st at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC), 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Saturday July 22nd at CVAC from 10:00 AM – Noon. Registration cost is $75 for members of CVAC and $100 for non-members of CVAC.
    The Crooked River Plein Air competition kicks off with an Artist Get Together on Saturday July 22nd from 10:00 AM – Noon and offers three paint outs for participants during the competition time frame. Each paint out lasts 4 hours and is led by a seasoned subject matter expert/coach. This year the coaches are Dino Massaroni, Jack Mulhollen and Sally Heston. These paint outs are intended to support participating artists within a group environment in an outdoor setting (rain or shine).

    The winner of the CROOKED RIVER PLEIN AIR COMPETITION will win a $500 prize package, second-place will be awarded a $100 cash prize and third-place will take home a $50 cash prize. Up to 30 art works will be selected from this exhibition to travel to the Cuyahoga Falls City Hall exhibition space after the completion of CVAC’s exhibition.

    This exhibition shall display a painterly snap-shot of Ohio’s Cuyahoga River Watershed today, leaving a lasting lifetime impression of this time and place. To learn more or pick up a copy of the competition prospectus please visit CVAC in person or click for details

    Cuyahoga Valley Art Center:
    In an effort to support the artistic development of today’s artists, CVAC is excited to continue showcasing the up-and-coming as well as established artists of today. Hosting upwards of ten open-call exhibitions a year, more than most art centers in Ohio, CVAC’s exhibitions continue to be competitive and well respected within the arts community.

    The mission of the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center is to promote active interest, involvement and strengthened appreciation of fine and applied arts within a supportive community for individuals of all ages. It fulfills its mission by being a resource for the arts community with a large gallery, extensive classes in a variety of media, workshops conducted by renowned artists, a variety of competitive exhibitions, and a friendly place for artists of all levels to develop.
    Cuyahoga Valley Art Center
    2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221
  • | 3:00pm - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, strongsville homecoming
    - Please join the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce as they host the 75th annual Strongsville Homecoming Festival. Saturday, July 22nd hours are 3pm-11pm. The magic of "Rick Smith, Jr" will be at 3pm on the main stage. "The Caliber Band" will perform on the main stage at 7pm. All day ride wrist bands are available for $20. Individual ride tickets are also available. Fireworks will begin at approximately 10pm.
    Strongsville Commons
    At the intersection of Rts 42 & 82 Strongsville OH 44136
    Strongsville Chamber of Commerce 440.238.3366 assistant@strongsvillechamber.com
  • | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events
    - Cruise the shores of the beautiful Black River on an all-inclusive tour of Lorain's waterfront areas. This two hour excursion includes a tour of the river, harbor, and a pass by the historic Lorain Lighthouse. Learn about the wildlife that lives in your backyard, and maybe even catch a glimpse of a bald eagle! This cruise departs from Black River Landing.

    $16/ticket
    Duration: 2 hours

    Purchase tickets @ click for details
    Spitzer Lakeside Marina
    301 Lakeside Ave #1 Lorain OH 44052
    Lorain Port Authority 440.204.2269
  • | 5:00pm - 11:00pm | Local Events
    - Cleveland Metroparks is excited to announce a custom, choreographed fireworks and music spectacular at Edgewater Park marking the “eve” of Cleveland Metroparks 100th anniversary. Through the support of KeyBank, the event will be FREE to the public, and will showcase live local bands, food trucks and numerous outdoor recreation activities topped off by a stunning firework display overlooking the best views of the city.
    Edgewater State Park
           

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