EVENT: INTER|URBAN Street Festival
Free and open to the public!
Friday, May 19, 2017 5pm – 11pm
Market Garden Brewing Facility
1849 W. 24th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
EAT, DRINK, AND CELEBRATE WORLD-CLASS PUBLIC ART. LAND studio (www.land-studio.org) and Market Garden Brewery are hosting a street festival to highlight city-wide public art inspired by literary works from the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards (www.anisfield-wolf.org) confronting topics of racism, diversity, equity and social justice amid rich human culture. The works of the INTER|URBAN are installed along the RTA rapid transit lines and bring art and literature to people in the most equitable manner — through the moving canvas of public transportation.
Join us to celebrate the art and artists involved in the INTER|URBAN project and to build momentum for future installations. The Bubble Process (www.thebubbleprocess.com) will be painting a mural onsite; there will be live music, food trucks, artist vendors, and an INTER|URBAN beer brewed by Market Garden.
Art & Culture Connector
The INTER|URBAN is public arts program connecting public transit riders physically, socially, and culturally to their surroundings and some of the most important and difficult issues facing our society. Inspirations for the artworks are taken directly from award-winning literature of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which recognizes authors exploring ideas of social justice, diversity, and the celebration of all cultures and backgrounds. Each piece is a direct reflection of the artists’ selected inspiration.
The INTER|URBAN seeks to challenge public transit riders emotionally and intellectually, while making physical and cultural connections to their surroundings. The initiative looks to grow over several years, aiming to cement the cultural significance of art in the public realm.
It is produced by LAND studio in partnership with the City of Cleveland, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, and The Cleveland Foundation.