Little Italy Summer Arts Festival this weekend

The Little Italy Summer Arts Festival
is June 5th., 6th, and 7th.

Outside tent vendors
throughout the neighborhood

Gary Lee will be playing in front of the wine Store on Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 and Sunday 3:00 to 5:00.
Beatles, Buddy Holly, 50's and 60's music

wine tasting info below list of activities

A partial List of activities:

Celebrate! The 30th Annual Little Italy Summer Arts Festival - 
June 5th 6th & 7th 2015

This years art walk is shaping up to be fabulous! Many galleries hosting receptions for the event. Wine tastings all weekend. This year we have even added outdoor artist vendors this year!  

When you get hungry, visit one of our fine restaurants for al fresco dining. 

The event is free. Hours: F - Noon-9pm, Saturday Noon-9pm, Sunday Noon-6pm

Find out about all the great fun at:

-Poster Design - Tara Seibel

David Schwartz Photography Studio/Gallery - 2025 Random Rd. (Across from Tony Brush Park) 
Pull into the experience of Route 66 with David Schwartz Photography, Pics on Route 66 Wood Panel Collage Exhibit. Live the experience through the lens of David’s journey down Route 66. David will also have Images of Cleveland and his “Romantic Images of Wade Lagoon” on display in the gallery. In addition David will also be displaying images Little Italy at Tara Seibel Gallery at 12201 Mayfield Road.

DESAPRI DESIGN STUDIO - 12401 Mayfield Road 
DeSapri Design Studio will have open studio during June Art Festivale. Come see our innovative, enamel wearable works of Art and other items. Friday 12 - 9pm, Saturday 12 - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 5 pm

Designs in Wood - Street VendorMy style of woodworking is called intarsia: pictorial wood inlay mosaics. Each composition is crafted from separate pieces. Those pieces are individually sanded, rounded, painted or stained, then inlaid to create the finished original design. Alternate direction of wood grains give each finished artwork its own unique character.

Don Teramano - Street Vendor
Unique, Soft, and Storied Photos

FUEL COFFEE BAR - 12209 Mayfield Road
Fuel Coffee Bar will be featuring our new summer lattes during the Art Walk. Try our Red Corvette, raspberry latte or our Camper, s'mores latte. We will also be serving fresh Bubble Tea throughout the summer. 
Plus - Live Music Performances by Triumph of the Wild on Friday and Saturday afternoon. Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12-8pm

Keller Art Glass - 2151 Murray Hill Rd.  
Spring is in blossom, and new series of “frit” vases are beginning to take bloom. The colors are subtle and also fully radiant, and as a special joy, when turned upside down and drilled, they become a pendant lamp! I love surprises…The glass instrument series is also going strong - its a good spring of creativity at the glass studio!

Kelly Dawson - Street Vendor
Painted Furniture and 3D Sculpture - Unique furniture is the main target for the color. I like to make it “funiture.” I have
recently began creating pieces out of found objects and unusable furniture.
I use acrylic and latex paint on my pieces. Polymer clay, wire, plastic and glass beads are also be used to create my 3D sculptures. Bright, multi-colors and detailed designs are my trademarks even though I have been known to enjoy painting subtle colored and monochromatic pieces with just a small amount of pattern. I like when a piece “talks” to me and shows me what to paint. I love it when my work brings a smile to someones face.

Kelly Girl Creations - Street Vendor
Unique Glass plates and jewelry designs.

Laura Sipari - Street Vendor “Protection” Jewelry

Little Italy Wines - 12408 Mayfield Rd 
Wine tastings all weekend long! 
Friday tasting from 5:00 till 9:00. With Fredo Marino from Wines LLC. $10.00 per person.
Saturday tasting from 3:00 till 9:00. With Chris Kray from Esber. $10.00 per person.
Sunday BEER tasting from 2:00 till 6:00. $6.00 per person.
Free Sampling of cheeses and Orlando Crostini and Sartori Cheeses.
Music of Gary Lee outside of the store at various times. Original compositions, Beatles, Buddy Holly and MUCH More.....

Nancy Melkonian - Street Vendor 
Acrylic paintings on canvas and digital art prints.

NOCA GALLERY - Upstairs Murray Hill School House - 2026 Murray Hill Road, #209  
Step inside the newly opened NOCA Gallery, a charming one-of-a-kind boutique chock full of artisan jewelry, art, pottery and tribal rugs. Contemporary, vintage and mid-century modern treasures. Art Walk trunk show featuring distinctive hand forged jewelry exclusive to NOCA Gallery by Mukenia, Loop, Hope Biba, Scrap & Smith, and more. NOCCA Hours During Art Walk 11- 9 Friday and Saturday, 12-5 Sunday.

PENNELLO GALLERY - 12407 Mayfield Road 
Pennello Gallery presents the work of award winning watercolor artist, E. JANE STODDARD.
Jane recently received the Frank T. Wright award of Excellence at The Philadelphia Watercolor Society 114th Anniversay Exhibition of Works On Paper and the Diane McGowon award of Excellence at the Mississippi Watercolor Society 29th Grand National Exhibition. Meet the artist on Saturday evening, June 6th from 6-9 PM. Live music and refreshments. 

Primo Vino - 12511 Mayfield Rd 
Will be open for dining on Sunday for arts festival visitors.

STILL POINT GALLERY - 2026 Murray Hill Rd.
Exhibit: Sue Kirchner, “Minding Her Own Bee’s Wax”
Opening Reception: Friday, May 8, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Runs thru June 19
Normal Hours: Tuesday thru Sat. 11:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 8th Still Point Gallery will present Sue Kirchner’s Exhibit, “Minding Her Own Bee’s Wax”, a remarkable collection of encaustic paintings and monoprints created over the last two years and shown for the first time. The exhibit showcases the ancient art of encaustics created by a contemporary artist superbly talented and versatile in a range of mediums. 
Among her many recognitions, Sue was the gold metal winner for best of show from the nationally prestigious Ohio Watercolor Society and a recipient of the coveted Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowship. These are not only original works to transform a home or office, but qualify as desired pieces for individual and institutional collections.

Studio 9 Jewelry - Street Vendor 
Jewelry with a simple, elegant, and timeless design. Subtle forms with natural shapes and textures. Components like freshwater pearls or beach glass.

Tara Seibel Art Gallery - 12201 Mayfield Road  
Tara Seibel Art Gallery presents the art exhibit Viva Italia! Featuring new artist to the gallery David Schwartz of David Schwartz Photography, Little Italy's own neighborhood photographer in residence on Random Road, David will be displaying a collection of his signature vivid and vibrant prints of Little Italy. Another Cleveland local artist wandering the neighborhood is Ralph Solonitz who will be showing Little Italy illustrated scenes in prints with special edition signed postcards and a collection of different Little Italy restaurant ephemera accompanied by sketches on napkins retained in frames as works of art. Tara Seibel will have Venice paintings, Little Italy sketches and illustrations. Original drawings and prints of famous Italian figures in Pop Culture such as Al Pacino, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, and you"ll have to come by to see the rest!

Tricia Kaman Studio/Gallery 2026 Murray Hill Road Suite 202 
Join Tricia at the Artist’s Reception of “The Painted Robe” from 5-9pm on Friday.


Wine tastings all three days
of the Artwalk Festival

Please remember that

small businesses depend on your patronage
If each of us spent $100 a year
more on local businesses instead of chain stores, it would put an extra $3 MILLION a year into our local economy and would create thousands more jobs every year!!!!

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Friday we will pour the wines from Tinazzi featuring Fredo Marino from Wines LLC

Friday - we will taste:

Pinot Bianco/Pinot Grigio 14.99
Prato del Faggio 100% Merlot $21.99
Dugal Cab Marlot $24.99
Carlo Alfano Nero D'Avola $24.99
Tinazzi Ripasso $29.99

Saturday we will pour the wines from Steele featuring Chris Kray from Esber

Saturday - we will taste:
Steele Pinot Noir $22.99
Writer’s Block Cab Franc $17.99
Shooting Star
Scarlet Red Blend $14.99
Steele Cab Sav $21.99
Writer’s Block Petite Sirah $17.99

Sunday - we will taste:

A selection of specially selected craft brews


Grazie - Matteo  

Friday, June 5th - wine tasting - 5:00 to 9:00 - $10
Saturday, June 6th - wine tasting - 3:00 to 9:00 - $10
Sunday, June 7th - craft beer tasting - 3:00 to 6:00 - $5

Please don't forget that we do Gift Certificates in any denomination.