Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ingenuity Festival 2011

Cleveland's Ingenuity Festival is one of the hippest events in northeast Ohio. It celebrates all things creative and quirky. The lower deck of the Veteren's Memorial Bridge, a Cleveland landmark that spans the Cuyahoga River, serves as the venue. These pix don't begin to do the festival justice (you can view them in full screen over here), but you get the idea.

You have to hear and smell Ingenuity. You have to taste it. You have to feel the electric night air and the energy of the people thrumming all around you. You have thrill over walking 100+ feet above the flowing Cuyahoga.

This town may have it's problems, but you can't fake industrial--and baby; Cleveland. Know. Industrial. I can't wait for next year.

~~erin loves cleveland~~

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Nin Andrews said...

Wow, and I lived in Cleveland and didn't even know about this.
So what is this book you are almost done with? I miss reading your work-in-progress!

Sean Craven said...

I don't know, O'Brien. You keep making me look at my bad attitude and think of the old Gilbert Y Sullivan song -- "And the idiot who praises in enthusiastic tone/every century but this and every country but his own."

Thanks for not making pride look idiotic.

Leslie Morgan said...

Official: I'm jealous. Just yesterday my friend and I were emailing about the soul-lessness of this place we live. No culture. No community. Please don't say "the Strip" to me. Drew Carey and company were right. Cleveland DOES rock.

sarahm59 said...

erin, check out my facebook album of the "bridge project" from 3 years back. i love the venue and all things detroit/superior viaduct. thanks for sharing as i missed it this year.