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Monday, June 15, 2015

IngenuityFest, Cleveland's Art and Technology Celebration, Sets Dates For October

Posted By on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 4:01 PM

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Ingenuity Cleveland announced this week that its 11th annual IngenuityFest will be held the weekend of Oct. 2-4.

This year, the fest will be centered in Voinovich Park, with additional events held inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Great Lakes Science Center. The park is a more traditional venue for Ingenuity, which in the past has been held in unconventional urban spaces, like the Veterans Memorial Bridge.

"The focus is finding exceptional ways to enjoy the environment and interact with each other," Emily Applebaum, Ingenuity's new program director, said in a press release. "Much less about artist versus audience and much more about co-creation.”

Billed as one of Northeast Ohio's biggest arts and tech festivals, Ingenuity attracts some 40,000 attendees each year for its annual showcase of science, innovation, art and creativity. The event hosts a slew of live performances as well as artists and vendors.

Did we mention it's free?

Events for the 2015 festival are still yet to be announced, but some highlights from last year included Pinch and Squeal's Voix de Ville mini mobile circus tent, the Tesla Orchestra, and Joel Corelitz's Constellation, an interactive show that invited the audience to control the lights and sounds with their smartphones. 

The Great Lakes Science Center also hosted the Engines of Ingenuity Summit, featuring technology-centric presentations and exhibits throughout the evening. Local artists Rust Belt Monster Collective have attended the past three years to collaborate on a live mural.

To find out what's in store this year, keep an eye on Ingenuity's website for news and updates.

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