Mailing List Message #68
From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: Larchmere Festival, July 3rd
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 10:24:40 -0400
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For immediate release: 05/11/2010

Contact: Harriett Logan



Saturday, July 3, 10am-5pm


Celebrate your Independent Spirit with dozens of local merchants and indie vendors of kitsch and collectibles at the Larchmere Festival on Saturday, July 3rd!  This is a street fair with flair!


In keeping with Larchmere tradition, the spirit of the Festival rests soundly with antique decorative arts.  Sublime, distinguished and well-crafted furniture and small collectibles will be featured by both merchants who have shops on the street, in addition to invited dealers who will create an Antiques Fair of quality antiques and collectibles.


There’s also the Galleries Galore area, and nothing speaks summer festival more than outdoor browsing of arts & crafts.  Many local, independent artists will fill your heart with pride for your hometown, inspire your dreams, and enrich your soul with beauty.  Also joining us is the nationally-acclaimed Bazaar Bizarre, the popular indie crafts fair.  Not your granny's craft fair!  The artists who comprise Bazaar Bizarre are spunky, outrageous, and irreverent -- and so is their art.  


The Larchmere Community Flea Market is back again, too.  Everyone loves a flea market, and here you’ll find scads of useful but used stuff for sale by friends, neighbors, residents, and -- you, perhaps?  Here's your chance to make a buck and clean out your garage and basement at the same time.  Vendor fees support the Larchmere Community Association and their neighborhood security program.  One man's trash is another man's treasure!


The local literati will be here, too.  Expect to meet approximately 40 writers at Loganberry Books’ Author Alley.  Talk to some interesting folks, expand your horizons, and take home some new reads.  The networking tends to be phenomenal among this group of both mainstream and self-published authors, and the book fair is like none other in Cleveland.


Entertainment?  How ‘bout the perennial favorite Euclid Beach Rocket Car, local musicians and entertainers, giant puppets, 3-D chalk drawing and Passport Project Global Dance and Music Collective?  Yes, we’ll have those.  We’ll also have Art House conducting crafts and games at a dedicated kids’ area.  And (hopefully), the yet-to-be-selected mural artist will be at work on the new mural on the LifeSkills building.  Did I mention the balloons?  Gotta love balloons.  And food.  Always food.


Need a chance to wind down after all this excitement?  Head to Larchmere Uncorked, a wine tasting.  This special event will showcase wines from local and national purveyors and delectable food prepared by local restaurants.  Guests will enjoy musical entertainment onsite as well as lots of great food and wine to sample.  Tickets ($20 in advance, $25 at the door) include 10 wine tastings and a souvenir wine glass.  Set up as a kind of festival-within-the-festival, Larchmere Uncorked will be open 12pm-8pm and will also serve as the official after-party for vendors, merchants, residents, and guests.  Presented by Summit Charitable Foundation, Larchmere Uncorked is a fundraiser for Larchmere’s beautification program.


The Larchmere Festival extends from East 130th to East 121st Streets - 10 blocks of shopping and entertainment.  

Larchmere Boulevard is just one block north of the historic Shaker Square on Cleveland’s east side. 


Find out more, including downloadable registration forms for vendors, at   


See also:  

Bazaar Bizarre:  

Author Alley:  

Larchmere Uncorked:



The Festival is co-sponsored by the Larchmere Merchants Association and the Larchmere Community Association, with grant assistance from Neighborhood Connections.  The Cleveland Foundation's Neighborhood Connections is a special grants program designed to assist Cleveland neighborhood groups to strengthen the social network of their community while dealing creatively with their most important concerns.  Grants are intended to spur small grassroots community efforts, and while doing so, to assist groups and individuals in the community to connect with others.  Grants may be used for a wide array of activities and projects, and groups are encouraged to think in new ways about what will work in their communities and with whom they might partner.  

Larchmere Merchants Association
11811 Shaker Blvd. #206  *  Cleveland, OH 44120  *  216.421.2100

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