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From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: Larchmere Summer Events
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 13:20:34 -0400
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Press Release: for immediate release

May 16, 2011

Contact: Harriett Logan



2011 Summer Events on Larchmere Boulevard
~ off beat charm, upbeat vitality ~


Larchmere Spring Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, May 28, 10 AM - 5 PM
~ Memorial Day weekend ~

Stroll down to Larchmere Boulevard this weekend for our semi-annual Sidewalk Sale! Hunt for bargains among the many shops, services and eateries of the Larchmere Arts and Antiques District, one of Cleveland’s best kept secrets. On Larchmere you’ll find a treasure trove of independently owned local businesses, purveyors of art, antiques, clothing, books, collectibles, crafts, folk art, oriental rugs and more.  “Everyone loves a bargain,” says Marc Goodman of Marc Goodman Antique Mall, “and the Sidewalk Sale is a festivity of great bargains all along the boulevard.”  One of Cleveland’s most walkable communities, Larchmere is located just one block north of Cleveland's historic Shaker Square and is easily accessible by bike and RTA.  For more information, call Marc Goodman at  216.229.8919.

Larchmere Festival

Saturday, July 2, 10 AM -5 PM

~ Independence weekend ~


Celebrate your Independent Spirit with dozens of local merchants and indie vendors of kitsch and collectibles at the Larchmere Festival on Saturday, July 2nd.  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, and invited dealers who will create an Antiques Fair of quality antiques and collectibles.


Nothing speaks summer festival more than outdoor browsing of arts & crafts, and we’ll have a bevy of local, independent artists here to inspire you.  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 is always phenomenal among this group of both mainstream and self-published authors, and the Author Alley book fair is like no other in Cleveland.


Entertainment?  How ‘bout the perennial favorite Passport Project Global Dance and Music Collective?  We’ll also have Art House conducting crafts and games at a dedicated kids’ area.  New this year, Urbean Joe will sponsor a Chess Tournament, complete with cash prizes.  We’ll have seminars on gardening and rain barrels at our own Larchmere Community Garden on Cheshire Road.  And in addition to the nine eateries on the boulevard, there will be popular festival food vendors and ice cream!


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   



Larchmere Fall Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, September 3, 10 AM - 5 PM
~ Labor Day weekend ~

Bi-annual means twice a year, and as excited as we are for summer to begin, we know it will also end.  The summer season closes with our second Sidewalk Sale of the year, just as fun as our first, but with perhaps even more bargains as we clear out inventory and prepare for the colder months.  How dare we talk about colder months now?  Well,  it’s time to save the date just the same.   This major street-wide sale only happens twice a year.  “People mark their calendars for our Sidewalk Sale,” says Harriett Logan of Loganberry Books, “it’s the only time we offer 20% off all books at Loganberry, and that’s not counting the deep discounts that are displayed on the sidewalks.”  We’ll see you then!   


The Larchmere 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.

Photographs, Logos, History and more available by request.

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

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