From paintings to photography to glass blowing to performance, Cleveland has a lot to offer when it comes to art. Here are some of the best art fairs in the city. – LeeAnn Mullen

Little Italy Art Walk

Little Italy Neighborhood
Murray Hill Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 421-1717

Located in the historic Little Italy neighborhood on the city’s east side, this tri-annual fair offers visitors an experience that combines fine art with Italian flare. Visitors take in the works featured at Little Italy’s numerous art galleries while music fills Murray Hill. Little Italy’s restaurants offer sidewalk dining and plenty of wine so visitors can taste the flavors of Little Italy while browsing the seemingly endless galleries. The Little Italy Art Walk takes place on the first weekends of June, October and December each year. Hours are Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

This painting by Anne Fulton-Bruenner at Eye Candy Gallery is part of the Tremont Art Walk. (Credit:

Tremont Art Walk

Professor Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

Located on the west side of Cleveland in the eclectic Tremont neighborhood, the Tremont Art Walk is a monthly art festival that showcases the featured works at dozens of galleries that call this Cleveland neighborhood home. Visitors can also enjoy specials at Tremont’s restaurants as well. The Tremont Art Walk is held on the second Friday of each month from 6 to 10 p.m.

Parade the Circle

Wade Oval, University Circle
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 791-3900

Each summer, thousands gather on Wade Oval in University Circle to celebrate the diversity and flair of local artists and performers. A parade commences the event, showcasing colorful costumes, puppets, musicians and dancers. In the Circle, visitors can enjoy live entertainment, gallery displays, shopping and food from local vendors. A celebration of international culture, Parade the Circle includes art forms from all over the world. Parade the Circle takes place on the second Saturday in June from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The parade begins at noon.

Cain Park Arts Festival

14591 Superior Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216) 291-5792

Located in Cleveland Heights, the Cain Park Art Festival is a three-day event that features 150 local artists and fine crafters in an outdoor setting. Attending the festival is a tradition for many Clevelanders. In addition to purchasing unique pieces from local artists, visitors can also enjoy live music, food and children’s activities. The Cain Park Arts Festival takes place the second full weekend in July.

Ingenuity Fest

Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 589-9444

Cleveland’s Ingenuity Fest is a celebration of local artistry and technology. The festival features international dance, art in a variety mediums, live music and shows, crafts and food from many of the city’s most popular restaurants and street vendors. The event, which takes place downtown, is family friendly. Ingenuity Fest is held annually over a weekend in September. Check the website for details.