Accelerate, Brite, and Plenty to Look Forward To!
Accelerate, Brite, and Plenty to Look Forward To!

Stay Tuned for our Bal and IngenuityFest Applications!

With spring just around the corner, we'll soon be opening up artist, maker, vendor, band and performance applications for upcoming events! Stay tuned for announcements and details to apply - but in the meantime, check out some other great opportunities by reading more below!

Ingenuity Cleveland Fundraiser and Artist Vending Opportunity in Partnership with Wonder Cleveland

Ingenuity Cleveland has been proud to support Wonder Cleveland from its inception as Winter Wonder Cleveland! In 2020, the inaugural event took over IngenuityLabs and provided resident artists with the opportunity to contribute toward exhibits, helping to pilot the project. We are so excited to see the project grow and to share details about our partnership in 2022 and beyond!

We are proud to kick off the spring season with a call for artists and creatives to exhibit at Wonder Cleveland's spring open house and fundraiser in their Mentor location at the Great Lakes Mall. Wonder Cleveland will host artists to vend for FREE on Saturday, March 26th in the evening for a two-hour special event.
Learn more and apply!
Process for submitting your interest
Please provide as much detail as possible when completing the form, this will help Wonder Cleveland decide on a wide variety of artists to vend -  this form must be completed to accompany your submission. Artists selected to display and sell your works will be able to vend at NO COST, and keep 100% of the earnings generated.

Important deadlines

This initiative will continue to accept submissions through Thursday, March 17th.

Ingenuity Cleveland will be in touch the week by Monday, March 21st if you have been selected and at that time, we will provide additional details regarding next steps. For any questions related to this opportunity, please contact Managing Director Alyssa Perna at
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Brite Winter Festival 2022 and OH MY the Art!

This past Saturday, thousands of attendees showed up for Brite Winter Festival, a music and art festival which features more than 30 performances and an array of breathtaking art created under the theme of Lucky 13. Each year, Ingenuity hosts Brite for a series of workshops at IngenuityLabs which generate tons of interactive art pieces built collaboratively by the community and our own Ingenuity Ingeneers. This year, 13 Installations symbolized tradiions of Luck and Gratitude from around the world!
Grateful to be back at Main Avenue celebrating in our iconic spot under the bridge with an Interactive Grat-o-Meter designed by Randy Crider, Steve Manchir and Ross Bochnke; Ice Eyes of Providence by Jess Sheeran and the Ingeneers, and Lucky the Elephant, designed by the Ingeneers and decked out by Melissa Moon.
Amanda Nyx poses with her Asian-Inspired Pavillion, as Paul from Light Up Labs immerses himself in a shipwreck and Andrew Kaletta's lanterns cast a warm glow on the crowd.

Get Involved with Borderlight Festival 2022!

Borderlight Festival's artist application deadline has been extended to March, 1, 2022!  Apply today if you are interested in participating!
Borderlight Artist Application

All Eyes Were On Light Up Labs During the Accelerate Competition!

Spring is in the air with raindrops and rubber galoshes, plus blossoms and pinwheels in droves at the Cleveland Convention Center! IngenuityLabs members Light Up Labs created beautiful artwork which was featured at the event this year. Check out some of their work below! Congratulations to the 2022 Accelerate Competition winners with the grand prize going to Shane Winnyk & Courtney Smith who founded Grayter Cleveland! 

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Emily Appelbaum,                                            Alyssa Perna,
Executive Artistic Director                                  Managing Director
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Ingenuity Cleveland ignites the creative spark of creativity among artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators of all types through joy and collaboration, in service to social progress. With our year-round programming, including the annual IngenuityFest, we inspire audiences, push boundaries, and generate economic impact, all while changing attitudes about our region!

Ingenuity is also a founding member of the Hamilton Collaborative. We are redefining growth and innovation as an open, intentional community, managed cooperatively. We provide tools, space, and knowledge to a broad community.

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