Get Ready for NBA All Star Festivities, Brite Winter and Much More!
Get Ready for NBA All Star Festivities, Brite Winter and Much More!

Ingenuity is thrilled to be working on exciting upcoming community initiatives!

As many of you know, Ingenuity Cleveland is a year-round home to artists, makers, entrepreneurs, and the frequented place curious individuals who keep our city a thriving place for creativity. We support dozens of efforts to bring hands-on making, art, music, and performance to audiences throughout the year including some exciting upcoming Cleveland-based events which we'd like to share with you!

NBA All Star 2022

NBA All Star Week & Big Announcements Forthcoming

Ingenuity is so excited for NBA All Star week! There is so much excitement buzzing around our city, and this internationally broadcast event has brought opportunities to get creative to our entire community! For any media-related inqueries related NBA All Star week, contact our Ignite Impact award winner Chardonnay Graham of Touch Cleveland LLC! She's got her eye on the ball.
PLUS! Get ready to celebrate with us: Stand by for an exciting announcement TODAY & exclusive sign up details for festivities happening right in IngenuityLabs! 

ListenCLE Provides Busking Entertainment for NBA All Star Festivities!

Ingeneers and Ignite! Impact Award Winners Michael and Amanda of ListenCLE have teamed up with Destination Cleveland and Assembly for the Arts to provide busking entertainment during NBA All Star weekend! We're so proud of all these two are accomplishing to bring more live music to our city! Be sure to swing by the big chandelier in Playhouse Square to catch local musicians performing on Star Plaza, or stop in at the This is Cleveland Visitor Center for live music AND art! Check out the schedule below or click here to learn more!

Are you an artist intereted in vending during All Star Weekend? See the opportunity below!

5th Street Arcades is hosting a vendor fair during All Star Week! Tables for artisan vendors are still avaliable for $150 - if you are interested, find more information about this opportunity below!
Learn more about the NBA All Star Week!

The #VoicesOfCLE Public Art Initiative Continues at Cleveland Hopkins Airport

Amplifying voices in our community - especially those of color - is more important than ever, and the #VoicesofCLE public art initiative is a call to action for local artists to inspire, communicate, and represent through their medium. This effort provides a platform for freedom of expression and encourages healing while sparking conversation and action, here and now, to move Cleveland forward. We're especially excited to welcome guests to our city with the message of change, complete with live painting by Sankofa Fine Arts Plus, Jerome White, Rashaun Dillard and Davon Brantely February 17-18. If you are visiting Clevleand Hopkins Airport in the near future, look out for the new #VoicesOfCLE installation!
#VoicesOfCLE Artists creating original murals at the Metrohealth Juneteenth Freedom Fest

IngenuityLabs Member Light Up Labs creates installations for Leadership Cleveland Accelerate Event

Every year, dozens of individuals pitch their ideas to make our community a better place. Join hundreds of other community leaders at Accelerate to hear them. Accelerate is a pitch competition which gives individuals across Greater Cleveland the chance to win seed money to help launch their idea to make the region a better place. IngenuityLabs members Paul and Leah of Light Up Labs will be illuminating the event through a unique installation stretching hundreds of feet in the Cleveland Convention Center for he 2022 Event!
Find out more about Accelerate 2022

Brite Winter Workshops & Excitement Brewing Around the Upcoming Festival!

We connect a wide array of working creatives with opportunities to give back, and one of our favorites is the annual partnership with Brite Winter. Since December, we've been hosting Brite Winter Artist Workshops as a creative meeting ground where dozens of entrepreneurs, artists and innovators can meet and build artistic installations for the upcoming festival! Come check out the completed works at Brite Winter Festival on Saturday, February 26th!

Other NBA Events In The Community

NBA Crossover at Cleveland Public Auditorium  
Friday, Feb. 18 – Sunday, Feb. 20 – 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET

Offering even more ways for fans to get in on the action, NBA Crossover at Cleveland Public Auditorium will be open Friday, Feb. 18 through Sunday, Feb. 20 and will be transformed into a fan destination with customized experiences, retail offerings, NBA partner activations, player and talent appearances, memorabilia displays and more. Tickets available at and via the NBA Events App.

Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at the Wolstein Center
Friday, Feb. 18 – 7 p.m. ET 

Watch some of the hottest celebrities from film, TV, and music, along with some of your favorite NBA legends and WNBA players test their skills for a fun and entertaining basketball game. Tickets available at and via the NBA Events App.

NBA All-Star Practice presented by AT&T at the Wolstein Center
Saturday, Feb. 19 - 11 a.m. ET 

Access to NBA All-Star Practice presented by AT&T will give fans an opportunity to see more the 2022 NBA All-Star Game players and coaches as the teams practice for Sunday’s showcase.  Tickets available at and via the NBA Events App.
NBA HBCU Classic presented by AT&T Morgan State University vs. Howard University at the Wolstein Center
Saturday, Feb. 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET 

The NBA and the NBPA will highlight the HBCU community with a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference matchup between Howard University and Morgan State University men’s basketball teams. The game will be played at the Wolstein Center on Feb. 19 and will be broadcast live. Tickets available at and via the NBA Events App.

NBA G League Next Gem Game – Ignite vs. Canton Charge  at the Wolstein Center
Sunday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. ET 

The NBA G League’s top young players will be on display at NBA All-Star 2022 in Cleveland in the inaugural NBA G League Next Gem Game featuring G League Ignite taking on the Cleveland Charge. A new facet of NBA All-Star 2022, the NBA G League Next Gem Game pays tribute to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Season, highlighting the G League’s next generation of talent on Ignite and the Charge. The game tips off from the Charge’s home arena, the Wolstein Center, on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. ET. Tickets available at and via the NBA Events App.
Clorox Rising Stars at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Friday, Feb. 18 – 9 p.m. ET 

Clorox Rising Stars will provide fans with an opportunity to watch the league’s top first and second-year players compete. For the first time, Rising Stars will be presented in a four-team tournament-style format featuring three games played to a final target score. Tickets available at and via the NBA Events App.  

State Farm All-Star Saturday Night at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Saturday, Feb. 19 – 7:30 p.m. ET 

State Farm All-Star Saturday Night includes three competitions featuring some of the NBA's best players.  Events taking place include the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, the MTN Dew Three-Point Contest, and the AT&T Slam Dunk contest. 

71st NBA All-Star Game at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Sunday, Feb. 20 – 7:30 p.m. ET 

NBA All-Star 2022 will bring together some of the most talented players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game with a special presentation to honor the NBA 75 team.  

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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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