Little Italy Art Walk and Venetian Carnival

Historic Little Italy in Cleveland, OH. Every year the merchants entertain visitors from all over the US with the city’s first Art Walk and one of the regions most famous art exhibits. This year Little Italy is proud to host a Venetian Carnival featuring the students from local schools. In addition to over 100 artist exhibits, live entertainment and the incredible restaurants, bars and bakeries, Mayfield Rd and Murray Hill will be brightly filled with students parading in period Venetian masks and costumes depicting the historic Venetian Carnival, Commedia dell’Arte. Theater, and sidewalk activities around this magical reenactment will be an exciting addition to celebrate the neighborhood’s rich culture. n the mid 1800s an Italian sculpture Joseph Carrabelli, began his famous granite and marble works at the top of the ‘hill’ on Mayfield Rd. The area between the railroad and the top of the ‘hill’ became home to Carrabelli and the many Italian families that came to Cleveland to work and Little Italy was born. Today the traditions hold strong with the rich cultural heritage and the spirit of artistry that Joseph Garabelli began over 130 years ago. Over 20 galleries, 15 restaurants, many professional-service businesses and two schools thrive in this village. The Lyceum and the Montessori school at Holy Rosary, as part of their curriculum, studied with professional artisans and historians and residents about the fascinating history of the Venetian Carnival, Commedia dell’Arte and the neighborhood. Mastering the art of Venetian mask-making, the students have worked for months to create this exciting celebration and create the realism of the Carnival for the City of Cleveland and visitors. After a couple of Saturdays in a row were going to try a Sunday. Im going to list a place as a meeting for now but we'll work out a contact system when the time comes, probably just send out my cell. See ya there

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    This was a great idea but needs to be better organized. I went there but did not know where the group was. There was no way to find the Meetup Group or identify anyone from the group. I went by myself and stopped by all the little art shops and had a late lunch at the Tratoria Roman Garden, but would have been better with the group, if they were there!

    June 7, 2010

  • Calvin R.

    A small turnout because of the weather most of the day, but when the handful of us set out the skys cleared and we had a beautiful day for wandering around Little Italy and enjoying the shops, sounds, sights and food of that great neighborhood.

    June 6, 2010

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