Biologies & Geologies
Join us for IngenuityFest 2023: Biologies & Geologies taking place September 22-24! Dedicated to a rebirth, and celebration of our singular planet's resources and wonders, this year's Fest will explore how human innovation interacts with communities across earth, air and water. IngenuityFest 2023 is a journey through crystal caverns, aquatic landscapes and more, at once whimsical and wholly serious in its dedication to environmental stewardship, sustainability and innovation and human invention.
In addition to unique performance spaces, original works, and hundreds of exhibitors, performers and artisans, in 2023, we'll welcome returning festival villages Makers Mecca, Wellness Way, Inventors Emporium, Ideation Station and IndusTree Alley, dedicated to changing perceptions about manufacturing, celebrating our area's industrial heritage and highlighting our shared dedication to sustainability.
Applications are NOW OPEN to participate in IngenuityFest 2023! Be sure to follow us on Facebook for all the latest updates!
Partnerships and sponsorships are available for IngenuityFest 2023!
Want to help us prepare for IngenuityFest 2023? The easiest way to get involved is by becoming an Ingeneer! We meet every Thursday from 6-9pm at IngenuityLabs to vision, build, create & more!
Take a look through the rest of this page for a recap of our 2022 Festival, Expo: Ingenuity! The 2022 Festival was held September 23-25 at the Hamilton Collaborative.
From Steam Powered to Space Age
Expo: Ingenuity 2022
IngenuityFest returned September 23-25, 2022 as Expo: Ingenuity!
Drawing on the best traditions of World's Fairs and (Inter)National Exhibitions, including the ability to highlight those scientific, technological and social innovations that have driven progress, Expo: Ingenuity ignited the creative spark by tracing a history of imagination through time and place, highlighting the ability of expositions to bring people together to uplift achievement and human ingenuity.
We are thrilled to gather and celebrate this past, present and future (from steam-powered to space-age!) with the return our flagship event, alongside our wide community of artists, performers, entrepreneurs and YOU!
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IngenuityFest took place at IngenuityLabs @ the Hamilton Collaborative (5401 Hamilton Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115).
Festival Villages Included
In 2022, IngenuityFest 2022 | Expo: Ingenuity returned full force as we:
Welcomed more than 15,000 visitors to our home at IngenuityLabs
Produced nearly 100 performances across six stages
Showcased hundreds of individual artists, makers, creates & companies
Received STELLAR audience feedback
- 97% of participants HAD FUN!
- 97% of participants would RECOMMEND IngenuityFest to a friend!
- 98% of participants will COME BACK next year!
Location & Accessibility
For individuals with disabilities arriving by shuttle, taxi, Uber, accessible transport van or private vehicle, a reserved accessible drop off zone will be located at the Main Festival entrance on 53rd street.
Accessible parking spaces will also be reserved in the Staff/VIP/Artist, directly across from the 5401 Hamilton Avenue address. Additional off-site parking will be provided in a section of Ingenuity’s general audience parking. We are continually making accessibility improvements to our site including providing elevator service to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors, addressing challenging areas of asphalt and providing numerous accessible restrooms on the ground level. However, our site still contains areas of uneven terrain including gravel, stairs, and some passageways or art installations that may be narrower or challenging to access. We will make every attempt to accommodate you.
For more accessibility information, questions about access, or for assistance on the festival site, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Street parking is abundant in the area surrounding the Festival, but a lot will be available at 5000 Lakeside Avenue (just around the corner from our 53rd Street Entrance) for $5. Parking is always at attendee's own risk and Ingenuity is not responsible for any loss, theft, or damage.
Consider taking an Uber or Lyft! The Festival is located at 5401 Hamilton Avenue. However, the designated rideshare dropoff address is 1279 E. 53rd Street.
BIKE to the Fest: Bike parking will be available at the 53rd Street gate only. Attendees will need to bring their own locks.
Ingenuity is striving to make their 2022 Festival low-waste. No single-use plastic water bottles will be sold on-premises. There will be many water refilling stations throughout the site, so attendees are encouraged to bring their reusable water bottles. All water is filtered. There will also be reusable bottles available for purchase at the event.
Beverage partners include Goldhorn Brewery and Watershed Distillery. All drinks will be served in recyclable aluminum cans or in compostable cups when possible.
Sustainability volunteers will be on-premises to assist guests in separating compost, recycling and landfill-trash with signage to help identify what goes where. Ingenuity's longtime partners, Rust Belt Riders will be handling our compostables.
2022 Festival Program & Particpants
Bands and artists and vendors, oh my!
IngenuityFest brings together an exciting and eclectic mix of bands, artists, artisans, performers and creatives. Learn about the folks who were featured at our 2022 festival by expanding the rows below.
Want to get a sense of all that IngenuityFest offers? Flip through our full festival program! Program is subject to change.
Check out a list of all the amazing folks playing IngenuityFest 2022! We know you'll find your new favorite band this year.
Looking for stage schedules only? Check out the daily schedules for each of our 6 (that's right, SIX!) stages! There's something for every music fan at IngenuityFest!
Volunteer at Ingenuityfest
YOU can participate in IngenuityFest, too! Sign up to volunteer with us over the weekend. Volunteers receive free admission into the Fest (PLUS behind-the-scenes access!), a free festival t-shirt, and our unending gratitude.
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