Past Festivals

2021: Ingenuity at the Lake

Ingenuity at the Lake was a culmination of our year-long neighborhood programming, activating our community through monthly Ignite! Neighbor Nights in St Clair Superior, and our series of Hip! Hooray! popups with partners from the Cleveland Metroparks, Famicos Foundation, and the CHEERS initiative.

On our traditional IngenuityFest weekend, offered a family-focused, open-air event in Metroparks' North Gordon and City of Cleveland South Gordon Parks. The event was set up to emphasize the pathways and connections that bring residents to the Lakefront. Attendees experienced muralists and live painting, pop-up performances, Community Conversation boards and much more!

2020: Virtually INGenious

For the first time in Ingenuity history, welcome to a virtual festival! We partnered with our friends at 48 Hour Virtual Music Fest CLE to bring performers together via the magic of the internet since we can't be together in person.

We compiled over 53 hours of compelling virtual content and experiences, and streamed them to 30,000+ living rooms. Virtually INGenious featured bands, artists, performers, creatives, and local difference-makers in our community on Facebook Live!

The best part of a virtual festival? You can re-live it again and again! If you head to the discussion tab of the Virtually INGenious event page, you can find all the performances from that amazing, innovative weekend.

2019: IngenuityFest Dreamscapes

Celebrating its 15th year making creative intersections of art, science, and technology accessible to all, Dreamscapes brought to life an entire fantasy, vividly imagined by our creative community for a city reawakened and renewed.

New in 2019 were sustainability-focused village IngenuityTree Isle, and Wellness Way on the never-before-seen third floor (!), where attendees can focus on the health of body (strap on some skates with RollinBuckeyez Foundation) plus mind, spirit and community. The Dreamer’s Tavern featured local speakers from Cleveland’s Creative Arts Network and beyond, in partnership with IngenuityLabs Ignite!

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