Aug
29
4:00 PM16:00

The Big Community Share - Featuring a drum and dance experience of Guinea, West Africa, and an Open Mic!

Come help us celebrate the culmination of the Sidewalks of Buckeye Showcase at The Big Community Share! 

Help to design a community mural and re-imagine the Passport Project space for use by the community.

Experience drumming and dancing from Guinea, West Africa in free classes lead by artists from Guinea.

Hear from community poets and musicians, including David Smeltz of the band I-Tal and Buckeye's Clean House; Mohamed Tounkara and M'Mah Sylla of Passport Project; and neighbor and poet Bianca Michelle.

And step up to the mic and/or drawing board to share your own thoughts, your own stories and your own creative contribution to the rebirth of Buckeye and the re-imagining of the Passport Project space.

Refreshments will be served. Please join us!

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Aug
29
12:00 PM12:00

Buckeye Greenspace and Public Art Discussion

Last week, our friends at LAND studio helped facilitate a conversation about community space and public art along Buckeye Road. Together, the group envisioned hanging gardens, giant murals, arts programming on balconies, parades, healthy food options and resident-owned businesses. It was a great time and produced some great energy.

But that conversation isn't over quite yet. LAND studio is coming back for a second round of community conversation - and we want to hear from you!

What are your favorite things about Buckeye? What do you think we need to make our community even stronger? How can we build public spaces in the neighborhood that have benefit everyone in the community? And what do we need to make these visions a reality?

Join us for this engaging and fun conversation about the past, present and future of Buckeye. Come prepared with your ideas, your stories and your voice. Let's build something incredible together!

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Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Interactive Art Installation - Closing

Earlier this month, artist and Buckeye advocate Daniel McNamara opened his exhibit Race in America: Biological Fiction - Social Fact. If you didn't attend, you missed masks, tunnels, historical documents and the opportunity to weigh in on the topic of race on typewriters and in drawings. 

But now you have a second opportunity to participate in this important conversation about race in America, our city and in our neighborhood. 

Join us for the closing party for the exhibit, featuring food, festivities - and the opportunity to have your voice heard on issues of race and the future of Buckeye. It promises to be an important (but still fun!) discussion for our community. Please come out and participate!

 

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Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

Resident-to-Resident Dialogue

Dawn Arrington has spent a lot of time thinking about what it takes to be a good neighbor - the emotional and financial investment needed to move her Buckeye neighborhood forward. 

Now Dawn is using her background in the arts and creative writing to make that exploration even bigger.  

Join us for an exciting night of "community crafting" - a series of arts activities designed to get conversations going about what Buckeye has, what the community needs ... And how everyday people can make the difference. It's a fun and easy way to get to know your neighbors - and have a positive impact at the same time. Don't miss out on this important conversation!

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Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

Learn to Knit, Craft Exhibit and Sale

For the past three years, the Rice Branch Knitting Circle has been meeting weekly to build community through the art of knitting.

In this special event, the group will be bringing all that talent and creativity to Passport Project. Join us to learn the basics of knitting, explore samples of group members' work and even support the group by purchasing locally-created knitwear. 

The event is completely free; you'll even get a free set of needles and yarns to start your own creations! Don't miss out on the fun.

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Aug
22
1:30 PM13:30

Interactive Art and Storytelling Event

Telling our stories conveys the events in our world as we see them, and those stories can be told in many ways.

Join Bianca Michelle for this unique, interactive event, as she and fellow artists Derin Fletcher and Ali Boyd explore the importance of telling our community's stories.

Through poetry, painting and drumming as a backdrop, we'll create a story of our own together. Join us in creating!

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Aug
22
11:00 AM11:00

Martial Arts and Mindfulness

Here's your second chance to experience David Smeltz's unique martial arts training!

David grew up around culture - music, theatre, Tai Chi ... Culture was embedded into the fabric of everyday life.

Now, David's breathing culture into Clean House, Inc., a Buckeye-based community facility that will support individuals working their way through drug and alcohol recovery. A central part of the Clean House model is supporting that process through regular martial arts and meditation training - both for residents of Clean House and the broader community.

In this free class, David will be sharing that incredible training at Passport Project. Come learn the basics of Liu Seong Gungfu, Kuntao and Tai Chi ... and explore how being mindful can positively impact your mind, body and soul. You don't want to miss this experience!

Can't make it to the event but want to support Clean House's mission? Consider purchasing David's book or making a donation to the nonprofit.

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Aug
20
5:00 PM17:00

Buckeye Greenspace and Public Art Brainstorm

LAND studio has helped to spread great public art, greenspace and design throughout Cleveland in countless projects ... Including Buckeye's own popular Art & Soul of Buckeye Park

LAND will be sharing their considerable insight in building incredible public spaces as part of the Sidewalks of Buckeye Showcase, through a two-part workshop. It's your chance to hear more about LAND's past, present and future projects in Buckeye - and to brainstorm and comment on how greenspaces and public art can enhance the community experience here.

Join us in this important discussion. We want to hear your ideas, your stories and your voice about all things Buckeye!

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Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Martial Arts and Mindfulness

David Smeltz grew up around culture - music, theatre, Tai Chi ... Culture was embedded into the fabric of everyday life.

Now, David's breathing culture into Clean House, Inc., a Buckeye-based community facility that will support individuals working their way through drug and alcohol recovery. A central part of the Clean House model is supporting that process through regular martial arts and meditation training - both for residents of Clean House and the broader community.

David will be sharing that incredible training at Passport Project in two free classes. Come learn the basics of Liu Seong Gungfu, Kuntao and Tai Chi ... and explore how being mindful can positively impact your mind, body and soul. You don't want to miss this experience!

Can't make it to the event but want to support Clean House's mission? Consider purchasing David's book or making a donation to the nonprofit. 

 

 

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Aug
13
5:00 PM17:00

Interactive Art Installation - Opening

Daniel McNamara has long been a champion for how the arts can be used to have constructive dialogue about social issues ... in his work at Bread and Puppet Theater, in his Buckeye-based Possibilitarian Puppet Theater and in the neighborhood's still forming Possibilitarian Garden

Now he's bringing that same approach to the Sidewalks of Buckeye Showcase! Join us for the opening of Race in America: Biological Fiction - Social Fact., an interactive temporary art installation with masks, puppets, paintings, text and available typewriter.

Don't miss this opportunity to have your voice heard on issues of race and the future of Buckeye. 

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Aug
11
4:30 PM16:30

Neighborhood Connections Grantseeker Assistance and Application Review

Over the years, our friends at Neighborhood Connections have invested more than $7 million in more than 2,000 resident-led projects across the city of Cleveland. Want to join that group?

If you're an artist or another community leader, if you've been thinking about launching a new community project, if you could use $500 to $5,000 in support of your work, then you should be applying. The next grant deadline is coming up fast - August 14th!

Never fear, though ... We've got help. At this event, Neighborhood Connections staff will be on hand to give you information about the application process and feedback on your proposal. If your community group is launching a neighborhood project and need financial support, this is definitely the meeting for you!

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