The will feature the work of 150 artists, and Cleveland Heights Patch has selected a few to tell you about. We'll provide a brief profile of one artist each day leading up to and during the event.
Clevelanders should recognize many of the places in Kelli Finnegan's photographs.
The Cleveland resident is inspired by the city around her and has taken photographs of The West Side Market, Indians games, abandoned warehouses and skate parks.
"I originally picked up a camera and began to capture images because of my constant need to people watch, and excitement over naturally placed splashes of color in a otherwise forgotten landscape," Finnegan wrote in the about me page on her website. "Holding a camera, I find it exciting to simply walk down a street or to drive past an area I see everyday. I stop and notice more and see the things I would normally overlook."
The Arts Festival runs Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15. Admission is free Friday and $5 per day Saturday and Sunday for attendees 13 years old and up. Children 12 and under are free all weekend. Hours are 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.