In the BAYarts Summertime

BAYarts Annual Summer Concerts is a “bring your own chair or blanket” concert series that offers a great occasion to enjoy the magnificence of Cleveland Metroparks in the summertime. The free series is made possible by funding from PNC and radio sponsor WCPN. Each year the series highlights local talent on the outdoor stage.

Picnics are encouraged for these family friendly events, and parking is free. For a complete schedule, go to BAYarts Summer Intensive Program offers adult and serious teen artists a unique opportunity to hone their skills or try a new medium. Local art professionals and faculty lead workshops as varied as encaustic, plein air oils or watercolor, monoprinting, portraits and more. For complete schedule go to

BAYarts Art and Music Festival gives artists an alternative to sell their work, and gives shoppers an opportunity to buy unique, locally made art and craft at a great price. About 40 artist/vendors participate in an atmosphere filled with music by Uzizi, the Burning River Ramblers, and local up-and-coming acts from 10 a.m. To 5 p.m. For more information, go to

BAYarts 2012 Summer Gallery Shows begin with The Unbearable Lightness, curated by Liz Maugans of Zygote Press (June 8–30), an exhibit of photography by Peter & Scott Larson (July 6–August 5), and a peek into the Archives of The Morgan Conservatory (August 10–September 2). A special event July 6—100 for 100—offers 100 works of  art for $100 each, with proceeds benefiting BAYarts educational programming.