The 35th annual festival was held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and spanned Detroit Avenue from Elmwood over through Belle Avenue.
Awash in creativity, around 160 local and national artists shared their work in ceramics, jewelry, painting, etching, printmaking, fiber, photography, sculpture, mixed media, metal work, wood, glass, leather and more.
This year, the entertainment schedule included street performers, musicians and artists in the crowd along with pop ups along Detroit Avenue. The agenda for the day included The Flavor (Blues music), Phillip Williamson (Street Performer), Lonesome Bones (Americana), St. Ignatius Circus Company, Rachel Shortt (singer/songwriter), Sheela Das, and a host of Beck Center for the Arts performers including S. Gallagher (Pottery Demo), D. Centouri (Visual Arts Demo), Soprano Sax / International Music, D. Dore-Rook (Visual Arts Demo), Rex Bacon (Drum Circle), and improv from Something Dada.
Besides supporting the festival itself, money earned or donated goes towards a scholarship for a local high school graduate, a Lakewood resident, pursuing a degree in fine arts, and toward grants awarded local organizations presenting art programs for children and seniors in Lakewood.”
Scholarship winners for 2012 are as follows:
2012 Scholarship Winner, Monte Cockrell
Montaque (Monte) Cockrell is the 2012 Lakewood Arts Festival scholarship winner.
$4000 LAF Scholarship Winner: Montaque Cockrell
Heading to Toledo University to major in Printmaking
$100.00 LAF Honorable Mention Award: Bram Myers
Heading to Cleveland Institute of Art to study Art Education
$100.00 LAF Honorable Mention Award: Emily Trautmann
Heading to Kent State University to study Art Education
$100.00 LAF Honorable Mention Award: Madeleine Gowan
Heading to Cleveland Institute of Art
$100.00 LAF Honorable Mention Award: Nathan Manthey
Heading to Cleveland Institute of Art to study Painting + Industrial Design
$100.00 LAF Honorable Mention Award: Mary Kelly McKee
Heading to the University of Michigan School of Art + Design
Congratulations to all!
For more information on how to support future Lakewood Arts Festival scholarships, view the Festival’s official photo gallery, or to find out how you can participate in or help plan for the 2013 festival and more, visit http://lakewoodartsfest.org.
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