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Five Things To Do In NEO: Flats Fest, art-A-palooza, Photography And More

This photo, "Girl Talk" by Don Penn, is featured in the latest gallery showing at Cleveland Print Room. [Don Penn]
Black and white image of a woman turning her head, with her hair flowing behind.

Arts organizations across Northeast Ohio still have some more festivals before summer comes to a close. From the Flats Festival of the Arts to art-A-palooza in Green, here are five events to enjoy this week.

Flats Festival of the Arts

The 5 th annual Flats Festival of the Arts is Saturday, August 21, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday, August 22, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Flats East Bank in Cleveland. Enjoy regional musicians’ performances as well as local food and beverage vendors while perusing the works of hundreds of artists from across the country.


The City of Green and the Green Arts Council present art-A-palooza, a fine arts event featuring over 60 regional artists of a variety of mediums as well as local food vendors, live music and family-friendly activities. The event is Saturday, August 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Boettler Park.

Music at the Arboretum

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach presents its final summer concert at the John Streeter Garden Amphitheater in Wooster Friday, August 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The performance, “ Idle Twittering: A Flock of Flutes,” features Northeast Ohio flutists George Pope, Jane Berkner, Kyra Kester and Linda White. The term “idle twittering” came from French flutist Louis Fleury as a reference to music of the 19 th century.

Cleveland Print Room Gallery

The Cleveland Print Room hosts a gallery of works by photographer Don Penn. The opening and artist talk is Saturday, August 21, 12 – 4 p.m. Penn’s multidimensional work is inspired by movement and the passage of time.

Art in the Park

The City of Painesville presents Art in the Park, a family-friendly festival in Veterans Park in downtown Painesville Saturday, August 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event will feature the works of local art vendors, entertainment, children’s activities and more.