BAYarts festival celebrates the outdoors
The Get Out festival on the BAYarts campus on Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will celebrate the art of the outdoors. Body, soul and art are all included. The festival day will include food, drink, live music by Michelle Gaw (from noon to 2 p.m.) and plenty of vendors and activities.
BAYarts Executive Director Nancy Heaton feels the festival title is perfect. "We wanted to convey the upbeat attitude that goes along with Spring when everything is waking up and it's time to get out of the house and embrace the sun again. ... It's all about getting out and getting going."
Some of the cool festival vendors will include beach glass crafts, fishing apparel, bicycle merchandise, drones, standup paddle boards, reiki, hand-crafted ironworks, a food truck, local craft beer and ice cream.
A special Trike & Bike is planned for younger riders, ages 3 to 12, with a tot lot loop and a longer one-mile loop option. All of the dollars raised from this ride will directly benefit VeloSano Kids, an initiative to raise funds for pediatric cancer research at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Riders must register in advance, and can do so on bayarts.net. Activities during this event include face painting, a balloon artist and a DJ.
There are two great free activities planned: free yoga sessions at noon and 2 p.m.; and free martial arts demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
An En Plein Air group will be drawing/painting with a live clothed model. People can join in at $10/person.
Jessica Stockdale is the Marketing Manager at BAYarts.