June 25 – July 4

Hope Stones: An Artful Scavenger Hunt

Self Guided Scavenger Hunt

Channel your inner treasure hunter! World renowned artist, Derek Hess started his career in Cleveland creating rock concert posters. For Cleveland History Days, he’s designed a special batch of “Hope Stone” rocks that celebrate the city, give a nod to our past, and symbolize the nature that surrounds us. One stone will be hidden each day. If you find the stone, it’s yours to keep!

To participate: Follow Canalway Partners on Facebook. Each day during Cleveland History Days we’ll reveal a Hope Stone design and a clue leading you to its hidden location. Get out explore nature and keep your eyes open. When you find a stone, snap a photo and post it to the Facebook clue thread so we know you’ve found it.

Previous Events

Saturday, June 27

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Station Hope 2020: A Virtual Celebration of Hope. A Dialogue for Change.

Cleveland Public Theatre

Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=975446502893118

Station Hope—this year, a virtual festival—is a jubilant community event celebrating Cleveland’s social justice history and exploring contemporary struggles for freedom and equity. Engage with local artists as they envision, interrogate, and seek out hope from where they are stationed. Audience members will participate virtually and witness livestreamed performances of theatre, music, storytelling, and dance inspired by the most important issues of our time. CPT Staff will broadcast (safely and responsibly) from the historic grounds of Cleveland’s first authenticated Underground Railroad site, St. John’s Episcopal Church.

For details, go to: https://www.cptonline.org/performances/seasons/2020-2021/station-hope-20/

Friday, June 26

4 p.m – 8 p.m (Tour)

5:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m (Live Chalk Art)

Tremont: Epicenter of Immigration

Self-Guided Tour & Chalk Art-Walk

This self guided tour will lead you around the perimeter of Lincoln Park in Tremont and features many of the churches and other institutions built by (and for) successive waves of immigrants from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century.

As you stroll through the neighborhood, you’ll read fascinating facts and learn about the central role Tremont played in the Cleveland’s story of immigration. Along the way, you’ll encounter local artists creating chalk artworks inspired by Cleveland immigration stories.

Start your walk at the Lincoln Park gazebo and follow the Cleveland History Days signs from stop to stop.

Click this link to download a high-rez copy of the Walking Tour map.

Click this link to download the Walking Tour written directions.

Contributing Artists:

Jason Baumgartner

Brian Cleveland

Melissa Griggs

Dante Rodriguez

Debra Sue Solecki