A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS AND OVER THE FREEWAY
Bridge Mix, October 10th, Offers FREE Entertainment in Tremont atop the West 11th Street Pedestrian Bridge over I-490
CLEVELAND- October 3, 2008- BRIDGE MIX: A Night under the Stars and over the Freeway is a one-night celebration with music, art and stargazing at the West 11 th Street pedestrian bridge over I-490 in Tremont.
Bridge Mix is October 10, 2008 from 6-11 p.m. The free event open to the public will be held at the West 11 th Street Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge is two blocks south of Lincoln Park on West 11 th Street [or] two blocks north of Clark Avenue on West 11 th Street.
Bridge Mix is part of the Cleveland's "Pop Up City" initiative. Pop Up City brings empty places to life through magical, ephemeral experiences that create happy memories about city neighborhoods.
"The pedestrian bridge over I-490 is one of Cleveland's best-kept secrets in one of Cleveland's best-kept neighborhoods," said Ward 13 Councilman Joe Cimperman. "You are invited to check out a great location that will soon get even better, as we plan for the completion of the Towpath Trail through Clark Field. With everything that's happening here - from the opening of Steelyard Commons to the improvements at Clark Field - this bridge is ripe for rediscovery."
Bridge Mix will unite the north and south parts Tremont by transforming the pedestrian bridge into a viewing platform and a gathering place. Local artists Patsy Kline, Alex Tapie, Wes Johansen, Gauri Torgalkar, and David Jurca will create installations and performances on and around the bridge. Telescopes will be available on the bridge for stargazing. One Dollar Hat and Miss Melvis and the Buford Pusser Experience will perform. Hooper's Farm will sell fresh produce and conduct a greenhouse raising. Congolese dancers, storytellers, and food vendors will round out the night. The site offers ample free parking at Clark Field and convenient access via the RTA Clark Avenue bus line (23: Clark-Ridge).
Bridge Mix is a Pop Up City production, sponsored by the Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative with the support of the Civic Innovation Lab, Tremont West Development Corporation, and Progressive Urban Real Estate.