Even with the limits imposed by the pandemic, BAYarts staff has been busy planning for the year ahead. The theme, "Reemergence," is the mantra as new and traditional programming is again rolled out: classes, events, exhibitions and more. Following guidelines from Cleveland Metroparks and the CDC, the number one goal is safety. The second goal is fun.
Right now, classes are filling up and the galleries are filled with new works including the return of annual Ceramics Exhibition and Sale (May 16). In the works for this summer, the popular Thursday Market will return to evening hours with dozens of familiar and new vendors, local community groups and of course, plenty of friendly dogs. Chatty’s Pizzeria, the new café, will be expanding the patio for even more safe distancing and great family friendly fare.
BAYarts' summer concert series returns to Sunday nights, supporting many of the musicians that have been hit hardest. Cleveland Shakespeare Festival will be back, this year with everyone’s favorite – "Romeo and Juliet" – and for the first time, GroundWorks Dance Theater will perform. Most events are free but donations to support the artists will be encouraged.
And yes, Moondance will return – all new, very safe, very fun. Look for details and other news coming soon to our website, bayarts.net, as BAYarts reemerges! Welcome back!
Nancy Heaton is Executive Director at BAYarts