FEB. 7th - 10th


A free outdoor installation of interactive light-based art in the Van Aken District, Shaker Heights.

Installations illuminated 4-10pm nightly.

Experience the installations starting at 4pm, get warm by a fire pit, and then join us inside the Van Aken Market Hall (MH) for:

  • Dance Party with DJ Mark Mathews

  • Roaming performances by Fire and Light Arts

  • Free hot chocolate and On the Rise cookies!

  • Regular menu items available for purchase at Rising Star, On the Rise, Banter, Scorpacciata, and Mitchell’s Ice Cream

  • Festival food specials to be announced!​​
Steven Gutierrez
Steven Gutierrez is an artist, engineer, and educator interested in the intersection of art, technology and the environment. His work has been primarily focused on social and environmental issues. His current research is directed towards finding how technology may be used to help life rather than to destroy it.
Elbowgrease Design
Lauren Skunta of Elbowgrease design specializes in site specific art installations ranging from window displays, corporate art, and individual commissions. Her education is in drawing and painting, however her work utilizes a wide variety of 2D and 3D mediums.
Loop, a conception and execution by Olivier Girouard,
Jonathan Villeneuve and Ottoblix. Quartier des Spectacles
Partnership, Montreal. (Photo: Ulysse Lemerise / OSA)
Jest Media
Anthony Meyo, the Director Jest Media is an Akron native that creates immersive and engaging art installations that focus on the intersection of Art, Music and Technology. Anthony is also professional Disc Jockey with international experience offering over 14 years of service.
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Opening Night Celebration!

Thursday, February 7th | 5-8pm

Additional Happenings:

Support for the inaugural Winteractive festival has been provided by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture; The Teri Chmielewski Team, Keller Williams Greater Cleveland; the Van Aken District; the Fox Charitable Foundation; the Peggy and John Garson Family Foundation; The Paris Family, Joanne Cohen & Morris Wheeler, Stephen A. Kushnick, and other generous donors in the community. In-kind support has been provided by the City of Shaker Heights and Ingenuity Cleveland.


Sat. 2/9   3-4:30pm 


Christ Episcopal  Church Portico Lighting Display by Skylar Biggerman



Paper lantern making with Shaker Rec (MH) 

Kids singalong with early childhood music educator Madison Teuscher: three 30 minute sessions (MH) 

Sun. 2/10   3:30pm




The Shade Flex Project: Davidione Pearl & Ghani Harris (MH) 

Fri. 2/8  5:30-7:30pm 

Origami Workshop with CAL (MH)

Mariama Whyte with Robert Hubbard & George Granville of Hubb's Groove (MH) 


DJ IK Dubaku

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Mailing address:

3558 Lee Rd. Shaker Heights, OH 44120