Enjoy more than 75 vendors of various mediums, concessions and live music, all across the road from Huntington Beach, part of the Cleveland Metroparks. The event will be held rain or shine. Share:

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Shop local artisans while sipping wine and listening to live music at the  first Lake Front Market in Huron. Let your kids play in a children’s activity area.   We are so excited for this market! Can’t wait till June 9th! . . . . . #huronohio #lakelove #lakeerie #lakefrontpark #lakefrontmarket #handmade #ohio #bringmesummer A…

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Meet Bailey VanKirk, oil painter and owner of Desdemona’s Art Gallery in the village of Marblehead. VanKirk, 31, grew up on the Marblehead peninsula and earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art and painting from Kent State University. She lived for a few years in Cleveland, which she calls “the city,” and dabbled in taxidermy.…

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Amy Lauria makes Christmas trees. Little green trees made of beach glass and big ones made with discarded metal and driftwood. White and aqua glass and different sized rocks — anything Lauria finds while walking on the beach. We featured Lauria on RocktheLake in September. We revisited Lauria in the midst of the holiday season…

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Laurie and Bud Vinch used to roam the beaches of Lakewood until the street lights came on, pocketing cool rocks and beach glass. For years, the siblings deposited their treasures in buckets and bins. And decades later, when their mom decided to sell their childhood home, the basement was stuffed with treasures. Laurie had so…

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“Not bad,” says David Mull, examining a beat-up piece of green plastic on a private beach. “We’ll find a use for it.” Mull finds the beach junk first and a use for it later. His winterized cottage in Madison Township is stuffed with just about anything discarded or washed up on the Lake Erie shore.…

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Meet Jeff A. Evans, an architect who paints Lake Erie and other Cleveland scenes “plein air,” working outside in the landscape. He can capture a scene in about two hours, or the time it takes for the light to change. Plein air was common before photography, of course. But it became an art form in…

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Local Artistree wasn’t intended to be a Lake Erie shop. But the Rocky River artist collective is stuffed with handmade treasures celebrating the lake we love. Artists set their own prices and bring their work, which just happens to showcase lighthouses, driftwood, beach glass and boats. “I think the locations warrants it,” said co-owner Chris…

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This winter, Clevelanders can watch ice form on Lake Erie from the middle of Public Square. A public art installation from LAND Studio will feature a large video kiosk showing live camera feeds from Gibraltar Island, Put-in-Bay and Maumee Bay. “Waiting for a Break” by artist Julia Christensen will be unveiled Dec. 16, with shots…

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As soon as Amy Lauria gets home from work, she puts on her “play clothes,” calls her dog and heads to the beach. She and Grace, a pit bull mix, walk for an hour each day, as she collects driftwood, stones, metal, beach glass and trash, anything she can find to make into art. “I…

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