ARTS Watch

Just like the weather, the Lakewood Arts scene is sizzling. Featuring another month of art, music, theater and dance, July brings some of City’s most anticipated events to the forefront. Here is just a sampling of what’s in store in the upcoming weeks:

The Summer Youth Concert Series, Band2gether, starts Friday, July 11 at 6pm in Sinagra Park with Special Guests Tony and Lucy Sinagra kicking off the event. On July 11, Little Known Fact and Trancemitter will launch the event. A Fabulous Waste of Time and Back for More play on July 18th and Venus and Meridian play on July 25th. Additional bands will play on Friday nights in August as well.

Wobblefoot has snagged Lawrence Hohman as their featured artist for July. Hohman has combined his career as a commercial artist and his love of nature to create three lovely children's ABC books. Each page of each book is so beautiful one might be tempted to pull pages to frame.

The Awarding winning musical comedy “Alter Boyz” plays at the Beck Center July 18-August 17. “Alter Boyz” is a spoof about a Christian boy band riding the wave of America's latest fascination with religion. Be prepared to chuckle as Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan, and Abraham bring their soul-saving tour to the Big Apple.

If you like to soak up some culture while sipping your java, two of our most charming coffee houses have brewed something extra for you.


Phoenix Café will be featuring photographs taken in Sedona Arizona by a Lakewood High School graduate, Alison Meany (who attends Appalachain State University). Bela Dubby will be hosting Sean Burns for the month of July.

John Rehner Fine Art & Framing, our newest Lakewood gallery, had their first opening reception on Friday, June 27 to a packed house. Their featured artist is Bob Soltys. His "Art of Living" show contains a selection of images from the City of Light along with recent images of cowboys from Montana. This show runs through July 19th.

Let the diverse collection of arts and culture events put some relaxing (and inspiring!) chill in your sizzling July!

Beck Center for the Arts17801 Detroit Avenue216.521.2540 bela dubby13221 Madison Avenue216.221.4479 John Rehner Fine Art & Framing

16108 Detroit Ave. Lakewood

216-227-2790 Lakewood Phoenix Café

15108 Detroit Avenue
(216) 226-4401

Local Girl Gallery16106 Detroit Avenue216.228.1802 Pop Shop Gallery and Studio17020 Madison Avenue216.227.8440Hours: Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 2pm-6pm. Wobblefoot Gallery and Frame Studio1662 Mars Avenue216.226.2971 Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. Art gallery news and event information should be forwarded to Every effort will be made to include it in our next column.

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Volume 4, Issue 14, Posted 3:14 PM, 07.05.2008