Bicycling Destination of the Month: All Go Signs rocks Tremont's Arts in August
Perhaps you're familiar with All Go Signs, creators of DIY, multi-disciplinary art extravaganzas in a warehouse on the West Side. For those who haven't been in the loop, All Go Signs mastermind Chuck Karnak has built a brand by enabling other people—by giving them space to perform and exhibit work, offering production support, and making it all run smoothly. If you haven't been in the All Go Signs loop, perhaps you've seen Karnak's work on the production end of the Ingenuity fest, running lights and a sound system, building stages, even once floating a platform for dance performance in a massive pool of water at the east end of the subway level of the Detroit Superior Bridge.
Late this month All Go Signs takes over Tremont's Lincoln Park for one night in the Arts in August series. The series, sponsored by Tremont West Development Corporation and programmed most weeks by Cleveland Public Theater, brings free artistic performance to the urban park.
It's our bicycling destination of the month for a couple of reasons: First, this is a place you'll want to be, no matter what mode of transport you choose. Second, getting there on a bike will make it easier. That's because parking your car in Tremont can already be a challenge, and a big event at the park will only add to it. You won't drive around and around looking for precious curb space. Finally—and we hope you'll share this perspective—a bicycle is by far the most stylish way to arrive at a performance in the park.
Most of the performing groups on other August weekends are of a fine art bent, with dance companies filling most of the slots, and a bit of theater and opera thrown in. For the final night, though, Karnak promises to rock the house. “This will be a total reset button for Lincoln Park,” he said.
For one thing, he plans to bring All Go Signs' characteristic multimedia experience, with movement, a strong video component, and a plan to illuminate the trees. But all that theatricality will only add depth to a hard rocking lineup of bands including Ohio Sky, Paucity, poetic republic, and a headliner whose name can't yet be spoken.
So mark your calendar and join the Great Lakes Courier at this Bicycling Destination of the Month.
Arts in August
Fri., August 3rd, 7pm
Sat., August 4th (Henry VIII), 7pm
& Sun., August 5th, (As You Like It), 7pm
Antaeus Dance & MorrisonDance
Fri., August 10th, 8:30pm
Sat., August 11th, 8:30pm
Sun., August 12th, 7pm
Sat., August 18th, 6:30pm
Saturday, August 25th, 5-11pm