Art Exhibits

Acting Out! Fest

When: Wed., Sept. 13 2017

After months of planning, Cleveland-based artist Derek Hess and his longtime business partner Marty Geramita announced plans for their second annual Acting Out! Fest, a free, four-day festival raising awareness for mental illness and addiction. This year features an expanded lineup of live music, art, standup comedy, films and talks at venues throughout Gordon Square, from today through Saturday. In total, the weekend features more than 15 events over four days. The subject of mental health is particularly important to Hess, whose battles with bipolar disorder and substance abuse are not only well known, but recurring themes in his emotionally charged artwork. All events are free, but most require tickets. For a complete schedule, with dates, times and event descriptions, visit the website. (Unsmani)

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