When: Sat., Sept. 10 2011
Three Lakewood venues will serve as launch pads for the inaugural GLarts Fest happening today from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Presented by the recently formed Great Lakes Arts Initiative, the fest aims to link local musicians and artists with the broader community. Executive director Tracy Walters promises the all-ages fest will have something for everyone. That includes a lineup of acoustic, folk, blues, and classic rock at the 5 O'Clock Lounge (11904 Detroit Ave.). The Hi Fi (11926 Madison Ave.) will be tuned to alternative, rock, and pop. And the Symposium (11802 Detroit Ave.) will convene a bill of electronica, funk, soul, and rap. Meantime, independent artists will be on hand displaying photos, paintings, drawings, jewelry, and more. Also on the schedule from 1 to 5: a chalk walk between venues so you can make your own mark on the surroundings. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door; those under 21 add an extra $3 cover. For more info, check out the website or find Great Lakes Arts Initiative on Facebook. — Cicora Lakewood, 440-782-1891, glarts.com.