Our East 22nd Street Celebration!
Clockwise from top: Joseph Han from CSU with Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Bobbi Reichtell,
Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, artists Brittany Quinn and Gwen Garth, Dr. Michael Schoop, President of Tri-C Metro Campus, and Mayor Frank G. Jackson. Pictures courtesy of Bob Perkoski.
Campus District invited elected officials, local leaders and organizations as well as food trucks to the E. 22nd Street Festival on Thursday, August 25th outside the Jerry Sue Thornton Center. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the new infrastructure and public art on E. 22nd Street that makes it worthy of its nickname “Main Street.”
Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland provided remarks about how economic development in Campus District will multiply thanks to street’s new look. Dr. Michael Schoop, president of Tri-C Metro Campus, spoke on the benefits the street improvements provide the institutions who conduct business on the Main Street. And artists Gwen Garth and Brittany Quinn revered the mural they helped create on the E. 22nd Street bridge over the Innerbelt that addresses the longstanding division of race in Cleveland. Organizations were on site to provide information about the services they provide, including Saint Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, Care Alliance, Ohio Educational Credit Union, Bike Cleveland, NewBridge Cleveland Center for Arts and Technology, Help Me Grow of Cuyahoga County and Friendly Inn Settlement.
Thank you to everyone who participated in and attended the E. 22nd Street Festival — and a special thank you to Sisters of Charity Foundation for making this event possible. It was a great success!