SPARX City Hop
SPARX CITY HOP 2013
Saturday, September 21st
EXPLORE | Cleveland's vibrant
neighborhoods including Downtown, Ohio City and Tremont
EXPERIENCE | Cleveland's history
through trolley tours
CELEBRATE | Cleveland's growing arts &
Hop on a trolley!
Let free trolleys be your guide as you
experience Cleveland's core neighborhoods. SPARX City Hop connects
you to more than 70 galleries and artist studios, more than 100 of
our city's well-known restaurants, several markets, outdoor
entertainment and retail destinations.
Start your SPARX City Hop adventure Downtown at the Main Hub at
Public Square. While you're there, visit the Welcome Center and
receive your free wristband from SPARX volunteers.
(Note: Wristbands will be available at all stops)
Once you have your wristband, it's time to hop through
Cleveland's charming neighborhoods.
As you loop through neighborhoods on bright red trolleys,
Tour Guides will share interesting facts and points of interest
about architecture, culture, history and the talented residents who
celebrate visual and performing arts, and thriving culinary scene.
No two neighborhoods are quite alike, and this is the
perfect time to learn more about them!
Cleveland's culinary scene is booming just as loud as her
arts&culture. While you're browsing the info below, click on
each stop's link to find out which restaurants, bars and cafes
are giving specials to SPARX City Hoppers!
Welcome Centers are located at every trolley
stop to ensure that City Hoppers have a place to ask questions and
collect information that will enhance their experience as they
travel neighborhoods on foot.
Downtown -Blue Line
Featuring PlayhouseSquare, Gateway District
and The Arts Quarter
Ohio City - Green
This route will take City Hop attendees to the Ohio City
Tremont - Red
This route will take City Hop attendees to
the Tremont neighborhood
check out the complete SPARX guide, click HERE.
Main Hub at Public Square
SPARX STARTS HERE!
Downtown Cleveland is where your SPARX City Hop adventure
begins! Head over to the Main Hub at Public Square to get your day
In the Southwest Quad of Public Square, you can grab lunch
from local food trucks, browse retail brought to you
by Cleveland Handmade Market, participate in a special SPARX edition of the Take a Hike tours and
experience a large interactive sidewalk chalk mural by CMA artists
Wendy Mahon and Hector Castellanos.
Don't forget to grab your free wristband from
the SPARX volunteers at the Welcome Center. Once you receive that,
you can start your City Hop adventure on the following routes:
THE BLUE LINE
DOWNTOWN - featuring Gateway District, PlayhouseSquare
and The Arts Quarter
This route will take City Hoppers on an arts and
culture-filled adventure. Click on each stop to see the
list of artists, galleries, restaurants and retail
destinations along the Blue Line.
THE GREEN LINE
OHIO CITY - Located on Cleveland's West Side,
Ohio City is home to the West Side Market as well as more than 150
small artisan businesses and beautiful architecture, not to mention
restaurants and breweries that will keep you coming back for
Ohio City's streets are filled with history, arts and culture.
Click on each stop to see the list of artists, galleries,
restaurants and retail destinations along the Green
THE RED LINE
TREMONT - Tremont, one of Cleveland's most
charming neighborhoods, is home to unique restaurants, wine bars,
coffee shops, handmade chocolates, books, art and so much more.
Tremont is filled with arts and culture. Click on each
stop to see the list of artists, galleries,
restaurants and retail destinations along the Red
Be a part of SPARX City Hop
Do you know our city's neighborhoods boutiques and galleries
like the back of your hand? Are you the one always telling your
friends about the newest hot spot? If you said yes to either of
those questions, you will be the perfect fit for SPARX City Hop
SPARX volunteers get to show off Downtown Cleveland, Ohio City
and Tremont to local residents as well as visitors!
Volunteers will greet City Hoppers, share information and event
highlights while distributing collateral and SPARX maps. To sign
up, click here.
Sparx City Hop Video
Sparx City Hop is presented by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance
and is made possible through the collaboration of its neighborhood
partners that includes: Downtown Cleveland
Gateway Neighborhood, Historic Warehouse
District, PlayhouseSquare District
Development Corp., The
Campus District, St.
Clair Superior Development Corp., AsiaTown, Tremont West Development and Ohio City Near West Development
Generous support from Cuyahoga Arts &
Sparx is proud to have the valuable support of our community
partners, including: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Dominion, Forest
City Enterprises, The Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund
Foundation, and The Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust
The Sparx program is also supported by generous downtown
Cleveland property owners and stakeholders, including: Ward 3
Councilman Joe Cimperman and Ward 8 Councilman Jeffrey Johnson.
Sparx is supported by the following media partners: Cleveland
Magazine, Cleveland Plain Dealer, cleveland.com, and Clear Channel
If you're interested in participating as a sponsor for
SPARX, please contact Mark Pugacz at firstname.lastname@example.org