SPARX City Hop

Save the Date: September 17, 2016 for SPARX City Hop

View our 2015 SPARX City Hop event guide here! 


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About SPARX City Hop

The 2015 SPARX event was the 13th annual SPARX City Hop. This signature event of Downtown Cleveland Alliance is a celebration of the cultural production taking place in Cleveland’s most central and metropolitan neighborhoods. The free, one-day, self-directed tour of greater Downtown includes galleries, artist studios, retailers, restaurants, street performances, and more, drawing approximately 20,000 visitors each year. The impact extends far beyond the event itself, encouraging City Hoppers to return on their own, and to introduce freinds and family to the neighborhoods and amenities they've discovered.

Sparx City Hop Video

Take a look at what City Hoppers can expect during SPARX!!
Click below to watch the video.

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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 Alliance, Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation, Playhouse Square District Development Corp., The Campus District, Superior Arts District, Asia Town, Tremont West Development and Ohio City Inc.

Generous support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture:



SPARX is proud to have the valuable support of our community partners, including: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Playhouse Square, Dominion, Medical Mutual, The George Gund Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, Forest City, and Geis Properties. 

The SPARX program is also supported by generous downtown Cleveland property owners and stakeholders, including: Ward 3 Councilman Joe Cimperman, Ward 10 Jeffrey Johnson, Ward 5 Phyllis Cleveland and the City of Cleveland.

SPARX is supported by the following media partners: Cleveland Magazine, Cleveland Plain Dealer,, and iHeart Media and Clear Channel. 

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