When: August 08 through August 22 from 10:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Beachwood Community Center, 25325 Fairmount Blvd. Beachwood, Ohio map this

The Friends of Euclid Creek, the Collinwood Rain Barrel Project and the City of Beachwood are celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the last time the Cuyahoga River burned with an art show, a painted rain barrel silent auction, and a “Lake Erie Speakers” night. All events are free and open to the public at the City of Beachwood Community Center, 25325 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, Ohio.

The “Art in Nature” Exhibition features painted rain barrels, photography, paintings and mixed media works by local artists. “Art in Nature” runs from Wednesday, July 31 through Friday, August 23, at the Beachwood Community Center Art Gallery. The Beachwood Community Center Art Gallery is open from 9-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10-3:00 p.m. Saturday, and 10–1:00 p.m. Sunday. The public can meet the artists at the Artists’ Reception on Sunday, August 4 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Light refreshments available.

Painted Rain Barrel Silent Auction. The Collinwood Rain Barrel Project holds rain barrel activities throughout the Cleveland area. Rain barrels are environmentally important as they capture water during a rain helping to reduce flooding and pollution. Barrels painted with colorful scenes make a beautiful focal point in the yard and are very popular. Barrels designed and hand painted by Linda Zolten-Wood and other artists are available for sale through a silent auction during the art exhibit. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Euclid Creek programming fund.

The “Lake Erie Speakers Series” is Thursday, August 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with refreshments.

The Friends of Euclid Creek “Lake Erie Speaker Series” features three distinguished guests:

· Fredrick Vincent of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will speak on the "Deep Tunnel Sewer Project" currently under construction beneath the streets of Cleveland.

Mr. Vincent will explain the project and its importance to the health of Lake Erie.

· Chris Winslow, Director of the Ohio State University Stone Lab, will discuss "How Activities on Land Affect Lake Erie”. Population pressures, development, litter, and pollution are just a few things that harm the lake.

· Dr. Robert Brand of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health will speak on "Safe Consumption of Fish from Lake Erie". This talk should be of interest to anyone who fishes in Lake Erie or eats Lake Erie fish.

The Friends of Euclid Creek gratefully acknowledges the financial support of our sponsors

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, and the City of Beachwood.

The Friends of Euclid Creek works to protect and restore the creek by helping people who live in the watershed become stewards of the land and water. Euclid Creek runs through eleven communities from Beachwood ending in Lake Erie. For more information on Euclid Creek and watershed issues go to https://www.euclidcreekwatershed.org/euclid-creek.

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