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The Flying Angel

Motorcycle dreams part one: roaring back to the '70s

Edgy bigger-than-life art meets vintage bikes courtesy of a legendary Cleveland artist in this, the first in an unexpected three-part series that takes a closer look at motorcycle dreams, Cleveland style.

Historic Franklin Ave

PHOTOS: the beauty is in the details

An image roundup of fascinating architectural details from Franklin Avenue's vintage and historic homes as captured by Fresh Water's managing photographer Bob Perkoski.

Viktor Schreckengost working on O’Neill in the studio.

CLE classic: Viktor Schreckengost combined form, function and beauty

A sculptor, ceramicist, industrial designer and Cleveland Institute of Art professor, Viktor Schreckengost's legacy continues to live out loud throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Rumi's Market

Offbeat eats: six of the best local ethnic eateries

Iraqi kebobs, duck blood soup and hard to find Latino spirits — that's just for starters in this under-the-radar roundup of some the best (and little known) noshing in the 216.

CIFF Perspectives

Cutting edge: CIFF doubles down on virtual reality

Expanding its virtual reality series amid this year's 'Perspectives' offerings, Cleveland’s largest film fest aims to foster a technology still trying to find its footing in Hollywood.

The top prize, CIA Board of Trustees Grand Purchase Prize, by junior Sculpture + Expanded Media student Sage Byham for “Perception,” a work that includes a painting and metal sculpture

PHOTOS: award-winning student art at CIA

Managing photographer Bob Perkoski gives Fresh Water readers a peek inside the Cleveland Institute of Art's 71st annual Student Independent Exhibition.

CAC street team

Street level 'Voices and Vision' inform Cuyahoga Arts and Culture's next 10 years

The organization intends to prioritize programming accessibility and ensure that people across all races, incomes and education levels feel included in its programming and funding.  

Tracey Halvorsen and Amy Goldberg at graduation 1993

A look back: two CIA grads reflect on their time in Cleveland – a 'well made place'

Two Cleveland Institute of Art graduates took the lessons they learned in the 216, became pioneers in web design and now helm one of Inc.'s fastest growing companies.

Marija Pomagaj - A shrine traditionally found in Slovenian churches. Featured on the west side of the church

Four cornerstones: historic ethnic churches thrive in a modern world

Fresh Water explores a quartet of Cleveland's ethnic houses of worship that endure in traditions of faith, history and culture.

Blizzard Vortex at Castle Noel

Five alt holiday haps

For those willing to venture over hill and dale, Fresh Water offers up a host of unique holiday activities, from a life-sized Candy Land game to gliding down a not-so-ominous Christmas Story slide.

Cleveland Print Room

From flaming history to art therapy, grants foster eclectic projects

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture will invest more than $14.5 million in grants to 241 nonprofits across the county in 2017. Fresh Water takes an inside look at four of the associated projects.

The Garden Store - Cleveland Botanical Garden

Holiday shopping with a side of culture

This roundup of unique gift shops on the doorsteps of your favorite museums and cultural centers is perfect for those seeking a truly alt-holiday shopping excursion.

Todd Kennedy, a member of the Grant Making Committee, and Cynthia Lewis, grants manager, promote Neighborhood Connections at a neighborhood festival

Small grants lend big support to residents' art and culture projects

Seventy-two diverse projects are set to bloom across Cleveland and East Cleveland courtesy of more than $200,000 in grants from Neighborhood Connections and partner organization Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Christopher Johnston with cast of The Mighty Scarabs by Cornell Calhoun III at Karamu House, March 2015

First person: A playwright's tale

Fresh off his success of "Selfies at the Clown Motel," Cleveland playwright Christopher Johnston recounts 25 years inside the local indie theatre scene and gives newbies tips on how to break into it.  

CIA associate professor, Douglas Paige observing nature's design in the Metorparks

Biomimicry: nature meets industrial design at CIA

Cleveland Institute of Art professor Doug Paige is showing students how to take a page out of Mother Nature's playbook when it comes to industrial design.
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