Photo Essay: BorderLight Fringe Festival

Hordes of arts and culture fans took to the streets and venues of Public Square last weekend for last weekend’s BorderLight Fringe Festival. Attendees were treated to three days of innovative, inspirational theater that celebrates the diversity of the human experience and shines a spotlight on Cleveland’s arts and culture community and its rich cultural assets.

“The feedback from artists, audiences, staff and volunteers has been incredibly positive,” says BorderLight Fringe Festival co-founder, executive and artistic director Dale Heinen. “Everyone felt the great energy at this year’s festival.”

Although organizers are still tallying the numbers and assessing feedback, Heinen says they are pleased.

“Attendance was robust, and multiple shows had sold out houses,” she says. “Artists built a wonderful, supportive community over the three days of the festival. They are rightly proud of the work they created for BorderLight and feel seen and appreciated by audiences.”

Bob Perkoski was at BorderLight last weekend and captured the entire event for FreshWater readers to enjoy.

Bob Perkoski
Bob Perkoski

About the Author: Bob Perkoski

In addition to his work for Fresh Water, Bob Perkoski is the official photographer for LAND studio and Cleveland Burlesque. He recently published a book of his photos Rust Belt Burlesque. He's had work published in other books like LGBTQ Cleveland by Ken Schneck, Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland AnthologyRust Belt Chic: The Pittsburgh Anthology and Moon Cleveland by Douglas Trattner. Previously he was co-founder/art director for Balanced Living Magazine. His substantial portfolio includes news coverage, portraiture, commercial imagery and fine art. Perkoski's first solo show, These Walks of Life premiered in December 2016 in Negative Space Gallery. Visit Perkoski Photography for complete profile information.
Originally from Conneaut, Ohio, Perkoski now lives close to the city in Parma. He has been Fresh Water's managing photographer since the publication's September 2010 inception.