Crazy for Collinwood

From photo shoots to community crafting, the Ballot Box Project winners are gearing up to bring you some amazing opportunities. These projects are all about showing pride for Collinwood and the people that make our neighborhood the best in Cleveland. Activities are beginning in May and will continue through November. This month youth can get their hands dirty and try something new, while the adults can be boastful about their craft.

Youth Activities

Collinwood Camera Club
It's time for teens to learn photography with the Collinwood Camera Club. There is an introductory meeting on Tuesday, May 10th. Students will provide residents with complimentary family portraits throughout summer. Contact Bridget Caswell at or 330-606-6800.

Operation: Vegetables
Let's build the big game of healthy eating! Workshops will begin late this month to construct a giant board game for kids, by kids with artist Linda Zolten Wood.

Adult Activities

This Is Collinwood: History in Everyday People
Stephen Bivens will be taking photographs of local business owners. Photos will be taken at their shop, market, studio, or gallery. Date and time can be arranged based on business owner's preference. Images will be provided (free of charge) for promotional use. Contact Stephen Bivens at to request a photo session.

Collinwood Farm to Table Cookbook
Do you have a favorite recipe that you're not only proud of but you want to share with everyone? Perhaps you have a vegetable garden unlike any other. Lori Kella is creating the Collinwood Farm to Table Cookbook. Her website launches May 31st, and you can find out how to get involved.

These projects are just the beginning. There are five more projects that will launch this summer! If you want more information, contact Julia DiBaggio at 216-481-7660 or

Julia DiBaggio

Resident of neighborhood since 1956. Worked on East 185th street since 1970.

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