Inkling of Summer: Celebrate Summer Solstice with Zygote Press

The longest day of summer, the Summer Solstice, will occur at 4:50 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, and the everyone is invited to join Zygote Press in celebrating at Worthington Yards with its Inkling of Summer fundraiser event.

The largest fine art printmaking studio and gallery space between Chicago and New York and the only green nonprofit studio of its kind, will celebrate the Zygote community of artists and raise funds to produce another year of providing affordable, accessible, and equitable opportunities and programming to Cleveland artists.

Guests will work with Zygote artists to make their own Summer Solstice buttons, while enjoying food, drinks, music, live art auction, and prizes. There will also be sneak peeks at exciting projects on the horizon at Zygote.

Zygote board member Sarah Spinner Liska will moderate a conversation between Cleveland Public Library (CPL) executive director and CEO Felton Thomas, Jr. and CPL director of arts and culture Tiffany Graham Charkoski about the impact of arts and culture partnerships. 

Ink-ling of SummerInk-ling of Summer“We're so excited to be hosting our third annual Inkling of Summer event,” says Zygote executive director Jackie Feldman. “Each year, Zygote features an important arts conversation with leaders from local organizations. Zygote recently partnered with CPL to introduce  hundreds of Clevelanders to printmaking, demonstrating how these types of partnerships can result in transformative programming with broad impact.”

Proceeds from Inkling of Summer allow Zygote to provide affordable artists access to its studio and printmaking equipment, develop and offer free programming geared to increasing equity in the arts. And provide education and professional opportunities for emerging and established artists.

In addition to its residency and education programs, Zygote Press supports artists through exhibitions and brings free printmaking programs to the community. 

The celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues until sunset at 9:04 p.m. Cocktail attire.

The deadline to buy tickets is this Saturday, June 15. Tickets are $100 per person or $450 for table of five people. Donations of any amount are also welcome. Valet parking is $10.

“By buying a ticket to Inkling of Summer, guests help us raise money that goes directly to funding our educational and community-based programs,” says Feldman. “And it allows us to provide access to our printmaking studio for local artists.”