CLEvents: Weapons of Mass Creation Fest

August is in full swing and it has been a busy one! Drop all your plans for next weekend though, because you are not going to want to miss the 4th Annual Weapons of Mass Creation Fest!

WMC Fest is the premier art, design, and music festival in the Midwest. 1,200+ attendees will descend upon Cleveland for three days in August to see 20 speakers, 20 designers, and over 40 bands. Will you be one of them? Creative professionals, entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, students, and fans will gather to learn, get inspired, collaborate, network, and celebrate together.

The Goal of WMC Fest

Weapons of Mass Creation is a young grassroots movement to inspire and enable the creative mind. We believe that good things happen when ideas and talents are shared within the community. This mentality manifests itself in the lifestyle of a Weapon of Mass Creation. A person who defies the hand they’re dealt and makes stuff happen.

WMC Fest Website

Weapons of Mass Creation Festival 4 2013

Founded by the Cleveland based creative agency Go Media designer and partner Jeff FinleyWeapons of Mass Creation Fest inspires, motivates and celebrates those who live to create.

Running August 16 through 18, this year’s Weapons of Mass Creation Fest will feature over 70 performances and will include inspiring talks on topics such as graphic design, art, entrepreneurship, leadership, productivity and creativity.  Jaw-dropping art and design shows will highlight both local and regional talent including album art, t-shirt design, typography, poster art, toy design, fashion design and illustration. Over 40 bands will hit WMC’s intimate stages, and attendees will also be treated to epic breakdancing battles from b-boys and b-girls from all around the country.

Attendees can look forward to speeches from Jon Contino, Brandon Rike, Kern and Burn and These are Things as well as the design work from Derek Hess, Strawberry Luna, Derrick Castle and Lauren Marx.

Special events will excite, including workshops, a live Adventures in Design podcast, and an artist’s battle hosted by a DJ and two MCs called Ink Wars (sponsored by Adobe).

Those interested in attending WMC Fest are encouraged to purchase tickets online before they sell out!

Will you be attending WMC Fest this year? I’ve been wanting to go for a couple of years, but haven’t had the chance… and unfortunately this year is no different 🙁

If you go, you must tell me all about it! 🙂


Disclosure: I was asked to help promote WMC Fest 4 and was provided information to pass along. I was not compensated for this post in any way, and all opinions are 100% my own.