Get Your Pics On Route 66!
What lures a photographer from his commercial work along the picturesque shores of Lake Erie to a starting point over 300 miles away, then further along the 2400-mile memory that is America’s legendary Route 66? What draws him to pursue the beauty of a fading past and to gain awareness of what we’ve lost but might still regain?
Join photographer David J. Schwartz as he shares on his 14-year fascination with the sights, people and remembrances of what was, what is, and what may be again along America’s Original black ribbon wonderland.
November 30, December 1st and 2nd, David will host an open studio, closing the 300-mile plus gap for Clevelanders during Little Italy’s Holiday Art Walk. Though a massive photographic collection titled “Pics On Route 66”, David’s collection of photographs are vignettes of quirky roadside kitsch, quaint vintage motels, road wary automobiles, wide-open desert spaces, scenes from the heartland, mom and pop businesses that have stood the test of time, and so much more.
On display will be over 150 photographs that span the years of this intrepid photographic travel, ranging from 8x8 wood panels presented as visual story collections, all the way up to massive scenes on 20x40 metal prints.
David’s work has been prominently featured on the covers and pictorial spreads of ROUTE Magazine, marketing pieces for historic 66 towns and tourism guides. Recently, David was honored to present at The Miles of Possibly conference in Carlinville, Illinois - “Chasing The Light Down Route 66” - to a large enthusiastic crowd of Route 66-focused artists, authors, marketers and tourism professionals and preservationists. David’s presentation focused on helping stakeholders to understand how to better capture Route 66 in pictures. Additionally, David is the Associate Producer of a future PBS series “American Prairie” that focuses on the stories of people and places found all along the fabled highway.
Come get hip to the trip and get your Pics On Route 66!
November 30th 5pm-9pm
December 1st Noon-9pm
December 2nd Noon-5pm
David Schwartz Photography
2025 Random Rd.
Please feel free contact David for interviews and questions and the show.
Location: David Schwartz Photography
2025 Random Road, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106