CLEVELAND, Ohio — When the coronavirus pandemic led to event shutdowns and unprecedented challenges for local music venues, some members of Cleveland’s music community stepped up to help.
That includes Cleveland-based artist Jake Kelly, who raised money for his favorite independent venues by selling his art on t-shirts, posters and even contributing a design to a local benefit beer release.
Now, his unique black-and-white artwork will be the focus of another fundraising endeavor through a new art book release, “Fliers Volume 2.” The compilation of Kelly’s striking fliers for Cleveland concerts will give a portion of its sales back to the Grog Shop and the Beachland Ballroom.
The new art compilation follows Kelly’s first “Fliers” book release in 2015. Combined, the two books collect more than 800 posters drawn by Kelly, spanning two decades of concerts at Northeast Ohio venues.
“Fliers Volume 2” and a reprint of “Fliers Volume 1”