CLEVELAND -- Like South by Southwest in Texas, the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest brings artists and entrepreneurs together. It's all in the name of inspiring and enabling creativity.

Event Director Todd Gauman spoke with WKYC's Chris Tye on the News @ 7 to share what first-timers can expect and discuss creativity in Cleveland.

The festival runs August 15-17 at Cleveland Public Theater.

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Gauman also visited the WKYC studio to speak with Sara Shookman about WMC becoming Cleveland's signature event.

Weapons of Mass Creation is designed to inspire entrepeneurs who work in creative industries. Event Director Todd Gauman discusses the goal of WMC becoming Cleveland's version of the wildly popular SXSW festival, held annually in Austin, TX.

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