Monday, November 30, 2015

Cleveland Bazaar @78th Street Studios 12.12–12.13

Cleveland's largest indie craft show is coming to 78th Street in December. The Cleveland Bazaar will be in the 1st Floor SmARTspace on December 12th and 13th. Get all your handmade holiday gifts in one day, with over 100 vendors and businesses to choose from. Make sure to visit Eileen Dorsey in Suite 105, who will be serving up some extra holiday cheer. Bazaar hours are Saturday 10am - 9pm and Sunday 10am- 6pm.

Friday, November 20, 2015

4th Annual Short and Sweet Holiday Shop

Back by popular demand! The Brooklyn Centre Naturalists and Art House are hosting our 4th Annual Short and Sweet Holiday Shop in December.

Shop dates:

Friday, Dec. 4th

Saturday, Dec. 5th & Sunday, the 6th

Friday, Dec. 11th

Saturday, Dec. 12th & Sunday, the 13th

For the most up-to-date information visit: Short and Sweet Shop FB

Come visit The Short and Sweet Holiday Shop and you will be pleasantly surprised by the variety, quality, and workmanship of pen and ink holiday cards, knitted and crocheted goods that run the gamut from baby blankets, to neck warmers, scarves and hats for everyone on your list. There are sun catchers and whimsical critters out of stained glass. All kinds of jewelry--beaded, crocheted wire, fused glass. Choose from jams and jellies, soaps and salt scrubs, aprons, purses, books, ceramics and much, much more.

Art House
3119 Denison Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44109

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Small Business Saturday 2015 is 11.28

Saturday Nov 28th is Small Business Saturday®, dedicated to celebrating small, local business. If you're a small business learn how to take advantage of the free downloadable marketing materials on to help you make the most of Small Business Saturday.

Friday Events @ 78th Street Studios 11.20 & 11.27

Art, discounts and  raffles this Friday and Next! This Friday from 5-9PM is the 78th Street Studios monthly art walk. Over 50 businesses open their doors for this free public event. 

Next Friday, several select galleries and businesses will be open for Black Friday from 3–7PM. We will be offering exclusive discounts at each business. Mention code: Gobble Gobble at the Eileen Dorsey Studio and receive 10% off your total purchase! Spend over $50 at any space in the building from now until Black Friday for a chance to win a piece of art! Just bring your proof of purchase to the Eileen Dorsey Studio for your ticket. More info.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"A Christmas Art Show" 11.20

"Ovaltine" by Billy Nainiger 
One local artist has taken his "A Christmas Story" love to new heights. Billy Nainiger has created "A Christmas Art Show," a collection of works inspired by the film. The solo show will open at E11even 2 inside 78th Street Studios with a reception from 5 to 9PM on Friday, Nov. 20. There will be a closing reception on Friday, Dec. 18.

Nainiger, who is co-owner of E11even 2, has spent the last five years focused on artwork dealing with pop culture favorites such as the Beatles and "The Big Lebowski." He shifted his focus to the local movie classic last year, creating mixed-media pieces centered on the holiday favorite.

His ACS works include irreverent takes on beloved characters including Ralphie, the Old Man and Scut Farkus, brought to life through the use of spray paint, latex and found objects.

Nainiger also painted one of the most famous local characters in the movie, Patty Johnson LaFountaine, who plays the mean Higbee's elf.

"I will be there throughout the event chatting with folks, posing for pics, and signing poster replicas of my painting," says LaFountaine, who sounds a lot nicer than her character. "I think it will be a BLAST."

The gallery show will be set up in two sections, with half featuring Nainiger's works and a half featuring a re-creation of the "Christmas Story" house's interior. Ornaments, cards and limited-edition prints of Nainiger's works will be for sale.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

WCF 6th Annual Scrabble Tournament 11.21

Saturday, Nov. 21st is the date of the 6th Annual WCF Scrabble Tourny hosted by Vikki Nowak and Todd Webster. This year at the BottleHouse Brewery in Cleveland Heights, registration is available online!

The fundraiser is attended by beginner, average, and expert Scrabble players alike! Don't let the word "tournament" scare you; this event is fun and filled with the most incredible auction items and prizes. This year there will be:

• 26 Restaurant Gift Cards - Each Valued at $100
• 26 Bottles of Wine
• A Troy Built Single Stage Snow Thrower - Valued at $425
•A Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two - Valued at $450

Raffle tickets for the balloon ride and snow thrower are both available online and are only $10 each. PLUS each ticket purchased (and all money raised through the event) will be matched at 100% by our anonymous match sponsor. Support the work of the Waiting Child Fund and win some amazing prizes!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Morgan Conservatory’s Kozo Harvest 11.14, 11.15

The Morgan Conservatory’s Kozo harvest takes place THIS Saturday, Nov. 14th and Sunday, Nov. 15th from 10AM–4PM. Participants will get an in depth look at what goes into turning these trees into beautiful handmade paper and will get hands-on experience processing raw fiber for paper making. Dress warmly for this community event!

The Morgan’s Caraboolad Garden boasts the largest kozo (paper mulberry tree) grove in the United States. Kozo is used extensively in Asian paper making.

Morgan Conservatory
1754 East 47th Street 
Cleveland, OH 44103

Parking: The main entrance parking lot is located on East 47th. Special event parking is available via our East 45th entrance.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Valley Arts' Juried Art Exhibit 11.6, 6–8PM

Opening Night Only:
10% off all purchases of exhibit art & VAC Gift Shop
15% off for VAC members

Twilight Art Walk
Be Gallery | Alpaca Fiber Studio
The H'Art of Chagrin | The Glass Asylum
Artifacts Gift Studio | All Matters Gallery and Gifts

SPACES' Guide to the Galaxy 11.7, 8PM–1AM

Help SPACES celebrate another year of stellar programming during their annual benefit + art auction + costume party.

SPACES' Guide to the Galaxy, a spirited cocktail event featuring the work of 75 artists, celebrates the out-of-this-world projects presented at SPACES. Expect celestial music for the VIP folks by Trepanning Trio, heavenly bodies dancing to Square Biz aka DJ Funk Shway, food by star chef Zack Bruell, and libations that will take you to the moon and back.

SPACES will honor William Busta and Joan Tomkins, who have promoted the careers of dozens of the region's best artists and supported SPACES through the light-years.

Check out the action from last year's benefit:

Nov 7, 8PM – 1AM
2220 Superior Via
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

CIA Painting's One-night-only Sale 11.6

East-siders and those looking for affordable art: A one-night-only fixed-priced show that benefits The Institute of Art's painting department's annual New York city trip.

$100 for great works by students and faculty. $50 goes to offset costs of the trip and $50 goes directly to the student. 

The spring break trip is open to all CIA students and the cost is subsidized by the Painting Department. 

A great cause ... and a truly fun event.