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Cleveland Museum of Arts announces new Community Arts Center and events

Terrence Jacobs

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Cleveland Museum of Arts’s community arts staff and education outreach program will be held at the Community Arts Center, starting from June. The CAC provides opportunities for Cleveland residents to connect with the arts and provides them with free hands-on art activities and experiences.

Audiences of all ages in Greater Cleveland can experience art-making activities and events through the museum’s attempt to encourage collaboration between the community and artists. Its signature community events include Parade the Circle, Chalk Festival, Winter Lights Lantern Festival, and Studio Go.

Parade the Circle: Celebrating 30 Years of Art and Community will display various arts from artists and communities that show diverse cultures and global art traditions. Guests can attend to enjoy independent art-making. After the Covid-19 safety restrictions are lifted, the Community Arts Center plans to offer more programs, such as the following:

  • Daily studio and gallery experiences for schools and community groups, with tours and activities led by local artists
  • Daily public hours with studio and gallery experiences
  • Classes and workshops led by local teaching artists for children, adults, and families
  • Drop-in activities for all ages
  • Guest artist workspaces
  • Conservation projects
  • After-school arts experiences and summer camps

“The establishment of a Community Arts Center is a key goal of our 2017 strategic plan, and with this new space, we expand our footprint into a vibrant, urban neighborhood on the city’s west side,” said the Director of the CMA, William M. Griswold. “We hope to connect with new audiences through a range of arts programs and look forward to collaborating with neighborhood partners to enrich the transformative experiences that we offer to all audiences.”

The Community Arts Center will be open for the public from June 12 every Wednesday to Friday, 2:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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