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Made in CLE: Six ways to shop local this holiday season

If your idea of the perfect gift is a locally made one, Cleveland doesn't disappoint. From a Black Friday event at 78th Street Studios to a CIA student art sale, these six shows offer the best of locally made products and art.

Ohio City Farmís workers from The Refugee Empowerment Agricultural Program

Innovations from Cleveland's urban farms are taking root around the world

One wouldn't guess by its industrial past, but Cleveland has surprising ties to the roots of urban farming in America—and they're on full display at these local farms, which were spotlighted recently at the global Meeting of the Minds conference. See why Chateau Hough, Green City Growers, Rid-All Green Partnership, and Ohio City Farm are now serving as a blueprint for MOTM experts to apply in their own cities.

Cleveland Museum of Art

All-access: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture-funded programs ensure arts are for everyone

When the community talks, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) listens. As CAC enters its second decade of funding arts and cultural programming in Northeast Ohio, one of its top priorities will be working to achieve equity and diversity in programming—a focus identified as the result of a community listening project and in-depth assessments.

Tom Lix owner of Cleveland Whiskey

The room where it happens: There's a whiskey revolution going on right here in Cleveland

The word "heretic" doesn't generally have a positive connotation, but Tom Lix embraces it with a fervor all his own. The Cleveland Whiskey founder and chairman proudly refers to himself an "Industry Heretic, Embracer of Change, and Disruptor of the Status Quo" in his Twitter bio—and he's got the goods to back the claim up.

Dr. Tuohy at the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Research Lab

This Cleveland Clinic doctor is close to making breast and ovarian cancer vaccines a reality

When it comes to the Greek myth of Sisyphus, Dr. Vincent Tuohy can relate. Since 2002, the Cleveland Clinic-based doctor has been working to develop game-changing vaccines that may be able to eradicate breast cancer and ovarian cancer, but not without an "uphill struggle."

Tanya Holmes grandkids helping out at  Ka-La Healing Garden

A neighborhood in bloom: Kinsman residents plant the seeds for reinvention

The Kinsman/Central neighborhood on Cleveland’s east side has long been regarded as one of the poorest areas in the city—perhaps even the state—with little direction or hope for revival. But with the help of Burten, Bell, Carr Development (BBC), this once-thriving neighborhood is rediscovering its potential.

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NewBridge leading the way for innovative education with CLE Lead

On the heels of its successful Creative Minds summer camp, NewBridge Cleveland has kicked off another new initiative: CLE Lead. An art-inspired leadership training program, CLE Lead will help more than 100 middle school and high school students develop skills in ceramics, graphic design, and photography—as well as boost social and emotional intelligence—over a yearlong period.

A Poet*hical Wager exhibit

Local color: MOCA celebrates a five-year milestone with three all-new exhibitions

Five years ago, a building resembling a cross between an alien vessel and an igneous rock opened its doors in University Circle. Since then, the new home of Cleveland’s MOCA has continued the museum's nearly 50-year tradition of bringing groundbreaking art to Northeast Ohio—with its daring design signaling the equally provocative exhibitions waiting inside.

Meeting of the Minds 2013 in Toronto, Canada

350 global thought leaders set to converge on Cleveland for Meeting of the Minds

If past Meeting of the Minds (MOTM) confabs are any indication, the eleventh installment of the annual conference is sure to be an inspiring conversation-starter about all things urban innovation—especially since this year's chosen setting is Cleveland.

CMA Chalk Festival

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture seeks diversity and equity in next decade

As CAC enters its second decade, the organization is taking an in-depth look at how it invests nearly $15 million annually to make Cuyahoga County a more vibrant place to work, live, and play.

Sue Wadden presenting Sherwin-Williams ColorMix

Cloudy with a chance of mermaids: Sherwin-Williams sets the tone with its Color of the Year

Before hunkering down to hibernate, redecorating may be in order—especially if your walls reflect those increasingly gray skies. Though gray has been popular for the past five or six years, the tide is turning, says Sherwin-Williams’ director of color marketing Sue Wadden, who recently announced that the vibrant blue Oceanside (SW 6496) is Color of the Year 2018.

The West Side Market

West side story: The West Side Market enters a new era at 94 percent occupancy

Cleveland’s most notable food institution is enjoying a renaissance. In mid-September, the West Side Market welcomed eight new retailers, bringing the market to 94 percent occupancy.

Philippe Cousteau Jr.

Take me to the water: Philippe Cousteau visits Cuyahoga Valley National Park

World Water Monitoring Day attracted a high-profile visitor to Northeast Ohio: Philippe Cousteau, grandson of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau. Together with local environmentalist James Trogdon, Cousteau led a group of 150 students from four area schools in testing the water quality of the Cuyahoga River.

Photography class with instructor Robert Banks

PHOTOS: Meeting of the creative minds at NewBridge Cleveland

Summer may be fading, but the skills and experiences Creative Minds summer camp participants received will stay vivid for a very long time. A new six-week program at NewBridge Cleveland, the Creative Minds camp offered 30 local middle schoolers the chance to learn ceramics, photography, and graphic design.

Public Square Protest - LAND studioís Landform public art series

Future so bright: Five public art projects brightening Cleveland's landscape

Fresh Water scoured the city in search of public art. It didn't take us long to find five new public art installments that add a little character and color to the skyline. Check them out here.
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