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EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute

With Oscar buzz for 'Knife Skills' and a James Beard guest stint, EDWINS is really cooking

When EDWINS founder Brandon Chrostowski told documentarian Thomas Lennon that he was "opening the greatest French restaurant in the country, in Cleveland,’” that alone was enough to pique Lennon’s interest—but then Chrostowski told him the restaurant would be staffed entirely by people just out of prison. “I knew in 10 seconds there was a film,” says Lennon.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Celebrate! 2018 marks major milestones for beloved CLE institutions

As anyone who attended the Cavs championship parade knows, the Land knows how to throw a party—and with multiple centennial celebrations over the past few years, there has certainly been a lot to celebrate. The party continues into 2018 as a number of Cleveland institutions, organizations, and businesses mark major milestones.

Cleveland Public Square

PHOTOS: Get spirited away with Cleveland's festive holiday light displays

From Nela Park to Public Square, Cleveland is full-on festive when it comes to the holidays. Fresh Water managing photographer Bob Perkoski set out to capture our city in all of its glittery glory this holiday season.  

Members of the SfAPT talking to the group at the Jerry Sue Thornton Building at Tri-C

Artists take center stage as CAC implements equity and diversity initiatives

A 10-member team of artists and community leaders is helping to shape the next wave of individual support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Literacy Through the Arts

Small grants, big impact: How Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's 2018 project support is affecting change

With 2018 in sight, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) is again poised to make a significant impact on local non-profit arts organizations with $12 million in grant funding. While many associate Cuyahoga County's arts and cultural scene with the well-known institutions that receive general operating support, the smaller organizations that receive project support are often unsung heroes making a difference in their communities.

Old Havana traditional clothing

Passport to Cuba: The surprising connection between Cleveland and Cuba, and why it matters

In early October, Cleveland became the first northern port city to sign a memo of understanding with Cuba’s maritime administration—effectively paving the way for future trade possibilities. The agreement makes a fitting cap for what has been a year of rich synergy between Cleveland and Cuba across the spectrum, from art to entrepreneurship to architecture to dance.

Heights Arts Holiday Preview

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.

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.

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.

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.

Public Square Protest - LAND studios 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.

Resident artist Hong Hong teaches the Conservatory's Summer 2017 interns techniques used in creating her signature large-scale paper pours

The art of papermaking is alive and well at Morgan Conservatory

As Midtown’s papermaking studio turns 10 years old, the Morgan Conservatory perseveres in its ancient art practice.

River project

Cleveland Institute of Art takes learning to the streets

Via the school's Engaged Practice programming, students interact with the real world through their arts — from protecting the fragile Cuyahoga to advocating for the homeless.  

Cleveland City Scapes

PHOTOS: soaring in the 216

Managing photographer Bob Perkoski offers up a tour of the city from a bird's eye view.
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