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Cleveland's collection of world-class arts institutions would be a boon for a city of any size. For nearly a century the Cleveland Museum of Art has served as one of the finest galleries in all the land, recently made all the better thanks to a just-completed $350-million transformation. Rubbing shoulders with the museum for the past 100 years has been the Cleveland Orchestra, which delights fine-music fans at home-base Severance Hall. Toss in the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Institute of Music, Playhouse Square, Cleveland Public Theatre, Museum of Natural History, Cleveland International Film Festival, the Rock Hall, live-music clubs, and funky galleries too numerous to name, it is clear that art, indeed, lives here.

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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 studio’s 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.
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Cleveland Orchestra Prometheus Project

Go on a hero's journey with the Cleveland Orchestra

As it turns 100 years old, the Cleveland Orchestra takes Cleveland School of the Arts students on a hero's journey via its Prometheus Project—through which mythology and music intersect.

Fresh Gear

Refresh Collective's fresh take on engaging CLE youth

Founded by David "Dee Jay Doc" Harrill, Refresh Collective offers a plethora of programs designed to energize and empower local youth. The common thread? Hip-hop. Check out this video about Fresh Force, its workforce development program through which students learn design, screen printing, sales, and entrepreneurship via the Fresh Gear T-shirt line. (And don't miss our recent story about Freshtoberfest, where hip-hop meets horticulture.)

Fuel Cleveland

Need some creative Fuel?

When motorcycles, art, and photography collide, it makes for one revved-up rendezvous. Check out this recap of Fuel Cleveland 2017 from Lowbrow Customs.

48HourFilmCle

That's a Wrap: Cleveland's 48-Hour Film Project

The 35+ short films produced during Cleveland's installment of the 48-Hour Film Project are in the can. Get a sneak preview of what happened during the "Lights, Camera, Action"-packed weekend.
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Arts + Culture Founders

todd pownell

todd pownell

City: MidTown
Meet Todd Pownell, owner of TAP by Todd Pownell, a designer jewelry firm in Midtown with a team of four.
joan soskin + lauren wyeth

joan soskin + lauren wyeth

City: Playhouse Square
Meet Joan Soskin and Lauren Wyeth, co-founders of Lufthouse, a 2014 Flashstarts accelerator company.
adam fleischer

adam fleischer

City: Cleveland Heights
Meet Adam Fleischer, co-founder of the Wine Spot in Cleveland Heights, a fine wine and craft beer destination.
nan webb

nan webb

City: Little Italy
Meet Nan Webb, founder of Murray Hill Bolt & Spool.
kathleen colan

kathleen colan

City: Cleveland Heights
Meet Kathleen Colan founder of Your Story Social LLC.
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