Community Arts Center

2937 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Information: 216-707-2483

Friday, 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Centro Comunitario de Arte – Horario
Vie. 2:00–7:00 p.m.
Sáb., Dom. 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Open Studios at the CAC / Al Arte Libre
Every Saturday and Sunday / Cada Fin de Semana
1pm – 4pm

Closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and December 24, 25, 31.

To arrange a group visit, email or call 216-707-2483.
Para organizar una visita, envíe un correo electrónico a o llame al 216-707-2483.

Community Arts Center

The Community Arts Center will offer opportunities for residents in Cleveland's Clark-Fulton neighborhood and beyond to connect with the arts. It features art displays and free hands-on art activities and experiences. The inaugural exhibition, Parade the Circle: Celebrating 30 Years of Art and Community, opening in tandem with the center, showcases a varied collection of puppets, costumes, and masks created by artists and the community that reflect diverse cultures and global art traditions.

"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 William M. Griswold, director of the CMA. "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 is a 20,000-square-foot space located within the former Astrup Awning factory complex. It increases access to the arts by engaging with diverse new audiences that may not yet be involved with on-site museum programming. The CMA worked in partnership with Clark-Fulton Together, a resident-driven master plan headed by MetroHealth Hospital, the City of Cleveland, Metro West Community Development Organization, and local businesses to develop program content that meets community needs.

Upon the opening, visitors to the center may view Parade the Circle: Celebrating 30 Years of Art and Community and enjoy independent art making. In the summer and fall, as COVID-19 safety restrictions are lifted, the Community Arts Center will offer even more programming:

  • 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
  • Activities and workspaces for community members participating in Parade the Circle, Chalk Festival, and the Lantern Festival
Parade the City

To coincide with the opening of the Community Arts Center, the CMA announces Parade the City. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on large public gatherings, the CMA has reimagined Parade the Circle 2021. Parade the City keeps the spirit of the annual event alive by pairing local artists with community groups to create celebratory art installations at community locations throughout Cleveland.
1. The Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center
2800 Archwood Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44109
Artist: Hector Castellanos

Alegría is a brilliant multicolor mural made of aluminum composite panels celebrating Latinx heritage.

Installation location: Viewable from the parking lot on Archwood Avenue

2. Karamu House
2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106
Artist: Robin Robinson

The quilt, titled Hidden in Plain Sight, celebrates the Underground Railroad. This is a community project involving children in grades 3 through 10 who will help color the panels.

Installation location: Second floor; accessible to families enrolled in Karamu programs
3. The Cleveland School of the Arts
2064 Stearns Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
Artist: Claudio Orso-Giacone

The installation is a totem ark, a suspended cardboard boat. High school visual arts students are contributing 2-D and 3-D artifacts and painted scrolls of paper pulp on cheesecloth to be hung around the piece.

Installation location: Southern glass corner of the school (to the left of the main entrance on Carnegie; park in lot on Deering Avenue; walk around building to view the glass staircase)
4. Extended Family
Multiple locations (see schedule)
Artist: Sue Berry

The Extended Family Underground Railroad quilt commemorates Juneteenth. Various activities will take place at each location, including entertainment, food, parades, guest performances, music, artifact and clothing displays, and much more. The quilt was made in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art and a diverse group of women throughout Greater Cleveland.

Installation locations: Church of the Good Shepherd, The African American Cultural Garden, Forest Hill Church, Restore Cleveland Hope; no longer on view.
Join us at the CAC / Community Arts Center
Weekly: Al Arte Libre—Open Studio at the CAC
  • Every Saturday / Cada Sabado, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    The Community Arts Center, 2937 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

    Free parking in the lot off Castle Avenue. Estacionamiento gratis en la Avenida Castle.

    Enjoy free, drop-in art making. A monthly theme connects community, art, and exploration.

    Disfrute el arte con toda la familia. Gratis para participar. Cada mes presenta una temática connectando el arte, la comunidad y la exploración.

5 room-classes
Classes and workshops led by local teaching artists for children, adults, and families
800+ participants
Guest artist workspaces
Activities and workspaces for community members participating in Parade the Circle, Chalk Festival, and the Lantern Festival
Community Arts Center and Parade the City / Opening Ceremony
Community Arts Center and Parade the City
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The Community Arts Center was made possible with principal support from Chuck and Char Fowler and the Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund.

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. We recognize the inaugural supporters for the CMA Fund for Education, with generous annual funding provided by an anonymous supporter, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Florence Kahane Goodman, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Dr. Linda M. Sandhaus and Dr. Roland S. Philip, Sally and Larry Sears, the Veale Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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