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Cleveland Museum of Art announces opening date for Clark-Fulton neighborhood Community Arts Center

The new location will open to the public on Saturday, June 12.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a story published on April 19, 2021.

On Friday, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) announced the opening date for the new Community Arts Center located in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland’s west side. 

The new center will open to the public Saturday, June 12, and will be launched alongside CMA's 'Parade the City' program. 

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“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 20,000 square-foot property located in the Astrup Awning factory complex is a joint project with Clark Fulton Together, a program driven by MetroHealth Hospital, the City of Cleveland, Metro West Community Development Organization and local businesses to bring diverse content to local residents.

Credit: Cleveland Museum of Art
Mural painted inside the new Community Arts Center in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland.

CMA also announced that the first exhibition at the Clark-Fulton Community Arts Center will be 'Parade the Circle: Celebrating 30 Years of Art and Community.' The display will feature collections of puppets, costumes and masks from cultures and artists all around the world. 

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In addition to the new facility's opening, CMA also plans to host programs throughout the summer and fall for Northeast Ohioans to enjoy, including: 

  • Classes and workshops led by local teaching artists for children, adults and families
  • Drop-in activities for all ages
  • Guest artist workspaces
  • Activities and workspaces for community members participating in Parade the Circle, Chalk Festival and the Lantern Festival

For more information about upcoming programs through CMA, click here.

Editor's note: The video in the player below is from a story published on April 26, 2021.