78th Street Studios Third Friday

Join us the third weekend of each month for two city blocks of amazing world-class gallery, artist studio and business special events -- all under one roof!

Grace Kenney, EisensturmPlayreading/Photography Exhibit
smARTspace at 78th
(first floor exhibit/event space)
7-10 pm

Join us for a staged reading of For the Price of a Cow written by playwright Margaret Lynch and directed by Oberlin theater faculty member Caroline Jackson Smith.  In 1912, a young Irish man arrives in Cleveland to find his aunt, who left Ireland abruptly twenty years earlier and has not been heard from since.  He finds her in a mental institution; she refuses to acknowledge him, but her silence may be a hard-won gift.  Should he allow family obligations to entangle him or should he embark on a new life in a new country?  The reading will be accompanied by the exhibit Industrial Cleveland: Photographs by Grace Kenney.

Forum ArtSpace BazaarbequeBazaarbeque: Creatively Close
Forum ArtSpace 
Opening event, 5-11 pm
Through September 17, 2010
With a focus on bringing together the local art community, Forum ArtSpace welcomes all to join in a bbq/potluck to open their latest exhibit showcasing a variety of artwork from over 25 local artists: paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography, adorable plush creatures and more.  info

Louise Nevelson, CollageDirector's Choice 2010
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery
Through October 2, 2010

A selection of exceptional paintings and sculptures from the gallery collection, including this mixed media collage by artist Louise Nevelson (1975, signed & dated lower right, 34 x 24 inches).

William E. Scheele, TriceratopsSummer Inventory Sale
Kokoon Arts Gallery
Through September 3, 2010
Great discounts on many original works of art from the gallery inventory, including historic and contemporary paintings, drawings, prints and ceramics. Don't miss this opportunity to add a new piece to your collection! Summertime gallery hours are Fridays 11 am to 4 pm or by appointment.
Dott Schneider, BurrowsDOTT SCHNEIDER: Burrows
Reception  5:30-9 pm
Live music 9-11 pm
Through September 17, 2010

For her first solo exhibition in Cleveland in three years (her last was the lauded Nervous Bird at 1300 Gallery),  Dott Schneider has compiled and completed a series of mixed media paintings and a large-scale installation that represent the impact desert life has left on her as an artist. Through descriptive mark-making and collaborations of salt and other mediums, these new works illuminate her experience as she describes:  "This series over any other works I've created holds deep meaning and purpose in my evolution as an artist. It is my connection to and observation of the desert in which I had made my residence and so genuinely love. The burrows are homage to Las Vegas and my three years in her company."

Also,around 9 pm after our current exhibit reception, join us for Jon Finley's last show in Cleveland. Talons (electro) and Confidant will also be performing.
Recent Paintings by Ron Johnston

Tregoning & Company

North Gallery
7 pm Artist Talk

Long admired as Cleveland's most accomplished Impressionist painter, Ron Johnston presents a group of 26 new works that capture his deep love of both Cleveland and Pemaquid, Maine.  Augmenting landscapes and seascapes of coastal Maine in summer and winter alike are sharply observed Cleveland urban scenes and city gardens, as well as his signature exquisite still life arrangements.

RON JOHNSTON will be at Tregoning & Company to offer remarks on his paintings and the experience of painting outdoors - both in Maine and Cleveland.  The informal talk will be at 7:00pm with refreshments offered.
RDFA Ennis
The Sale of the Collection of the late Jan B. Ennis of Akron, Ohio
Friday, August 20
Saturday, August 21
Sunday, August 22
10 am-3 pm each day


A vast selection of animal-themed crafts, from traditional to whimsical to funky.  Also, join us for the sale auction Saturday, September 11 at 9:30 am. High quality offering of Outsider and Folk Art; Southern Art Pottery, Mexican paintings and decorations, Haitian paintings, and much, much more. A portion of proceeds from both sales to benefit non-profit animal rescue funds.

78th Street Studios was featured in the July 29 episode of Applause, WVIZ's Emmy award-winning locally produced TV show that celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.  view  here 
Congrats to 78th Street Studios artist Judith Brandon who was featured in the August issue of Cleveland Magazine. read here
78th Street Studios 
An eclectic mix of
world-class art galleries, studios and creative businesses anchoring the west end of the Gordon Square Arts District
1300 W. 78th  St to
1305 W. 80th St
Cleveland OH 44102
One block north of  Lake Ave
Free parking in lots north &
south of the building


for our remaining 2010 events - every third weekend of the month!


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