78SS Third Friday November 2011
Carol Medhurst Studio Opening, 2011
THIRD FRIDAY Tastes & Tunes

Make a night of it at 78th Street Studios! Enjoy a building full of art, food and entertainment...free parking, too!


Touch Supper Club

TOUCH SUPPER CLUB food truck serving in the north parking lot


Solo free jazz/experimental performance by Travis LaPlante on Tenor Sax from NYC as well as locals OrangeLunaTemple @ 9pm in Survival Kit Gallery 

Allen Kradlak, Nautilus SeriesAllen Kradlak Studio/
nouveau jewelers inc 

2nd floor east


Visit the latest artists to join the 78th Street Studios community! For information about Allen Kradlak, click here. For information about noveau jewelers inc, click here. Look for upcoming events and openings in future THIRD FRIDAY emails!

Angelo Merendino, ShavingThe Battle We Didn't Choose: My Wife's Fight with Breast Cancer
Suite 101 (former iLab Recording studio)
November 18-December 16, 2011

Manhattan-based photographer Angelo Merendino exhibits a powerful 35-piece photo-documentary chronicling his wife Jennifer's current fight with breast cancer, on display in Suite101. This will be the premier unveiling of these striking photos taken from Jennifer Merendino's second cancer diagnosis in 2010 to present day. more info


legation, a galleryThe Coast is Never Clear, featuring new works by Annie Stimson, MFA Thesis Exhibition

Through November 20, 2011

The Coast is Never Clear is a new body of work by sculpture and installation artist, Annie Stimson, which speaks to the fear and uncertainty of our present state and unknown future. Ideas of ritual, alchemy, history, and science present themselves in works that delicately and beautifully hint at the trepidation the future may hold and perhaps what our role in it might be. Stimson uses materials such as laboratory equipment and neon tubing to refer to science and technology, present and future, both disastrous and beneficial. Ornate patterning of text references our past while their phrases speak of our ominous future. On the verge of 2012, a year overwrought with prophesies about the end of the world, this exhibition is one artist's take on what may be to come. 
Cleveland West Art League
Forum 2011
(inside smARTspace at 78th)
Opening 6p/Artist Talks 7p

Cleveland West Art League presents Forum 2011, a group exhibition and event that invites a healthy exchange between viewers and artists.  Join us on November 18 when several of the exhibiting artists will be standing up and talking about their work, and we encourage viewers and other artists to respond with questions and comments.  Your chance to be seen and heard!  The exhibition opens at 6p, with talks beginning at 7p.

Then, return for more participation on Saturday December 3 from 2-4p, when CWAL will hold a work-in-progress feedback/critique session.  Artists are invited to bring in work they would like to share for a critique.  This is great way to get a fresh perspective on your artwork!  This critique session is free and open to all - you do not need to be a CWAL member!
Judith Brandon, TsunamiJudith Brandon: Atmospheric Distortions
Kennth Paul Lesko Gallery
November 18, 2011-January 14, 2012

Join us for the opening reception of this solo exhibition by artist Judith Brandon. Pictured: Tsunami, 2011, Signed & Dated Lower Right, 30 x 36 inches.
Jonah JacobsMIMESIS: Sculptural Works by Jonah Jacobs and Rebecca Cross
Closing reception/live music 
Using distinctly different materials, Rebecca Cross and Jonah Jacobs both draw upon nature to create organic, whimsical sculpture that evokes forest, flower, and sea life. Both artists create a tension between weird and familiar, raw and delicate, creating a visual experience that feels oddly natural. At 9pm Survival Kit will also be featuring a solo free jazz/experimental performance by Travis LaPlante on Tenor Sax (from NYC) as well as locals OrangeLunaTemple. Hear Travis LaPlante on YouTube here.
Eileen DorseyNew Work: Inspirations from Vermont
(inside smARTspace at 78th)


New paintings derived from Dorsey's experiences during her residency at the Vermont Studio Center. Meet the artist in her studio 5-9p.    

Northcoast Promotions, Inc

Northcoast Promotions Artist Marketplace 

2nd floor west


Guest artisan vendors join the open galleries and studios of 78th Street Studios for a marketplace event! Located on the second floor west (use north entrance off main parking lot), organized by Northcoast Promotions, Inc.


Augusto Fine Art Gallery"Red and the wolf. A love story." Oil Paintings by Augusto Bordelois
(inside smARTspace at 78th)

Through January 10, 2012


Join us for this one-man show. Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM and by appointment.

RED DOT ProjectRED DOT Project One Night Member Exhibit
(inside smARTspace at 78th)


This group show features the work of Susan Danko, Bradley Hart, David Horneck, David Janshski, Liz Maugans, Bob Peck and the AU Artist Collective. RED DOT Project is a member-based nonprofit art resource with a mission to expand the art market for Northeast Ohio's artists. info 


Michael Neckic, Rain DelayRegional Visions: Michael Nekic, Randall Tiedman, Michael Prunty and Others
Kokoon Arts Gallery

Through December 30, 2011


Regional Visions presents wildly divergent views of real and imaginary landscape compositions from several very accomplished local artists. Michael Nekic is a photographer who uses computer graphic programs to alter and enhance his artistic vision of local scenery. Randall Tiedman creates "inscape" paintings, visionary works made without reference materials or photos of any kind. Michael Prunty renders scenes of the Cleveland region in lush watercolor with an emphasis on time of day and the associated atmosphere. Other artists include Paul Jacklitch, Melissa Harris, John Howitt, Frank Wilcox & Paul Ulen. Other gallery artists on view: William Sommer, Paul Travis, Jean Ulen, William E. Scheele, Ernie Horvath, Alfredo Arreguin, Mary Wawrytko, Karen Kunc, Susan Squires, Gary Spinosa, Donna Webb, Darren Waterston and Andrea LeBlond.Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday 11a-4p or by appointment.


Tregoning & CompanySPIRITUS
Recent Photographs by Elisabeth Sunday
Through November 2011

"Mirror photography is much more than photographing a reflection, it produces a visual alchemy that combines the physical world with that of the great mystery. Photographing with mirrors allows me to see the world in a different light and capture some element that remains hidden in straight photography. The use of elongation in indigenous and western art has long been an archetype for the unconscious. Following in this tradition, I use my mirror to shine into the internal deep spaces where we universally connect to something greater." - Elisabeth Sunday


Walken Frame and ArtTravis Lives

Walken Frame and Art

Through December 31, 2011

This exhibit features the art of renowned Cleveland School artist Paul Bough Travis, including some rarely seen works and runs through December 31, 2011.

Treasure Debris-Everything is Art

R. Foster Green Studio 13

(inside smARTspace at 78th)


In this first open-to-the public studio event, R. Foster Green Studio 13 features an exhibit of the work of Andy Marcis. 


Billy DelfsWest Side Youth Photovoice Exhibitions on Health Disparities and Genetics

Billy Delfs Photography/

Matthew Fehrmann Editions


Esperanza, Inc. and Case Western Reserve University Department of Bioethics host this exhibit of photos taken by Cleveland youth on the topics of health disparities and genetics. All the youth who participated in the project selected one photo to be exhibited in the show and will be there to meet and share their experiences. For more information, please contact Laura Morello at (216) 368-5747 or lem14@case.edu



Ghost Light Theatre

Laughter League Holiday Sketch Comedy

Ghost Light Theatre (Suite 211)

December 8-10, 2011 @ 8p

Tickets are $15 dollars or $12.50 if purchased in advance online at www.laughterleague.cominfo

Bazaar Bizarre Cleveland West



Bazaar Bizarre Cleveland

78th Street Studios Building

Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 10a-9p

Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 10a-6p  

Not your granny's craft fair! details



78th Street Studios welcomes two new businesses!

Ghost Light Theatre

Allen Kradlak Studio/nouveau jewelers inc


Hot off the presses... more great news about the businesses of 78th Street Studio! Click here  to read/see all about it.


Gordon Square Holiday Markets
November 19 & December 17, 2011 @ 
 Gordon Square Arcade

The Gordon Square Farmers Market has wrapped up for the season, but don't miss the holiday markets inside the Gordon Square Arcade! more info 


Cleveland Public Theatre 2011-2012 season

CPT has unveiled its next electrifying season featuring seven world premieres and further cementing CPT's reputation as the home for original, adventurous and relevant works of performance. upcoming shows 


West Side Story 50th Anniversary Limited Engagement Showing 

November 18-22, 2011 @ Capitol Theatre 

Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, this classic musical set among the tenements of New York City finds star-crossed lovers Maria (Natalie Wood) and Tony (Richard Beymer) caught in the midst of a turf war between rival street gangs. details

Join us each third Friday monthly from
5-9p to explore 78th Street Studios, a vibrant community of arts & entertainment businesses housed in the former American Greetings Creative Studios, between West 78th & West 80th Streets in Cleveland. 78th Street Studios anchors the west end of the Gordon Square Arts District and is a true destination for visitors to the revitalized Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood.

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 ~The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"An arts mecca for Cleveland's west side..."  ~Cleveland Magazine

1300 W. 78th St to 1305 W. 80th St
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Additional Parking!
Thanks to our friends at Alcon Industries, we've added 95+ new parking spaces in the lots immediately north and west of our existing lot. Park with ease and stay for an entire evening of art, music and food!.more info
We're Open All Month

Many of the amazing venues at 78th Street Studios - in addition to entertaining during THIRD FRIDAYS - hold regular business hours through the week/weekend. Explore the building's Spaces here for more info.