ARTFUL’s mission is to establish and nurture affordable space that supports and educates artists in their mission to create, sell and display their art while making creativity and inspiration more accessible to the community at large.
ARTFUL OHIO INC., is a 501(c)3 organization that has been operating and gaining a steady following since 2017. The Heights area, which includes, Cleveland, Shaker and University Heights, is home to the largest population of artists in Greater Cleveland; however it offers little to no studio space. ARTFUL has addressed the need for working studio space in our area by leasing a large space on the upper mezzanine of the Coventry PEACE Building and building 24 handicap-accessible studio spaces and a community flex room. We are now entering Phase II of our plan.
Why the Heights ?
Asked to specify which communities or neighborhoods were most preferred, Cleveland Heights, Tremont, and Lakewood stand out as most mentioned, but Shaker Heights, Detroit Shoreway and downtown Cleveland also were noted.
The ARTFUL team.
ARTFUL Board members donate their time and skills. The Board is made up of artists, educators, professionals, and local business owners, all with strong ties to the area. We bring with us artistic passion, a love for our community, and a vision for making The Heights even more ARTFUL.
The ARTFUL artists.
With 24 working art studios, ARTFUL is home to a diverse array of visual artists. From jewelry makers to painters, and photographers to ceramicists, our artists are a shining example of our creative community. They are always happy to welcome you to their studios and share their work.