Cleveland Museum of Art opens the doors to their new Community Arts Center

CMA announced the grand opening of their new Community Arts Center.



It’s no secret that Cleveland is a city bursting with creativity and artistic talent. From after school rec center painting to masterclasses with the experts: Clevelander’s from all walks of life have made their mark on the artistic world. Now these same artists will have a chance to display their work to the public – thanks to the Cleveland Museum of Art.

For decades the Cleveland Museum of Art has encouraged and engaged the greater Cleveland community with one goal in mind: create. Between their annual chalk festival, lantern festival, and the Parade the Circle – the opening of the Community Arts Center only adds to a growing list.


[…] foster connections, creating community, and introducing new audiences to art, and the museum, and our collection. The community arts center will do just that – welcoming audiences unfamiliar with the museum and engaging them in the creative process.

William Griswold
Director, Cleveland Museum of Art

The Arts Center is currently home to the Parade the Circle: Celebrating 30 Years of Art and Community exhibit. As COVID-19 safety regulations are relaxed, CMA hopes to offer even more programming at the arts center, including:

  • 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

 â€œWe 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.”

William Griswold
Director, Cleveland Museum of Art

The Arts Center is located at 2937 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Currently, opening hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday to Friday, 2:00 to 7:00 p.m
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday

For more information, you can call 216-707-2483


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