Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cleveland: 78TH Street Studios Gallery and Studio Openings Friday, March 18

From a distance, the number of things I truly envy about Cleveland is short--The West Side Market, The Rock Hall, The Cleveland Museum, The Cleveland International Film Festival and for the moment them hosting NCAA tournament games.

Way up on my list is the few top to bottom buildings open to artist studios, galleries and creative businesses.

Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery

"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."

This month the Adnan Charara show at Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery really peaks my interest. Also, Cleveland artist Dana Oldfather at Survival Kit Gallery the Cleveland West Art league's six in a studio project might be interesting.

I really miss this kind of convenient mix of studios and galleries I remember from Chelsea and Dumbo way back. Makes it really fun and easy to explore. In San Francisco it seemed that by popping into 49 Geary St., one could catch half the city art scene in one place.

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