THIRD FRIDAY is Friday, August 18th, 2023 from 5-9pm
Join the creative businesses of 78th Street Studios as they open their doors for you to explore our arts complex!

Many of our resident artist studios and galleries will be open for you to explore, presenting dynamic new exhibits and artwork along with Guest Artisans courtesy of Northcoast Promotions all while enjoying live music throughout the building!

Grab a bite to eat from our long-time food partners, Local West, a terrific Gordon Square sandwich shop that will be located in smARTspace, and enjoy an adult beverage from BARneo on the RAMP level to benefit the operations of our resident museum ARTneo while you navigate your way through our eclectic arts maze.

Our THIRD FRIDAY art walk is FREE and open to the public!

We look forward to providing you with a safe and positive environment to explore some of Cleveland's most awe-inspiring local artwork while having an opportunity to purchase unique gifts!

We can't wait to see all the new and familiar faces once again--All are welcome to join the creative businesses here at 78th Street Studios for our art walks. We also welcome well-behaved children and pets!

Please note that most of our resident Galleries and Studios have implemented online stores for your virtual shopping convenience -- Check them out when you visit our website!

List of Participating Businesses:

Outside Access:
1300 Gallery - CITYarts "50 States Pieces for Peace"
(entrance located on W. 78th Street)
Falkor Footwear - (located next to the garden)
Russell Lee Photo
Debbie Speaker Studio

ARTneo Museum
Variegate Design
CLE Film Factory
Garrett Weider Studio
Cleveland Comedy Festival at Pinball Lounge

1st Floor/smARTspace: (GREEN DOOR)
Ron Johnston + Betsi Morris Studio
Bruce Buchanan Design
Laurel Herbold Studio
Eileen Dorsey Studio
Dawn Tekler Studio
Eric Rippert Studio
Megan Frankenfield Studio
Kinley Studio
Susie Frazier Showroom

Guest Artisans Courtesy of Northcoast Promotions + Maker Town in smARTspace/RAMP

2nd Floor: (ORANGE DOOR)
Talespinner Children's Theatre
HEDGE Gallery
Suite 215 Gallery: Sarah Nolan
Larry Waldman Fine Arts
Mark Krieger Studio
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery
Gallery 202
Poetry Psychic Project
Keri Lee Studio
Suite 203: Allen Kradlak Ceramics & Jewelry by Jeff Dubé
CAN Journal
Facing Forward Studio
Studio Lux

3rd Floor: (BLUE DOOR)
Charmaine Spencer
Justin Brennan Studio
Peter J. Larson Studio
Shred + Co.
M.Sweeney Art
The Featured Businesses of 78th Street Studios
Be Remarkable. 
Eric Rippert Studio & Gallery | Suite 106 
Owning original artwork means you become the custodian of an artist’s unique exploration into what it means to be human. 

Talespinner Children's Theatre Ribbon Cutting and Open House
Talespinner Children's Theatre | Suite 214
Talespinner is delighted to join the community at 78th Street! We will be hosting a free open house from 5-7:30 pm on August 18th, with a ribbon cutting at 5:30.

Refreshments, crafts, and more! 

Fresh paintings by Debbie Speaker, on view outside of 101C
Debbie Speaker Studio | Suite 101C
Brand new acrylic paintings explore the vivacious scope of limited palette, with a dreamy delve into CMY color theory. Illustration, education, sewing (and cat pictures) are also online.

Dawn Tekler Studio | Suite 113
Please join me in celebrating having a gallery space at 78th Street Studio for 10 years!! I started out sharing my space with two other artists and with your support I've been able to sustain and grow my art career while supporting other female designers, including several local, national, and international jewelry lines as well as leather goods from Spain. I look forward to the next 10 years and beyond!

Free stand-up comedy showcase presented by the Cleveland Comedy Festival
The Pinball Lounge | Suite 13
The Cleveland Comedy Festival is presenting a free showcase of stand-up comedy featuring talent from all over northeast Ohio. The show will start at 8:30 in the Pinball Lounge, with free pinball open until showtime!

Gallery 202 Presents: Lizzi Aronhalt & Ron Copeland 
Gallery 202 | Suite 202
On view until September 6th

Personal, Interactive Performance
Poetry Psychic Project | Suite 224
"Can you find your fortune in a
random poem?"

Denis Michael Griesmer answers
this question by performing a Poetry Psychic Reading for willing
participants in this unique, interactive performance art piece.

Come in with an open mind and
leave with a poem and maybe a fun assignment to help you fund your

Curb Appeal Closing Reception
E11even 2 | Suite 111 & 112
(Image by Jerry Shirts)
A Spray paint and street art inspired exhibition. Works featured are painted on found objects, metal signs, and up-cycled items.

Summer Color
Bruce Buchanan Design | Suite 108
Lots of projects in the works. Pieces and panels everywhere! If there’s a project or repair you’d like to discuss, let’s chat. 

Douglas Max Utter on view at HEDGE Gallery!
HEDGE Gallery | Suite 200
Doug Utter's solo exhibit, Family Life and Other Fancies, is on view until September 1, 2023.

Join us during Third Friday 5-8pm to celebrate this influential Cleveland Artist and his 36 years of art-making!

Sarah Nolan's "Dance of the Garden" continues in Suite 215 Gallery!
Sarah Nolan | Suite 215
Join Sarah in Suite 215 Gallery on THIRD FRIDAY from 5-9pm for her solo exhibition, Dance of the Garden!
Nouveau Jewelers Inc.
Jewelry by Jeff Dubé | Suite 203
Dube incorporates a variety of mediums and styles in his jewelry to achieve truly unique designs. A mix of copper, silver and brass are tempered into beautiful pieces accentuated by detailed enamel and gemstones and found objects. 

New Art, and Vote For Your Favorite!
Eileen Dorsey Studio | Suite 105
Eileen Dorsey was nominated for 3 categories for Scene Magazine’s Best of 2023! Best Artist, Painter & Art Gallery. Give her a follow and don’t forget to vote! 

This September...
Context | Suite 303
This September, Context opens in Suite 303 with an exhibition of abstract works from the 1970s to today.

CITYarts 50 States of Peace - Pieces for Peace
1300 Gallery | Suite 101
34-year-old NYC-based nonprofit public arts and education organization, CITYarts, is showcasing local Cleveland high school students’ Pieces for Peace artwork alongside its National Traveling Exhibition that features youth voices from 117 countries!

Join them for an opening reception on August 18, 2023, from 4-6pm, where up to five student artworks will be selected to officially join the CITYarts National Traveling Exhibition.

The Pieces for Peace show will also lead to a permanent Peace Wall mural in Cleveland, which will be painted by local students in collaboration with a professional artist.

Hand-Made Furniture by James Blakely
Gallery+ | Suite 109
GalleryPlus is pleased to showcase a new series of charcuterie boards from James Blakely. He uses similar locally sourced kiln dried hardwoods as in his furniture. Each piece is hand selected with unique character to be a piece of heirloom-quality, functional art. 

Emergence: New Sculptures of Eva Kwong
August 18 - October 20, 2023
ARTneo Museum | Suite 016
Eva Kwong has been captivated by the invisible proliferation of microbes since she was five years old.

For her show at ARTneo, Kwong’s new work looks at interdependence and emergence. The show’s title, Emergence, came after Kwong asked herself “do I even know what the definition of emergence is?” which led her to discover a whole new world of emergence, from the dictionary definition to readings in philosophy, religion, and writings on the natural world.

“I am intrigued by all kinds of things. Discovering one thing always leads to another for me, and I don’t always know where that will lead me to.”

Large Studio Space Now Available in the lower RAMP Level at 78th!
78th Street Studios
78th Street Studios offers real opportunities for growing businesses because of its built-in audience.

Nowhere else in Cleveland can you open a gallery or showroom and be guaranteed that several hundred art-loving customers will be walking through your door each month. With over 40 other creative businesses promoting THIRD FRIDAYS to their client base, tenants of this property receive true benefits from the collective marketing tactics implemented here.

This 2,000-square-foot space has just become available in the lower RAMP level of our arts complex and could be your home away from home!

To apply for consideration, please complete our form:
Featured Guest Artisans
Join us on both the RAMP Level and in smARTspace for local artisans and small businesses displaying and selling their works. Featuring photography, acrylics, watercolors, sculptures, metal works, oils, illustrations, fiber art, wearables, jewelry and more!

Hungry? Enjoy My Donuts truck located near the entrance. Gourmet cookies, honey, hot sauces, baklava, cakes, and candy can be found throughout the building.

DJ Sunset will be spinning in smARTspace and on the RAMP Level, Scott Schlegel performs classical guitar from 5-8pm in the EAST Wing and Jeff Powers will be performing from 6-9pm in the WEST Wing.

On the second floor near the freight elevator, a student musician from Interlochen Arts Academy, Cecelia McVicker performs with her Cello.

Upcoming Performances
Blank Canvas Theatre 2023 Season
Blank Canvas Theatre | Suite 211
Blank Canvas Theatre provides professional quality productions, placing emphasis on entertainment at affordable prices, and is dedicated to inspiring a new love for those new to theatre in the Cleveland community, while providing another quality venue for those who already love the arts. Our annual season is diverse, and designed to attract many different types of theatre-goers – whether you prefer American classics, new works, off-beat musicals, drama, or comedy, you’ll find something to enjoy at Blank Canvas Theatre. 

Blank Canvas Theatre – it’s Theatre for the People!

A wildly theatrical, hilarious and innovative retelling of how a miserable orphan came to be The Boy Who Never Grew Up, Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old legend of Peter Pan.

Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel, the play features a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters and uses their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination. Don't miss this epic origin story of one of popular culture's most enduring and beloved characters and discover the Neverland you never knew.
Best Arts Event + Best Art Fair!
It's that time of the year again!

We're asking all of our fans and art lovers to help 78th Street Studios continue the tradition of being known as the 'Best Arts Event' and 'Best Art Fair' in Cleveland when you vote for Cleveland Scene Magazine's Best of Cleveland 2023!

In addition, many of the creative businesses at 78th are also up for categories in the Arts + Culture section!

Polls close on August 29th, and you can VOTE DAILY!

Thank you in advance. We appreciate your support!
Highlights from our THIRD FRIDAY Art Walk!
Rent Space at 78th Street Studios
Host Your Own Event
Become part of our excitement when you host your own benefit, art exhibit, corporate meeting, wedding, or birthday bash!

Various spaces in the building are available to rent for a variety of creative gatherings throughout the year.

  • Unique, flexible, inspired space for meetings and events.
  • Distinctive, industrial aesthetic.
  • World-class galleries and artist studios steps away.
  • Easy location, 1 minute off Shoreway, and minutes from Downtown.
  • Ample free, lighted parking

Interested in checking out and learning more about the venues here at 78th Street Studios?
Click Here to book a tour--Use our contact form and we will do our very best to accommodate your schedule!
Check out the Venues at 78th Street Studios!
Real Weddings at 78th
Video Courtesy of Eventide Cinema
Advance Your Business
78th Street Studios offers real opportunities for growing businesses because of its built-in audience.

Nowhere else in Cleveland can you open a gallery or showroom and be guaranteed that several hundred art-loving customers will be walking through your door each month. With over 40 other creative businesses promoting THIRD FRIDAYS to their client base, tenants of this property receive true benefits from the collective marketing tactics implemented here.

Limited spaces are available for art and design businesses.

To learn more about the specific benefits of moving your company inside this attraction, please fill out our application and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
Pictured Above: Suite 215 Gallery
Pictured Above: 1300 Gallery
Host Your Own Exhibit
Looking for a gallery space to showcase your work?

78th Street Studios has two rotating open exhibition spaces with a fee structure in place for artists and curators alike.

Suite 215 Gallery is located on the second floor of 78th Street Studios arts
complex and 1300 Gallery has its own private entrance located off of W.78th Street1

If you're interested in learning more about hosting your own exhibition?

Send an email to with a link to your website/social media account and/or images of your work.

The exhibition schedule for Suite 215 is full but we will happily add you to a waiting list!
 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 Street to
1305 W. 80th Street
Cleveland OH 44102
One block north of Lake Ave
Free parking in lots North &
South of the building

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