Arts Districts & Art Walks
For Clevelanders that love art and those that may not, art walks are something more than just going to look at art. These are a unique arts and culture experience. Many do display art, but also give the chance for residents and visitors to explore a different part of the city and experience some new food or local retail. Cleveland boasts many different arts districts and neighborhood that each have their own unique focus. Check out some below.
The Waterloo Arts District located on the City’s Northeast Side in the North Collinwood Neighborhood describes itself as the “basement rec room” in the Rock & Roll City. The neighborhood hosts art walk on the first Friday every month where visitors can stroll galleries, view murals, grab a bite to eat or check out a concert at the Beachland Ballroom.
The Gordon Square Arts District located in the Detroit-Shoreway Neighborhood on the City’s West Side contains many art studios & galleries, live theatre venues, movie theatre and unique shops and eateries. On the Third Friday of every month, the district hosts the aptly named Third Friday. This event began with a monthly open house at the 78th Street Studios and has spread through the entire district.
The Tremont Art Walk on the second Friday of every month occurs on the Near West Side in the Tremont Neighborhood. More than twenty venues participate in this event which brings many visitors to the neighborhood to enjoy art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants.
The Murray Hill | Little Italy Art Walk located in the Little Italy Neighborhood on the East Side began over 30 years ago. The art walks take place annually, in June, October and December and include exhibits from artists from all over the world. Visitors to the art walk can enjoy alfresco dining and traditional music performances. Art walk attendees can also enjoy dinner at one of the many Italian restaurants in the neighborhood while enjoying a piece of Italian American history.