Glow 216!


waterloo-DayGlo - Charles Coven

Cleveland’s fourth DayGlo exhibit is coming to Waterloo! A show spearheaded by artist John Saile and shown previously at Doubting Thomas Gallery, the DayGlo exhibit features new work by 40 local artists experimenting with fluorescent paint. Generously donated by DayGlo Color Corporation, this paint has unique qualities that add a new dimension to every artist’s canvas and it isn’t easy to predict what the results will be. You can experience this unique black light opening on December 4th in the Waterloo Arts Gallery. The show will close as we ring in the New Year with a DayGlo Rave party on January 1st.


On the heels of the DayGlo exhibit, Fandom 216 will kick off at Waterloo Arts, with a traditional tailgate party on Sunday, January 10. Curated by Dana Depew and Michael Loderstedt, Fandom 216 is presented in partnership with Zygote Press and HEDGE Gallery, and all three venues will have a selection of artists showing work with a sports theme. In a city of fans obsessed with their heartbreak teams, many are unaware of the cultural resurgence taking hold around them, but these two, often parallel worlds of art and sports will collide in this three-gallery exhibition. Complete with a tailgate party and chili cook-off, and coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, Fandom 216 is a spectacle worth rooting for.


The National Arts Program, presented by the City of Cleveland, returns to Waterloo Arts this spring, providing an opportunity for artists of all skill levels and ages to have their work professionally displayed in an art gallery. Any resident of the City of Cleveland is welcome to drop work off on February 19th for inclusion in the show, which will open Friday, March 4th.  Work is judged in categories for cash prizes. This show encourages the creative endeavors of all Clevelanders, from amateur to professional. Submission details and more information can be found on the City of Cleveland website or at


Day Glo Exhibit: December 4

Day Glo New Year’s Day Rave: January 1, 2016

Fandom 216 Tailgate Party opening: January 10, 2016

National Arts Program Dropp-off: February 19, 2016

National Arts Program exhibit opening: March 4, 2016


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Cleveland, Ohio 44110