Snickerfritz and the Edward E. Parker Museum: Thirty-Five Years of Success

Edward E. Parker, mixed media sculpture

Edward E. Parker’s decades-long journey through the arts world has taken him into classrooms, studios, galleries, and museums in America, Africa, and Europe. He taught art at Cuyahoga Community College for nearly twenty years before retiring and allowing his entrepreneurial spirit to soar. Owning and operating a museum has always been a dream of the master sculptor and artist.

Professor Parker established Snickerfritz Cultural Workshop for the Arts in 1984; it was originally located at 2985 East 125th Street, just south of Buckeye Road, in Cleveland. As the organization grew, a larger facility became necessary, and at the age of 42, Parker found an abandoned clinic for sale in East Cleveland, which he purchased and rehabilitated. The E.E.P. Creative Arts complex is located at 13240 Euclid Avenue; this became the new home of Snickerfritz Cultural Workshop for the Arts, whose motto is “Think Art for social development.”

In May of 2017, Parker’s dream to open his own museum was fulfilled when he received the final determination letter establishing the Edward E. Parker Museum of Art, a 501c3 organization. The museum is housed in the E.E.P. Creative Arts Complex, along with Snickerfritz Cultural Workshop for the Arts. In essence, Parker’s visionary leadership helped transform a 20th-century creative dream into a 21st-century artistic reality.

The museum would like to extend an open invitation to everyone. Free art classes for seniors are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Our normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Other times are available by appointment. For information on upcoming events call 216.851.6910. Come visit the museum that celebrates black history every day.

Edward E. Parker Creative Arts Complex / Snickerfritz Cultural Workshop for the Arts
13240 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112