Community Blooms, and Art By The Falls Evolves, at Valley Arts

Art By The Falls will be re-imagined this summer to combat the spread of COVID.

A Community Art Installation Is Blooming at Valley Art Center!

In celebration of Valley Art Center’s fiftieth anniversary, VAC has engaged internationally-known fiber artist Carol Hummel to wrap the trees in front of its building in a colorful display. Fantastic at Fifty – Valley Art Center’s Anniversary Community Art Project invites volunteers to create crocheted circles which will be joined together and used to encase the trees at 155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls, in vibrant spring colors. The display will be installed from May 15 to 21 and accessible to the public throughout 2021.

“This project brings together people of all ages, sexes, economic levels, races, and religions in a positive way to celebrate art and community. It is inspirational to all who work on it, see it, live with it,” says Carol Hummel.

Valley Art Center will offer two artist-led workshops on Saturday April 17th and Sunday April 18th from 2-4 pm for interested participants to crochet the “magic circles” for the installation. Interested participants should register at where they will receive a kit. Space is limited to 12 participants per session. There is a total of 50 Crochet Kits for participating volunteers.

Reimagined Art by the Falls Gallery Exhibit and Pop-Up Events

VAC is finding new ways to bring art to the region despite the challenges the pandemic has brought us. In light of necessary COVID-19 precautions, VAC is staging Art by the Falls in a series of gallery exhibitions at 155 Bell Street. All artists who were accepted to the festival for June of 2020 are invited to exhibit and sell their work in the gallery this summer. There will be two separate five-week exhibits: June 4–July 7 and July 23–September 1. All artwork will be for sale on-site, as well as in VAC’s online gallery store. The shows will include a virtual gallery walk-through. In addition, VAC will offer monthly pop-up events on-site and at local farmers markets throughout the summer.