Destroy All Nonprofits
In 2020 the world changed, and the “new normal” became the death of many arts sector formats. From concerts to exhibits, we, along with the entire creative industry, were closed for the majority of 2020—receiving funding to keep the business going, but unable to share our passion in the conventional ways. Artists did what we do best: adapted and overtook the internet. And I decided to reformat art shows not only to survive a pandemic, but to continue to expand in 2021 with a new business model. After finally reopening in May 2021, we made history in December—101 pieces sold since our doors opened. That is original artwork sold, meaning multiple local artists, in a multitude of genres, earned income. And to begin 2022, we ask whether our goal is to be a voice of the underserved or the tool of economic development. Most of us appreciate the intrinsic benefits of the arts—their beauty and vision; how they inspire, soothe, provoke, and connect us. When it comes time to make tough funding choices; however, elected officials and business leaders need to have strong and credible data that demonstrate the economic benefits of a vibrant arts and culture industry. As the arts flourish, so will creativity and innovation—the fuel that drives our global economy. No longer do business and elected leaders need to choose between arts and economic prosperity. Nationally, as well as locally, the arts mean business and working together towards a collective goal that causes real, effective change in the world. Business as usual is no longer acceptable. Without artists, the industry does not exist.
Incubator Studio Program
La Cosecha Galeria continues our Creative Industry Professional Development Program. Our approach creates synergetic benefit by providing high-quality professional practice opportunities for artists, allowing for the development of a program which is responsive to the needs of artists. We are excited to welcome the multi-talented Daniella Calabrese—independent artist, designer, singer, and songwriter—into our midst. Born into a family of musicians and artists, Daniella focused her creativity on design and is best known for her acrylic paintings, mosaics, custom guitar design, jewelry, and musical ability.
Vocero Latino News Media Podcast
We are proud to be the host for the weekly podcast Coversando Con Haguit Marrero y Elvin Santiago, produced by Cleveland Vocero Latino News. Recorded every Saturday, it features a diverse group of local people, inspiring stories, controversial topics, and performances, and is open to the public during our hours of operation.
Last Saturday Every Month
Our Open Mic Night “Higher Verse,” featuring amazingly talented artists, is held on the last Saturday of every month. Signup begins at 6:00pm, and the show starts at 7:00pm. Open Call: Musicians, poets, magicians, and comics—everybody welcomed! An audience vote wins the prize. Higher Verse is hosted by Ju-Marri Sims, AKA Kaesevyn, a Cleveland native who’s been hard at work for the last decade conjuring up music for the minds and souls of listeners young and old. The songs he has created, both on his own and in collaboration with producers, are monuments of astronomical sound and delivery.
EARTHLING: FEATURING ARTIST JULIANN O’FRAY | 4PM SATURDAY, MARCH 12
DESTROY ALL NONPROFITS: FEATURING ARTIST TOPILTZIN | 4PM SATURDAY, APRIL 2
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS 3 | 4PM SATURDAY, APRIL 16
420 COLLABORATIVE SHOW | 4PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
LIGHT BRINGER: FEATURING ARTIST JULIANN O’FRAY | 4PM SATURDAY, JULY 9
CAN JOURNAL FALL LAUNCH PARTY | 4PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
WICKED II: FEATURING ARTIST: LTP ART | 4PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
MATRIX FEATURING ARTIST: TOPILTZIN | 4PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FROM 4PM TO 8PM
LA COSECHA GALERIA
THE HEADSHOP NEW CAFÉ
4490 Pearl Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
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