Westlake-Westshore Arts Council offers a boquet of arias and an Italian feast

Tues., Apr. 1, at 7:30 p.m., at Westlake Porter Public Library, the opera wisdom of Cleveland Institute of Music Opera Theater Artistic Director David Bamberger creates a backdrop for a performance of various arias by gifted CIM voice students, with CIM Music Dir. John Simmons on piano. This free FYI:Opera program previews CIM’s performance of Spring Scenes Apr. 11 to […]






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Real Art in a Real Neighborhood.

Last year over coffee, Cleveland Institute of Art professor Lane Cooper succinctly summarized my babbling by saying, “Oh, so you are about real art in a real neighborhood.” As we head into spring and the street comes to life again, I found myself reflecting on our changing community and what that tag line means.   The words ‘real’ and ‘authentic’ […]






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The Sculpture Center’s W2S Series: packed with sculpture, installation, performance

Don’t miss the W2S series of dynamic and provocative new sculpture, installations and performance by some of the very best early career sculptors of our region.   Sara Holwerda explores the structure of female identity: there is a jam-packed performance at her opening and a week of feminist events with the CIA in April. David Colagiovanni’s work investigates time and […]






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The Lake Erie Building

Industrial evolution continues on Athens Avenue in Lakewood, Ohio as the Lake Erie Building begins its 98th year of continuous operation. The legacy began in 1917 as the building was constructed to be the automobile manufacturing plant for the Templar Motors Company. Today the building remains as a vital business center and incubator for companies and entrepreneurs on the west side of […]






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Rooms to Let: Cleveland

A new type of canvas is coming to Cleveland!  Inspired by a similar project in Columbus, Rooms to Let: Cleveland  (RTL) will create a temporary art exhibition using vacant homes as a truly interpretational, opportune art medium.    The curators, Westleigh Harper and Michael Horton of MAKER design studio (makeroffice.com), Barbara Bachtell, Director of Broadway School of Music & the Arts […]






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