2020: The Year COVID Drove Evolution

The novel coronavirus was not only devastating to the art world in 2020: COVID drove evolution, as well. Some strategies artists and organizations invented or embraced were not only innovative in the moment, but are likely to endure in 2021 and beyond. Here are a few innovations, adaptations, and repackaging efforts that got our attention in this terrible, horrible, no […]

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LAND studio: The City Is Our Museum

Well-designed and active public spaces make cities great. Walking or biking through the Metroparks, hiking on a wooded trail, or sitting in your neighborhood greenspace can boost your spirits. The COVID-19 pandemic is demonstrating the importance of accessible and well-maintained parks and greenspaces to support the physical, social, and mental health of communities. As an organization dedicated to creating places […]

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LAND studio Presents Studio to the Street: Free Workshops to Provide Artists with Tools to Be Successful in the World of Public Art

With the generous support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, LAND studio is presenting its Studio to the Street workshop in September and October. The two-day workshop will be held twice, once at LAND studio on Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21, and once at Mt. Pleasant NOW on Friday and Saturday, October 11 and 12. Each two-day session will […]

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Creative Fusion: Re-imagining Riverview

ARTISTS: Malaz Elgemiabby | Sudan & Kent ORGANIZATION: LAND studio   The Creative Fusion program is born of the Cleveland Foundation’s initiative to integrate international artists and local artists with spaces in our community, focusing on different topics every year. The Cleveland Foundation created a program called Waterways to Waterways, where they focus a cohort of international and local artists […]

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UPDATED: CAC’s Re-tooled Support for Individual Artists

Nearly two years after the sunset of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture’s Creative Workforce Fellowship program, a new version has been birthed.  Its creation follows the instigative energy of public discord resulting from a change in the status of the program (formerly administered by Arts Cleveland / Community Partnership for the Arts and Culture), which awarded $15 and $20 thousand-dollar unrestricted […]

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The Murals Are the Message

Commissioned in bulk, murals have recently proliferated around Cleveland   At least one thing is happening very fast at City Hall: October 19, Mayor Frank Jackson’s office announced an extraordinary opportunity for a Cleveland artist—to help celebrate the tenth anniversary of our sister city relationship with Rouen, France, by traveling there to paint a large mural, eighty feet long by […]

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Inner City Hues

For over a year, LAND studio has convened a public art and greenspace advisory committee made up of residents, artists, community advocates, and activists with a focus on generating culturally relevant public art in Cleveland’s Buckeye and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods as well as strengthening the network of local artists who reside in these communities. The culmination of their work is […]

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Summer Fun in Neighborhood Parks

As Clevelanders, we endure the cold, grey winters knowing that eventually there is the promise of summer—sunny, warm weather and longer days that don’t end until well after dinnertime. For many city residents, the best way to enjoy this time is in their neighborhood parks! However, parks that aren’t enjoyed by their community can become challenges for neighborhoods. Unused public […]

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LAND studio: Corner Light

Illuminating Cleveland’s Public Square with bold, luminous signs and symbols is Corner Light, the third installation in the Landform public art series curated by LAND studio. Created by Cleveland SGS, a collaborative of Cleveland-based artists, Corner Light was inspired by the ability of neighborhoods to define the character of a city. Corner Light is composed of brightly colored, illuminated injection-molded […]

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