Shop Local at the Screw Factory

Join the Screw Factory Artists and local guest artists this holiday season for two days of exploring, shopping, and holiday cheer. Resident artists will open their studios so that you can tour, learn, and purchase their goods. In addition, we’ll have over sixty guest artists who will fill the Lake Erie Room and Templar Room. You’ll be able to find […]

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Holiday Market at the Screw Factory

This holiday season the artists of the iconic Screw Factory Artists’ Studios would like to welcome everyone to our “Holiday Market at the Screw Factory,” located in Lakewood’s historic Birdtown. In addition to our 30 resident artists, there will be over 50 guest artists and makers offering a wide variety of well-crafted goods. Please save the date and plan to […]

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Screw Factory Artists: Sizzlin’ Summer Events and Classes

The Screw Factory Building in Lakewood is a rustic charmer with over forty creative studios and businesses nestled throughout the complex.  The multitalented members of this group offer multifarious opportunities to “get your art on” this summer!   Interested in a Perfumery Workshop?  Contact Melissa Hale of Yates Perfumes and Apothecary for an adventure in scents and senses at yatesapothecary.com. […]

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Screw Factory Open Studios celebrates 10 years and host Weihnachtsmarkt, plus: Cleveland maker spaces organize for Cleveland Creates Weekend

It will be a busy December  for the Screw Factory Artists, who are celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Screw Factory Artists Open Studios show.  The first weekend of December is devoted to the Fall/Winter Artists’ Open Studios show.  The Screw Factory Artists are collaborating with other area studios to celebrate the Cleveland Creates weekend.   The Screw Factory, along with several […]

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MAKERS: Frank Oriti, Oil Painter

Cleveland painter Frank Oriti recently moved into a new studio in the Screw Factory.  Much larger than his previous space, sunlight pours into the room through an immense wall of windows.  His tools and easels are all carefully set and at the ready, and giant heaps of oil paint wait for his brushes.  I have been an admirer of Oriti’s portrait paintings […]

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A Passion for the Old Masters: Traditional Drawing and Painting Instruction

I’ve always respected the ‘old masters’ of painting and the craft that they developed.  This love led me on a journey to learn their techniques.  Instruction was hard to come by.  Skill-based painting has largely been erased from art school curriculum. I was able to find a few figurative artists with whom I was fortunate enough to studied under. They […]

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Still Standing

I’m celebrating 20 years as a resident printmaker/painter in the former Lake Erie Screw Factory, and I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in the repurposing of this still-active industrial site as a viable art community.   The emotional aspects of life have been present in my oeuvre for decades, beginning with the persistence of domesticity and the stereotypical mores assigned to […]

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