Art + Poetry at the Valley Art Center

Valley Art Center will combine poetry and visual arts for the 51st Annual Juried Art Exhibition, on display through December 14. Artists within a 250-mile radius of Chagrin Falls submitted artwork for consideration to this prestigious annual exhibition, juried this year by Casey Monda of Casey Monda Art Advisory, Arnold Tunstall, director of galleries at The University of Akron, and […]

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Charles “Bud” Deihl Retrospective Exhibition – A Visual Story of a Lifelong Artist

Valley Art Center is pleased to present this important Retrospective Exhibition of over sixty works by Charles “Bud” Deihl, artist, painter, sculptor, educator, and long-time VAC instructor. From graduate school drawings in the 1960s to award-winning oil paintings of recent years, this exhibition tells the visual story of a lifelong artist and accomplished professional. Bud describes his painting technique as […]

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A New Era Begins at Valley Art Center

  After eight years of inspired guidance expanding our programming, spearheading the first sanctioned outdoor mural in Chagrin Falls, forging regional partnerships, planning our fiftieth anniversary celebration, and, oh yeah, navigating a pandemic, Mary Ann Breisch is officially retired and off the clock! Although she is leaving, the work of Valley Art Center will continue on course as the VAC […]

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

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 […]

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Valley Art Center Celebrates Our Future, Reimagines Signature Event, Art by the Falls

Valley Art Center turns fifty years old in May, and we have been celebrating all year long! We have offered exhibits featuring our visionary founders, as well as our present-day students and faculty; a virtual gala celebration in February; and a documentary film exploring our mission within the Chagrin Valley. Now we turn our eye to the future of Valley […]

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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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Valley Art Center Announces New Partnership

As a community-focused entity, Valley Art Center has long prioritized partnerships—from working with local community programs that bring our instructors to children and seniors with limited resources and educational options, to creating pop-up exhibitions and events at local businesses, to partnering with local schools. VAC has historically sought new and meaningful ways to connect with the region beyond the walls […]

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