Valley Art Center Responds to COVID-19 with ARTLIVES

2020 was shaping up to be a banner year for Valley Art Center. We were experiencing the most vibrant program year in the Center’s history. Class enrollment was robust. Artist applications and gallery attendance were steadily climbing. A historic exhibition was installed in the completely refurbished gallery. The facility was humming with the daily activity of classes, gift shop sales, […]

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Intimate Regard: Roger Anliker

This spring, Valley Art Center is pleased to present Intimate Regard, a retrospective of the work of Roger Anliker curated by Dr. Kirsten Jensen and Dale Roberts, on display from March 20 to April 29. Intimate Regard celebrates the work of Akron native and CIA graduate Roger Anliker (1924–2013), an influential teacher and artist whose body of work is remarkable for its […]

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Ka-Pow! Comix Coming to Cleveland, Kinda! Valley Art Center Celebrates Ohio’s Unique Place in Comic History

Ohio has a long and important history with the world of comics. Lancaster, Ohio’s Richard Outcault is credited with creating the first successful newspaper comic strip Hogan’s Alley in 1895. Frederick Opper, from Madison, created the immensely popular Happy Hooligan which ran from 1900 until 1932, the same year that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster met (CRASH!) in high school […]

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Fall 2018 Valley Art Center

  Annual Juried Art Exhibit Starting this year, it is easier for artists living within a 250-mile radius of Chagrin Falls to submit artwork for consideration to this prestigious annual exhibit. In the fall of 2018, Valley Art Center is boldly going digital and taking the entry process online for the first time in the show’s 47-year history. In the […]

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