Arts in Parks? Yes, please!
As a non-profit organization that designs, builds, and activates Cleveland’s public spaces, we know that public spaces won’t realize their true potential until they are used and loved by their residents. This is why we have been hosting free events in Cleveland neighborhood parks for the past 11 years. Last year, we provided 47 neighborhood events and through those events employed 86 local artists!
Artist-led camps are a favorite activity of our community partners. As funding for the arts in schools decreases, our programs provide critical exposure to the arts while creating fun art projects that kids can take home. In neighborhoods where most family budgets are tight, free events like dance performances and pool-side movie screenings are a great way for families to spend quality time together.
Urban parks are the neighborhood’s front yard—rare patches of greenspace that are free to everyone. Unfortunately, unused parks can become unsafe and undesirable for the neighborhood. By activating community greenspaces, the parks are filled with residents that become stewards of the space. When a park is active, it serves a source of pride for the community and helps to build safe, healthy, and vibrant neighborhoods.
With guidance from community organizations and residents that are best able to define the unique programming needs of each neighborhood, we bring arts organizations and individual professional artists to the parks, where they can interact directly with the community and help neighborhood children understand the personal and social importance of the arts. Through theatrical performances and hands-on arts activities, the youth of the neighborhoods we serve are able to interact with professional artists and gain an appreciation for the value of arts as an expression of the joys and frustrations in their lives.
We hope you will join us in the parks this summer! Events will be listed on our website, landstudio.org, and on our Facebook page, facebook.com/LANDstudio.
1939 West 25th Street, Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
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