National Arts Program and more at Waterloo Arts

In early February, when I see a City of Cleveland truck pull up in front of Waterloo Arts, an employee hop out and jog toward the gallery, I know what they are looking for. I grab a registration form and meet them at the door. After years of participating, they know it is time for the National Arts Program exhibit. For the past 16 years, the City of Cleveland has provided an opportunity for employees and city residents of all ages and at all levels of artistic experience, to showcase their work in a gallery setting. Work is judged in categories from amateur to professional and in all age groups, with a total of $2400 in cash prizes awarded. This year’s exhibit runs March 6 – 20 in the gallery at Waterloo Arts.


Transgender Art Exhibit & Video Project

Most of us take our gender for granted, which is to say, we don’t understand our gender as something separate from our biological sex because we have never experienced them separately. Our gender identity and the biological sex we were born with are aligned. For many others, though, this is not the case. This art exhibit and video project hopes to help our community better understand gender and the challenges many transgender people face everyday. The project includes digital storytelling, educational workshops, a gallery exhibit and opening night celebrations with performance, public art installations, music and dancing. Check for updates and a schedule of events.


Waterloo Arts Fest Juried Exhibition

For the first time, in 2015, Waterloo Arts is combining the annual Members’ Exhibit with their National Juried Exhibit. This is a unique opportunity for artists to receive substantial exposure during the district’s largest community event, the Waterloo Arts Fest, which annually draws more than 7,000 attendees. Over 30 selected works will be exhibited in the Waterloo Arts Gallery and a top prize of $1,000 will be awarded. 



National Arts Program: March 6 – March 20


Transgender Art Exhibition: April 3 – May 25


Waterloo Arts Fest Juried Exhibition: June 5 – July 17


Waterloo Arts

15605 Waterloo Road

Cleveland, Ohio 44110