Working Studios Open Doors at the Screw Factory


The annual Screw Factory spring open studio event will be held on Friday, March 27th from 6-10 pm. Approximately thirty studios will open their doors, along with a dozen visiting artists. This is an opportunity to peak inside the studios and see where and how work is created, not just the finished product.


What makes the Screw Factory unique is that while there are not refined gallery spaces the building does house a large number of classrooms. There are numerous offerings from artists throughout the building in classes such as painting, drawing, clay, glass fusing and jewelry making.


In 2015 Gina DeSantis Ceramics’ classroom is expanding to offer a new series of clay workshops and hand building classes in addition to the popular wheel throwing classes. The kids’ summer clay camps will also be back. Across the hall you can take a drawing or art journaling class with artist Karen Jewell-Kett of First Hand Studio. Downstairs on floor 2 Ingrid Hoegner-Leek of the Art Factory hosts a great variety of classes for kids. The open studio event will be a great chance to check out the classrooms and sign up for a class.


Visit for more information on the open studio events.


Visit for a list of classrooms and links to studio classes.


Questions regarding the event can be directed to Gina DeSantis at


Screw Factory Artists

The Lake Erie Building

13000 Athens Avenue

Lakewood, Ohio 44107