Valley Art Center Celebrates its Mural and the Elements, as Well as the Holidays




Valley Art Center’s Mural Celebration a Success!

Valley Art Center’s Mural Celebration on September 27, 2015 marked a marvelous completion to a three-year process. 300 admirers of all ages gathered to hear artist Charles “Bud” Deihl describe his process and acknowledge those who supported the project. Using 10 gallons of paint and over twenty #2 paint brushes, Deihl put in twelve hundred hours over a two year period to compete the expansive painting on an exterior wall of the center. The joyous occasion included remarks by the Chagrin Falls Mayor Thomas Brick, artist and bagpipe player Lynne Lofton accompanying Tuni Deignan’s T Move Studio Dancers, and The Tiger Beats from Gurney Elementary School Choir singing for the crowd. A ribbon cutting by the current and past board presidents concluded the ceremony. Ice cream and popcorn for all were provided by Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop.


Holiday Shopping at the Valley Art Center

The Valley Art Center Gift Shop offers an exquisite selection of fine art and fine crafts to the public. Showcasing a wide variety of handmade quality gifts and pieces from locally renowned artists, Gift Shop Manager Kate Bruner has made the shop a vibrant destination in Chagrin Falls and Northeast Ohio. Price points for every pocket! Stop by to support your local artists and support VAC’s mission to present, promote and teach the visual arts in the Chagrin Valley.


Valley Art Center to Fill Gallery with Nature’s Elements

From January 22 through March 2, 2016, Valley Art Center will host art and imagery depicting the power, splendor, and subtlety of nature’s elements to be part of its gallery show, It’s Elemental: Earth & Air. The show will contrast and celebrate the marriage of earth and air, surrounding the following themes: Earth represents stability, nourishment, fullness, and fertility. Air represents movement, contact, communication, and the stirrings of the mind. Approximately 100 pieces from Ohio, surrounding states and Canada are displayed in Valley Art Center’s gallery during each show. The opening reception will be Friday, January 22 from 6-8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Artists and patrons are encouraged to find out more information by visiting the Valley Art Center website at We hope to see you there!


Upcoming Dates:

44th Annual Juried Art Exhibit: November 6 – December 23

Holiday Sale & Open House: December 4 & 5

Annual Children’s Holiday Workshop: December 12

Closed for the Holidays: December 23 – January 2, 2016

Winter I Classes: January 4 – February 14, 2016

It’s Elemental: Earth & Air: January 22 – March 2, 2016

Hot Chocolate Annual Fundraiser: February 6, 2016

.Winter II classes: February 22 – April 3, 2016


Valley Art Center

155 Bell Street

Chagrin Falls, OH 44022