District Gallery Opens in Van Aken District, Shaker Heights

Photo credit: Amy Mistofsky Photography

Bringing their shared love of contemporary art together to create District Gallery, local partners Karen Chaikin, Bob Roth and Richard Uria have a combined fifty years of art collecting experience. Their collective dream of opening a gallery came to fruition recently when District Gallery, located at 20076 Walker Road in Shaker Heights, opened in August in the Van Aken District.

District Gallery exhibits and represents an international, national and local group of contemporary artists whose works include painting, drawing, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, prints and photography. The 1,500-square-foot gallery is an experiential space for emerging, mid-career and established artists.

With an emphasis on engaging the community through education and collaboration, District Gallery offers not only artist exhibitions but also a calendar of diverse programming and events. By bringing both world-renowned and local artists’ work to the community, the gallery will present immersive experiences that invite participation and interaction.

“We want to help our clients curate their own taste in art. We want them to learn how to trust what they like. Our goal is to create a space that is approachable and to develop relationships with both the first-time buyer as well as the seasoned collector,” said partner Bob Roth.

Work by artists Jim Dine, Alex Katz, Ian Davenport, Joshua Jensen-Nagle, Bruce Jefferies Reinfeld, Gavin Rain, Alan Crockett, Neill Wright and more comprise Our Favorite Things, District Gallery’s first exhibition.

Upcoming exhibits include a special show during Autism Awareness Month in April and an exciting show celebrating the connection between art and music, showcasing a collection of rare vintage Rock posters.

In addition to exhibiting art, the gallery will assist clients in selecting and acquiring art, and provide personalized framing, hanging and installation services. The space is also being utilized for many private special events.

On Wednesday, November 20, from 9:00am to 3:00pm, District Gallery will host a shopping event to benefit the Hope for Henry Foundation at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress and empower children to be active participants in their own care. Vendors include Xhibition, Fount Leather, Lilly Pulitzer, Rachel Katz Jewelry, Meadowlane Monograms, Mulholland and Sacks and Van Aken District retailers.

By removing the formality sometimes associated with traditional galleries, District Gallery is reimagining the gallery experience.

The gallery’s fall hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Other times are available by appointment.

For more information, please visit district-gallery.com or call 216.218.9307.


20076 Walker Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122