Creating and Building Community, at Edward E. Parker Museum of Art

The Gift of Art

The Gift of Art is a recurring pop-up art show at the Edward E. Parker Museum of Art, organized by local artist Walter Allen Rogers Jr. and presented by members of African American Artists of Cleveland. The group began hosting these events in October, gaining a steady increase in support in recent months—more foot traffic and more artists displaying their artwork for sale. Join us, as we experience art together, and build community. The most recent show closed on May 14, and here’s a list of upcoming shows: Juneteenth, June 16–19; Independent Black Artists, July 1–3; Good Health, Fine Art, August 11 and 12. Additional information is available on the African American Artists of Cleveland and Cherube Art Facebook pages.

Intergenerational Art Class

With the support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, we will be conducting an Intergenerational Art program this summer. Classes will be in session for six weeks, June 13 through July 20. Class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 pm. Feedback from students informed our project choices, which will accommodate beginner level to intermediate artists. When the program ends, a public art exhibit will be held in the event center to highlight outstanding student work. Registration opened in April, and will remain open until seats are filled. The flyer for this program is posted to the Cuyahoga Arts and Culture website,, where registration is also available.

Shinn House/Artist Speak

Edward Parker curates the galleries at Shinn House, located within Mount Zion Congregational Church in Cleveland. The exhibitions showcase the work of three artists and are on display for six to eight weeks. The Sunday following each closing show, the artists meet for a forum at EEPMOA to discuss their inspiration, process, and body of work. Food is available at these forums, and dessert is provided free of charge. In anticipation of resuming the exhibits, Mr. Parker has lined up artists to exhibit their work, and would like those interested in this opportunity to submit a sample portfolio for consideration.

Open Mic Nights

We would like to begin hosting Open Mic nights, and are seeking feedback from poets, musicians and entertainers who are regular performers at other venues. The feedback will help us gauge interest, create an effective schedule and streamline marketing efforts. If you are a performer, call to share your experience and add your contact information to our blast list. We would like to host our first Open Mic on or before September 2. Food will be available for purchase and cash prizes will be awarded. Check for updates on our social media platforms.


The museum’s past collaborations have resulted in a variety of interactive and educational workshops. We have improved blighted areas with the installation of murals, found creative ways to educate youth, and created positive change within the community. If you believe in the transformative power of art, reach out, so we can work together towards a common goal. At EEPMOA, we “think art for social development.”

Senior Art classes

We provide free art classes for seniors from 6 to 8 pm every Tuesday and Thursday evening. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. Come and see us—we look forward to your visit. For visitation outside of normal business hours, please call to check hours of availability.

13240 Euclid AvenueEast Cleveland, Ohio 44112eepmoa.com216.851.6910


Intergenerational Art Class, 6-8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 13–July 20. Register at and

The Gift of Art: Juneteenth, June 16–19

The Gift of Art: Independent Black Artists, July 1–3

The Gift of Art: Good Health, Fine Art, August 11 & 12

Senior Art classes, 6-8pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings

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