Welcome to Art House- Where Art Lives!


Community Culture Night: Artist & Filmmaker Kasumi! 11.11.17, 7:00-8:30pm


Art House offers a variety of classes for all ages! Find out more and register by clicking above or by calling, 216-398-8556!

Community Outreach

Art House holds free workshops in various communities and partners with various organizations to hold these workshops. Art House also participates in community events, such as Parade the Circle and the Day of the Dead parade.

Urban Bright

Art House's award winning Urban Bright Arts-in-Education Program is an artist residency program that provides students with meaningful, hands-on arts opportunities and exposure to artists, methods, and materials to which they would otherwise not be exposed.


Art House’s StudioGo program offers fee-for-service workshops and classes to businesses, organizations, community groups, schools and other agencies interested in providing arts experiences for the population they serve. StudioGo programs can take place at our space or yours! Click above for more info.

Employment Opportunities and Current Artists

Art House is constantly looking to add new artists to our teaching staff. Click the link above to learn more and see some of our current teaching artists!

Learn more about us!

Click to view more about Art House Inc, our neighborhood, our funders, and the board of directors!


Meet Art House's wonderful staff!

Laila Voss

Executive Director

Laila Voss is an artist and educator who has devoted a career to the cultural vitality of the NEO region. She serves on non-profit boards, has engaged in community art projects,taught both children and adults, managed art departments, and converted an Ohio City school building into artists studio-living lofts. Laila’s artwork has been featured in important cultural institutions and is held in major collections including the Progressive Collection, University of Volgograd, the Cleveland Museum Art, and the Willam Busta Gallery. She has worked with various neighborhoods/CDCs to create parks/gardens. Recently, Laila curated a series of outdoor sculpture exhibits. Ms. Voss has received numerous awards: the City of Cleveland Volunteer of the Year Award; the OAC Individual Excellence; the opportunity to represent Ohio at the FCCA Prague,Czech Republic. Laila maintains a vigorous studio practice in the Tremont neighborhood. She received her BFA from Ohio University and her MFA from Kent State University.

Emily Splain

Program Coordinator

Emily Splain is a lover of the arts and arts in education. She graduated from Cleveland State University with a B.A. in Art History & Graphic Design as well as a M.A in History & Museum Studies. Her focus throughout her studies has been education and arts administration. Interning at notable non-profits such as Cleveland Museum of Art and ICA has given her great opportunities within the arts sector. Working at Art House, she designs and handles all programming within the department and is expanding classes on site.


Our Mission

Our mission is to make art accessible to Brooklyn Centre and the Greater Cleveland community by providing instruction, encouragement, and facilities. Office Hours vary, please call ahead before coming in.

Personal Info

  •   216-398-8556
  •   3119 Denison Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44109
  • esplain@arthouseinc.org
  • lvoss@arthouseinc.org


I felt that Family Clay Day would be a great opportunity for my older son to experience art outside the confines of a public school setting. As a kindergartner, he had an art teacher that didn't encourage individual expression, but demanded that everyone do their projects exactly how she instructed. It was crushing to his creative spirit and he has always considered himself terrible at art since then. I hoped that coming to Clay Day would show him that he has complete freedom of expression with his art. It can be anything he wants it to be and still be wonderful, beautiful.

Marci Coffman

The program considerably enhances our art curriculum by providing artists-in-residence, materials and equipment for classes that our school definitely could not afford. The art department has not been given a sufficient budget for many years, so I must carefully plan and acquire most supplies on my own. The opportunity for the students to work closely with visiting artists from the Cleveland community has given them a first-hand experience with professional artists. The artists in residence that Art House has selected to work with our classes have been awesome and the scholars have been extremely receptive to their techniques of teaching. The variety of interesting projects that they have brought to our school along with the great supplies for the students to use and the experiences add an exceptional layer of learning that fosters deeper understanding and growth.

Beth Spann

Art Teacher, John Marshall High School
Old Brooklyn Community Elementary School's partnership with Art House has been most beneficial to our students, providing them with opportunites they would not otherwise have. Our school does not have an art teacher, so the students have minimal exposure to visual art. This past academic year, Urban Bright worked with our second grade students. This cohort of students has had the opportunity to work with Art House since Kindergarten and we definitely see a progression in their art skills as well as their social skills.

Cherie Kaiser

Principal, Old Brooklyn Community Elementary School

Events 2016-2017