The February Buzz

So, it’s February in Cleveland and we all know what that means: winter is just getting started. And between shoveling the driveway (again) and checking the weather to see if you need to get up an hour early just to make it to work on time (again), you may find yourself thinking, “Is there anything going on this time of year and, if there is, do I even want to climb out of my burrow and participate?”

The answers, of course, are: yes and YES!

To be a part of the absolute biggest arts buzz in Cleveland this month you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is awarding grants worth up to $150,000 each to fund TWO fantastic public art projects! The jury at CAC narrowed the applicants down to six potential projects and it’s now up to the public to pick the winning two! In the running are some of Cleveland’s best loved creative entities including Dancing Wheels, Cleveland Public Theater, Zygote Press, LAND Studio and the Cleveland Museums of Natural History and Art. Voting has already begun and will end on February 20th! To learn more about each project and VOTE, go to the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture page.

Vessel by Mark Yasenchak

Also this month, Art House teaching artist (and ceramist/gallery manager/teacher-for-other-institutions…but we like to think of him as “ours”) Mark Yasenchak has partnered with local artist and entrepreneur Jackie Adamany to offer a one day workshop for artists! For many emerging and hobby artists, making the leap from producing work to selling it can be daunting. And for those already in the local circuit, the leap to wholesale can be overwhelming. In this workshop, Mark and Jackie will demystify the process of applying for and getting accepted to craft and art fairs as well as presentation and preparing for wholesale. The workshop will be held in the Art Craft Building on February 17th. Space is limited! For more information or to sign up, go to HandCraftYourCarreer.com.

Not quite ready to sell your work? There’s still time to sign up for one of our winter classes or workshops!  Our winter line-up includes clay with the lovely Gina DeSantis, printmaking with Claudio Orso, and much much more! We also have a new punch card system for those of you looking to become regulars at our Sippin’ in the Studio sessions: buy 4 get one free! For our current class schedule and to sign-up, click here.

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