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 Volgagrad, the Cleveland Museum Art, the Willam Busta Gallery. She has worked with various neighborhoods/CDCs to create parks/gardens. Currently, Laila has been curating outdoor sculpture exhibitions for the Waterloo Arts District.

 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 KSU.

Emily Splain- Program/Education 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.  


Chris Dodson-Ceramic Lab Tech
Chris Dodson is a ceramic artist with a BFA in Ceramics from Ohio State University. This past summer Chris moved to Old Brooklyn and began working as the Ceramic Lab Tech for Art House, where he manages the clay studio and teaches classes.