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An Indoor Wonderland of Art
By Aja Hannah
Every third Friday in the Gordon Square Arts District, an indoor art walk takes place in a four-level factory. The sprawling building is packed with galleries, makerspaces, studios and design and retail showrooms. It’s so large, it spans two blocks and three different entrances, giving it two different addresses.
With over 50 venues in agreement, 78th Street Studios takes an evening every month to open all its art to the public, set up a Local West pop-up restaurant, host even more artists and invite a food truck to serve at their location. Behind those brick walls, they’ve got all the art you could ever need.
You want experimental art? They got it. Fine art? Got it. Hands-on experiences? Yup. Even kid-friendly art. Sculptures? Contemporary? Paintings? Jewelry? Photography? They got all that and more.
This eclectic mix takes place on all four levels of the building and invites families and their dogs to attend. Sweetening the deal, parking is free in their lot. Readers of SCENE Magazine have voted it the best arts event in Cleveland for the past three years.
With all the art shoved in one space, it’s hard to pick a few standouts. Even more so when you realize dozens of pop-up artists not listed on the website have their own stands during the walk.
All venues are also open by appointment for those that cannot make the walk.
Established in 1905, the aged, brick building started as an automotive factory for Baker Electric Motor Vehicle Company and their produce trucks. In the 80s, it was the headquarters for greeting card company American Greetings’ Creative Studios.
78th Street Studios opened in 2001 with its first three tenants who hosted a show when a new exhibit would open. That show was always followed by huge parties. As more galleries and artists moved in, momentum for art walks increased.
Longtime tenant and namesake of her showroom, Susie Frazier, remarked that residents could come to the walk every month and still see something new. “The building is 170,000-square-feet of culture and adventure. It has a feel of a creative wonderland. It’s approachable and accessible and self-contained,” she said.