Valley Art Center
The winners of the Second Annual Blossom Time Commemorative Poster Contest have been announced! Get all of the details here.
The Call to Entry for Comix is now open!
This fall, Valley Art Center presents an exhibit focusing on comics (Ka-PLOW!). In conjunction with Cleveland-area comic artists Gary and Laura Dumm, this exhibit will combine educational material with original pieces by local, regional, and national comic artists (ZING!), as well as students from local schools and colleges.
This exhibit (POW!) will feature an open entry segment to be juried by the Dumm’s, as well as pieces by select artists curated by the Dumm’s to spotlight specific moments or movements in comic history with a focus on Ohio’s contributions to this fascinating medium.
This exhibit will be on display September 13 through October 16, 2019, with (THWIP!) an opening reception September 13 from 6-8 p.m.
Currently on Display
On display now in the Margaret 'Peg' Bowen Gallery, Observation/Conservation is an exhibit focusing on art that explores the beauty of nature, the threats facing our world, and demonstrates how to protect and conserve our natural ecosystems.
This exhibit is presented in partnership with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, who have educational materials on display in our Hallway Gallery for the duration of the exhibit.
As always, our exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Pottery by George Roby
Valley Art Center is proud to present an exclusive collection of beautiful and unique pottery by George Roby for sale in the Valley Art Center Gift Shop.
George was a sculptor and ceramicist, art instructor, and long-time supporter of Valley Art Center. He was instrumental in setting up the ceramics program at VAC and could frequently be found sharing his art, creativity, and wit at the center.
Roby pottery and sculpture is represented in many private and public collections including
All our beautiful pottery by George Roby is lead-free and safe in the dishwasher, oven and microwave .
Going fast! Less than 24 pieces left in this sale.
Get yours today!
The Valley Art Center Gift Shop is open the rest of this week from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Then we take a break until early next year.
Free opportunity for artists
Our partner, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture has a new service available for artists, creatives and makers living in Cuyahoga County: A new online calendar and directory at ClevelandArtsEvents.com!
Be one of the first few hundred artists to register and complete your profile, and they will send you $25 to thank you for helping CAC promote the work of artists in our community.
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is one of the largest local public funders for arts and culture in the nation and VAC has been a proud recipient of CAC grants since the organization launched in 2006.
Valley Art Center's
Art by the Falls
June 8th & 9th, 2019
Valley Art Center is proud to present the 36th Annual Art by the Falls outdoor fine arts and contemporary crafts festival. Every year the event draws thousands of patrons to the banks of the Chagrin River, located in the middle of historic Chagrin Falls. An ideal setting for an outdoor festival, the village's historic Main Street overlooks two waterfalls and hosts a wealth of fine shops, galleries and restaurants.
The show features approximately 120 painters, potters, jewelers, wood workers, fiber artists and other fine craftspeople. Categories include Textiles, Glass/Enamel, Photography/Prints, Wood/Metal/Sculpture, Jewelry, Painting/Drawing, Ceramics, Other/Mixed Media.
Get in on the action! Become a donor, sponsor, member, or volunteer today!
VAC is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and with only 50% of our revenue coming from classes, we rely on the generosity of our large community of enthusiastic supporters to continue our mission to change lives through arts enrichment. With generous financial gifts of any amount from friends like you, we further our projects with community partners, we continue to keep course fees low, and we strive to nurture the visual arts in the Chagrin Valley and beyond. Your contribution will support our general fund, scholarships, maintenance, mural fund and more. Get in on the action!