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May 2016


Brews + Prose, Upcoming Reading

Brews + Prose
May 03, 2016 7:00 p.m. | Market Garden Brewery | Community
Organized by 2016 Creative Workforce Fellow, Dave Lucas, the May installment of Brews + Prose will feature readings by Joanna Connors and Naomi Jackson.

Broken Codes

Theater Ninjas
May 05, 2016 - May 21, 2016 8:00 p.m. | Rising Star Coffee Roastery | Community
Broken Codes is a collection of multi-media performances by Cleveland artists, including 2016 Creative Workforce Fellows Jeremy Paul, Eric Gonzalez and Pandora Robertson. This collection of multi-media short form works highlights the conflicted relationship between technology and modern life, exploring the themes of women in tech, artificial intelligence, and the evolutionary effects of the internet. Coordinated by Theater Ninjas, the immersive performance melds dance, theater, music, video art, and game design with stories of digital life.

Comic Release Event

May 09, 2016 9:00 p.m. | Now That's Class | Community
Meet Creative Workforce Fellow, Nathan Ward, at Now That's Class for a one-night-only comic release event. He'll be selling a limited run of his new comic "WARD COMIC #1" and exhibiting original comic art. Live music with Pleasure Leftists. Monday, May 9th, 9:00 p.m.

Between the Lines: Derf Backderf and John G on Writing Graphic Novels

May 18, 2016 7:00 p.m. | Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern | Community
Hear from 2016 Creative Workforce Fellows Deft Backderf and John G on the mechanics of creating graphic novels. Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern. Wed., May 18th, 7:00 p.m.

Creative Intersections: Empowering Youth

May 19, 2016 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Bohemian National Hall / Sokol Greater Cleveland | Community
Be a part of the discussion at CPAC's first Creative Intersections Series. Our second session, Empowering Youth, will explore how arts and culture is creating positive interventions and alternatives for youth.

Rooms to Let 2016

May 21, 2016 - May 22, 2016 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Community
Join Creative Workforce Fellows Dana Depew, Jakob Hochendoner and Chris Webb, along with dozens of other Cleveland artists, who will be giving life to vacant houses in Rooms to Let, May 21st and 22nd. Hosted by Slavic Village Development Corporation and the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, Rooms to Let is a community arts event allowing artists to turn vacant houses slated for demo into temporary gallery space.

Pick up an event map at 5324 Fleet.

This year all RTL houses are located on East 54th.

3603 East 54th- Curated by: Scott Pickering

3620 East 54th- Curated By: Sai & Amy Sinbondit

3705 East 54th Curated By: Dana Depew

3725 East 54th Curated By: Chris Webb

Up This Hill: Feature documentary film screening

May 21, 2016 4:00 p.m. | Glass City Film Festival | Community
2016 Creative Workforce Fellow, Paul Sobota, will be screening his feature documentary film, Up This Hill at the Glass City Film Festival. Catch this work on Saturday, May 21st at 4:00 p.m. at the Ohio Theatre, 3114 Lagrange St., Toledo, OH 43608. View the trailer

2016 Arts Summit

Cleveland State University
Jun 01, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016 9:30-11:15; 12-2 | Idea Center and State Theater, Playhouse Square | Community, Build Your Business
This is a one day, two part celebration of the arts and creativity in Cleveland. The Creative Voices Summit is held in the Westfield Studio at the Idea Center from 9:30-11:15 It is a moderated panel discussion on "The Curious Mind" with Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen, and a diverse array of thinkers who ask "why" for a living. The Arts Education Day Luncheon is from 12-2 and will feature Kennedy Center honoree and Alvin Ailey principal dancer Judith Jamison, along with student arts performances, including Groundworks Dance Theater. Each event requires an rsvp, which is available online at
More information available at 687-5018 or 68-5022.