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September 2016


WarpWish: Nathan Ward at Loop

Loop Cafe / Walkabout Tremont
Aug 12, 2016 - Sep 08, 2016 Tremont August WalkAbout, 6-10 p.m. | LOOP in Tremont, Ohio | Community
Comic and graphic artist Nathan Ward comes to Loop Tremont for a solo show during the August WalkAbout Tremont. The 2016 Fellows' solo show will open Aug 12th, 2016 from 6pm-10pm with refreshments and live music. The show runs until September 8th.


Sep 09, 2016 5:00PM-10:00PM | 5401 Hamilton Ave, Cleveland OH 44114 | Community
Furniture designer and Creative Workforce Fellow, Freddy Hill will be showcasing his work at Cleveland's contemporary furniture show, along with work from dozens of local designers.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Sep 12, 2016 4:00 PM | Eliza Bryant Village: 7201 Wade Park Avenue Cleveland, OH 44103 | Community
All are invited to join Cuyahoga Arts & Culture at its board meeting on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 4 pm at Eliza Bryant Village located at 7201 Wade Park Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103.

Want to learn more about CAC's Board of Trustees? Visit their website to read about our Trustees, view a list of upcoming meetings, and minutes and materials from previous meetings.

CAC's board meetings are always open to the public, and all members of the community - including our cultural partners - are welcome to attend and make public comments (see CAC's public comment policy for more information).

Fall Hallows - A Night of Dark Poetry

Sep 12, 2016 8:00PM-11:00PM | Community
Readings by CPAC Fellows Mary Robles and Dave Lucas, Elisabeth Sowecke and special appearance by Spotted Owl proprietor Will Hollingsworth. Join the fellows at The Spotted Owl in Tremont on September 28th at 8pm for a night of poetry and prose celebrating the unseen, the unborn, the unfathomable. Let us celebrate Fall and welcome to our table the spirits who walk among us...

Brews + Pose

Sep 14, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:00PM | Maltz Performing Arts Center at the Temple - Tifereth Israel at CWRU 1855 Ansel Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 | Community
Co-Director and Creative Workforce Fellow, Dave Lucas teams up with the Ainsfield-Wolf Book Awards to present "An Evening with Rita Dove and Friends." The event is free but registration is required. Join the group the first Tuesday of every month to find out why literature is better with beer.

The Last Day

Theater Ninjas
Sep 15, 2016 | Gordon Square Arcade: 6516 Detroit Ave Suite 1 Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Theatre artist and Creative Workforce Fellow, Jeremy Paul will premiere Theatre Ninja’s latest interactive story, The Last Day. Like walking inside a three-dimensional novel, this interactive experience creates a rich universe inside a series of rooms filled with lost letters, sketches of fantastic beasts and lands, postcards from unseen spirits, missing memories, and exotic artifacts.

SPOTLIGHT: Sarah Kabot Opening Reception

Heights Arts
Sep 16, 2016 6:00PM-9:00PM | Heights Arts 2175 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 | Community
New works by Cleveland Institute of Art faculty Sarah Kabot take over the Spotlight gallery space this fall, with a public reception on Friday, September 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.In her series, NYT 2015, Kabot collages together photographs of people printed in a single edition from that year, creating compositions that can look like ink stains, scribbles or Rorschach blots. The delicate cutouts encourage viewers to get up close to the artwork. Can this careful looking jog a viewer’s memory? What were these moments in the recent past that were so easy to forget? Will the monumental events of today prove just as fleeting? We hope to see you for the opening reception.

Community Jam Session with the Quiet Trance Ensemble

Christopher Auerbach-Brown
Sep 17, 2016 8:00PM | SPACES Gallery | Community
Join sound artists, composers and Creative Workforce Fellows, Christopher Auerbach-Brown and Bob Drake in an experimental community jam session at SPACES gallery. Free for anyone to attend, the only requirements are to bring a found object or two capable of making interesting sounds and an open mind. Be willing to engage openly in the improvisational process with the ensemble’s musicians.

FireFish Festival

Fire Fish Festival
Sep 17, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016 2 pm to 11 pm | Broadway Avenue, Lorain, Ohio | Community
Downtown Lorain will once again become the stage for sizzling fire and arts performances and installations set to the rhythms of local and world musicians in the second annual FireFish Festival. The excitement and uniqueness of the event with its performances in unexpected places and percussion parade culminating in the burning of the ceremonial fish will be built upon this year, with extended hours, additional venues, the use of the Black River for an even more dramatic fiery finale, and wider array of exciting performances, inventive visual art installations; fire performers; and more...transforming Lorain’s downtown urban landscape into a dynamic artistic experience that will engage all of the senses. Created by Executive Director, James Levin, highlights include Northeast Ohio’s #1 salsa band, the Sammy De Leon Orchestra; sound artist Jeremy Bible’s audio installation in the Palace Theatre; aerial artists Jasmine Dragons; video artist Kevin Jackson and Grammy winning pianist Angelin Chang performance of their synesthetic art installation, “Beyond Measure,” with music and shape shifting video; the Great Lakes Light Opera; acclaimed blues singer Kristine Jackson; and an energized festival kick-off by fitness pioneer High Voltage with her High Energy Concert.

Writing form the Heights: A Poetry Workshop with Christine Howey

Literary Cleveland
Sep 19, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Heights Main Library, 2345 Lee Rd. Cleve. Hts. OH 44118 | Community
Express what it's like for you to live, work, or play in the Heights. Poet Laureate Christine Howey will offer writing techniques, examples, and prompts for poets at any level of experience. We will conclude by sharing the participants’ work. Part of On the Same Page. Registration opens Sept 1.

Christine Howey is an award-winning performance poet, playwright, theater critic, stage actor and stage director.

AIR Exhibition

Zygote Press
Sep 23, 2016 6 - 8 p.m. | Zygote Press | Community
Steward’s AIR Exhibition opens with a reception at Zygote Press from 6 to 8 tonight. Later this fall, Steward will discuss his new work and process at Zygote during an artist talk from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 15. Steward was a recipient of one of this year’s prestigious Creative Workforce Fellowships from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The exhibition remains on view through Oct. 29. Free.

Ohio City Street Festival

Ohio City
Sep 25, 2016 11:00AM-7:00PM | 2525 Market Avenue, Suite A Cleveland, OH 44113 | Community
Creative Workforce Fellow and theatre artist, Holly Holsinger will perform at the Ohio City Street Festival. This year’s free festival will feature arts and culture programming, live music, local food, drinks and family-friendly activities.

Sign Up for National Voter Registration Day 2016

National Voter Registration Day
Sep 27, 2016 | Community, Employment
Please take a moment to sign up for National Voter Registration Day 2016 now by using the link below or by visiting If you sign up now, you'll be mailed a packet of posters, stickers, and a toolkit explaining how you can participate.
National Voter Registration is a single day of coordinated activities aimed at registering as many eligible Americans as possible. Literally hundreds of thousands of people are expected to participate this year. Join them and help us celebrate our amazing democracy.

National Voter Registration Day

Sep 27, 2016 - Sep 27, 2016 | Community
On September 27, 2016, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities–allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters who we could not reach otherwise.

Creative Intersections: Activating Change

Sep 29, 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 fourth session, Activating Change, will explore how arts and culture can mobilize social movements and influence civic dialogue