We Want to Support You,

Our Local Literary, Musical and Visual Artists!

Heights Arts is always looking for new artists from Northeast Ohio to promote through our ongoing Literary, Music and Visual Arts programming. We aim to connect these groups with audiences by providing exhibitions, concerts, poetry events, a year-round and Holiday Store, and programs which support the creativity that is our community.

Interested in volunteering at one of our events? Learn more here.

Community Call for Artists, Musicians, Poets and YOU!


Submissions are currently being accepted – send yours in Beginning Tuesday, April 28th

Random Acts of Art

Random Acts of Art is an open call for artists, musicians / composers, poets and community members to share work as part of a Heights Arts digital exhibition during the COVID-19 pandemic. Any artist, musician or poet who resides in Cuyahoga County is encouraged to submit work to the project.


To learn more and find out how you can contribute, Click Here

Call for Visual Artists

Applications accepted year-round

Applications accepted  year-round and by invitation for our annual Holiday Store


We welcome artists from our region to submit artwork for inclusion in our gallery exhibitions. Heights Arts presents five group shows and five solo artist shows per year. Artists do not have to be members to apply, but must become members if they are accepted. Learn more and apply to be featured in a future group or spotlight exhibition.

Year-Round Store

Heights Arts’ galleries include our store, where we sell jewelry, glassware, photographs, and other hand-crafted work by local artists. In addition, we fill our gallery space from November through December for our yearly Holiday Store event. Learn more and apply to sell your work in our year-round Store.

Call for Poets

Applications accepted through December 31, 2019


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 – 2022 Poet Laureateship.

Ekphrastacy (artists talk + poets respond)

Ekphrastacy is Heights Arts’ yearly series of poetry programs. Poets compose new poems inspired by exhibitions on view in our galleries and participate in a public reading of their work. Selected poets will collaborate with our Poet Laureate for each program. Learn more and apply to participate in our Ekphrastacy Series.



2020-2022 Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate

Heights Arts is now accepting applications for our 2020-2022 Poet Laureate. Poets across northeast Ohio are eligible to apply. Heights Arts, in collaboration with Cleveland Heights City Council, has supported this Poet Laureate program for 20 years. Learn more and apply to be the 2020-2022 Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate


Call for Musicians

Classical Revolution Gallery Concert






Applications accepted through October 31, 2019

Heights Arts presents a number of concerts each year in our main gallery. Concerts feature local ensembles and are free to the public. The audience enjoys these musical performances amongst exhibitions by local visual artists. Learn more and apply to perform in our 2020 Gallery Concert Series.

Call for Community Team members


Heights Arts is looking for volunteers with professional experience and / or connections with our community of the literary, musical and visual arts. These Volunteer Community Teams represent each of our disciplines and provide a valuable link to our local arts community. Team members provide expertise, programming ideas, and connections to poets, musicians and artists for inclusion in our programs each year. Applications are open until openings are filled.

Apply to be a member of one of our Volunteer Community Teams