We Want to Support You,

Our Local Visual, Musical and Literary Artists!

Heights Arts is always looking for new artists from Northeast Ohio to promote through our ongoing Visual Arts, Music and Literary 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, 2022


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

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


Call for Musicians

Applications accepted again in 2023

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 2023 Gallery Concert Series.

Call for Community Team members

Applications accepted  year-round and by invitation

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


Random Acts of Art LIVE! Heights Arts is now booking dates for our 2022 summer/fall Random Acts of Art LIVE! season. Born during the pandemic, the series features concerts at private homes and in partnership with community organizations.   It provides meaningful work for Cleveland professional musicians in a safely distanced, outdoor setting.   RAAL […]


Each year, Heights Arts invites its member to apply to perform in its Gallery Concert Series. These performances are meant to showcase the talent of our area musicians in our unique space on Lee Road. Applications are being accepted from local artist-member musical groups of between two and six musicians . All performances will be […]


Impagination Artist’s Books at Heights Arts Northeast Ohio artists are invited to submit works for a new exhibition of artist’s books running August 19 to October 16, 2022 at Heights Arts, 2175 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Visual artists have long been fascinated by books, often as a way to distribute reproductions of original […]


EXHIBIT IN OUR GALLERY SPACE Interested in curating or being part of an exhibition at Heights Arts? We accept proposals for guest curators and exhibitions year-round, from individuals as well as groups residing in Northeast Ohio.     About our planning and review process: Proposals are reviewed bi-monthly by our Exhibition Community Team. Depending upon […]

January 1, 2020


    SELL YOUR WORK IN OUR ART + GIFT SHOP Located in the popular Cedar Lee entertainment district and open five days a week year-round (and every day in November and December), our shop sells and markets the creative output of  Northeast Ohio artists & makers on a consignment basis. Most work is produced by […]

January 1, 2020