Special Exhibition

Special Exhibition

15th Annual Holiday Store

November 4 through December 30, 2016 This season, Heights Arts is hosting the largest holiday store in its history, with a broad selection of giftable art in ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, printmaking, photography, fiberworks, artist tees, paper crafts and handmade holiday cards, as well as artisan items for the home and the littlest ones in […]

SPOTLIGHT: Sarah Kabot

September 16 – October 29, 2016 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. For the year 2015, Sarah Kabot collected all of the front-page sections from the Sunday edition of the […]

Herbert Ascherman Jr.: 40 Years

September 2 – October 15, 2016 An intimate study of Herb Ascherman’s thought and vision from 1975 to the present, Herbert Ascherman Jr.: 40 Years is the first career retrospective of Cleveland’s preeminent living portrait photographer. While making his living in portraiture, Cleveland photographer Herbert Ascherman also pursued passions in other photographic genres—street photography, nudes, […]

JFSA Presents Beyond the Cherry Blossom

August 5 – 20, 2016   Organized by the Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland (JFSA), “Beyond the Cherry Blossom” showcases client artwork inspired by Asian art and culture. The JFSA and PLAN Art Therapy programs help individuals with mental illness use creative expression to enhance cognitive growth and quality of life. Each year art […]


June 24 – August 6, 2016 An exhibition of abstract  drawings by Cleveland artist Erik Neff opens Friday, June 24, with a public reception from 6 to 9 p.m. in the spotlight gallery space. Neff notes about his work, “Like the process itself, the idea of an “abstract narrative” can be a state of contradiction […]

REFRACTION: Glass Art through the Cleveland Institute of Art and Brent Kee Young

June 10 – July 30, 2016 The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) has been instrumental in the careers of so many visual artists and designers who make their careers enriching our lives through their work.  They can be found making creative contributions throughout the country.  Among them though, is a cadre of artists working in […]

SPOTLIGHT: Linda Ayala

May 6 – June 18, 2016 An exhibition of drawings by Cleveland Heights artist Linda Ayala opens Friday, May 6, in the intimate spotlight gallery space at Heights Arts. Working in graphite on film, Ayala creates imaginative, richly detailed illustrations which reflect her interest in nature, music, culture, literature, history, and everyday life. Ayala notes […]

Things That Fly

April 21 – June 4, 2016 You could say that we humans have an obsession with flight, and a desire to fly. From the symbolic and spiritual roles of birds in many cultures’ belief systems, to Icarus and his waxed wings, Leonardo da Vinci’s human-powered ornithopter, and even the United States “space race,” there are […]

SPOTLIGHT: Cathie Bleck

March 18 through April  30 Cathie Bleck, an internationally respected artist (and Cleveland resident) is best known for her distinctive works in  scratchboard and kaolin clay board.  Her stylized forms are cut through inks and handmade pigments, revealing the white of the kaolin clay beneath. It is a process similar in concept to woodblock printing. […]

AT TABLE: Cleveland Culinaria 2016

March 4 – April 16, 2016 27 visual artists have partnered with some of Cleveland’s most creative culinary experts to transform the Heights Arts gallery into unique, themed installations that speak to the art of food and community through the materials we use to eat and drink. At Table: Cleveland Culinaria showcases the vision of […]