Special Exhibition

Special Exhibition

SPOTLIGHT: Rafael Valdivieso Troya

January 29 – March 12, 2016 Born in Ecuador and now a Cleveland Heights resident, Rafael Valdivieso creates intricate compositions using pen and ink, wash, acrylic, and collage techniques. A single work might contain hundreds of figures or faces layered into imaginary spaces that evoke a sense of teeming wildness and intertwine themes of human […]

Remade in Cleveland

January 15 – February 27, 2016 Just like our Rust Belt city that is creating vibrant communities from traditional neighborhoods mixed with edgy independent businesses and updated urban design, the first Heights Arts exhibition of 2016, Remade in Cleveland, focuses on the repurposing of industrial and cast-off materials into imaginative yet functional household objects. Opening […]

14th Annual Holiday Store

November 6 through December 30, 2015 Heights Arts is again shining a spotlight on the many accomplished artists who call Northeast Ohio home with its 14th annual Holiday Store. A curated show of works by more than 80 artists and artisans, the Holiday Store fills the entire Heights Arts gallery on Lee Road with functional […]

Emergent 2015

September 4 – October 17, 2015 Heights Arts continues to celebrate the finest “local produce” of Northeast Ohio with a new annual exhibition, Emergent 2015, opening Friday, September 4 and running through October 17.  The show features artists who graduated from area art programs in recent years and are now producing significant work. Throughout history, […]

Here and There, Now and Then

A collaborative exhibition at the Mandel JCC June 15 through August 2, 2015 Where did we come from? It’s one of the perennial questions that we ask as children, then again as adults seeking to understand our past. Here and There, Now and Then, opening June 15 at the JCC, is a collaborative, interactive art […]


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April 24 through June 6, 2015 The exhibition Syncope pairs new works by regional artists Rachel Beamer and Achala Wali. In medicine, the noun syncope (SINGkuhpee) refers to a fleeting loss of consciousness; in phonetics, it’s when sounds or letters are not pronounced aloud (probably becomes probly). In the photographs of Rachel Beamer and the […]


March 6 through April 18, 2015 Organized by guest curator and photographer Daniel Levin, Impermanence celebrates place, use, and time in downtown Cleveland, Ohio City, University Circle, Little Italy, and the Heights suburbs through pairs of photographs showing the same view of a site at different historical times. This “then and now” perspective  allows the […]

Light Show

January 16 through February 28, 2015 After a pretty nice fall—but one with not quite enough sunshine to hold us over until next spring—Heights Arts is taking back the light from January 16 to February 28, 2015  with the aptly named Light Show. Organized by Cleveland Heights artist and founding Heights Arts board member Sharon […]