In 2022, Heights Arts put extra effort into staging live performances for classical audiences and new genres that speak to more types of listeners. The first ARTbar event featured Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate, Ray McNiece and Sounds of Jazz whose dynamic performance blended jazz with improvised poetry. The program was a wild success and propelled forward with fiery latin Jazz by Jackie Warren, Sammy DeLeon and Patricia Bussert. Heights Arts pushes the needle forward for the local arts scene with artists like experimental trap jazz musicians, Nathan-Paul Davis and Andru Dennis. ARTbar elevates the standard for concert experiences by offering quality events surrounded by Cleveland area art.Interested in performing a paid ARTbar gig with us? Reach out to email@example.com
Heights Arts is pleased to present our Close Encounters chamber music series, held in a distinctive array of locations that provide a sense of prestige and eccentricity. Think historic residences like Herrick Mews in Cleveland Heights or the Dunham Tavern Museum. These Sunday afternoon concerts present classical music performed by arguably the world’s most renowned local musicians—members of the Cleveland Orchestra and other elite performers. Professional musicians design their own programs, resulting in performances that can range from the impeccable and versatile strings of Omni quartet to the modern renditions of Italian folk music by Alla Boara.For a list of upcoming concerts and other events, please see our events page.
Community Concerts in the Gallery
Heights Arts is pleased to host a series of music performances celebrating many genres in the unique setting of our spacious art gallery. Showcasing the talent of our Northeast Ohio musicians and offering them paid opportunities to share their gifts with the community is an essential to our mission giving our neighbors access to arts programs. Free to the community, all performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and offer open seating. Come a bit early and enjoy what’s on view in our gallery and store!For a list of upcoming concerts and other events, please see our events page.
Past performing groups include:
Blue Streak Ensemble
Burning River Baroque
Cleveland Cello Quartet
Gruca White Ensemble
Tim McDonald Quartet
Interested in performing in our gallery? Performers can complete the online submission form. For more information or to apply, please visit our Call for Artists page.
Random Acts of Art LIVE!
Heights Arts is now booking dates for Random Acts of Art LIVE! Born during the pandemic, the series features concerts at private homes and in partnership with community organizations, and provides meaningful work for the many talented musicians in the Cleveland Area.
In addition to providing private booking opportunities for residents who would like to host in the Cleveland Area, Heights Arts will present several free concerts in partnership with other organizations to bring music to neighborhoods where residents might not have opportunities to experience these types of live musical performances.
Building Community: The intimacy of these neighborhood front yard concerts provides a way to build relationships with neighbors and the performing artists, or as a celebration of a special occasion. Fall of 2020 RAAL host Donna Johnson says, “This was a wonderful opportunity for neighbors and friends to enjoy live music safely during the pandemic.The first concert was emotional. We were gathered with face masks on. For many of us, this was the first live music we had experienced since March. And this was our first neighborhood gathering since the pandemic. It was a joy seeing everyone!”
Community Partnerships: Heights Arts is also looking for authentic connections with other Cleveland Area organizations who can provide free concerts in neighborhoods whose residents may not normally have the means or opportunity to experience these performances.
“In keeping with our mission to present and support local art and artists, we are excited to match performers with residents in these engaging and joyful events. Although the program was born out of necessity during the pandemic, it is clear that it has become a hallmark of our 20th anniversary year, and we see this as a lasting tradition moving forward,” says Heights Arts Executive Director Rachel Bernstein.
Private bookings for these performances start at $200.00 for Heights Arts members and $250.00 for non-members, and can be tailored based upon preference or size. The same information applies for organizations hoping to partner with Random Acts of Art LIVE.
More information on the HeightsArts website at or by contacting Arleigh Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.