Heights Arts holiday store open through Dec. 30

Ornaments by Sue Berry.

What began in 2002 as a tiny pop-up shop with a few local artists has blossomed into the 17th annual Heights Arts Holiday Store, featuring creations by 100 Northeast Ohio visual artists and artisans, writers and musicians.

“In addition to Cleveland darlings—including William Brouillard, APEmade, and Benita Cullinan—we welcome more than 20 artists who are new to the Holiday Store this year. Heights Arts is excited about adding more artists working in the graphic arts, jewelry and painting,” noted Genevieve Schwartz, program manager for the nonprofit arts organization. Visitors will also find handmade cards and ornaments, photography, handknits and printed tees, artisan items for the home and littlest family members, plus local music CDs and chapbooks by Cleveland poets. 

Available again this year is a gift registry where visitors can jot down the items they’d love to receive as holiday gifts, which friends and family members can access when they stop in.

Heights Arts has also commissioned handmade Judaica, thanks to funding from the Mandel Foundation, and will have a custom ceramic menorah and pewter mezuzot available for order.

Open seven days a week through Dec. 30, the Heights Arts Holiday Store is stocked with new items on a weekly basis, so all are encouraged to support local artists by shopping early and often. Artists also volunteer their time to help visitors in the store and share information about their craft.

For a list of artists participating in the 17th annual Holiday Store, and upcoming community programs, visit www.heightsarts.org or call 216-371-3457.

Exhibitions and public programs are generously supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Additional support comes from the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund Heights Arts with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Founded in 2000, Heights Arts is a nonprofit, multi-disciplinary arts organization whose mission is to celebrate our region’s literary, musical, and visual artists, and share their contributions with the community.

Laura Yurko

Laura Yurko is Heights Arts' marketing intern.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 10:53 AM, 12.03.2018