Art lovers line up at the 78th Street Studios, then elbow through crowded stairways to gaze appreciatively at artworks of Cleveland’s skyline and the emerging waterfront.
Hundreds pack the halls on Third Friday events at the region’s largest fine arts complex with 40 plus galleries and studios all under one roof. This is the arts showpiece of the Cleveland Renaissance, the Mother of all Art Walks. The arts scene has exploded over the past decade, reflecting the city’s changing tastes and ideals.
There is no stopping the tide. Cleveland’s once gritty industrial landscape lost its manufacturing base years ago, and people left town. Today, they’re moving back home. Generation Y and millennials are charging up their own economic engine. High-tech jobs, world-class health facilities, and a revived cultural scene are giving this once Rust Belt city an exciting new look… – Marci DeWolf