Art & Gifts
Artist Review Today, Galleria at Erieview, Cleveland, (216) 544-8219. This showcase of local artists was modeled after the magazine of the same name, which comes out every other month. It’s not a traditional “gallery:” anyone can show their art here, and the pieces change daily due to sales. The art ranges in price and can be as simple as a pencil sketch for as little as $30 to a more complex work for $2,000.
American Crafts Gallery, 13010 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland, (216) 231-2008. The gallery features more than 300 potters, glass blowers, jewelry designers and woodworkers.
Banyan Tree, 2242 Professor Ave., Cleveland, (216) 241-1209. Boutique owners Christie and Dale Murdoch actually encourage shoppers to touch and try the merchandise in their quaint shop that sells jewelry, furniture, unusual gifts and home accessories.
Bead Q, 8584 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls, (440) 708-1771. This is a shop for beads, bead accessories, semiprecious stones and other supplies from around the world. Bead Q makes available all components for jewelry making, and offers classes on the craft.
Brian Jones Festivo Gallery, 2021 Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland, (216) 229-5110. In the heart of Little Italy, this gallery has it all. Whether you’re looking for a lavish landscape to mount above your living room couch or a jazzy painting to accentuate your den – you can find it at Festivo.
City Buddha, 1863 W. 25th St., Cleveland, (216) 241-6416; 1807 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, (216) 397-5862. Imports from Bali and Hong Kong give an exotic vibe to this store full of sarongs, masks and other Asian themed gifts, furniture and trinkets for your home.
Cleveland and Beyond, 401 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, (216) 241-2011. The only Cleveland shop in town, featuring souvenirs and unique gifts. Located in the Old Arcade building, this store features custom framing and corporate gifts.
Copper Moon Gallery, 3807 Brecksville Road, Richfield, (330) 659-7337. The perfect place to stop on a leisurely drive down Route 21, it features custom framing, contemporary American crafts, original paintings, photography, fused glass jewelry, bronze framed mirrors and gifts.
Crystal Illusions, 5120 Richmond Road, Bedford Heights, (216) 292-9959. From a 25-foot living-room panel in a rainbow of colors to a back-painted bar counter — the glassware artisans here can do it all. New glass-top and sink design patterns are available to complete your collection.
Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, 437 Crouse St., Akron, (330) 253-6268. The third-generation metalworker’s aluminum, pewter and steel objects and sculptures are housed in the main gallery along with works by more than 500 North American craftspeople, artists and designers, including Brian Andreas and Patricia Locke.
Gift Garden, 25151 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, (440) 777-0116. Cleveland’s largest gift and collectible gallery features one-of-a-kind gift baskets. Free gift wrapping and shipping.
Gina’s Gallery & Boutique, 2072 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland, (216) 721-5319. This new, hip gallery showcases works by a slew of artists, such as fashion designer Brittany Boettner, photographer David Milam and painter Abe Olvido. All styles and price ranges are represented. Limited edition clothing, ceramics, photography, art glass, paintings and jewelry are also on display.
Glass Bubble Project, 2421 Bridge Ave., Cleveland, (216) 696-7043. The shop features home accessories, such as paperweights, wine glasses, metal sculptures and collections from Mike Kaplan.
Isola Bella, Eton, 28699 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, (216) 464-7500. In addition to being a European cafe, wine and espresso bar, Isola Bella also is a gift shop, offering items such as MarieBelle Chocolates and fine pottery and vases.
La Bella Vita, 2013 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland, (216) 421-1717. This charming boutique offers a wide selection of Italian serving pieces and dinnerware, jewelry, purses and original oil paintings.
Lake Erie Artists, Tower City Center, 230 W. Huron Ave., Cleveland, (216) 486-7785. An art gallery representing a uniquely Cleveland point of view. This space hosts local artists, poets, authors and musicians, who feature their work on the main level of Tower City.
The Land of Make Believe, 190 N. Main St., Hudson, (330) 650-4438. Find the perfect gifts from among fun products such as games, puzzles, magic tricks and puppets.
The Little Monogram Shop, 3 N. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls, (440) 247-9090. The perfect place to find a gift for an upcoming wedding, graduation or baby shower. Owner Dori Loomis will monogram just about anything (including soap!), with more than 300 monogramming colors and 100 type styles. Stop in soon for holiday orders.
Modern World, 2078 W. 25th St., Cleveland, (216) 651-2387. Keep up on the latest trends with clothing from Ben Sherman and others. The store also offers a great selection of barware.
Mulholland & Sachs, 28699 Chagrin Blvd. #230, Woodmere, (216) 831-4444. A mother-daughter team owns this fashionably eclectic boutique. Offering a variety of items from belts to jewelry to knick-knacks, this is the perfect spot to find a unique gift – along with personal service, gift-wrapping and worldwide shipping.
Out On The Street, 10431 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland, (216) 281- 7565. This shop carries an eclectic collection of gifts and floral arrangements and boasts a worldly look. The selection includes many glass pieces and artwork from local artists.
Riley Galleries, Eton, 28699 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, (216) 765-1711. Choose from three-dimensional glass art sculptures and pieces in wood, metal, ceramic, fiber and gemstone.
Something Different Gallery, 1899 W. 25th St., Cleveland, (216) 696-5226. Eclectic Cleveland artistry featuring local talents such as Randy Oldrieve and Jim Ptacek.
Ten Thousand Villages, 2254 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, (216) 575-1058; 19321 Detroit Road, Rocky River, (440) 333-7709. The perfect place to find handcrafted gifts, created by artisans from third world countries. Home décor, jewelry, baskets, textiles and musical instruments are a sample of what can be found in this unique, non-profit establishment.
Xen Gift Gallery, 2017 Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland, (216) 791-6035. Healing gemstones, canvas and film are available at affordable prices. The store specializes in custom-made jewelry and showcases local painters and photographers.