Where to Buy: Tremont Your guide to Greater Cleveland’s art districts and more than 75 galleries When canvassing for art, knowing where to go is half the challenge. To aid in your quest, we visited galleries, talked to collectors, gallery owners and artists, and compiled listings of Greater Cleveland’s best galleries with an emphasis on fine art. W Emily Rueb
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1. * (Asterisk Gallery) 2393 Professor St. (330) 304-8528 Fri, Sat noon - 8 p.m., Sun noon - 5 p.m. An excellently laid-out, gritty space with monthly exhibitions of Cleveland artists. Proprietor Dana Depew shows his paintings and sculptures; also featuring Julie Morgan, Jess Samuelson and Sam Mazola.
2. Atmosphere 2335 W. 11th St. (216) 685-9527 Fri 5 - 10 p.m., Sat 1 - 8 p.m. www.atmosphereart.com An eclectic mix of local artist works; monthly raffles benefit the American Cancer Society.
3. Azure Stained Glass Studio 2173 Professor St. (216) 357-2600 Wed and Thu noon - 6 p.m., Fri noon - 9 p.m., Sat noon - 5 p.m. Working shop of two collaborative artists who produce ecclesiastical, residential and commercial stained- glass window design and restoration.
4. Brandt Gallery 1028 Kenilworth Ave. (216) 621-1610 Sat noon - 6 p.m Regional contemporary art not restricted to any medium in particular. Installations and exhibitions change about eight to 10 times per year. Also known as Southside Gallery.
5. Doubting Thomas 856 Jefferson Ave. (216) 241-7800 Fri and Sat 6 - 10 p.m. www.geocities.com/doubtingthomas2005 Works displayed are outside the Outside movement. Performance and poetry readings at this simple, well-loved space, too.
6. Kelly-Randall Gallery 2678 W. 14th St. (216) 771-7724 Wed-Fri noon - 6 p.m., Sat noon - 5 p.m. Emphasis on original local works, rotating every four to six weeks and showing one to five artists at a time. Hosts all-ages, all-stages juried show for CityWorks.
7. Pavanna Gallery 2250 Professor St. (216) 771-9811 Wed 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Thu 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri and Sat 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. The specialty of the house is handblown glass by artists such as Dan Bergsma and Ed Branson, but it also carries paintings, American crafts and jewelry. Six shows per year.