Brooklyn Centre is a vibrant, diverse neighborhood that is centrally located and filled with historic architecture in both homes and buildings. It is home to MetroHealth Hospital, Art House and historic Archwood Avenue.
The Art House was founded in 1999 by a group of artists in the community who wanted to bring culture to the neighborhood. Today the organization thrives in an historic 3,000-square-foot domed Quonset building, erected in 1948. The space allows artists to conduct evening programs in ceramics, printmaking, enameling, jewelry making, oil painting and more. During the day, the building hosts open studio space, and member artists get out into the neighborhood, bringing art-education programs to Cleveland Municipal Schools through after-school programs in visual arts, dance and music. The Art House has become part of the fabric of the community here.
Art House’s executive director, Sheryl L. Hoffman, once overheard a child involved in one of the educational programs say, “Art takes me to a new place, and art will take me to college.”
“The Art House has become a part of the childhood experience for this neighborhood,” says Hoffman. “Art House is thrilled to be able to bring this caliber of art and culture to the community.”