Where to Buy: Ohio City 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. Buzz Gallery 1836 W. 25th St., Suite B (216) 522-1836 Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat noon - 4 p.m. www.buzzgallery.com Reopened after a breathing year, the Nimbus co-op of six artists has morphed into Buzz. The new space features the artists' own works as well as clever rotating monthly exhibits. Visit the Low Dow Holiday Show Nov. 26 to Dec. 25 for artistic gifts at affordable prices.
2. Ohio City Gallery & Circle Studios 1940 W. 45th St. Ohio City (216) 961-1307 Mon-Sat 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. What started out as a studio in a New Orleans-style brick storefront is becoming a gallery with 15 artists, young and old, showing work in ceramics, painting, glass and other media. Will host six to eight shows per year. CIA professor David Rankin made impromptu watercolor sketches during the Spontaneous show.
3. Something Different Art Gallery 1899 W. 25th St. (216) 696-5226 Mon, Wed-Fri 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. www.differentgallery.com Featuring eclectic Cleveland artistry packed into less than 1,000 feet of space, Koula Lazar has spent 21 years creating an inviting, energy-filled environment where you’re met at the door with a glass of wine and left alone to browse. Featuring Ron Hennings’ oil paintings of Cleveland.
4. SPACES 2220 Superior Viaduct (216) 621-2314 Tue-Thu 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Fri and Sat 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m. www.spacesgallery.org Since 1978, SPACES has been at the forefront of contemporary art. Most likely, what you see will not only be unique to Cleveland, but also fresh to the art world. Six major exhibits per year with carnival-like openings.