Friday, January 31, 2014

Where to Buy Handmade Art in Cleveland (and Akron)

The Cleveland Art Scene has been growing by leaps and bounds.  There are a number of boutiques, shops and galleries that have been around for a long time and have a distinguished track record.  There are many others who are new and have recently popped up.  This is by no means a comprehensive and complete list (If your favorite was not included, by all means link to it in the comments!)

If you want to support the shop local movement, and especially the handmade arts here are a few worth places to spend your dollars on local handmade items.

CLE clothing company
Soulcraft Gallery (5th street arcades)
Bright Green Gift Store (5th street arcade)


Salty Not Sweet - Ohio City
Good Goat Gallery - Lakewood
BayArts - Bay Village


Native Cleveland  - Waterloo
Heights Arts - Cleveland Heights
Fiddlehead Gallery -Cleveland Heights
Blush Boutique - Cleveland Heights
Cleveland Art Museum - While the museum shop stocks manufactured work, books and other items there is also quite a wealth of local artists who are represented here.  
Lingg Showroom - Woodmere

SOUTH (and Akron)

Elements Gallery - Peninsula
Don Drumm Studios - Akron

STUDIOS throughout the city
Art Craft - Holds an annual holiday sale
78th Street - Hosts a monthly third Fridays event.
Lake Erie Screw Factory - By appointment with artists.  Open houses are held seasonally.
Summit Artspace  - open weekly with specific hours

 In addition to shopping events, these places provide a wealth of arts education opportunities:

Orange Arts Center - Orange
Arthouse - Cleveland
Peninsula Art Academy - Peninsula
Valley Art Center - Chagrin Falls
Beck Center for the Arts - Lakewood

Do you want your gallery or studios listed here? Is there someplace you love to shop locally for handmade work?  Leave a message in the comments with your information, link and location. 


  1. This is a great list thank you for taking the time to put it together.