Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Arts News 

An art exhibit for the people

The Cleveland State University Art Gallery has hosted the People's Art Show for years, open to anyone who submits work. There's another people's art exhibit in town too — the National Arts Program's All City Art Shows take place in 85 venues in 44 states annually. Typically they focus on art by public employees: Police, firefighters, city hall staffers and other city employees, as well as their families, can bring work for exhibit. In Cleveland, it's even more expansive: All residents are invited to enter. Last year's exhibit brought more than 200 entries to the gallery; entries are still coming in for this year's show, which opens April 9. It's hosted by Arts Collinwood Gallery (15605 Waterloo Rd). If you live in Cleveland, bring your work to the gallery by this Saturday with an entry form. Call 216.692.9500.

After 50 years onstage, you'd think they'd have the "routing challenges" of tour booking worked out. But that's the excuse cited by Tommy Tune's people for canceling his performance scheduled for Saturday night at PlayhouseSquare's Palace Theatre. One thing they do seem to have worked out: giving you your money back. Automatic refunding is underway, so if you bought tickets on your credit card, look for a credit to your account. If you bought tickets with cash, look for a check in the mail. There's no information yet about the show being rescheduled.

Call it "ladies night" or "girls' night out," but from bars to shopping centers, it seems any organization trying to draw a crowd has tried targeting people with vaginas. Next Thursday, April 2, the Cleveland Play House's Girls Night Out invites ladies for drinks, shopping, salon pampering, goodies and a show — the Ann Landers bio-drama, The Lady With All The Answers, starring Mimi Kennedy, better known as Dharma's mom on the TV series Dharma and Greg. She's not just another TV actress dipping her toe in theater waters. She's also had roles in Jules Feiffer's Grown-ups, Wendy Graf's Leipzig (in which she played a Catholic woman who discovers her Jewish roots), Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night and a readers' theatre version of Tony Kushner's Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy, in which she played Laura Bush. For $40, you get shopping and salon treatment starting at 6 p.m., plus appetizers, wine and a goodie bag. Call 216.795.7000 or go to

[email protected]

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

More by Michael Gill

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 5, 2022

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


Staff Pick Events

  • Viva MOMIX @ Ohio Theatre

    • Sat., Feb. 5

© 2022 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation