Community Arts Center | Centro de Artes Comunitarias

Art-Making Experiences for All Ages

Explore community art making at the CAC! We are open every weekend to help families and individuals of all ages connect to art and expression. We invite you to drop in during our open hours or join us for a special workshop led by a professional artist! View our gallery exhibition, Parade the Circle: Celebrating 30 Years of Art and Community, to see puppets and costumes from prior events. Expose yourself to new materials and different perspectives. Learn more about community art making in Cleveland, workshops, and special events below! 

Location and Hours


2:00 to 7:00 p.m. 
Community Arts Center entrance and sign

Group Visits

Group visits can be made by appointment during open and nonopen times. To arrange a visit, please use the booking form below. Email or call 216-707-2483 for more information.

People view large, standing puppet figures in colorful gallery

Studio Go

NEW! Studio Go is now available for your indoor programs and events. Book now!  

Studio Go, the CMA’s mobile art van, provides art-making activities and exploration for people of all ages, sparking curiosity and creating deeper connections to the museum’s world-renowned collection. Studio Go travels to Greater Cleveland community events and festivals from spring through fall.

Studio Go mobile art-making van in front of the CMA

About the CAC

The Community Arts Center offers opportunities for residents in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood and beyond to connect with the arts. It features art displays and free hands-on art activities and experiences. The inaugural exhibition, Parade the Circle: Celebrating 30 Years of Art and Community, opening in tandem with the center, showcases a varied collection of puppets, costumes, and masks created by artists and the community that reflect diverse cultures and global art traditions.

“The establishment of a Community Arts Center is a key goal of our 2017 strategic plan, and with this new space, we expand our footprint into a vibrant, urban neighborhood on the city’s west side,” said William M. Griswold, director of the CMA. “We hope to connect with new audiences through a range of arts programs and look forward to collaborating with neighborhood partners to enrich the transformative experiences that we offer to all audiences.”

The Community Arts Center is a 20,000-square-foot space located within the former Astrup Awning factory complex. It increases access to the arts by engaging with diverse new audiences that may not yet be involved with on-site museum programming. The CMA worked in partnership with Clark-Fulton Together, a resident-driven master plan headed by MetroHealth Hospital; the City of Cleveland; Metro West Community Development Organization; and local businesses to develop program content that meets community needs.

What You Can Enjoy

  • Drop-In Activities

  • Conservation Projects

  • Independent Art Making

  • Guest Artist Workspaces

  • Artist-Led Classes and Workshops

  • After-School Arts Experiences and Summer Camps

  • Activities and Workspaces for Involvement in Special Events


The Community Arts Center was made possible with principal support from Chuck and Char Fowler and the Eric and Jane Nord Family Fund.

    All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, David and Robin Gunning, Dieter and Susan M. Kaesgen, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Gail C. and Elliott L. Schlang, Shurtape Technologies, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by Gini and Randy Barbato, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, Robin Heiser, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, the late Marta and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

      The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

      Education programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.