Cleveland Shops & Galleries
Cleveland Shops & Galleries are meager for a city of this size. But those you can visit are gems, like Snickerfritz Gallery and A Cultural Exchange. And if you are looking for specific art pieces, make an appoint with Malcolm Brown.
A Cultural Exchange
DESCRIPTION: Founded by Deborah McHamm, this nonprofit literacy-based multicultural arts organization for children is a real treasure anywhere. Perhaps its most important contribution to the community is the wide range of culturally diverse books for children of color.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 9a-5p, Sat 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 12624 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH MAP
Malcolm Brown Gallery
DESCRIPTION: Opened 1980, by Malcolm Brown as a full service gallery introducing new and seasoned audiences to a broader spectrum of artistic achievers; appearances and exhibitions have included Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, Selma Burke — creator of the Roosevelt image on the dime, and many regional artists; Malcolm Brown is an internationally recognized watercolorist and co-owner with his wife of the gallery (Ernestine). Malcolm’s visual eloquence has earned him awards and membership in the prestigious American Watercolor Society and recognition in the films Waiting to Exhale and The Antoine Fisher Story.
DAYS & HOURS: Gallery is closed, but Brown consults by appt
ADDRESS: 20100 Chagrin Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH MAP
DESCRIPTION: Art gallery owned by Edward Parker a master artist and sculptor. It is part of the EEP Creative Arts Complex of black-owned businesses located in renovated mansions. Parker does mail order on clown prints as well. EEP Creative Arts Complex is located next to Parker’s Guesthouse facing another street.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sun 9a-9p
ADDRESS: 13240 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland, OH MAP
African & Islamic Books Plus
DESCRIPTION: Opened 1981, this shop features thousands of book titles & gifts for children & adults. Its strength is obviously, covering Islamic subjects.
DAYS & HOURS: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 3752 Lee RoadShaker Heights, OH MAP