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
Timbuktu African Art Gallery
DESCRIPTION: Major bookstore and art gallery for original art works and fabrics. It also presents exclusive shows by the touring artists from time to time.
DAYS & HOURS: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 5508 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH MAP