A warm thank you to our Community Partners for creating special events and exhibitions that reflect the spirit of FRONT and elevate the importance of art and community in our region!
The Art Therapy Studio:
The Art Therapy Studio was co-founded in 1967 by art therapist Mickie McGraw and psychiatrist George Streeter. The idea for the studio developed out of Dr. Streeter’s long-time personal interest in art. Both had used art making at a young age as a way to cope with serious physical illness – he with tuberculosis and she with polio. While working at Highland View Hospital, which is now part of the MetroHealth system, Dr. Streeter approached Mickie with his idea to open an art studio in the hospital for patients. After completing her degree at the Cleveland Institute of Art, she returned to the hospital a year later ready to start.
Bike Cleveland is the 501(c)(3) advocacy non-profit for people on bikes in the Greater Cleveland area. Representing over 1000 due paying members and more than 32 local businesses, we make sure that any time the conversation turns to transportation — that people on bikes are being considered alongside people in cars. We work to improve policy, infrastructure, and legislation to help make our roads places that serve people and communities, not just traffic. Our efforts are broad, and we have achieved a lot in our short history. If you care about sustainable and equitable transportation, join the movement!
Cleveland Israel Arts Connection
The Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection connects our community with Israel’s most dynamic cultural experiences. In partnership with leading arts organizations we strive to identify, enhance, promote, and create unique and engaging Israeli cultural opportunities.
Culture Fix CLE: Healing Our Community Through the Arts:
Culture Fix CLE, created by Israeli street artist Dede in response to an acute loss of culture during the pandemic, is a physical manifestation of healing. By embracing local creators with his signature imagery of Band-Aids, Dede begins the process of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world.
Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD):
Cuyahoga DD, established in 1967, strives to serve people of all ages who have a developmental disability and reside in Cuyahoga County. Cuyahoga DD is part of the state's developmental disabilities' system, which is overseen by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD). DODDcertifies both people (independent providers) and agencies that provide an array of services directly to people with developmental disabilities.