ABOUT THE SCULPTURE CENTER
Founded by Cleveland artist David E. Davis in 1989, The Sculpture Center is a not-for-profit arts organization with a mission unique to this country of supporting the careers of emerging sculptors of Ohio and our greater region and encouraging the preservation of Ohio public outdoor sculpture. The Sculpture Center exhibits the highest quality contemporary sculpture by rapidly rising, mid-career, and established artists with a focus on artists of our region. We value risk taking and an exploration of new avenues of creativity by every artist. New artwork is created especially for all our curated exhibitions.
We invite you to meet these exceptional contemporary artists at our free openings and artists panels and to explore the creative artist minds and highly original use of materials and technologies by today’s sculptors that are found in our exhibitions. Contact us ahead of time if you’d like a tour of the exhibitions. The Sculpture Center encourages the collection of sculpture, and our exhibitions often provide the opportunity for the purchase of works of art.
Through the annual W2S series (Window to Sculpture Emerging Artist), initiated in 1990, The Sculpture Center advances and supports the careers of emerging sculptors of our region with solo, full gallery exhibitions, publications, and professional mentoring. Our other curated exhibitions place the experimental work of the W2S series in the broader context of current thinking and production in contemporary sculpture. Early career sculptors are invited to apply annually to our W2S series and all sculptors, including students, to After the Pedestal, our summer juried exhibition of small sculpture.
On this website we maintain significant resource information for sculptors nationwide at Fabricators. We have an often updated Call for Artists for The Sculpture Center’s exhibitions and our Master Review & Collective Discussion, part of our Cleveland Sculptors Network, and for other places nationwide and internationally with calls that include sculpture.
Ohio Outdoor Sculpture is a dynamic, ever expanding web database of information on Ohio outdoor public sculpture for use by the public through which we encourage the preservation of Ohio outdoor sculpture. Your are invited to add new and updated information about the sculptures already in Ohio Outdoor Sculpture and new public sculptures that you have created or that have been installed where you live or work.
Admission is always free. There is ample free parking and handicap accessibility to our galleries.GALLERY HOURS
Main and Euclid Ave Gallery Hours
The Sculpture Center’s Region
The Sculpture Center’s exhibitions include the work of artists whose art practices include sculpture, installation, mixed and expanded media, relational aesthetics, and performance. We represent and serve the region of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania (western half of state), western New York (west from Rochester) and the province of Ontario, Canada.
The Sculpture Center is an arts institution dedicated to the advancement of the careers of emerging sculptors of Ohio and its greater region and the preservation of Ohio outdoor public sculpture as a means to provide support for artists and to effect the enrichment, education, enjoyment, and visual enhancement of the Cleveland community and beyond.