The Art Therapy Studio is the oldest creative arts therapy program of its kind in the country. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for those with emotional, cognitive, or physical challenges through the therapeutic use of art. We use art making led by credentialed art therapists to promote healing and wellness.



New Website Announcement


We are very excited to welcome you to our new website! As a community-focused organization, it’s important for us to make information regarding our mission and services easily accessible for our current and prospective clients. We wanted to make the new website faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly so you can access the information you need quickly, without any fuss. We hope that as you take the time to look around you’ll notice the new, streamlined look, bright colors, and of course all the fantastic artwork.

Our Communications Committee has worked hard to make this redesign happen. We want to acknowledge their time and effort as well as all the other volunteers who collaborated to make this possible. A big and sincere thank you to Kelsey Elling for designing and building our new site!

If you experience any problems using the new website or if you have any questions, please contact us at info@arttherapystudio.org

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EVENTS and shows


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“Express Yourself” teen art show and opening reception

Join us this week for the opening reception of TWO Cleveland Public Library “Express Yourself” teen art exhibitions. Artwork was created by participants in Art Therapy Studio’s teen workshops this past spring.

Martin Luther King Jr. Branch: Tuesday, May 24th 6pm – 8pm

131st Branch: Thursday, May 26th 6pm – 8pm

Both art shows will be on display until June 30th. Please contact the Cleveland Public Library branch for more information on viewing times and parking.

– “Express Yourself” workshop participant proudly displays a painting she created


“Mind of a nomad” opening reception

 Join us this Friday, May 27th from 4pm – 6pm for the opening reception of Cleveland artist Harold Starr’s “Mind of a Nomad” exhibition. Harold Starr has been creating art all his life. “Mind of a Nomad” is a collection of work inspired by Mr. Starr’s personal history and is a reflection on his journey up until this point.

When: Friday, May 27th 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: Art Therapy Studio, 12200 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, OH 44120

Can’t make the opening? Don’t worry! The show will be on display until June 30th. The exhibition is free and open to the public between the hours of 9:30am – 4:30pm weekdays.

– Baby by Mr. Harold Starr


New “healing through art’” show at Cleveland public library

Our traveling collection has moved! Check out the new artwork on display at Cleveland Public Library’s “Healing Through Art: The Impact of Art Therapy at Art Therapy Studio” exhibition. The show will be up now through June 30th and will once again be located at the Main Library in the Underground Connecting Walkway (see map).Metered parking is available. Please contact the Cleveland Public Library Main Library at 216.623.2800 for information on handicap accessible parking.

– Painting by Kayla F. a “Discover the Artist Within You” artist

Sue Wall Still Life


Be sure to mark your calendars for Art Therapy Studio’s Art Loan Benefit Friday, September 23rd! It’s not too late to get involved. If you are interested in volunteering or joining the Benefit Committee, contact alyson@arttherapystudio.org.

Stay tuned for more information.

“Kitchen Still Life” by Sue Wall