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 physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges through the therapeutic use of art. We use art making led by credentialed art therapists to promote healing and wellness.


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Adrianne Uplifts with art

Adrianne participates in our Discover the Artist Within You program and she has found healing benefits in creating art. She loves sharing her positivity with others and uses her art as a tool to do so.

Read more about Adrianne and hear her story in her own words. Thanks for Joshua Kubicek of Mills James for producing our special 50th anniversary storytelling video series.

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Sarah finds wellness through art therapy

Our Discover the Artist Within You (DTA) program provides 11 weekly art therapy group sessions with the purpose of exploring art for self-awareness and self-expression. Sarah started participating in DTA in the fall of 2015 and has made significant improvements in her life since then.

Read more about Sarah and hear her story in her own words. Thanks for Joshua Kubicek of Mills James for producing our special 50th anniversary storytelling video series.

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In her own words: kathy’s story of making art with meaning

For over a decade Kathy has been using art therapy to help her cope with life’s challenges, including being a full-time caretaker and facing the loss of her husband. See how art therapy has impacted Kathy and hear it in her own words.

Thanks to Joshua Kubicek of Mills James for producing our special 50th anniversary storytelling video series.

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EVENTS and shows

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50th Anniversary benefit

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Ariel Pearl Center

Mark your calendar for the evening of Saturday, September 9th. We are celebrating Fifty Years of Making Art with Meaning with a benefit at the newly renovated Ariel Pearl Center, and we want you to join us! In honor of our founding year of 1967 and the five decades since then, we’re taking a look back at the art and culture of the 1960s and through the decades. You won’t want to miss this unique event!

Please contact Jennifer Talley or call our office if you would like to be added to our invitation mailing list.

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Art through the ages: Metrohealth 50th anniversary art show

On display now
During building hours
MetroHealth Main Campus
2500 MetroHealth Dr, Cleveland, OH 44109

The Art Therapy Studio’s 50 year history started with a partnership between Dr. George Streeter and Mickie McGraw at MetroHealth Medical Center. Art Through the Ages celebrates the roots of the studio and the continued long term partnership that we have had with MetroHealth, featuring pieces by current and former MetroHealth clients as well as a photographic and written history of our partnership over the last 50 years. This unique exhibit is open to the public through the end of July.

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Art Therapy Thursdays at SPACES

First Thursday of every month
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
SPACES – 2900 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

In partnership with SPACES we are now offering community art therapy workshops at the gallery’s Detroit Avenue location (2900 Detroit Ave). Art Therapy Thursdays allow students to attend individual sessions with unique themes, while discovering for themselves the benefits of art as a therapeutic outlet. Each session will focus on a different medium or style and will be led by one of our credentialed art therapists.

September 7: Mask Making– explore and honor different sides of yourself as you design and decorate a dramatic mixed media mask.

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Registration Required – Call 216-791-9303

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Fairhill Studio Summer Art Show

Public reception Friday, August 11, 11:00am – noon
On display now during building hours
Fairhill Studio – 12200 Fairhill Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44120

Join us in celebration of our summer art show at the Fairhill Studio. The show includes pieces from Discover the Artist Within You students from Fairhill and from the Far West Center. The show is on display now and a public reception will be held on Friday, August 11 from 11am – noon.

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Color Run, Walk & Roll 5k

September 17, 2017
Ursuline College – 2550 Lander Rd, Pepper Pike, OH 44124

Mark your calendar for the first ever Color Run, Walk & Roll 5k at Ursuline College. This unique, colorful, and accessible event will benefit the Art Therapy Studio in celebration of our 50th anniversary.

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