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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Color Run, Walk, and Roll

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Ursuline College – 2550 Lander Rd, Pepper Pike, OH 44124

Join us for the Color Run, Walk, and Roll, hosted by the students and staff of Ursuline College. Participants will go through a 5k course and get doused with colored powder along the way. Thanks to Ursuline College for planning the Color Run to benefit the Art Therapy Studio in honor of our 50th anniversary.

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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.

November 2: Silk Painted Hoops – Take some moments to become mindful and relaxed as you experiment with a new painting technique. Using gutta and paint on silk, create a beautiful, circular design that flows, calms, and energizes.

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Registration Required – Call 216-791-9303 or email info@arttherapystudio.org 


The Art of Recovery at Cleveland Public Library

On display now through December 30, 2017
Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing
325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44114

The Art of Recovery is on display now at the Cleveland Public Library. The show features pieces created by art therapy participants from Cleveland Treatment Center and will be on display through the end of 2017. The show is free to attend and can be viewed anytime during the Library’s open hours.

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Fairhill Fall Art Show Opening

Friday, October 20, 3:30-5:00pm
Fairhill Partners Building
12200 Fairhill Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44120

Our fall art show at the Fairhill Studio is a celebration of our 50th anniversary! All year we have been celebrating Fifty Years of Making Art with Meaning, and this show continues the fun with a birthday party theme.

The show will be on display from October 5 through the end of 2017.