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City Council voted its support for a $1 million grant to help renovate the Variety Theatre on Sept. 25 in hopes it will spark development in the West Side neighborhood along Lorain Avenue and West 118th Street. 

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Artist Spotlight

Imagine a bubbly girl on stage belting out shimmery, low-fi pop songs. Now imagine that same girl holding a doll, making explosive sounds in front of an audience at a dingy DIY venue. And again, this same girl wearing an ill-fitting blonde wig, portraying Deb, the divorced mom for a YouTube audience. This is Marcia Custer, performance and multi-media artist living and working in Cleveland, part of a growing collective of performance and body-based artists in the area.

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Upcoming Events

10/21/17 Writing Fears: Panel Discussion and Prep Zone

10/21/17 STEAM Saturday Workshop: Game Design

10/21/17 The Diary of Anne Frank

09/09/17 Motive, Means, and Opportunity: Building a Mystery w/ Shelley Costa & Casey Daniels

09/15/17 Spotlight: Deborah Pinter

09/30/17 Station Eleven Book Discussion and Creative Writing Workshop (Free!)

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The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute
Use your creative skills in new contexts. See opportunities in the challenge. Solve problems and change the game. AEI considers your "business" a means for you to keep creating and sharing your work - earning a living as you do so.

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