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Inspire Your Heart With Art in Cleveland



Find your muse! In honor of National Inspire your Heart with Art Day, Yelp Cleveland is paying tribute to the creative spots of our city. There’s no doubt these local businesses will leave you feeling moved and motivated. Whether it’s a date night or some solo soul-searching, now is the time to get inspired!

Check out our picks to get creative in Cleveland:

The Glass Bubble Project 

Ready to be “blown” away? If you’re feeling inspired, reserve a spot in one of their glassblowing classes to make a own one-of-a-kind masterpiece! While your piece settles, you can visit the gift shop to browse through pieces of stunning handcrafted glass artistry by local makers. On the way out, don’t forget to say hi to Morty, the house chicken!

“This is a great place for a date night, for spending time with your family, or if you’re just stopping by. Not to mention, it’s really close to Mitchell’s and the West Side Market. I highly recommend stopping in and taking a class!” –Ashley M

 

Viva Dance Studio

Are you working with two left feet? Give Viva Dance Studio a spin! Classes are open to any level of expertise. Take your pick from over twenty styles of dance from the Boogaloo to the Blues. Learn some new skills and dance the night away against the scenic Cleveland skyline at one of their Sizzling Salsa Socials!

“By far the best salsa dancing venue/studio in Northeast Ohio. Big windows give way to see the skyline of Cleveland, couches for a more relaxed secluded area, and most importantly a decent sized dancing floor. One of their up and coming events are their every other Saturday Salsa and Kizomba night. The main instructor was very welcoming and showed us around knowing we were newcomers.” –Rosa Y

 

Blank Canvas Theatre

These innovative actors will have you in love with their quirky performances in a funky converted warehouse space inside 78th Street Studios. This affordable theatre company schedules at least one show per season to appeal to new folks who do not consider themselves “theatre lovers” and may be seeing a live performance for the first time! Blank Canvas brings the drama, the laughs and all the feels.

“Tonight we saw Silence! The Musical. It was a great show! My wife and I have gone to the Halloween production every year since we met. This year was hilarious! I love the theater because it’s quaint and cozy, great sound and lighting.” –Richard H

 

Bop Stop

If you’re serious about music and serious about a good time then look no further than the Bop Stop. Donated to the Music Settlement in late 2013, the Bop Stop features acoustically pristine performances by local musicians while giving back to the community! Catch live jazz music almost every night of the week in an intimate setting.

“This is one of my favorite Saturday date night destinations. This venue brings in the best jazz musicians in the area and beyond. I imagine that many of the people who frequent this place have a deep appreciation for musical artistry and it feels wonderful to support a venue that provides a very intimate setting for memorable performances.” –Laura L

 

The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque 

Open your eyes to films outside of the big Hollywood hits. The Cinematheque is a full-sized theater that offers screenings of arthouse, foreign, and independent films by rising directors. See something you won’t catch playing anywhere else in Cleveland. Bonus? You get to bring your own snacks.

“There’s always something unique playing at the Cinematheque, a full sized movie theatre situated inside the Cleveland Institute of Art. You can experience films that are biographical, historical, cultural revolutions, social commentary, and new releases by rising directors – just to name a few genres. Spending an afternoon or an evening at this cinema is like hanging out with that one eccentric friend who always has something fresh to say, a statement to make, with no two encounters ever alike.” –Stephanie K

For more local art jaunts ranging from galleries to dance studios and music venues, visit the Yelp Cleveland Inspire Your Heart With Art bookmark collection.

Share your adventures with the arts by tagging us at @YelpCleveland!

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