Loftworks Gallery is a an ideal place for both established and upcoming artists to Be Shown. 

In the St. Clair - Superior neighborhood of Cleveland, Loftworks Gallery is attractive to students, craftspeople, and established professional artists to showcase their work as well as to serve as a venue for short term retail events. We are located in a walkable neighborhood with ample parking, and our large street-front windows provide excellent visibility and natural lighting.

 

Holiday Market at Loftworks Gallery

Announcing Loftworks Gallery's Holiday Market begining November 25. Selling selected artwork from our previous shows along with local, ecclectic and artisan goods. This is the perfect one stop shop to purchase unique gifts from William & James Leather Co., VNTG Home, Zygote Press, Inc., Derek Brennan, Robert Shingler, Cleveland Rock Photos - The Photography Of Joe Kleon,The Glass Pedestal, and many more!

 

Holiday Market Hours

Saturday, November 25, December 2, 9: 2pm-8pm

Sunday, November 26, December 3, 10: 1pm-4pm

Friday, December 1 and 8: 4pm-8pm

 
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Rock & Roll Perspectives

Cleveland concert Photography for sale

by Anastasia Pantsios and Joe Kleon

 

Loftworks Gallery brings together the perspectives of these two photographers to showcase Rock & Roll and its evolution through the decades.

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From the mid 70’s through the late 80’s, Anastasia Pantsios shot almost every major act of that classic era, including David Bowie, Prince, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Fleetwood Mac, and hundreds more.

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From the mid 70’s through the late 80’s, Anastasia Pantsios shot almost every major act of that classic era, including David Bowie, Prince, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Fleetwood Mac, and hundreds more.


Wildlife In Wax by Derek Brennan

Wildlife in Wax, a solo exhibition by Derek Brennan, opens Friday, July 7 at Loftworks Gallery. Derek Brennan, a Cleveland-based artist, has mastered the unique process of encaustic as a method to express the delicate balance between the abstract and the realistic. Encaustic is the use of hot wax and oil paints applied in layers to a piece of wood, thus creating a textured, vibrant piece of art. Along with encaustic, Brennan’s work uses the technique of collage, integrating magazine clippings, paper, and other various materials to create a sense of depth to each piece of art. This depth allows the viewer to appreciate the many layers involved in the encaustic process. Viewing a piece of Brennan’s art up close versus looking at it from a distance, the work changes entirely; the small details come together to make up a larger composition.

On Saturday, July 8th Loftworks Gallery will host Brennan for an artist talk and demonstration during which Brennan will open up about his theme, his journey, and his process. Additionally, Brennan will move his studio to Loftworks Gallery during weekday hours to give visitors a first hand look at the process of encaustic.

Brennan also works as a caricature artist and muralist. He received his Bachelors of Fine Art degree from Bowling Green State University where he served as President of the Two-Dimensional Art Association and was awarded the Ringholz Art Supply Award along with other first-place awards. He has presented his work at the Toledo Museum of Art, Manifest Gallery, Bay Arts and the International Society of Caricature Artist’s annual convention. See more of Brennan’s work on his website

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THE CIRCUS SHOW

Loftworks Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of“The Circus Show,” an exhibition of photographs by Mike Wilkes, on May 12, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

In January, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, best known as the Greatest Show On Earth, informed the world that the circus would come to a close in May. In honor of this 146-year-old tradition, Loftworks Gallery presents, “The Circus Show” beginning May 12th and will be open until their final performance, on Sunday, May 21.

The Circus Show features photographs by Cleveland-based photographer, Mike Wilkes. Wilkes traveled with the circus along with his beat up Nikon F2 and 30 rolls of film in the early 1980’s. He joined the team as a roustabout to experience and document the backstage circus life through photographs. What resulted was a rare retrospective glimpse of life behind the scenes of the circus and its people. “They’re mostly the square pegs that don’t fit in the round holes anywhere else” said Wilkes about his fellow roustabouts.

In May of 1983, Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine featured Wilkes’ stories from the circus in an article titled “The Roustabouts” by Brian E. Albrecht. In the article, Wilkes said “It’s a neat way to travel. You don’t see America by freeway. You see the real America by riding a train though it’s backyards.”

Come celebrate this American institution at the crux of their final show at Loftworks Gallery for an exhibition of these unique photographs. In true circus fashion, there will be something for everyone. Wilkes will share his perspective and memories of time on the road with the circus at the opening reception on Friday, May 12th.

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IN THE NEWS

 

The Circus Show by Mike Wilkes featured in CoolCleveland

Sketchbook Heroes: Caricatures of Rock Legends in CoolCleveland

 

Wildlife In Wax by Derek Brennan featured in Cleveland Scene Magazine

Sketchbook Heroes: Caricatures of Rock Legends in Cleveland Scene Magazine

 

Wildlife In Wax by Derek Brennan featured in the Collective Arts Networks Journal

 

Rock & Roll Perspectives by Anastasia Pantsios and Joe Kleon featured on the cover of The Plain Dealer's Friday Magazine