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Welcome to the Peninsula Art Academy

The Peninsula Art Academy is the home of art in Peninsula, Ohio. With resident artists and artist teachers, the Academy is where you can discover, learn and experience art.

The Academy offers adult and youth classes and workshops in Historic Peninsula Village, the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley. A variety of learning opportunities are offered in many of the fine arts, including drawing, painting, pastel, photography, weaving, spinning, glass blowing, glass fusing, enameling, jewelry, Artforkids and more. We invite you to explore our current offering of classes and contact us if you have any questions.

The Academy has a wonderful gallery featuring works in all mediums by regional artists, working artists studios, an exhibit hall, a music stage and the Fiber C.A.F.E. (center for alternative fiber experience).

Call to Artists: "The River"

"This show is about the river and the concept of how the river affects us in so many aspects. We are behind keeping it clean and respecting the great gift we have in our area. Please submit a piece of your art that pertains to the river in either traditional sense or conceptual abstract ideas. It must be engineered to hang on the wall but does NOT have to be framed in the traditional sense."  - Marianne Hite

The show is NON-JURIED, however, PAA reserves the right eliminate works deemed not appropriate. Work can be in any medium, any interpretation, any size. It does not have to be framed, however, it must be nicely engineered to hang or beT-pinned to the wall.

Cost: $15 fee for up to 3 works and an additional $15 for up to 3 or more works.

Work due June 28-30.The show opens July 1st

Opening Reception July 1st., 5 pm to 8 pm

Urgently needed: financial support!

If events like Plein Air Competition are important to you, please help with an immediate financial donation to support the Peninsula Art Academy in its mission to provide art education in the Cuyahoga Valley.

We are more than a store front. Please support the arts !!!

Stop by with your support, click our Donate button (see below), or send a check to:

Peninsula Art Academy
1600 Mill Street West
Peninsula, Ohio 44264


NEW - Donate to PAA Online Now!

"And the Winners are..."

From the Peninsula Art Academy Spring Light En Plein Air Event!

 En Plein Air Peninsula Spring Light 2017

Help celebrate the opening of spring in the Cuyahoga Valley and the Village of Peninsula through the eyes of artists.  They paint places you may know or will want to know. This is the work created during the juried competition and will be on display at the Peninsula Art Academy from May 20th thru June 25th, 2017.

Some of the work will also be available to purchase.

This year we are pleased to have had Judge David Rankin, S.A.A., A.F.C., O.W.S.

Judging and Prizes: Awards will include:  Best of show: $500 Second place: $300, Third place: $200, Honorable Mentions, The People's Choice Award sponsored by The Winking Lizard and is given at close of the exhibit.

Please recognize and support our generous sponsors:

A Private Sponsor
Terry Lumber, Peninsula, Ohio
Brown Rabbit, Peninsula, Ohio
The Inn at Brandywine Falls, Peninsula,Ohio
Automated Packaging, Aurora, Ohio
Fisher's Cafe & Pub, Peninsula, Ohio
Fresh Start Diner, Twinsburg,Ohio
Winking Lizard, Peninsula,Ohio
Worldwide Structural Finance, Santa Barbara, California
Edelstein Development Center, Tustin, California
Lubrizol, Cleveland, provides a matching donation for Kathy Bertsch and Richard Slocum, Peninsula, Ohio
Lana Carol and Joe Sutphin, Aurora, Ohio
Brian Sutphin, Highland Square, Ohio
Mary Booth, Peninsula, Ohio
Edna Ratner, Peninsula, Ohio

Come see the works and their creators at PAA!

Thank you to all who have helped, sponsored, and participated! 

Please call 330-657-2248 for more information.

Call to artists!

Wanted: The Peninsula Art Academy is resuming its popular Artists' Studios Tour. Artists will be on a mapped studio tour of the Peninsula area. Please respond to Carol Adams ( Date to be arranged.