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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).

Plein Air Peninsula 2017: Fall Colors

In celebrating the beauty and significance of the Cuyahoga Valley, the Peninsula Art Academy presents Plein Air Peninsula 2017 Fall Colors. This year's second Plein Air event will celebrate the peak colors of the autumn and will again take place in the Village of Peninsula and the surrounding Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Plein Air Peninsula 2017 will be held October 13, 14, and 15, 2017.  A juried exhibit of many of the works created during the competition will be on display and available for sale at the Peninsula Art Academy October 20th through November 12th, 2017

Awards will be presented at the artists' reception on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 6-9 pm at the Peninsula Art Academy.

Judging and Prizes: Awards will include: Best of show: $750.00, Second place: $500.00, Third place: $250.00, Honorable Mentions, and the People's Choice award.  

Register here.

Jewelry & Enamel Show This Month at the Academy

Visit the Jewelry and Enamel Show at the Peninsula Art Academy held from September 16 to October 15.  The show is curated by Carol Adams and Kristina Malcolm. 

Drop-in Classes on Saturdays

Join us for walk-in art classes on Saturdays this summer at the Peninsula Art Academy with artist David Bunkin. 

Cost for the classes is only $18.00 for a two-hour drawing class from 11 AM to noon and $20.00 for a two-hour water color class from 1 to 2 PM!  

All you need is paper and pencil and/or a water color set. If you don't have equipment we have some available for a $2.00 fee.

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


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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.