The Campus District, located just east of Playhouse Square, offers restaurants, bars, tons of cultural and athletic events, and is home to the first live-work district for artists along Superior Avenue. Enjoy all that downtown has to offer by utilizing RTA's excellent free trolley service on the E-Line.
Restaurants and Bars
China Sea by CSU
Address: 1900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 781-8885
Address: 2912 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 298-9119
Address: 1800 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 325-5016
Lopresti Union Club Bar
Address: 2549 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 689-2000
Art & Entertainment
- ArtCraft Building
- Cleveland State University Athletics
- Lake Affect Studios
- Night Market
- RED Space
- The Galleries at CSU
- Tower Press Artists
- Tri-C Jazz Festival
- Wolstein Center
- Zygote Press
Since 1987, artists have shared a co-operative studio on the 6th floor of the ArtCraft Building. Today, the building is known for its artist inhabitants, intermixed among other business tenants. The building hosts a studio show annually, where local artists and craftsmen at any stage in their career can exhibit their artwork, giving attendees the opportunity to view and purchase art that is typically not showcased in area galleries. The eclectic collection of art ranges from furniture to 24K gold jewelry, and from paintings to paper cards. Photo credit: Fresh Water.
Cleveland State University's Department of Athletics provides a broad-based educational experience for student-athletes focused on: promoting academic success, upholding standards of academic integrity, achieving athletic excellence, ensuring the highest principles of sports conduct, fostering an appreciation for equity and diversity, and providing a nurturing environment for physical growth and social well-being. The Department of Athletics fosters a sense of community within the University and is a catalyst for access and interaction within the Greater Cleveland community and beyond. Cleveland State offers 19 different teams for both men and women, which play throughout campus.
Lake Affect Studios offers newly built studios that give artists a blank slate in which they create their own unique vision for their space. The site also houses a 6,000 square foot event room capable of hosting a wide variety of gatherings, from gallery openings, to weddings, to musical performances. Adjacent to the event room is an all-purpose art gallery used to showcase the work of both resident and outside artists, as well as provide a creative outlet for talented people all over the Greater Cleveland area. Ultimately, the goal of Lake Affect Studio is to create an artistic environment that not only nurtures creativity and passion with in its own walls, but also impacts and 'affects' the community around it.
Night Market is a summer event series in Asiatown, running on the last Friday of the month from June to September. Attendees can sample everything from grilled squid and steamed buns to bubble tea and General Tso's chicken. The event also hosts many favorite local vendors selling original Cleveland art and swag. Night Market Cleveland is a collaboration between St. Clair-Superior Development Corporation and Campus District, Inc., with the goal of connecting Clevelanders with the distinctive culture, community, and creativity of Asiatown and the Superior Arts District. 2018 Night Market dates are June 30th, July 28th, August 25th, and September 29th.
Don't just host an event when you can host an EXPERIENCE -- an experience your guests will never forget. Find it at RED Space, a raw space at Hotcards. RED Space hosts nationally known artists, critically-acclaimed technology conferences, weddings, bar & bat mitzvah’s, awards ceremonies, and epic parties, providing a vibe you can’t get in the played out, suburban event halls.
The Galleries at CSU are located in the historic Cowell & Hubbard Building at the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 13th Street, in the heart of Playhouse Square and the newly developed Arts Campus. This magnificent new venue opened September 2012 as a state-of-the-art gallery with a mission to educate, edify, and involve all of our diverse audiences by presenting exhibitions and related programs that promote the understanding of art and its relationship to society. The Galleries also serve as an academic laboratory for the study, contemplation, and critical analysis of works of art and their context.
The Tower Press Group, named after this historic building in which it calls home, is comprised of a talented community of local varied artists, galleries & businesses that represent / assist artists. Its goal is to bring awareness to the vast artistic talent & resources that reside right here in Cleveland. The Tower Press artists occasionally show their work, both individually and in group galleries. More information about events can be found on their website, along with contact information for each artist.
Today, Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland is a three-day summer music festival that takes place in the theaters of PlayhouseSquare and outdoors on U.S. Bank Plaza. It's also an educational festival that connects students of all ages with local and international jazz artists. The inclusion of students and teachers ensures the future of the art form in Northeast Ohio. Outreach programming provides free cultural access to Cleveland’s underserved population. 2016 Tri-C JazzFest is June 23rd-25th.
Phone: (216) 987-0241
The Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University plays host to a myriad of special events, including contemporary concerts by international recording artists, Division I basketball games for the Horizon League Conference, including the first two rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships in 2000 and 2005, nationally acclaimed family shows, rodeos, motorsports spectaculars, professional and amateur sporting events, equestrian events, trade shows and conventions, elaborate black-tie affairs and fund raisers in our Grand Ballroom, and a vast array of community and civic events.
Zygote Press is an artist workshop promoting contemporary fine-art printing. Through advocacy, exhibitions, community programs, and affordable, professional workspace, Zygote stimulates collective exchange. Here, artists create new work, audiences explore new ideas, and collaborations strengthen our community.
AsiaTown is a both a business and residential community on the east side of Cleveland with a high concentration of immigrants and citizens of Asian descent. The majority of the residents are of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese in origin. With a rough geographic range from East 18th to East 40th and from St. Clair to Perkins avenues, Asiatown has the highest percentage of Asian-Americans in Ohio. Shopping opportunities abound in AsiaTown, offering a wide selection of unique shops & exciting retail destinations, while restaurants take diners on a globe-spanning culinary journey across numerous cultures & nationalities.
As the country’s largest performing arts center outside of New York, the not-for-profit performing arts center utilizes the arts to engage individuals and attract over one million guests per year to its 1,000+ annual events. These audiences act as the catalyst for economic growth and vitality within the region. Playhouse square is focused on presenting and producing a variety of the finest entertainment for the betterment of the community, being a national leader in engaging the community through enriching experiences in the performing arts, creating a vibrant destination and economically-strong neighborhood, and continuing to improve the region’s quality of life as a leading not-for-profit, organization.
The Agora Theatre and Ballroom is a popular concert venue located in Cleveland, Ohio, attracting both local and national acts. In 1966, the Cleveland venue, previously at a different location was the first Agora to open, followed by another thirteen Agora clubs. Cleveland's location is the only one still in existence today.
Feel the rush of excitement as your favorite artist takes the stage. Experience the heart-pumping adrenaline as the crowd goes wild for the home team. Quicken Loans Arena is THE place to enjoy a night out with family and friends, where good times happen and memories are always made!
Home to the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers, the AHL Lake Erie Monsters, the AFL Cleveland Gladiators and host to the best entertainment in the region, The Q welcomes close to two million guests to more than 200 events each year, including world-class concerts and family shows.