From community-building to celebrations of the arts, Fairmount is a place where you’re guaranteed to find a variety of engaging events.

Fairmount 500 Raffle – Win $15,000

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Want a chance to win $15,000 AND support Fairmount Center for the Arts’ mission of enriching lives through the arts?  The Fairmount 500 provides you the opportunity to do both!

Purchase a ticket for $100 and have a 1 in 500 chance to win $15,000! Additionally, the Fairmount 500 provides a second prize winning ($2,000) and a third prize opportunity ($1,000)!

Only 500 tickets are available and sales will begin in March and end August 25, 2021 at midnight (OR when all 500 tickets have been sold). The drawing will be held (winner need not be present) on the evening of Thursday, August 26, 2021 during the culminating reception of the 45th Annual Fairmount Art Exhibition. This event is free and open to the public. Additionally, the drawing for the winning ticket will also be live-streamed so all can join in the fun of this moment from wherever their location. 

This is a great chance to win some extra cash and support Fairmount Center for the Arts who is celebrating 50 years of providing programs in dance, music, theatre and visual arts. 

Note: Due to state laws, Fairmount 500 Raffle tickets are not available for purchase in Connecticut, Florida, Nebraska, New York, and Virginia.

THANK YOU to the sponsors of the Fairmount 500!:

Transformer Station and FRONT, & Making Creativity Pervasive in Our Communities with Fred Bidwell

Sunday, April 18, 3pm (via Zoom)

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About Fred Bidwell: Fred Bidwell is a philanthropist, collector, and community leader. After a 35-year career as an advertising and marketing entrepreneur, in 2011 he and his wife established the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation. In 2013, the Bidwell Foundation opened Transformer Station, a contemporary art exhibition space on Cleveland’s West Side. Transformer Station alternates between acting as a venue for exhibitions curated by the Bidwells from their renowned collection of photo-based contemporary art and as a venue for exhibitions organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art. Fred Bidwell served twice as board president of the Akron Art Museum and currently on the board of the Cleveland Museum of Art and on the Visiting Committee of the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Bidwell launched FRONT International, a season-long contemporary art triennial exhibition of contemporary art in over twenty venues in 2018 and is leading planning for its second edition in 2022. 

Fred Bidwell

“Pull Back the Curtain” Speaker Series

Curious about the ARTS? This is your opportunity to go “behind the scenes” with local experts. Programs designed for adults, but family-friendly.

Speaker Series programs are FREE and open to the community, but registration is required; we invite you to register online (below) and/or by calling us at 440-338-3171.

Speaker Series program made possible due to the generous support of Toby and Melanie Maloney.