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

“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.

Through the Eyes of the Artist: Dale Chihuly with Felicia Zavarella Stadelman

Sunday, March 14, 3pm (viz Zoom)

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Due to COVID-19, this program will be offered virtually. Twenty-four (24) hours before this program, you will receive information about how to log on and join Felicia for an insightful talk about Dale Chihuly. 

Felicia Zavarella Stedelman will go behind the scenes with Dale Chihuly. Chihuly is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur. His works are considered to possess outstanding artistic merit in the field of blown glass, “moving it into the realm of large-scale sculpture.”

Using music, prints and powerful images to tell the artist’s story, Felicia will introduce you to this extraordinary artist. 

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