Valley Art Center’s 47th annual Juried Art Exhibit opens Nov. 2

What: Valley Art Center’s 47th annual Juried Art Exhibit

Where: Valley Art Center, 155 Bell St., Chagrin Falls

When: The annual exhibit starts with an opening from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2. The show runs through Dec. 12. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Why you should go: Some details from a news release:

With a long tradition in the Chagrin Valley, the prestigious yearly exhibit features artists from dozens of cities within a 250-mile radius of Chagrin Falls. The show includes works of art in traditional mediums such as oil and watercolor as well as fiber, printmaking, mixed media and more. This year, nearly 450 works of art were entered in the competition. It was the first time Valley Art Center asked for submissions to be made online instead of in person.

Submitted art will judged by three local fine-art professionals: Lee Heinen, Liz Maugans, and Christopher Richards. Cash awards will be presented at the opening reception. Annual awards for this exhibit include Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, and several community sponsored awards: The Hardy Watercolor Award, The Phyllis Lloyd Memorial Award, The Stan and Hope Emerling Watercolor Award, The Elise and Byron Lutman Award, and the Frank and Yolita Rausche People’s Choice Award.

How much: Free

How to get more information: Visit or call 440-247-7507.

Image: Sharon O’Connor–Clarke won Best of Show in 2017 with her Egg tempera painting, “Iconic Cleveland: West Side Market.”

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