CAN Triennial


CAN Triennial is a curated exhibit led by a diverse team that will scour seven counties for a thorough look at art making in Northeast Ohio. The 2018 edition at 78thStreet Studios will present three floors of exhibits, including site-specific installations, curated by some of the most knowledgeable minds in the region's contemporary art scene. 

The CAN Triennial gallery pavillion will gather the region's finest art dealers to achieve critical mass at a time when the eyes of the art world will be on Cleveland—a destination for collectors from around the region, nation, state, and world seeking exemplary art of Northeast Ohio. 

From July 7 – 29, 2018, programming will include Artist Talks, film, music, and special events. 

CAN Triennial is an independent exhibit that coincides with FRONT International, Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. It is organized by the Collective Arts Network, a nonprofit organization coordinating communication efforts of more than 90 galleries, museums, studios, and related institutions in Northeast Ohio, including the quarterly print publication CAN Journal, its weekly e-newsletter, and CAN Blog. 

Collective Arts Network was founded in 2011 by a group of galleries and related institutions seeking mutual benefit through collaboration, especially in communication and networking projects. 


Proposals for Site Specific installations due:  January 15, 2018
General submissions / Indications of interest: March 15, 2018
Site-Specific installations announced: March 31, 2018
Selection of artists complete: May 1, 2018


78th Street Studios has been recognized as top arts destination by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. 78thStreet Studios monthly Third Friday indoor art walk has been named the region's Best Art Event by the altweekly Cleveland Scene. 

The sprawling industrial complex initially was home to the Baker Electric Motor Vehicle Company, and subsequently American Greetings. Now 78th Street Studios houses more than 50 galleries, studios, and other art-related businesses, as well as three floors of exhibit space.

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