What is Arts Van Aken?

Arts Van Aken (AVA) is an arts-based placemaking initiative that will:


  • create an authentic destination for arts and culture in the Van Aken District.


  • reflect and celebrate the diversity of Shaker Heights.


  • demonstrate our commitment to making the Van Aken District an equitable and inclusive central gathering place for all residents and visitors.

Click here to see our calendar of AVA and

AVA-supported events!

Your support at this early stage will be catalytic in bringing Arts Van Aken to life! 

Join our circle of AVA enthusiasts, or consider one of our sponsorship packages for your business.

We gratefully acknowledge the sponsors and friends whose support is making Arts Van Aken possible.

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Mailing address:

3558 Lee Rd. Shaker Heights, OH 44120

Chalk Wall Week 4

SHHS Art Club collaborated to design this mural.