About us

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Situated in a serene park setting, nestled in the woods just outside Orange High School in Pepper Pike, the Orange Art Center is located in a former residence, built in the 1930s. Initially offering classes in 1980, the organization has welcomed students of all ages and skill levels from neighborhoods throughout Northeast Ohio into our community for more than 35 years. 

Thanks to successful capital campaigns over the years, the Orange Art Center has doubled the size of the original building, enhancing instructional spaces, expanding exhibition areas and building a cutting-edge ceramics studio. In total, the Center includes four inviting and inspiring studios for our four departments: Painting + Drawing, Ceramics, Fine Jewelry and Young Artists. 

In 2017, the Center received an extensive facelift, including a re-branding and remodel of both the building’s exterior and the ceramics studio. The re-branding included a new logo, icon, signage and website, and signaled a new chapter in the organization’s history, giving it a new identity and raising its profile in the community-at-large. Although the Orange Art Center became part of the Orange City School District in August 2017, the Center continues to offer classes and workshops to all artists in our community and throughout Northeast Ohio. 

Orange Art Center’s current faculty roster features 18 experienced and distinguished local artist-instructors, offering dozens of dynamic learning opportunities each semester. For more information about the Orange Art Center, our instructors, classes and workshops, visit orangeartcenter.org.