YARDS Projects is an art hub in  Cleveland's Warehouse District where new audiences can experience and collect the work of regional artists through quarterly rotating exhibitions, artist talks, artist and community mixers, performances, film screenings, on and offsite studio visits, and gallery tours.


YARDS PROJECTS aims to shine a spotlight on Cleveland area artists.

Yards Project Space is nestled in the Worthington Yards Apartments, a cluster of four historic warehouse buildings that feature art around every corner -- commissioned works, explosive digital wall installations and a permanent collection that represents well over 30 local artists. The Dalad Group, owner and developer of Worthington Yards, believes that challenging and compelling art fosters community-building.

The mission of YARDS Project Space is to provide an inclusive space for new audiences by representing the work of early career artists, artists of color and established artists from the region.  YARDS Projects promotes a fresh, open, accessible experience for both arts enthusiasts and newcomers  by creating direct, connective experiences with artists.  

upcoming events

YARDS Projects  provides intelligent and innovative exhibitions with on and offsite programming to encourage and facilitate exchange among residents, artists and the greater NEO community. Shows are developed in a variety of ways, ranging from theme-based explorations to two person and group shows.

As part of our ongoing effort to provide context and insight into YARDS exhibitions, YARDS Project Space supplements each quarterly show with artist lectures and studio visits.  

*ART-Ventures- Saturday morning artist presentations that take people directly to studios and art venues to discover a more in-depth insider look into the artist process and ideas. 

 Art-Ventures will meet at YARDS Project Space  to meet the artist(s) then we will head over to various locations in Cleveland for studio visit or gallery tour. These events are generally scheduled 10-noon. Coffee and bagels served.

*ART BAR Nights-Meet and Greet happy hours where artists host and present images of their work on the ART BAR screen and mix with residents of the building and the Greater Cleveland community.

ART BAR is scheduled on other Warehouse District gallery opening events on Thursdays from 6-8pm. Appetizers and non-alcoholic refreshments provided, cash bar.


Submission Opportunities


Once per year, YARDS Projects will do a show that is selected by a resident-selection committee. The submission program is free and open to all artists who have a connection to this region. Artists are able to submit their work for consideration by a diverse group of residents who live at Worthington YARDS. The Residents Select Exhibition will take place each year from Jan.-March in 2019.

The Deadline for submission is August 3o, 2019.

Please submit a maximum of 6 images, bio and artist statement to yardsprojects@gmail.com and put Resident Select in the subject line


Say hello

Please contact YARDS Projects Director, Liz Maugans

for appointment at yardsprojects@gmail.com

216 570-0324

We  facilitate:

  • the sale of work by our region's most acclaimed and up-and-coming  artists
  • consultation with corporate, commercial and residential clients to help them find the right work and commissioned art for their projects and spaces.
  • tailored tours and studio visits of Dalad's permanent collection and the rotating exhibitions in YARDS Project Space
  • programs and events that connect  arts enthusiasts and collectors directly to area artists 


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