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Enter Moreland Rising: the City- and neighborhood-led collaboration with arts, business and development partners to create a Moreland hub of innovation.

Together, we will:

  • Catalyze entrepreneurship along the Chagrin-Lee corridor
  • Explore new ways for neighbors to connect with neighbors
  • Cultivate an environment that continues to inspire art and artists
  • Encourage innovative housing designs that set the standard for years to come

Learn more:

NEA logoNational Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant
In 2017, the Moreland neighborhood received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to continue the work around art, community engagement and neighborhood history. See the story here. Through this grant the city will be working with the non-profit arts organization Ingenuity Cleveland to host a series of community conversations about what's important to Moreland residents in public art projects and also to have two community artistic events in the summer of 2018. 

November 18, 2017—Make Your Mark on History: This community conversation was facilitated by Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and Ingenuity Cleveland and featured a talk by Kimberly Driggins, Detroit's director of strategic planning. Driggins was a 2016 Loeb Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, and is much-admired for her work on creative placemaking. 

Through a series of interactive stations, residents were invited to offer input on the creation of gateways into the Moreland neighborhood, and think about historic people and places to highlight through the creation of historic markers. Feedback will be used to create a call for artists who will design the gateways and historic markers in the neighborhood.

June 2018: Come, Play! Fest, Saturday, June 23, 12-6 pm

August 2018: Event TBA

For more information or to get involved, contact Kamla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 216-491-1374.

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Moreland History Project
Learn more about the history of this dynamic neighborhood at the Moreland History Project, a collaborative research project by residents, the City, the Shaker Library, the Shaker Historical Society, the Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) and Cleveland State University.

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Shaker Makers Event
The Shaker Makers event is a show-and-tell-and-touch-and-taste for innovators and creators to discover and explore—all in one place. The inaugural event was held at The Dealership (3558 Lee Rd.) on April 22, 2017. The 2018 event is scheduled for Saturday, April 28.


Shaker Design Competition
In September 2016, the City announced the Shaker Design Competition, which sought Design/Build teams to create the next generation of top-quality, sustainable middle-income housing on tax-abated land in the City of Shaker Heights. Three teams—one international, one national and one local—received the top prizes at an awards ceremony on February 10, 2017. 

SPARKS! (Spaces, Arts and Parks)

The City has partnered with various organizations to help realize this vision:


  • Kent State's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) Making Our Own Space @Shaker Heights (MOOS) project operates arts-focused after-school workshops and summer camps for middle and high school students. In 2017, MOOS received a Great Places Award in the Place Planning category from the Environmental Design Research Association. MOOS programming began in summer 2016 with a group of Moreland youth who have already begun transforming public spaces in their neighborhood. See their work online on Twitter and Instagram. MOOS also has partnered with local architect RDL Architects and with Philadelphia-based Public Workshop founder Alex Gilliam to lead design workshops. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • In 2016, Ingenuity Cleveland hosted monthly events aimed at artists and entrepreneurs. Listen to the July 14 panel discussion, The Artists Role in Neighborhood Development: What You Want to See and the August 18 community forum Entrepreneurship: Resources and Regional Impacts.
  • Sankofa Fine Arts worked with residents to articulate their visions of the neighborhood, culiminating in the installation of a new mural for Chelton Park. The project was led by Sankofa artists Gary Williams and Robin Robinson.
  • Shaker Arts Council hosted SHAC Pops Up at The Dealership in October 2016. Visit the Arts Council online for more information.
  • Shaker Heights Recreation Department launched the Arts in the Park summer program, a free supervised drop-in arts and crafts-making time for children, in the summer of 2016. 
  • The Dealership, 3558 Lee Rd., is the Shaker Heights Development Corporation hub for entrepreneurs and inspired business ideas and will provide the meeting space for Moreland-focused events.


Connect with Moreland
In September 2015, the City launched a program to encourage greater involvement of Moreland residents in revitalizing the neighborhood. You can:

  • Attend a Neighbor Night from 6-8 pm at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Rd., on the last Tuesday of every month
  • Learn more about the neighborhood online
  • View our calendar of events
  • Visit Moreland Phoenix Rising on Facebook
  • Sign up to receive Moreland news and information about upcoming events
  • Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Neighborhood Revitalization, 216-491-1374, to get involved as an arts, business or development partner
Monday, August 20, 2018


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