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Open Houses

Attend an Open House at the Cleveland Institute of Art and experience a day designed specifically for students and families interested in learning more about CIA. 

Click here to register for our Fall Open House on November 7, 2015.
Click here to register for our Spring Open House on March 19, 2016.

Tour our studios and classrooms. Speak with CIA students and see the work of current and former students. Meet with our admissions counselors and staff who can answer your questions about admission requirements and financial aid opportunities, and give you advice on preparing your portfolio.

Our fall and spring Open Houses fill up quickly, so register early.  You can also contact us to schedule an individually tailored visit.

Sample Open House Schedule 

10:30am: Registration - Unified Campus Lobby

11:00am: Welcome Session - Peter B. Lewis Theater

12:30–2:00pm: Lunch Food Trucks

12:30–4:00pm: Campus Exploration: Choose Your Own Adventure!

Getting to CIA 

Located east of downtown Cleveland, our campus is easily reached by car, bus, or train. Our address is 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106.

View a Google map to our campus. 


The area hosts an array of lodging choices, ranging from large hotel chains near the airport and in downtown Cleveland to small inns and historic mansions closer to campus. Click here to download a list of lodging selections or click here to view a Google map.

Schedule Your Visit

Plan a trip to CIA during our fall or spring open houses, or schedule an individually tailored visit any time of the year. Please call 800.223.4700 or submit this form to schedule your visit today.

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Support CIA

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2015 Fall Exhibitions

See engaging work by two artists starting Oct. 30.

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