In 1967 Art Therapy Studio was co-founded by art therapist Mickie McGraw and psychiatrist George Streeter, MD (d. 2013). The idea for the studio developed out of Dr. Streeter’s and Mickie’s long-time interest in art as a healing tool, as they both dealt with serious physical illness as children. While working at Highland View Hospital, which is now part of the MetroHealth system, Dr. Streeter met Mickie and soon approached her with his idea to open an art studio in the hospital as part of the rehabilitation department. Since that point the studio continued to grow and expanded services to patients who were discharged and offered services to members of the community. By the 1990s, the studio became a freestanding nonprofit, relocating to its current Fairhill Road location. During our 50+ years of existence we have provided innovative therapeutic art programs to more than 50,000 people throughout Cuyahoga and neighboring counties in a variety of settings.

Art Therapy Studio proudly announces “24 x 24: a virtual art-a-thon and auction” as our Annual Fundraising event for 2020. The event will begin on November 13th at 5pm and will conclude, 24 hours later, on November 14th at 5pm. 24 x 24 will begin on November 13th at 5pm and will conclude, 24 hours later, on November 14th at 5pm. The event will feature 24 artists creating new works of art with artists rotating every hour. At the end of the hour the artwork will be up for auction on our website. 

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24 x 24 will be streamed on our Facebook page. Pop in for your favorite artist and ask questions or send encouragement through our page moderators.