Accidental Art: An Urban Photo Essay in Cleveland (paperback)

Bob Brown

This photo essay reflects Brown’s “ambivalence over the distinction between art and accident in photography.  You could call the images in this collection found art, accidental art or maybe even self-generating art, where the environment itself, or simply happenstance, is the artist.” Email Bob Brown directly for book purchases.

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Amba, Chimi, and Zhug

Doug Katz

Whether you’re in the mood for a taste of India (Amba), South American inspired cuisine (Chimi), or Middle Eastern Mezze (Zhug), Doug Katz has a restaurant for you. Pick up some to go and grab some gift certificates while you’re there.

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Art for Autism Cares

Bryce Lowry

A portion of all proceeds from the artwork will help fund therapy programs and resources for  individuals with Autism and related disorders. “This is my passion because I have lived it and will continue to live with it for the rest of my life. I know firsthand the positive difference this will make,” Bryce said.​

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Beachland Ballroom

Cindy Barber

Support the iconic Beachland Ballroom through gift cards, unique apparel and accessories, and vinyl.

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Bombay Taxi Boutique

Shibani Faehnle

Color pop jewelry hand crafted in India and Cleveland, Ohio!

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Brewnuts

Shelley & John Pippin

Beer and donuts?! Yep! Pickup some craft beer based donuts, gift cards, and/or Brewnuts merch for the beer and donut enthusiasts on your list.

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Captovation: Online Presentations by Design

Scott J. Allen, Ph.D.

Captovation is “the first comprehensive guide to crafting, revising, and delivering online presentations that are engaging and effective .” … and includes “practical tips for the savvy executive, hungry HiPo, resourceful student, and anyone wanting to learn, develop, and grow.”

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Children’s Museum of Cleveland

Maria Campanelli 

Give the gift of imagination to the young ones in your life with a membership to the The Children’s Museum of Cleveland (CMC). CMC gives children a place and the tools to write their own script and discover their own adventures through interactive exhibits and programs.

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Cleveland History Center

Kelly Falcone-Hall

Gift the gift of Cleveland and its history with a gift from or Membership to Cleveland’s oldest existing cultural institution.

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Cleveland International Film Festival

Patrick Shepherd

Pick up gift certificates and CIFF swag for the film buffs in your life.

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Cleveland Magazine

Lute Harmon, Sr. & Lute Harmon, Jr.

Have a Cleveland fanatic on your list? Give them the gift of all things CLE with a subscription to Cleveland Magazine.

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Cleveland Metroparks

Brian Zimmerman

Show your love for the parks by shopping their online nature store where you can find Metroparks and nature inspired gear and accessories, buy rounds of golf and passes, memberships, and/or snag gift cards for all the outdoor enthusiasts you know.

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Sharma Meenakshi

Give the gift of science, nature, history, and exploration through a museum membership or pick up some goodies from the gift shop.

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Cleveland Play House

Laura Kepley

Cleveland Play House inspires, stimulates and entertains diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. Grab tickets (or a Season Subscription) for their virtual 2020-21 productions.

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Cleveland Public Theatre

Raymond Bobgan

Cleveland Public Theatre raises consciousness and nurtures compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. Snag some tickets for some of their 2020-2021 virtual performances.

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The Cleveland Orchestra

André Gremillet

Music lovers will rejoice over gift certificates, apparel, digital concerts, and albums from The Cleveland Orchestra.

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Cleveland’s on Fire! T-shirt

Cleveland Leadership Center

Snag your Cleveland’s on Fire T-shirt while you can – extremely limited stock. Contact Michael Bennett at (216) 408-3874 to check size and color availability and to place your order. T-shirts are $20 each (+ $3 for shipping if necessary).

Crain’s Cleveland Business

Elizabeth McIntyre

Keep the leaders on your list on top of the latest happenings in Northeast Ohio’s business world with a subscription to Crain’s Cleveland Business.

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Dad Storybooks

Margaret Bernstein

Is there a father of young children on your shopping list? Check out these storybooks for him to read aloud to his child(ren). Margaret can also personalize a gift basket for a dad on your list; contact her via the Dad Storybooks Facebook page. Your patronage supports Margaret’s family literacy crusade and allows her to give the books away at community events.

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Dru Christine Fabrics & Design

Dru Thompson

This fashion design studio located in The Superior Arts District carries the designer’s current apparel and accessory collections, an assortment of contemporary and vintage fabrics, and rare sewing notions. They also offer sewing classes and open studio hours, as well as a fashion library full of resources (gift certificates available!).

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EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute & EDWINS Too

Brandon Chrostowski

This holiday season, head to EDWINS and the all new EDWINS Too – local nonprofit restaurants that give formerly incarcerated adults a foundation in the culinary and hospitality industry while providing a support network necessary for their long-term success. Grab a meal, order take out, and/or pick up some gift certificates which are good at the restaurant, butcher shop, and bakery.

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Fear’s Confections

Cassandra Fear

Gourmet brownies and sweets locally-made in small batches. You’ll find something for everyone on your list from traditional goodies (the sponge candy is to die for) to those with a geeky twist. Where else can you find a chocolate Millennium Falcon or Tardis?!

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Great Lakes Science Center

Kirsten Ellenbogen, Ph.D.

Help bring science, technology, engineering and math to life for the young ones in your life through a Great Lakes Science Center Membership.

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Happy Dog

Sean Watterson

Give the gift of creative food with a gift certificate or take out from Happy Dog. Their unparalleled D-I-Y approach and eclectic toppings and dips, that range from mild (ketchup and ranch) to wild (Froot Loops and grape chili sauce) means there is something to please every palate.

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JB Signature Collection

Josette Stewart, Teen Enterprise entrepreneur

Josette started her business making head bands by hand and has since expanded her to store to include brooches, socks, hoodies, face masks, Croc charms, and more. Gift certificates are available too.

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Malley’s Chocolates

Mike Malley

For over 85 years, Malley’s has been supplying Clevelanders with sweet treats. Pick up some of this iconic Cleveland chocolate (or gift cards) for all the good little girls and boys on your holiday list this year.

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2030

Mauro F. Guillén

“The world you know is about to end—will you be prepared for what comes next?” 2030 is a “groundbreaking analysis from one of the world’s foremost experts on global trends.”

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Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) Cleveland

Megan Lykins Reich

moCa Cleveland is Northeast Ohio’s only contemporary art museum and focuses on bringing the art and ideas of our time to our region. Give the gift of innovation, creativity, and exploration through a moCa Membership.

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Never, Ever Give Up: Anonymous Stories from Northeast Ohio 

Allison Hite

Never, Ever Give Up – CLE collects one-page, anonymous, handwritten stories of pain and struggle from people, as well as The Letters of Hope filled with encouragement, connection, support, and gratitude in response to those stories. The book is a showcase of these stories and Letters of Hope.

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Ohio City Pizzeria

John Litten

Operating under the umbrella of the West Side Catholic Center, Ohio City Pizzeria provides on-the-job training for those seeking essential work skills, and serves as a funding source to help the Center fulfill its mission: to serve people in need of food, clothing, shelter, advocacy, and a path to self-sufficiency. Grab some tasty Italian dishes to go and get some gift cards for your loved ones.

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Peel Dem Layers Back (PDLB)

Archie Green

Peel Dem Layers Back educates, empowers and equips adolescents and young adults with essential tools necessary to live a mentally healthy life. Through an unconventional approach to offering mental health services through a Hip-Hop lens, they work to break the stigma and create safe spaces for predominantly black and brown communities to publicly share personal testimonies. Support their work by picking up some PDLB swag.

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Pierre’s

Shelley Roth

Ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, sherbet, and more – if you like frozen treats, Pierre’s has what you need! Locally made since 1932 – when you buy Pierre’s, you’re investing in Cleveland.

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Playhouse Square

Gina Vernaci

Pick up some tickets for one or more of Playhouse Square’s Streaming Events. With events ranging from holiday concerts to Grimmz Fairy Tales to Five Days with Step Afrika, there’s entertainment for everyone.

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum

Gregory Harris + K. Michael Benz

Long live rock and roll! You can support that cause by picking up a membership (various levels including a new Virtual Membership are available) and some Rock Hall merchandise for the rock lovers you know.

Be sure to pick up a copy of Norm N. Night and Tom Feran’s new book The House that Rock Built: How It Took Time, Money, Music Moguls, Corporate Types, Politicians, Media, Artists, and Fans to Bring the Rock Hall to Cleveland which prominently features Mike Benz.

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Six Shooter Coffee

Peter Brown

Drink good coffee, do good in the community. Not only does Six Shooter Coffee roast their beans in small batches to make the best coffee possible, they also contribute a portion of their proceeds to organizations empowering people reentering society from incarceration. Grab a cup o’ Joe to go, pick up a bag of whole or bean coffee, or snag some gift cards.

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Sponsor Joy by BigHearted Blooms

Catalina Wagers

Show your gratitude this season by sponsoring fresh bouquets delivered to frontline workers.

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Suds Brewing Company

Danielle Sydnor, Noah Foster, and Giles Foster V

Suds Brewing Co. soaps are made by hand using a cold process soap making method from high quality, 100% natural ingredients. When used in soap making, beer yields a product that’s gentle, moisturizing, and has a rich lather. Pick a bar up for all your favorite people this holiday season.

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We Love You Campaign

Shelly Gracon

The We Love You Campaign is a platform that connects entrepreneurs and is revolutionizing the way they work in our new virtual world. Show your support and “rep the brand” through an assortment of apparel.

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Zakari Goes to College

Jowan Smith

Zakari Goes to College is about a young boy that goes on a college visit with his uncle. This book shows the non-traditional family and amazing possibilities. You can also support her 1,000 Ties educational and mentoring nonprofit by purchasing T-shirts and tote bags.

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