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Transformer Station is Closing to the Public

December 21, 2021

Due to the rapid spread of Covid in Cleveland, Transformer Station will be closing Wednesday, December 22 through the end of FRONT‘s Preview Exhibition on January 2. If you’re looking for ways to connect, FRONT has Artist Conversations with Jacolby Satterwhite x LaToya Kent x RA WashingtonLoraine Lynn, and Tony Cokes x Sarah Oppenheimer available online, along with FRONT 2022 Artist Asad Raza’s Ge. Check FRONT’s website for more content and updates. Stay safe and see you in the new year!

Purchase an Artist Designed T-Shirt

November 3, 2021

FRONT x nyceCO screen-printed artist T-Shirt, artwork by Ohio-based artist Loraine Lynn, $30 USD (use discount code FRONTtee for 20% off!). Available in sizes Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large. Shop online here or pick one up at the Transformer Station front desk during your next visit!

FRONT: Benefit Auction 2021

September 22, 2021

FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art and Artsy present The 2021 FRONT Benefit Auction.

Proceeds benefit FRONT International, an innovative and large-scale contemporary art triennial presenting free, world-class exhibitions, installations, and public programs across Northeast Ohio.


This auction features original works and limited edition prints created by FRONT artists or contributed by FRONT friends and patrons.


Exclusive offerings include a limited edition FRONT print portfolio featuring work by Michelle Grabner, Odili Odita, Kay Rosen, Julian Stanczak and others.


Online bidding opens on Friday, September 24 at 1:00 pm EDT and closes on Friday, October 8, at 1:00 pm EDT.


Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer. Lots ship from Cleveland or New York. Pre-arranged pick-up is also available. Please contact with further inquiries and for shipping quotes. Sales tax may be applicable and will be the responsibility of the buyer. Please note: You may be required to provide documentation of your identity in a form acceptable to us and any other documentation in order to complete the purchase. Should you fail to provide this documentation within a reasonable amount of time your purchase will be cancelled.

Picturing the Humanity and Dread of the Infinite Scroll

September 8, 2021

Picturing the Humanity and Dread of the Infinite Scroll

Tabitha Soren’s “Surface Tension” defamiliarizes the touch screen, where our warm animal bodies collide with the machine’s cold and boundless knowledge of the world.



City Stages 2021

August 3, 2021

City Stages, the CMA’s free acclaimed summer concerts featuring the best in global music, has returned. These block parties will take place in front of Transformer Station, on Wednesday, August 18 and Wednesday, August 25 at 7:30pm. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early! 


Transformer Station will remain open until 9pm during City Stages. Before the concerts, visit Transformer Station to see the CMA’s free exhibition, New Histories, News Futures, on view through September 12. The exhibition showcases work by three contemporary Black artists—Johnny Coleman, Antwoine Washington, and Kambui Olujimi—who engage both historical events and current discourse through their art.


Transformer Station is located at 1460 West 29th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113. Normal hours of operation are Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm.


City Stages Schedule:


Wednesday, August 18, 7:30 pm
Angel Melendez and the 911 Mambo Orchestra
Composer, arranger and trombonist Angel Melendez will lead the 10-piece 911 Mambo Orchestra  in  original arrangements  of old-school salsa.


Wednesday, August 25, 7:30 pm
Cheik Hamala Diabate
The Malian singer-guitarist and n’goni player will perform the best in West African griot. The  n’goni is a traditional stringed lute considered one of the ancestors of the banjo.


Arrive early and grab dinner and a drink at one of Ohio City’s bars or restaurants.


The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


The exhibition New Histories, New Futures was supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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