Transformer Station Art Yard
About the Work
The Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation was created to develop the Transformer Station project, which was designed to bring original contemporary arts exhibitions, events and programming from around the world to the west side of Cleveland. The gallery, which opened in February of 2013, is a new anchor destination in Cleveland's rapidly growing and evolving Ohio City neighborhood. The project has brought a new cultural facility to a mixed residential and industrial neighborhood within walking distance of the restaurants and shops of the Market District and blocks away from the Gordon Square Arts District.
The Bidwell Foundation has complemented the cutting edge exhibitions that take place inside the Transformer Station with an outdoor experimental art space on the lot directly to the south of the building. Through a stormwater grant from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District in 2013, LAND studio helped to transform the once-vacant lot into what is now a pocket park that serves a dual purpose as a stormwater-capturing landscape and art exhibition space.
In partnership with the Bidwell Foundation and other local arts organizations, LAND studio will help to implement an annual temporary art program in the Art Yard. The first temporary art projects are scheduled to be installed in the spring of 2014.
Lori Hersberger will be adding two sculptures to the outdoor space this summer.