2023 Day At The Chalet

Mark your calendar for the Arts In Strongsville’s 2023 Day At The Chalet. This FUN, FREE family event will be held on Sunday • September 17 from Noon until 4 pm at the Cleveland Metroparks Chalet located in the Mill Stream Run Recreation Area (16200 Valley Parkway, Strongsville).

Join us for a great afternoon of crafts for kids, live entertainment and more!

2023 Chalk Walk Rained Out

The Arts In Strongsville’s Chalk Walk event planned for today (Saturday • May 20) has unfortunately been rained out! It’s been raining for several hours overnight. The ground is pretty soaked. The rain is expected to continue. The sun won’t come out til later this afternoon. The pavement won’t be dry for several hours.

Even though the rain has cancelled the event, we invite you to chalk on your own (in your driveway, sidewalks, wherever!) and post your chalk masterpieces to our Facebook page – just search for Arts In Strongsville. We hope to see you in 2024 for this free, fun family event. Stay dry, Strongsville!

11th Annual Chalk Walk

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Arts in Strongsville Chalk Walk. This FUN, FREE family event will be held on May 20, 2023. Kids can begin their chalk masterpieces starting at 10 AM at Strongsville Commons (intersection of Routes 42 & 82). All registration will be on-site beginning at 9:30 AM. Chalk will be provided.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.

There will be 7 age categories and cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. Children ages 5 through High School are encouraged to participate. Children from any local community are welcome to participate.

Judging will start at noon and winners will be announced after the judging is final.

Chalk will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own chalk, as long as it is washable with water and will not stain the sidewalks. PLEASE NOTE: No words, pictures or symbols of any vulgar nature will be permitted in works of art.


  1. Artwork is to be done only by children that have registered. Parents may coach or discuss artwork with children, but cannot assist in creating the artwork.
  2. Each child will be judged on only one entry.
  3. All artwork is to be done at the event. Sketchbooks, pictures, plans, etc. are permitted to help provide ideas and guidance.
  4. Children may come and go throughout the event. All artwork must be completed by noon.
  5. Judging will take place starting at noon. Awards will be announced after judging is complete. Winners need not be present.

A Day at the Chalet

Sunday, September 18, 2022 Noon-5 PM
Cleveland Metroparks Chalet Recreation Area

The 22nd Annual A Day at the Chalet is a FREE EVENT featuring arts, crafts, activities & entertainment for the whole family.

We will have crafters & tickets can be purchased for great raffle prizes.

Hamburger, hot dogs, pizza, soda & water available for purchase

FREE PARKING & SHUTTLE from RTA Park-N-Ride at Pearl Rd/OH Turnpike.

Entertainment Schedule:
12:00-12:30 Strongsville Marching Mustangs
12:30-1:15 Strongsville City Jazz Swing Band
1:30-2:00 Magic by Michael Mage
2:15-3:00 Strongsville Mustang Express
3:15-3:45 St. Paul Hellenic Dancers

11th Annual Mardi Gras

Arts in Strongsville presents 11th Annual Evening of Wine, Music & Mardi Gras Saturday, January 25, 2020, 7:30 – Midnight at the Strongsville Recreation Center.

    • Free Hurricane & Martini Bar by Shinto (First Hour).
    • Free wine tasting (First Hour).
    • Food stations by some of the area’s finest restaurants.
    • Live music & dancing by Motor City Gold.
    • Raffle & 50/50 Drawing.
  • Tarot/Fortune Teller

Tickets: $45 per person or $450 per a table of 10.

For tickets contact:

Cindy Baldin (email): 216-973-1488
Amy McEntee (email): 440-238-6603

Proceeds from An Evening of Wine, Music and Mardi Gras go toward student scholarships and help to keep A Day at the Chalet, the Strongsville Chalk Walk and other Arts in Strongsville events FREE.

A Day at the Chalet 2019

Arts in Strongsville presents its annual Day at the Chalet, a free outdoor art festival focused on family fun, from noon to 5pm Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Cleveland Metroparks Chalet on Valley Parkway between West 130th and Pearl Road.

A Day at the Chalet is an outdoor Art Festival that provides a venue for children and adults to interact with varied artists and to participate in collaborative art projects and to practice their own skills. Entertainment will be provided on stage. Arts and crafts will be provided for children on the grounds along with face painting and tattoos. Crafters will be on the grounds selling their wares.

Any crafter that is wanting to participate at this event must contact Cindy Baldin at 216.973.1488.

Volunteers are needed to put on this event. Contact Amy McEntee at 216.973.0844 if you can help volunteer.

This is a FREE EVENT and all are welcome to attend. Food will be available at a nominal fee.

Camp Applause 2018

July 9,10 and 12, 2018

Arts in Strongsville provides fine arts activities for children ages 4-12 during one week of the summer in conjunction with the Strongsville Summer Camp.  Each camper participates in music, art, dance, and drama classes.

This year’s camp theme was “Route 66.”  While taking a trip down the “Main Street of America”, the children learned about its attractions and historical significance. Their vacation out West included creating license plates, learning traffic rules, completing a scavenger hunt, and performing a song and dance about the route.

Firemen and Policemen were acknowledged and honored for the safety they provide for our community on the final day of camp. They were given treats for their departments and collaborative art projects were made by the students during class.

Here is a video that documented all of the kicks that the campers got out of Route 66!