Cleveland ARTS Education Consortium (CAEC)

Beck Center for the Arts

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Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107

Phone: (216) 521-2540 (Ext 12 for Education)
Fax: (216) 521-2110

Monday - Thursday, 9 am to 8 pm; Friday and Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm

Lucinda B. Einhouse, President & CEO
Edward P. Gallagher, Director of Education
Melanie Szucs, Associate Director of Dance Education
Matt Charboneau, Associate Director of Music Education
Jonathan Kronenberger, Associate Director of Theater Education
Darrelle Centuori, Associate Director of Visual Arts Education
Rachel Spence, Associate Director of Outreach Education
Angel Foss, Associate Director of Creative Arts Therapies Coordinator

Description: Beck Center for the Arts is a non-profit, performing arts and arts education organization dedicated to inspiring and enriching the quality of life for Northeastern Ohioans. We combine professional theatrical productions with comprehensive curriculum-based arts education in Creative Arts Therapies, dance, music, theater, and visual arts, serving over 60,000 annually in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, Medina, and Summit Counties.

Education: Beck Center staff and faculty believe that quality arts education can be provided to all people regardless of age or ability. We serve 3,000 students each week with over 225 award-winning classes, lessons, and programs. Our experienced and professional faculty encourage each student to reach his or her artistic potential.  We are proud to offer classes and arts opportuntities to individuals as young a birth through those searching for life long learning opportunities in dance, music, theater and the visual arts

The Creative Arts Therapies department assists individuals with a variety of special needs by enhancing their quality of life through the creative arts. 1,500 individuals are served each week in this capacity.


The Outreach Education department provides 4,500 students high quality and participatory arts instruction annually, both inside local schools and on the Beck Center campus with particular attention to the under-served.