The Arts of Healing

The art of healing took on new meaning as BayARTS celebrated the first opening in its newly renovated Fuller House Gallery last Friday evening.

“Doctors Without Borders” brought a lively crowd of civic, community and arts leaders to the welcoming and wonderfully crafted Fuller House Gallery space.

As area physicians combined to display their cavalcade of artistically talented works, they welcomed colleagues, families and friends to a unique combination of the arts – both visual and healing.

The common thread was community outreach as proceeds from the month-long showing benefit the North Coast Health Ministry.

Lee Elmore, head of North Coast Health Ministry, joined with BayARTS director Nancy Heaton in meeting and greeting the upbeat crowd of medical professionals with a heart for community causes.

North Coast Health Ministry is a faith-based free clinic providing healthcare services to low-income individuals in western Cuyahoga and eastern Lorain counties.

For over 20 years, North Coast Health Ministry (NCHM) has been providing healthcare to uninsured people living on the West Side.  A faith-based free clinic, it is  a bridge to better health for 2,000 individuals who have no other place to go.  With the support of dozens of volunteer physicians and nurses, as well as clerical volunteers, NCHM is able to provide primary health care, specialty referrals, prescription assistance, and health education to  low-income individuals and families.

The opening of the Fuller House gallery brings to fruition a major renewal and revitalization at the former Baycrafters locale. As a vibrant, welcoming gallery space, the Fuller House gallery offers the community a totally unique destination for visual arts on the west side. In conjunction with BayARTS long-standing commitment to arts education and excellence, the old Fuller House stands as a living link between Bay’s historic past and its future as a cultural center and destination for  all in northeast Ohio.

Financial support from the state of Ohio, Cleveland Metroparks and donors are credited for the success.