Thursday, September 6, 2018

An exciting exhibit by local artist JoAnn DePolo is coming to the Center for Artful Living in Westlake. The exhibit entitled “Display the Music” is inspired by original orchestral music composed by her twin sons, Jared and Andrew DePolo.  Visual and musical art forms combine as sound is captured in multi-hued layers of paint.  Visitors can fully experience this exhibit by bringing earbuds or headphones so they can listen to the sounds that accompany each painting. 

Join us Friday September 28, 2018 (6-9pm) for an art reception at the Center for Artful Living 26633 Detroit Road in Westlake, OH.

Event is Free and Open to the public.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Everyone's talking about it...Everyone Loves it...See and Hear it September 28, 2018 at the Center for Artful Living in Westlake, Ohio

Display the Music - Music and Art Installation
Orchestral Compositions Captured in Color 
DePolo Art Collaborative /

Music, Art and 3D...only at JDSG!

Arrange a time to experience Display the Music - Music and Art Installation - 440-320-0900

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Perfect For Creatives!

Making It As An Artist on Authorhouse

Do you know someone who wishes to turn their art into a profession? Gift them a copy of "Making It As An Artist" ...perfect for creatives! Copies are available in both paperback / digital format on AuthorHouse and Amazon or purchase ordered by request at any retail book store.

"This is a valuable tool for anyone who wants to experience success as an artist. DePolo offers the artist colorful philosophical guidance as well as black and white practical tips." - Mary Forte, Professional Artist, San Diego 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Drawing and Painting Classes!

Come Experience...Come Celebrate...Come & Create!

A friendly reminder about all the painting classes we offer at JDSG!

Come and Create acrylic painting class with artist JoAnn DePolo

When: Thursday 6:00-7:00pm | Friday & Saturday 1:00-2:30pm 

Family & Friends Friday and Saturday evenings!

Call JoAnn to reserve your space 440-320-0900

Drawing classes with artist Dawn Hopkins

When: Wednesday Mornings
Draw what inspires you!

For more information email Dawn at or call (330)283-9583

Watercolor classes with Artist Sue Begin

When: Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: $25.00 per session

Reserve your space with Sue Begin by calling 440-427-8541 or email at

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

JDSG Featured on North Olmsted Website!

It’s a frigid winter day outside, but at JoAnn DePolo (sunlit) Studios and Gallery there are bright colors and soft music – a class has just left, their work is drying on easels in the center of the room.
Opened in autumn of 2012 after years of working out of her home and temporary spaces, JoAnn DePolo Studios and Gallery’s presence in North Olmsted is a wonderful, creative and artistic resource for our community!
“I’m the opposite of every artist you’ve ever met,” JoAnn declares. Her artistic mission is community outreach–with her Come and Create TM classes and workshops–to help anyone who’s interested in learning to paint or wants to hone their skills as painters.
Self-described as more coach than teacher, she strives to get her students’ works and collaborative murals out for the public to enjoy by organizing student shows at places like local public libraries, North Olmsted City Hall and senior living centers in addition to her own gallery.
While she offers acrylic painting classes and workshops for children and adults in her North Olmsted studio, she also teaches remotely, most recently at the Solon branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library.
If you call to inquire about her classes, JoAnn may discourage your enrollment if you want to be a realistic painter. Her classes are impressionist/expressionist painting classes. “I love to live in the abstract,” she says with a laugh. Although she CAN paint a masterful portrait when called upon to do so!
In addition to her studio classes, there is a watercolor artist doing a workshop in March and April. She will rent her studio for creative groups and workshops as well. See her gallery website for all the info.
JoAnn is a published author with her dynamic paintings hanging locally at her studio, in the newly renovated North Olmsted Rec Center, and North Olmsted City Hall. Nationally and internationally collected, her art hangs in homes of pro baseball’s Omar Vizquel and world-famous artist Peter Max, just to name two. In fact, she once had her paintings shown with Peter Max’s show in Cleveland! WOW!
JoAnn DePolo Gallery
JoAnn DePolo Studios and Gallery
A warm way to spend a cold winter’s day and a very cool place to be!
Consider taking a class or two at this very interesting business:
26719 Brookpark Ext., North Olmsted, Ohio 44070

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Community Painting

 Contribute to a Community Mural!

The Come & Create Living Locally North Olmsted Community Mural takes place at Great Northern Mall (near Sears) Saturday October 8, 2016 from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Paint and sign this collaborative mural that will be on permanent display at Great Northern Mall!

JoAnn DePolo and the Come & Create team will assist you in painting the 4ft.x 8ft.panel filled with images themed to Living experience needed just fill in a small portion or add one brush stroke then sign your name to become a part of this public art project!

Be a part of this collaborative art experience!   Place your brush mark on a painting that will be permanently displayed at Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted, Ohio.

Come Experience…Come Celebrate…Come & Create™!

JoAnn DePolo Studios & Gallery offers fine art, painting classes and creative workshops.

Visit for details of all the Living Locally events October 4 - October 8, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

You Are Invited


Highlights from September 17, 2016 Meet the Artist Reception at JoAnn DePolo Studios & Gallery

Great group of art enthusiasts and art collectors at the reception
 It's time to celebrate artistic accomplishments!

Very Cheryl - like painting...Good work!

And the winner of an original DePolo giclee print is...Wendi Wilmer!

Each art exhibit held at JoAnn DePolo Studios & Gallery 
offers a chance for you to win an original DePolo piece of art.

'The Avenue 2016' by DePolo

 Fall Into Art

September 2016 Art Show


JoAnn DePolo Studios & Gallery
26719 Brookpark Rd. Ext.
North Olmsted, OH 44070


Sunday, April 24, 2016

JoAnn DePolo with the First Lady of Ohio Karen Kasich at the Governor's Residence
...It's all about art and twins!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Art Box Locations!

Proud to have 3 of my pieces in the heart of downtown Cleveland as part of the Citizens Art Box Project! Morning Commute and City Center are located at Euclid Avenue and East 13th Street stretched across 2 adjoining utility boxes while In Line CLE will be located at Euclid Avenue and East 12th Street!

 "City Center", is another one of my original paintings located on East 12th and Euclid with "Morning Commute" on the other side.

Citizens ArtBox East 12 and Euclid