Calicchia Gallery Studio

722 Literary Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113 | +1.216.402.2009

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Piece Description

Could Cleveland, Ohio became the American Venice, a global art hub on the shores of Lake Erie? Giancarlo Calicchia thinks so. Calicchia is a modern-day Renaissance man. Restaurateur, businessman, artist and world traveler, the Italian has called Cleveland home for over 30 years. Like many post-industrial cities in the Midwest, Cleveland's economy and population could use a boost. Calicchia says the city can get that boost by creating an international art festival modeled after Venice's century-old Biennale. He says Cleveland is a "magical" city with "a serious lack of self-esteem."