Saturday, May 28|7:00pm - 10:00pm (ET)
A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION OF HOPE.
A DIALOGUE FOR CHANGE
St. John's Episcopal Church in Ohio City & the surrounding neighborhood
2600 Church Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
Now in its ninth year, Station Hope is a jubilant community event celebrating Cleveland’s social justice heritage and exploring contemporary struggles for freedom and equity. Engage with over 200 artists and 50+ community and professional arts & cultural organizations from across Northeast Ohio as they envision, interrogate, and seek out hope on the grounds of Cleveland's first authenticated Underground Railroad site, St. John's Episcopal Church. Audiences explore the historic properties while viewing works of theatre, music, storytelling, and dance inspired by the most important issues of our time. Station Hope is free, family-friendly, and open to all.
Due to the historic construction of the building, some interior spaces may not be accessible to people with limited mobility
Every year, over 2,000 people attend Station Hope, which features art and performance staged in and around one of the most historically significant sites in Greater Cleveland, St. John's Episcopal Church. Audiences tour St. John's sanctuary, parish hall, and basement to view an array of short performances of dance, theatre, spoken word, storytelling, and music. Visual art displays and interactive art activities permeate the event while choral performances set the atmosphere of the outdoor spaces in and around the historic church.
Station Hope 2022 will feature both new and returning artists, celebrating hope and tackling contemporary topics such as racism, police brutality, immigration, education, human trafficking, gun violence, income inequality, and gender discrimination—alongside historically-based original works that celebrate the people and stories comprising Northeast Ohio's Underground Railroad history. Stay tuned for more information about pop-up livestreams leading up to the main event!
Station Hope is diverse in types of performances, but also in the different groups from our community gathering together—residents of the nearby public housing estate at Lakeview Terrace join long-time and new residents of the Ohio City neighborhood, along with real estate developers, arts lovers, business owners, and politicians, to make up a highly economically diverse crowd.