The organized settlement of Chagrin Falls began in 1833 as part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. The topography of the area and the powerful Chagrin River dictated its development as an industrial and commercial center. Today, Chagrin Falls’ residents are stewards to a walkable and architecturally intriguing historic village with a natural waterfall and dam located along the Chagrin River. Chagrin Arts is a community organization dedicated to enriching lives by presenting inspiring artistic and cultural programs.
Since 2007, Chagrin Arts has brought audiences from all over Northeast Ohio to Chagrin Falls to engage in stimulating dialogue with renowned lecturers, enjoy outstanding musical performances and experience everything the Village has to offer at Chautauqua-in-Chagrin. Over the years, the series has featured some amazing individuals – former Ambassador Andrew Young; water activist and athlete Katie Spotz; former Nixon Whitehouse council of the infamous Watergate scandal, John Dean; and world renowned American Middle East analyst, author and negotiator, Aaron David Miller. This popular, annual summer program engages the entire community in stimulating and challenging topics.
Larry Bleiberg, co-author of The 100 Best Affordable Vacations, a guide published by National Geographic that can make your next trip memorable, claims Chautauquas are “like a theme park for the mind.”
The Chautauqua communities below are members of the Chautauqua Network.