Gallery Ü Cleveland was established in 2002 by Cleveland artist Patsy Coffey Kline. The gallery is a self-funded grass-roots undertaking and was originally situated in the Colonial Marketplace “ARTcade” in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, now known as the 5th Street Arcades.
The gallery’s purpose was to act as an economic engine and market the Arcade by developing a downtown gallery district and Cleveland’s first indoor gallery art walk. Gallery Ü provided a welcoming venue where contemporary art from around the world could be viewed and collected.
After new management took over the building all the galleries closed and Kline moved from the Arcade into a rented U-haul (Gallery U-Haul) which became a political statement on where art goes after being used as an economic engine. Kline also started using her home (House Tremont) as a gallery and art AirBnB.
In 2019 Kline joined A|O Architecture Office at The Osborne Manufacturing Building in the St. Clair-Superior Neighborhood of Cleveland and opened a satellite gallery that will allow her to continue her vision of showcasing contemporary artists from around the world. In addition Kline will also be helping to develop an in-house gallery for the Architecture Office Co-Work Space.
Hope to see U Cleveland!