Founded in 2017, COLLIDE: Cuyahoga Falls is the arts and culture organization in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. From the beginning, we have played a major role in raising awareness of the impact public art and artists’ have on a community. Through collaboration with like-minded organizations such as ArtsNow, the City of Cuyahoga Falls, and Western Reserve Hospital (to name a few), as well as organizationally implemented projects, COLLIDE is able to foster art in our community and create opportunities for local artists to share their talents.

The multi-color burt on our logo represents a number of different aspects that are important to our organization.
• Diversity of the arts and artists
• The vibrancy (literally and figuratively) that we would like to see in our community
• Various partnerships and collaborations

Mission Statement
COLLIDE: Cuyahoga Falls advocates for the value and importance of public art and artists, with a focus on ensuring that artists are fairly compensated for their work. We believe that public art enriches and enhances our communities.

Guiding Principles
1. Elevate the Visibility and Value of Public Art and Artists: We strive to increase public awareness and appreciation of the role that public art and artists play in our communities.

2. Support and Empower Artists: We believe that artists should be able to pursue their craft without financial burden and we work to ensure that they are fairly compensated for their work.
3. Promote Inclusivity and Diversity: We believe that public art should reflect and celebrate the diversity of our communities and we work to ensure that artists of all backgrounds have the opportunity to create and share their work.
4. Foster Community Engagement: We believe that public art has the power to bring people together and create a sense of connection and community. We work to facilitate opportunities for community involvement in the creation and appreciation of public art.
5. Advocate for Policies and Practices that Support Public Art and Artists: We work to educate policymakers and the general public about the importance of public art and artists and advocate for policies and practices that support their work.