Built on the storied heritage brought on by generations of Eastern European immigrants, the St Clair Slovenian neighborhood embraces the old world traditions of hard work & family values as it supplemented by innovative new development. Linking the neighborhood’s rich cultural history with exciting new retail, dining and art attractions, the St Clair Slovenian neighborhood provides a myriad of exciting experiences for all to enjoy!
upcycle parts shop
Upcycle Parts Shop is the leader in sustainable art and craft supplies in Cleveland. We shine a light on the value of everything around us. To us, upcycling is about the possibility of reuse, the excitement of creativity, and the energy of community. We serve hundreds of participants each year by supplying our materials to creative endeavors, leading programming, and selling our own upcycled designs. We have diverted over 18 tons of waste since opening in 2014; and we have hundreds of donors to thank for helping us create less waste and more art.
national slovenian home
A distinguished group of Slovenians who immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio with a burning desire to create their own special meeting place formed the Slovenian National Home Organization on August 17, 1914.
The year 2014 marked the 100th Anniversary of the Slovenian National Home, the largest Slovenian Home in the country, but it also boasts the “Gaspari curtain,” an unmatched piece of art reproduced from a 1924 painting by famed artist, Maksim Gaspari. The title of the curtain is ‘Mother Slovenia’ which represents the focal point of our Slovenian culture.
cleveland kurentovanje festival
In 2013, a group of local Slovenian-Americans, with support from the St. Clair-Superior Development Corporation, organized the first Cleveland Kurentovanje as a way to celebrate our heritage and the Mardi Gras season. That first year, the planning group pulled together the event in approximately six weeks, and were astounded to see 2000+ attendees at the first Cleveland Kurentovanje.
Cleveland Kurentovanje is filled with costumes, a parade, ethnic food and drink, free musical and cultural performances, and authentic Kurents.