MOCA & Trentina Community Chandelier Project

A few months back the Chef and I took the kids to a family night at MOCA. We made mobiles to add to one giant mobile that would be made up of everyone's. It was so much fun and such a great way to spend a cold winter night. When the design talks began for Trentina I couldn't help but be inspired by that fun night. The Chef and I really want the community to feel like they are part of Trentina and when I found a chandelier that seemed to fit perfectly for the space I came up with an idea.


What if our community built an art installation that could be viewed year round at the restaurant? I called up Nicole at MOCA and ran my idea by her. She loved it and the planning began. I am so very, very excited to announce that MOCA & Trentina will be building art together over the next month. We would love it if you could join us for the:

INTERMISSION: Community Chandelier Project

Sparkle for your hometown at MOCA this spring. Members from the community are invited to hand make a beaded chandelier for Trentina, an Amelia and Chef Jonathon Sawyer restaurant opening soon in the heart of University Circle. MOCA is partnering with these museum members to design a dramatic chandelier that will be the centerpiece of the dining room. No special skills or specific amount of time is required. Drop by MOCA on any of the project days to contribute. Each individual will receive one colored bead to symbolize their participation.

When the chandelier is complete, color beads will represent the entire community who came out to show their hometown love. 

This activity is FREE and open to all on MOCA's Free First Floor and takes place daily from February 23 through March 9, then on weekends in March through April 13.

Please visit the welcome desk when you arrive to pick up your colored bead.

MOCA Cleveland’s hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11–5 pm; open until 9 pm Thursdays; closed Mondays.