Art and Design

About the Arts Campus

A building with across from a parking lot. Shows the Middough building or the arts campus.
Located in Playhouse Square, the CSU Arts Campus is the home of the Department of Art and Design and the Department of Theatre and Dance.


  • Two updated Mac labs (one for photo and one for design) with 20 computers, each and the latest Adobe and design software
  • Light-filled, spacious studios for drawing and painting
  • Photo darkroom and lighting studio
  • Multiple intaglio, relief, and lithography presses for printmaking
  • Sculpture studio is fully equipped for wood and metal fabrication, bronze casting, and ceramics

About the Sculpture Studio in the Magnet Building

Located at 1825 E 25th Street, the east side of campus and close to the Student Center, the sculpture studio presents a unique environment with a fully equipped wood shop, two large gas kilns, multiple electric kilns, and a welding and bronze casting area. 

Lounges and Food:

The Arts Campus houses multiple student lounges with vending and access to a refrigerator and microwave. 


There are over a dozen restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance of the Middough building and Heinan’s grocery store is just a few blocks west. 

Inclusive Restrooms:

An inclusive restroom is located on the 2nd floor. Click here for more information about inclusive restrooms on campus.


There is an accessible power door entrance to the building in the Middough garage (entrance off Dodge Ct.). Classrooms are on the 2nd and 5th floors and are accessible by elevator. 

Lactation Rooms: 

Cleveland State University has four Lactation Rooms to support students, staff, and faculty. Contact the Mareyjoyce Green Women’s Center at 216.687.4674 for more information. 


The WG Garage (green permit) on E 17th St. is the closest CSU-maintained garage to the Middough Building.

There are several daily-pay surface lots surrounding the building. Visit the Parking Services website for more information about parking locations and permits.

Public Transportation: 

U-Pass allows all main campus students to ride free of charge on all Greater Cleveland RTA buses and rapid trains. RTA and Laketran lines are accessible directly north of the building on Chester. An RTA Healthline stop is south of the building on Euclid.

euclid square garage before 1923
Building History

Art and Design classrooms are located in the CSU Arts Campus, in the Middough Building. Built in 1912, the Middough Building is a historic building, designed by the prominent Cleveland architectural firm Knox & Elliot. The structure was originally built as the Wigmore Coliseum, an exhibition hall, and the Euclid Square Garage, the “largest in the world.” 

Old ad for garage automobile showcleveland-automobile-showThe Euclid Square Garage was a luxury parking garage, with lounges for guests and chauffeurs, where people could park their cars and have them serviced while they shopped and dined along Euclid Avenue.

The Wigmore Coliseum held several prominent events including the The Cleveland Electrical Exposition (1914), the The Cleveland Auto Show (1915), and the first Cleveland Flower Show (1919). 

Historical ticket advertising the old parking garage
euclid square garage historical additional floors
An additional three stories also designed by Knox & Elliot were added to the building in 1923, housing a bowling alley and pool hall. In the 1950’s the United States Navy Finance Center occupied the building. In the 1980’s the fifth floor was the 13th Street Racquet Club.

Middough building before window restoration 2013A building with across from a parking lot. Shows the Middough building or the arts campus.
In 2013, CSU restored the street-level facade to its original 1912 exterior featuring large, plate glass windows.