About Studio West 117

Studio West Fieldhouse

Connecting the LGBTQ+ Community in Cleveland

Founded in 2019, Studio West 117 is an inclusive, identity-affirming environment where people of all identities and ages can be authentically themselves. Studio West 117 is a walkable neighborhood that’s primary aim is to improve the quality of life of the LGBTQ+ community and respond to its dynamic needs. With an emphasis on philanthropy, health and wellness, arts and culture, and entrepreneurship, Studio West 117 is 300,000 square feet of reimagined real estate on the Lakewood/Cleveland border.

This new neighborhood truly has it all – with a new gym, courtyard, rooftop patio, restaurants and bars, the Fieldhouse at Studio West 117 will be the epicenter for LGBTQ+ recreation and events. The iconic Phantasy Entertainment Complex, with six unique entertainment destinations and several ground-floor retail spaces will be renovated to reinvigorate LGBTQ+ nightlife. Artists from the national and international stage will be prominently showcased throughout the space to provide a wider lens on LGBTQ+ entertainment from drag and burlesque to theater, live music and the physical arts.

Other services and amenities for the local community will be located throughout Studio West 117 – from a rentable podcast studio and maker space, to mental health services, a community coffee shop, LGBTQ+ health clinic and much more.

Our Mission

To enrich the LGBTQ+ community in Greater Cleveland and highlight its culture through engaging, impactful and accessible infrastructure and opportunity.

Our Vision

To see the LGBTQ+ community in Greater Cleveland thrive in an inclusive, identity-affirming neighborhood.

We Believe…

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Sustainable, groundbreaking cultural change is possible.

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Decisions made through the lens of social justice keep us focused on what is important.

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The LGBTQ+ Community deserves a place that honors its culture and supports its members.

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All youth should have an inclusive and welcoming place to play and be themselves.

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Everyone should have access to high quality, affordable and culturally competent healthcare that’s designed for their specific needs.

Programming at Studio West 117

The programming at Studio West 117 is designed to reflect the full and varied spectrum of LGBTQ+ culture and life experience and includes everything from entertainment to athletics to the culinary arts to studio art and much more.

The LGBTQ+ community is not a monolith. We are a collection of individuals that represent every profession, every race and every religion and political viewpoint. We are students, tradespeople, professionals, artists, veterans, elite athletes and civil servants. We are spouses and singles, parents and grandparents. We live at every socioeconomic level and in every country on earth.

Studio West 117 strives to provide ways for all people in our community to connect, to learn and to thrive together and as individuals. That’s why we do everything we can to make our programming as accessible as possible and create the widest variety of events, so everyone feels included and like they can find something at Studio West 117 that will bring them joy and help them grow.

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Code of Conduct Introduction

Studio West 117 is proudly developing a groundbreaking hub for greater Cleveland’s LBGTQ+ community which will enhance the region’s LGBTQ+ ecosystem through the support of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship, arts, culture, health, and human services.

To help combat the discrimination, marginalization and oppression that are sadly still all too commonplace in today’s society, Studio West 117 is committed to creating and fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for all individuals of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, physical or mental ability, or marital status.

Our Studio West 117 Code of Conduct is the foundation on which we operate and it is our expectation that all those who participate in our community will adhere to these basic guidelines. Please review our Code of Conduct in our Terms and Conditions.


Our Community Partners

If you would like more information about becoming a Community Partner, please contact us.

West 117 FoundationLGBT Center of ClevelandPlexusCleveland Food BankNBACAVSStonewall ClevelandSpecial Olympics OhioDestination ClevelandFood StrongCommunity Partners Insurance

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