Lakeside Ohio

The C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts, also known as the Rhein Center, is a place in Lakeside that focuses on inspiration and exploration across the entire arts spectrum.

Arts programming in this large, open studio began in 1999, the result of a generous gift from the Rhein family and their friends in memory of their son Kirk. At the Rhein Center, you will find a welcoming staff, dedicated instructors and students who have a shared passion for the arts.


C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts

Located in historic Epworth Lodge, on the corner of Walnut Avenue and Sixth Street, the Rhein Center provides classes in fine arts, practical arts and creative crafts for students of all ages.

The Rhein Center offers a wide variety of classes throughout the summer. Each week, a unique combination of classes and instructors provide enrichment in areas such as glass, pottery, literature, dance, painting, music, photography, fiber arts, paper crafts and more.

Rock painting, a beloved Lakeside tradition, continues to bring guests of all ages together in a common artistic endeavor.


Class Registration

The Rhein Center now offers online registration. Browse the online course catalog to view available classes, register and pay for registered classes. Online registration and payment begins the Thursday before the week’s classes start, or download a pdf of each week's course catalog. The 2016 course catalog will be available in June.

For step-by-step instructions on how to create an account, register for a class or browse the online catalog, download the How-To Guide for Registering Online for Rhein Center Classes.

Students needing assistant registering online may visit the Rhein Center from 1-3 p.m. the Sunday before classes begin. During this time, view class samples and meet the instructors.

Online registration and payment for open classes is available throughout the week.


2016 Course Catalog


Volunteer Opportunities

Teaching Opportunities

The Rhein Centers is always looking for artists  to offer inspiring classes. For more information about instructing at the Rhein Center, contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit the Rhein Center during the summer.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Rhein Center is always in need of volunteers.We've expanded our hours, and we'd love to have you join us and assist with studen check-in throughout the week. Volunteers are also needed to assist with online registration at Sunday Open Houses throughout the summer, take photos of classes throughout the week, assist with family activities, and more. For more information, return a Volunteer Application or a Youth Volunteer Application (ages 12-17) to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Lakeside Chautauqua Admission

In order to provide quality entertainment, preachers, speakers, recreational activities and maintenance to our grounds and buildings, Lakeside Chautauqua is a gated community. Guests are required to pay a Chautauqua Pass fee to enter the grounds during the summer season.

Complimentary Passes are available for church services, Faith for Living Hour, laundry, movies, shopping and dining in Lakeside. To park your vehicle inside or nearby Lakeside a Daily Auto Pass is required. For specific costs, visit the Admission & Chautauqua Fee Schedule page.

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