Curated Cleveland: A City Guide for the Creative-Minded Traveler

“Hey, I’m coming to Cleveland for a few days. Any recommendations for places to check out?”

Who hasn’t heard this? As a designer, our friends and fam­ily rely on us to hear about the cool spots they prob­a­bly can’t find on the reg­u­lar tourism lists.

Curated, an iPhone and soon-to-be Android app, is a col­lec­tion of great places to check out around Cleveland that have been carefully curated by local creatives. Categories range from coffee shops and restaurants to galleries and archi­tec­ture, the kinds of spots you’d want to know about if you were spending time in a new city. And, we hope, some new favorites for the locals too.

Curated has locations grouped into categories, but also has a way to filter by neighborhood. So if you’re planning on spending time on the west side you can isolate those areas to see what will be within walking distance. Have favorite places or planning a trip and want to bookmark them? Tap the “heart” icon to save it to your favorites.

In a way, Curated is the anti-Yelp; you won’t find hundreds of places you don’t care about. Every Curated loca­tion was specif­i­cally hand picked by AIGA Cleveland members. A quick bit of info on the loca­tion is com­pli­mented by a snip­pet on why you, a creative-minded per­son, should check it out.

Find it: Download CURATED free on the App Store.

The Curated App is brought to you by AIGA, the professional association for design. Developed by Wigwam Creative. Created by AIGA Colorado with Artletic, EnZed Design, and Relish Creative.

By Sarah Spalding
Published July 7, 2016