The Maria Neil Art Project is an art gallery in the Waterloo Arts District. Owners John Farina and Adam Tully started this venture because of their own personal interest in the regional arts scene. Both active in the arts community and avid art collectors and patrons themselves, Tully and Farina practice what they preach. They started the business in early 2012 as a way to bring art to nontraditional spaces and encourage collecting and as a way to promote the many Cleveland based artists that they personally collect and/or have built relationship with over the years. The attraction for them to open in the Collinwood area was multi-faceted.
As home owners in the neighborhood, they believe the gallery enhances and contributes to the community they live in but they were also motivated by the positive growth of the neighborhood and recent investments to enhance the Arts and Entertainment District while the sustainable development plan focuses on making artists stakeholders. The Maria Neil Art Project is a satellite location for Frameworks located in Bedford Ohio. They offer affordable and professional custom framing to meet any budget, which is especially important when it comes to the growing artist community located in the neighborhood.