Community Organizations

Independence Garden Club
The Independence Garden Club was founded in 1933.  Our club objective is to preserve the environment, to conserve the natural resources, to stimulate the love of gardening, to further the knowledge and appreciation of bird, plant, and wildlife and to encourage civic beautification.  Regular meetings are held at Old Town Hall, 6652 Brecksville Road, Independence, OH, on the third Tuesday of each month February through November at 7:00 pm.

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Independence Garden Club
c/o Independence Civic Center
6363 Selig Drive
Independence, OH 44131


kiwanisKiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time and since 1952, The Kiwanis Club of Independence has done just this. Throughout the City of Independence, evidence of what we do is everywhere. The bandstand on the square, the gazebo next to the library and the land lab pavilion are examples of landmarks that the members have built. These landmarks continue to be enjoyed by residents today. Through our fundraising (Chicken BBQs, Pancake Breakfast, Golf Outing, Home Days) we are able to provide funding for band uniforms, high school scholarships, and donations to our local churches for their youth programs. Our members are dedicated men and women who believe in the Kiwanis Objectives and are striving to continue the purpose of supporting our community. There are many rewards in being a Kiwanis member. Ask any member and they will agree!

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Independence Kiwanis

Art Guild

Art Guild LogoArt Guild Promoting the Arts adds more than just culture to a community. What shapes a community are the wonderful people who enhance it; not only by their hard work and values, but also by the vision they share for betterment of the entire community.

The Independence Art Guild was created more than 25 years ago. It began as a vision for long-time resident and art advocate, Maryanna Vondriska. The formation of the Art Guild originated with the purpose of providing people who had some interest or talents in the arts the opportunity to come together to share their talents and provide support for beginning artists.

Since its inception, the Independence Art Guild has accomplished the goals it originally set for itself and so much more. From pumpkin carving, henna painting and depression glass to wreath making and Zentangles (an art form of doodling), it is obvious that the Independence Art Guild enriches our community through its programming.

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Gail Jordan