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Tickets on sale for "Fall Into Color" fundraiser

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council's annual fall fundraiser will be held from 5-9pm on Saturday Sept. 10, 2022, at The Arts Garage in Port Clinton.
This year's theme is "Fall into Color" and the event will be featuring a Battle of the Artists, Live Art Auction, Silent Auction, Food and Drinks and Entertainment.
Tickets are $50 each.
If you are interested in purchasing tickets with cash or a check, please visit Lilly & Gert's at 1622 E. Perry Street in Port Clinton. (Next to baby Bassett's)
Click the button below to be taken to the Eventbrite page to purchase online.


Architectural Rendering of TAG (The Arts Garage).  Exciting things are happening in Ottawa County! 

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"Blue" exhibit at TAG this month!

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council is proud to present the next exhibit at The Arts Garage, an array of artist’s works on parade entitled “Blue.”

Blue will feature the works of the resident artists at The Arts Garage (TAG), located in the city’s old street department garage on the west end of Port Clinton.

The public is invited to check out this unique show featuring some of Ottawa County’s most talented artists.

Artists featured include Rita Fields, Phil Stone, Shelby Bork, Kay Young, Andy Sacksteder, Steve Kelly, Linda Kelly, Dave Ostheimer, Susan Prentice, Jeff Jackson, Rick Dziak, Debra Sue Solecki, Bob Lawitzke, Karen Lehner, Stephanie Mortus, Lorrie Hedges, Jennifer Knott, Emily Kihlken, Kathie Widing, Sabine Bellgardt, Rosemary Schramm, Hannah Schelb, Nancy Pierce, Christian Maple and Dave Peltier.

Mediums range from abstract to realism and from pencil to oil.

Blue will be on display from August 5-31, 2022. Hours are Wednesday 11am-5pm, Thursday 11am-7/8pm, Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

The Arts Garage is located in the old city street department garage at 317 W. Perry Street in Port Clinton, OH.

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Mad Hatter Tea Party now on 8/20!

After a very successful first-ever tea party at The Arts Garage, we're bringing it back, with even more fun additions!
Join us Saturday August 20 at 10am at TAG for a Mad Hatter Tea Party!
Students are encouraged to wear their tea party finest, and come enjoy delicious baked goods, several types of tea and other fun activities.
The event is FREE for Ottawa County schools students and is $10 per student (with an adult) for those from outside Ottawa County.
Michelle Kodak of "Once Upon a Time Confections" will be supplying the delicious treats, while herbalist Sonya/ Lady Sophia of "Reiki Wise" will provide the tea and entertainment.
There may be a special guest as well!
Please reserve your student's spot by emailing
Space is limited and spots will fill quickly!
Due to a generous donation from Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union, the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council is able to provide free children's classes to students in Ottawa County. Thank you Commodore Perry FCU!

GoFundMe is launched for raising TAG floor!

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council recently launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise the floors at The Arts Garage (TAG) and we need your help!

Over the last year and a half, TAG has become a vital piece of the Port Clinton and Ottawa County arts scene. With 23 resident artists calling TAG home, events daily and weekly for local artists, authors and organizations, TAG is poised to become a premiere arts hub for northwest Ohio.

The GPCAAC Capital Campaign Committee has made it a goal to raise $160,000 to begin Phase 1 of extensive renovations to TAG, located in the city's old garage at 317 W. Perry Street in Port Clinton.

Phase 1 of the revitalization of the 1930s-era yellow brick building includes raising the floor several inches for a safe, level floor as well as building three new ADA compliant restroom facilities and more that is needed to make this a world-class arts facility for Ottawa County.

The project altogether is estimated to cost more than $1,000,000.

But we need help to start Phase 1.

Here's where you come in: We need help spreading the word about TAG, our vision and our campaign.

Please consider donating to our fundraiser, and please share on your social media pages.

Here's the link: GoFundMe

Please share with everyone you know, the more eyes the better.

As always, the GPCAAC thanks you for your support!

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Art Walk every 2nd & 4th Thursday through August

The summer may be half over, but there's still plenty to do with the GPCAAC this summer!
Art Walk 2022 continue every second and fourth Thursday of the month through August from 5-8pm in downtown Port Clinton.
Art Walk is a great way to meet and purchase work from local artists and crafters from all sorts of mediums, as well as visit beautifully-revitalized downtown Port Clinton and its eclectic small businesses and restaurants.
Art Walk takes place on Madison Street, behind the Meals on Madison Stage (M.O.M.) and south to Second Street.
Come check it out!
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Figure Drawing moves to Thursday at 10am

The popular Figure Drawing Club will now be held on Thursdays at 10am to noon at The Arts Garage (TAG).
Now led by TAG artist Hannah Schelb, the figure drawing club is $5 per person, which will be donated to the model.
Please bring your own supplies as well as drinks or snacks.
Hannah has several degrees in art and fine art from Augusta University in Augusta, GA as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She is TAG's resident ceramics artist and takes commissions.
She wants the club to continue to be an accessible program for art lovers of all levels.
Hannah is also offering drawing lessons, before the figure drawing club, starting at 9am on Thursdays.
This more formal drawing class is first come, first serve, and will be $20 per class.
Everything is on the table - from proportions, contouring, perspective and more.
"Anyone can come and learn something new," Hannah said.
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Writer's Circle Fourth Thursday of the Month

Join local authors Vickie Heinsen, RJ Norgard, Patrick Lawrence O'Keefe and Keith Fleming as they lead a new Writer's Circle The Arts Garage.
There will be introductions, discussion, open mics to share your work and refreshments at the circle, which is held on every fourth Thursday of the month from 6-8pm.
Writers of all types are encouraged to attend and help us form this new group.
This is an open-minded space to help develop your work and connect with other local writers, come check it out!
From novelists, to poets, to singer-songwriters and everything in between -
everyone is welcome!

Magruder's Healing Wall

The artwork of local artists from the Port Clinton Artists Club are currently displayed at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton. We invite you to visit Magruder Hospital's Healing Wall during the months of July and August 2022. Check out our blog post about the club and their work!

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