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"Medley" now open at TAG!

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council is excited to present another spectacular show at The Arts Garage (TAG) currently on exhibit.

“Medley: A Look at Style Across Mediums” will feature the work of Shelby Bork, a resident artist of TAG.

The show debuted with an opening reception at TAG on Friday September 16.

Bork’s show features a little bit of artwork from every medium, a true medley of work.

Her work ranges from wire twisted jewelry, block prints, plein air pieces, large soft pastels, oil pastels, acrylic, watercolor and a little pottery, sculptures and fashion designs.

“I want to show how a person’s art style differs based on the material they’re using,” she said.

Bork is entirely self-taught, beginning to focus on art full-time after graduating with a degree in ceramic engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2020.

While studying at Missouri S&T, she began sketchbook journaling and doing henna tattoos at local events and festivals. She began pursuing art as a career after receiving her degree.

Last year she participated in three outdoor art shows in Ohio and Michigan, taking Best of Show at the Port Clinton Artist’s Club’s annual Art in the Park.

This year she took third place in Fine Art at the Ely Minnesota Blueberry Festival and Art Show.

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

Visit or the Facebook page for more updates on shows, programs and ways to get involved.

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"Handless" no more! Phase One complete!

The friendly maître de of Marblehead is continuing to make headlines around the country!
Check out the "Jacques" tab to learn what's going on with once-Handless Jacques and how you can help!
Once again, this project wouldn't be possible without Mike Cahill, a slew of volunteers and donors like you who have helped spread the word about this friendly giant's restoration.
Thank you!!

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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Figure Drawing on Thursdays with Keith!

Figure Drawing Studio will continue on Thursday mornings with a new leader, Keith Fleming.
Every Thursday from 10am until noon, people are invited to stretch their creative muscles and try figure drawings at The Arts Garage in Port Clinton.
All ages and all levels of experience and inexperience are welcome!
Cost is $5 per person.
An easel will be provided. Please bring your own supplies.
The Arts Garage is located in the city's old street department garage at 317 W. Perry Street in Port Clinton, OH.
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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 the 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 artworks of Patty Wildman + Sharon Helle are currently displayed at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton. We invite you to visit Magruder during September and October 2022. Check out our blog post about the artists and their work!


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