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

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Final week for "Feather to Frame" at TAG!

Join us this May for our latest exhibit "Feather to Frame: Visiting Birds, Local Artistry" at The Arts Garage!
Featuring nearly 100 original pieces of art ranging from painting to photography to woodworking to mixed-media and more, the exhibit will showcase local artists interpretations of birds seen in the northwest Ohio area throughout the year.
This exhibit is sponsored by Black Swamp Bird Observatory and the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council.
Hours for the exhibit will be Tuesday through Sunday 1pm-7pm until May 21.
The Arts Garage is located at 317 W. Perry St. Port Clinton, OH 43452 in the old city garage.
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Volunteer Sign-Up Website Online!

We have some awesome opportunities for volunteering this year and we are happy to announce that our sign-up website is online!
Please visit:
You will be able to view a description of each of the events and our needs
and then sign up!
Without our incredible volunteers, nothing we do at GPCAAC and TAG would be possible!
Thank you!
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Kids & Teens Arts Classes Coming Soon!

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council has an exciting summer ahead with more than 20 classes planned for kids and teens at The Arts Garage.
With classes for elementary, middle and high school students, there's something for every child to express themselves through art this summer.
From watercolors to pastels to masque making and beyond, there's no shortage of ways for your student to join in the fun.
Classes are free for students in Ottawa County schools.
Please check the "Calendar 2022" tab for more information.
A page to sign up for classes online will be coming shortly.
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"People Drawing 101" Tuesday evenings

TAG resident artist Kay Young will lead a people drawing class on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm The Arts Garage.
Using clothed volunteer models, the curious, budding artists, and even long-time lovers of people drawing can practice for $5 per session.
"If you've never done it, just show up and try it out," Young said of the new program.
The idea came to her after working with "The Group" of plein air painters over the winter when they would paint still-life's at TAG.
The model will do two or three poses, with breaks, she said. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own refreshments, as well as an easel and supplies.
Less of a class and more of an opportunity to practice, there will be a limited amount of space for about 20 people.
If you are interested in participating, please email by Tuesday morning before the course that day.
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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 beginning March 24 at 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!

Help Bring Public Art to Bay View

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Check out our blog post to learn about a local artists campaign to bring a nearly 30-foot sculpture to Bay View!

Magruder's Healing Wall


The artwork of local artist Phil Stone are displayed at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton. We invite you to visit Magruder Hospital's Healing Wall during the month of May 2022. Check out our blog post to learn more about Phil and his work!

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