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ALL GPCAAC events have been put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council has partnered with Bay View, OH sculptor Jeff Jackson in creating a 23 foot fisherman sculpture on the old bridge/fishing pier.  In order to achieve this goal, a GoFundMe page has been set up online to help with the creation of the sculpture.  Donations are actively being accepted at: Jeff Jackson's Page on So far over $3,000 has been raised for the project.  Please help us continue to bring art and beauty to Ottawa County. 

GPCAAC and the City of Port Clinton have challenged YOU to capture Our Community - with a Photograph!

Suggested points of interest include but are not limited to: Feast on Port Clinton; Shop Port Clinton; Play Port Clinton; View Port Clinton.  

The contest is open to all amateur photographers. 

The contest winner will be announced at the GPCAAC's Boats, Brushes & Brews event on August 10, 2019.

Click here to download the rules and regulations for the event.


​GPCAAC and The Listening Room hosted a

FREE Music and Fun-raising event on 

Tuesday, April 30

from 5-8:30 pm

at The Listening Room

220 E. Perry St., Port Clinton

Highlights included:

Light hors d'oeuvres

Cash bar featuring a signature GPCAAC drink

Live music

Silent Auction of fabulous gift baskets plus four (4) hand-painted cellos by local artists.


Thank You for Attending!


Held the 4th Thursday of the months of May through September from 5-8 pm., this event features local area artists and their wares.  Booths are peppered throughout downtown Port Clinton. Visitors and summer tourists get the chance to see what kind of talent is available from Ottawa County artists! 

Come back soon to see the new schedule and themes for our 2020 Art Walks.


Calling all writers! The Writers' Circle will begin again starting in April on the 3rd Thursday of every month beginning at 7 pm at Ida Rupp Public Library.  Writers and those interested are welcomed to join the Writers' Circle for readings and other offerings.  Suggestions: Essays, Poetry, Fantasy, Short Stories or other pieces welcomed.

Special Teen Writer's Circle is being formed! Stay in touch with us:

Every year the GPCAAC Arts & Crafts Fair attracts 80+ crafters and artists in pop-up tents. Woodworkers, painters, potters, alcohol ink artists, glass and jewelry designers will be there selling their wonderful wares.

This year, the event is slated for : Sat., June 13 from 10am-5pm at Lakeview Park,  1100 E. Perry Street, P.C. 43452.  Cost is $45 for a booth, if registered before May 15, 2020; $55 after May 15.

Registration for the 2020 event is going on now. Please click here to download the Artists/Vendor application. Please fill out the artist application and send it to Use the button below to pay for your booth.  You may also send us your check an application via US Post if you'd prefer


The Ottawa County 4-H Program and Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council have teamed up to create the Ottawa County Barn Quilt Trail.  The Ottawa County Barn Quilt Trail will serve as an invitation for visitors to take a driving tour around the county to view the quilt blocks mounted on barns and buildings and enjoy the unique character of Ottawa County.

Barn quilts are painted quilt squares, fashioned on boards and mounted on a barn or other building.  Unlike cloth quilts that are made up of a series of squares, a barn quilt is almost always a single square.  The concept of barn quilts began in Adams County, Ohio in 2001.  Today, barn quilt trails can be found in over 200 communities in 47 states.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Ottawa County Barn Quilt Trail


visitors, doctors and nurses take advantage of examining the artwork on a daily basis. They even have the option to make purchases.

The exhibit changes out every two months. To find out more, simply click the link below. 

Healing Wall Artist Reception:

February 22, 2020, from 1-3 pm

Magruder Hospital.  Artwork by students at Danbury and Port Clinton High Schools.  

Local artst of 2-D and 3-D artwork are invited to have their art featured on The Healing Wall.  Patients, 

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