This is TAG

The Arts Garage

BUILDING FACTOIDS & VISION

The City Garage was originally built in 1935.  It has nearly 9,000 square feet of usable space. It used to be filled with salt trucks and other equipment needed to serve the city of Port Clinton. Mayor Mike Snider and Olen Martin suggested that the Arts Council lead the effort to transform the garage into a cultural arts center for all to use in Ottawa County.  The building is located at 317 W Perry Street in downtown PC.

 

The building could feature: 

  • art studios for working artists,

  • concert/theatre area - inside and out,

  • a makers area,

  • a working chef’s kitchen,

  • classrooms,

  • gift shop,

  • office space,

  • building/artist storage,

  • gallery,

  • sculpture garden, and

  • possibly a museum. 

 

GPCAAC is looking to host presentations on art, dance, photography, music history as well as be able to host art festivals, fundraising events, and live performances.

 

Input from Ottawa County Residents

Committee member Norm Pfeiffer created and managed a Survey Monkey survey.  More than 370 people responded.  When asked What brings you to Port Clinton, “arts & crafts fairs” received 41% of the votes, trailing only “restaurants” that received 43% of the votes.  Survey participants said arts facilities they visit include museums, galleries, symphonies, dance, festivals, sculpture gardens, and art walks.  Fifty percent said they would volunteer and 60% said they would make a financial contribution. 

 

Key Stakeholders

The Arts Garage Steering Committees

Grants and Special Funding

Susan Hany, chair

Louise Terry, co-chair

Maryann Davids

Linda Amos

Barbara Wenzinger

Marty Willis

Possible Programs/
Equipment/Building Needs

Susan Hany, chair

Maryann Davids

Cheri Schraidt

Cary Ferguson

Paul Berndt

Strategic Planning Participants

Carol Morgan, co-chair

Jonnie Myers Debbink, co-chair

Linda Amos

Tom Debbink

Todd Fodor

Catharine Hadley

Susan Hany

Jeff Morgan

Norm Peiffer

Brenda Provenzale

Barbara Radebaugh

Chris Singerling

Facilitator: Dr. Charles Micallef

Notes: Alison Lanza Falls

Capital Campaign

Chris Singerling, chair

Rebecca Booth

Barbara Radebaugh

Connie Peiffer

Norm Peiffer

Charley Micallef

Heather Gabel

Carol Morgan

Jonnie Myers-Debbink

Press Releases

Rebecca Booth

Identify Skilled Volunteers

Norm Peiffer

Educational Outreach

Ottawa County Teachers Org. 

Susan Hany

Branding Committee

Barbara Radebaugh, chair

Ron Nisch

Connie Peiffer

Jerry Davenport

Joe Miller

Rebecca Booth

Kay Young

Carol Morgan

Jonnie Myers Debbink

Market Analysis

Norm Peiffer

Jeff Morgan

Mary Caracci

Strategic Plan

Barbara Radebaugh, chair

Carol Morgan

Chris Singerling

Jonnie Myers Debbink

Artist's Competition Fundraiser

Charley Micallef, chair

Carol Morgan

Lease-GPCAAC Approved

Mayor Mike Snider

Law Director Dina Shenker

Tracy Colston

Jeff Morgan

Norm Peiffer

Carol Morgan

Jonnie Myers Debbink

Project Signing

Arts Garage Steering Committee

Andy Sacksteder

David Peltier

Mayor Mike Snider

Jonnie Myers Debbink

Carol Morgan

Pictoral Historian

Gloria Denos

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The Arts Garage is a project of Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC).  The monies we are currently raising is for the renovations of the building we leased from the City of Port Clinton.  Once fully renovated, GPCAAC will have a home address in that building. Currently, GPCAAC is run out of the homes of our dedicated board members. 

The GPCAArts Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2009 to provide the communities of Ottawa County support in fostering a cooperative effort between artists and the public to promote the creative arts in our region.

Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council WINNER of Community Service Award 2019 by Port Clinton Chamber.

CONTACT:

ottawacountyarts@gmail.com

TEXT US:

419-341-0979

SNAIL MAIL:

PO Box 66, Port Clinton OH 43452

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Received Community Service Award 2019 by the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce.

Awarded  BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2016 by Main Street Port Clinton.

Awarded BEST BUSINESS 2014 by the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce.