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Welcome to GPCAAC's Christmas Market!

November 1-December 31, 2021

at The Arts Garage (TAG) - 317 W. Perry St. Port Clinton


Similar to the Christkindle Markets of Europe, you will find everything Christmas for sale, including:  designer decorated trees and wreaths, beautiful ornaments, angels, Santas and more!

We will offer workshops for kids and adults as well as talks, demonstrations and holiday performances. In addition, we'll have an open studio where you and your friends can gather to create one-of-a-kind decorations!

Christmas Market Hours





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The Open Studio

Invite a bunch of friends to an open studio at The Christmas Market to refurbish your old wreath or swag. Simply buy the decorations from the marketplace, then use the tools, wire, ribbon, etc. to make your old wreath or swag new again! Open Studios are by RSVP. Click here to reserve your space!


Calendar of Christmas Events

No upcoming events at the moment

We Need Volunteers!

To make this work, we need lots of volunteers! Volunteers will:

  • assist with workshops

  • set up the market

  • help in the market and in other areas.

You can volunteer for a few hours or multiple hours!  We will have something for you to do!

Please contact Connie Peiffer, or text her at: 419-345-5654 to volunteer.

Sponsor for the Day

Become a Sponsor for a Day!


Dear Fellow Arts Enthusiast,

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC) is bringing bold and exciting new adventures in the arts to the Port Clinton community, but we need your help to make this a sustainable financial reality.

In 2020, the City of Port Clinton made it possible for our local arts council to lease an old city maintenance garage for its headquarters. We have named the building,  The Arts Garage or TAG.

The garage is 8,000 square feet which we plan to turn into an art and cultural center for the area. The garage has not been in use for years and requires a great deal of work and money to refurbish.

We are actively fundraising for this project now and are about to launch “The Christmas Market” as the season’s centerpiece of fundraising activities. The Christmas Market, to be held from November 1 through the end of the year, will be a multifaceted festival of artist events, with ornament, wreath and tree sales, as well as a myriad of Christmas workshops for both children and adults.

Where do you come in? We are asking for daily Market Day Sponsors at a cost of $100. As a Market Day Sponsor, you will be featured on that day as a generous supporter of your community and the Arts in Ottawa County. Will you please help your community by sponsoring one or more Market Days? Details are attached!

Thank you for considering being a part of this effort to bring a vibrant and enriching arts presence to our community!


Connie Peiffer

Chairperson, GPCAAC Christmas Market or text me at 419.345.5654

PS Feel free to share this news with friends, family, and co-workers!

If you'd like to sponsor, please click the button below.  Sponsorships are available from 1-5 days. Or you may make a donation of your choice by simply clicking on the button below.  As always, thank you for your support of GPCAAC.

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I don't want to sponsor, but please accept my donation.

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.

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