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The ArtsOhio Blog is the Ohio Arts Council's way to share stories that highlight the arts in Ohio, feedback from the field, interviews with artists and staff, and more. Sign up for the ArtsOhio newsletter to receive a curated selection of posts each month.

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Resilient Ohio: Toledo Artists Keep Creativity Cruising Along with Drive-Thru Art Shows

When the realities of COVID-19 made the mere thought of a traditional, indoor art fair seem out of the question, Mary Jane Erard, an artist and art educator from Toledo, had an idea: a socially distanced, drive-thru show.
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Governor DeWine Reappoints Susan Allan Block, Juan Cespedes, and William B. White to OAC Board

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has reappointed Susan Allan Block of Toledo, Juan Cespedes of Columbus, and William B. White of Marietta to the Ohio Arts Council board for terms ending July 1, 2024.
A student participates in the Arts Commission's Young Artists at Work program. YAAW provides teens from diverse neighborhoods in Toledo the opportunity to come together to find unique summer employment while tapping their creative skills. Photo courtesy of the Arts Commission.

School’s Out for Summer

While the doors to most Ohio K-12 schools are closed for the summer, that doesn’t mean learning has gone by the wayside. In this month's Executive Message, Donna S. Collins highlights what students throughout the state are up to in the arts this summer and provides an update on the state budget process.
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Governor's Awards 2019: Owens Corning, Business Support of the Arts Award Winner

Owens Corning is a global market leader in the development, manufacture, and marketing of insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite products and solutions. The Toledo-based company has prioritized providing access to the arts in Northwest Ohio through financial support, volunteerism, and board involvement.
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National Endowment for the Arts Awards More Than $1 Million to Ohio Arts Council

The Ohio Arts Council will receive $1,007,950 to help support arts initiatives throughout the state. This is the fifth-highest National Endowment for the Arts grant awarded to the OAC in the agency’s 54-year history.

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