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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.

Don MacRostie in his workshop holding a mandolin

Athens Mandolin Maker Don MacRostie Awarded 2022 Ohio Heritage Fellowship

Don MacRostie, internationally known and respected as one of the top mandolin builders in the country, has been awarded the 2022 Ohio Heritage Fellowship Award for Material Culture from the Ohio Arts Council (OAC).
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Ohio Arts Council Joins Roadside Marker Grant Program to Recognize State’s Diverse Folklore

Thanks to a new partnership between the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) and William G. Pomeroy Foundation, Ohio communities can now highlight their stories, customs, and traditions through a roadside marker grant program named Legends & Lore®.

Ohio Arts Council Board Approves $18.2 Million in Arts Grants

The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) board approved $18,246,306 in grants to support Ohio artists, arts and cultural organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming at its July 20 summer meeting. The 764 grants approved at the meeting constitute the initial and major state fiscal year 2023 funding round for the OAC.
D. Davis artwork

OAC Riffe Gallery Presents “BLACK LIFE AS SUBJECT MATTER II”

The Riffe Gallery presents “BLACK LIFE AS SUBJECT MATTER II” curated by Willis “Bing” Davis, and produced and circulated by EbonNia Gallery. This exhibition features the work of 31 Ohio artists reflecting and creating work around all aspects of Black life.

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