CORONAVIRUS TAKING ITS TOLL ON LOCAL EVENTS
The City of Port Clinton has suspended all festivals and our art walks. Those who have paid for their booths for our annual Arts and Craft show will be ensured a spot in the 2021 festival.
It is with great regret that we are putting many of our meetings and upcoming events on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. While many of our events don't start until the summer, we are updating the status of each event that we're currently planning. Check out the list below.
We have a virtual art exhibit going on now on facebook: GPCAAC's Viral Art Show. Please visit our the webpage under the Events button to see some of the works that have been submitted. And also visit our facebook page to see the latest additions.
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 GoFundMe.com. So far over $3,000 has been raised for the project. Please help us continue to bring art and beauty to Ottawa County.
FISHIN' ON THE BAY ART SCULPTURE
GPCAAC ART WALKS
We hope we will begin The Writers Circle again later in the year. We can't guarantee it ,however. 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:
Face-to-face meetings for GPCAAC Special Events are on hold at the present time. However we will continue to plan as best as we can through email and other venues.
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HEALING WALL GALLERY
From Magruder Hospital Website:
For the health of our patients, visitors, health care providers and community, Magruder will be prohibiting visitors at our hospital, starting March 19th. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
We recognize this can be disappointing to our visitors, patients and community, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Your health, the health of our patients and our healthcare providers is top priority.
Registration for the 2020 event has ceased. All of those who have paid for their 2020 booths will be automatically registered in the 2021 show. .
GPCAAC ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR - CANCELLED
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.