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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.



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. 



Fingers crossed that the Art Walks can be held on 4th Thursday of the months of May through September from 5-8 pm. These events feature local area artists and their wares.   

You may still register for the 2020 ArtWalks.  Applications are below.


We hope we will begin The Writers Circle again on the 3rd Thursday in April, 2020.  We can't guarantee it howeverWriters 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.  

Please follow us on Facebook as well as this website to see our latest news.



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.

We are still accepting applications for this year's event. 


The event is slated for : Sat., June 13 from 10am-5pm at Lakeview Park,  1100 E. Perry Street, P.C. 43452.  Cost is $45 for a booth, if registered before May 15, 2020; $55 after May 15.


Registration for the 2020 event is going on now. Please click here to download the Artists/Vendor application. Please fill out the artist application and send it to ottawacountyarts@gmail.org. Use the button below to pay for your booth.  You may also send us your check an application via US Post if you'd prefer.

We will keep you posted if we have to cancel this event.



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.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Ottawa County Barn Quilt Trail