2022 Annual Juried Art Show

It’s that time of year again! The 2022 Annual Juried Art Show held at the Blackford County Arts Center of Arts Place in Hartford City, IN is gearing up to begin once again. Access the prospectus by clicking here! About the Juror: The juror for 2022 is Stephen Edwards.  Stephen is a member of several national […]

Auglaize/Mercer Center Awarded $15,000 for a Mural Project by the Ohio Arts Council

Now Accepting Mural Proposals The Auglaize/Mercer Center of Arts Place is seeking proposals from mural artists located in the following counties: Mercer, Auglaize, Darke, Van Wert, Allen, Shelby, Hardin, and Logan. This mural is made possible by an Arts Resiliency Initiative grant from the Ohio Arts Council that has awarded the Auglaize/Mercer Center $15,000 to […]

Grand Lake Area Literature Festival

Announcing the Grand Lake Area Literature Festival – April 9th, 2022! The Grand Lake Area Literature Festival seeks to enrich lives by engaging children, teens and adults with authors, literature, ideas, and imagination to nurture their creative spirit. The Grand Lake Area Literature Festival is a joint effort by the Auglaize/Mercer Center of Arts Place, […]

Arts Place Executive Director Retiring

Eric R. Rogers has announced his retirement from Arts Place, Inc. after 46 years as its Executive Director and CEO. Rogers was hired in 1976 as the first staffer for what was then Jay County Arts Council.  Its first arts center was established in Portland in 1983. In 2000, the organization changed its name to Arts […]

A Choired Taste, FREE Community Choir, beginning March 7!

Calling all vocalists in the Jay County area! A Choired Taste, a FREE community choir, will begin meeting in March!  They are slated to meet on Mondays beginning March 7 for 8 weeks. They will meet from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. All of this practice will culminate in a community performance on Tuesday, April […]

Stateline Singers Return to the Jay County Campus of Arts Place

Stateline Singers is a vocal ensemble for students in grades 3 – 8 at the Jay County Campus. This ensemble is great for students seeking more vocal training at the individual and group level. Stateline Singers will prepare students not only for higher education choral participation, but creates a foundation of musical education that can […]

The HillBenders release new single

https://youtu.be/G99HWte3A4A The HillBenders’ new single “Every Time I Go Away” premiered along with a music video capturing the band’s vibrant live performance of the song. The single was recorded at New Wine Studio in Victorville, California with engineer Eric Ulgum. The video was filmed at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in St. Louis, MO (formerly Riverport […]