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Musical Theater student Emily Baker on performing in Italy

This summer, Emily Baker, a familiar face on the Arts Center stages and assistant director of West Side Story at Straw Hat Theatre 2017, went to Mezzano, Italy with Music Academy International, a performing arts training program. Emily, a Music Theater student at the Boston Conservatory, spent a month training and performing in the Trentino […]

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Help us paint a mural in Downtown Ashtabula!

Join us for a Public Painting Party on Sunday, September 10 from 3-5 p.m. outside the Ultimate Appearance Salon building (4702 Main Ave., Ashtabula). Minneapolis muralist Greta McLain will be in Ashtabula Sept. 9-16 teaching local artists and working on a mural to be installed on the side of the Ultimate Appearance building. The mural will […]

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Join Arts Center flashmob at the Wine & Walleye Festival

The Ashtabula Arts Center is partnering with the Wine and Walleye Festival this year to present a teen & adult flashmob dance! Dancers and non-dancers alike are invited to join us and learn a fun, simple dance that everyone will have a blast participating in. It’s free, fun, and festive! Rehearsals are July 13, 20, […]

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Sensory-Friendly Cast Meet & Greet tonight

A reminder to those attending tonight’s sensory-friendly performance of The Wizard of Oz that there will be a cast meet and greet at 7 p.m., for those who would like to meet the actors before they’re in costume and make-up.

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West Side Story is sold out

West Side Story has officially sold out. Thank you so much to our audiences for the wonderful turnout to this show, and those of you who are coming this weekend, enjoy!

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American Red Cross Blood drive on June 29

The Ashtabula Arts Center will be holding a blood drive for the American Red Cross in our gallery on Thursday, June 29, from 4-8 p.m. Call (440) 964-3396 or stop in at the front desk to sign up to donate. If you have questions about whether or not you can donate, visit or call 1-800-733-2767. […]

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Final day to purchase Straw Hat Subscriptions coming up

A reminder that Saturday, June 10 will be the last day to purchase subscriptions for Straw Hat Theatre’s 2017 season. A subscription allows the holder four admissions to Straw Hat 2017, which can be used towards any combination of shows. Adult Subscription – $52 (or $47 for members) Senior/Student/Military Subscription – $45 (or $41 for members) […]

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