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Classical Christmas: an Evening of Art Songs & Christmas Classics

General Admission Ticket$15
This special holiday concert will feature pianist Elenora Pertz and mezzo-soprano Marie Engle performing music by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Aaron Copland, and Henri Duparc, as well as some Christmas favorites.

Game Night Fundraiser 2017

tickets$35 per person
Join us for a night of fun competition and fabulous prizes, all to benefit the Ashtabula Arts Center. Play, win, and earn tickets towards prizes at the end of the evening. Heavy appetizers are included, there will be a cash bar and Chinese auction, and hand-painted wine glasses, each good for 2 drinks at the bar, will be available again this year. Games will include Minute to Win It, Cards Against Humanity, Giant Jenga, the Newlywed Game, and more.

Ages 21 & up. All proceeds benefit the Ashtabula Arts Center.

Spence & Brian: Pure Imagination

General Admission$25
Get $5 off with code AACLAUGHSDiscount on advance sale tickets only: purchase by 4 p.m. on Friday.
Spencer “Slash” Humm and Brian “Broon” Howard are back for another knock down, drag out, standup-buddy-comedy, juggling, balancing night of unpredictable improv: Pure Imagination takes the stage at the Ashtabula Arts Center for one night only on Saturday, March 18, at 7:30.

Spence and Brian are kicking it up a level this year. Here’s how this works:
– Bring an object to the show (something you don’t mind being thrown and caught, squeezed, twisted, duct taped, bitten, or eaten)
– Put it on the edge of the stage before the curtain goes up
– They’ll use the best objects in the show
– Laugh, gasp, and be entertained

Get $5 off each advance sale ticket to “Pure Imagination” you buy when you use the code AACLAUGHS.

Concerts on the Lawn 2016: Alex Bevan on Wednesday, July 20

The Concerts on the Lawn series continues on Wednesday, July 20 with Alex Bevan, a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.

Bevan, who describes himself as “just an old hippie with a guitar and notebook,” has been performing and recording for more than forty-five years, his music ranging from folk and folk rock to pop. His music for radio and television has won multiple awards, including an Emmy for his score of “The American Promise: The Rustbelt Blues” for WKYC. He has also contributed to documentary film scores. His latest recording release, “Boomer,” is drawing both local and national attention.

Concerts on the Lawn are held on the arts center grounds outside Straw Hat Theatre. Attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket, and are invited to pack a picnic dinner. The Straw Hat concessions stand will also be open. Admission is free, and all concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. The 2016 Concerts on the Lawn series is sponsored by Nassief Auto Group Inc.

Concerts on the Lawn 2016: John Hoyle & Brian Carroll-Hunt on Wednesday, July 13

The next of the summer Concerts on the Lawn series at the Ashtabula Arts Center will feature traditional Irish and Scottish music performed by John Hoyle and Brian Carroll-Hunt.

Hoyle, an Irish tenor, studied voice at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He plays the tin whistle and the bodrhan, a traditional Irish framedrum played with a double-headed stick or beater, and recently played at the arts center for the spring dance concert, “Without Walls.” Hunt is a guitarist who also performs with the group “Forsythe Special.” Hoyle and Hunt have been playing together for over 20 years.

Dining for the Arts Kick-Off Party

Join us as we put the fun in “Fundraiser!” Friends of the Ashtabula Arts Center are warmly invited to our annual Dining for the Arts Kick-Off Party, at Pairings, Ohio’s Wine and Culinary Experience, in Geneva.

All details can be found online, including how to RSVP.

Wineglasses for web Food for web


Rummage Sale

Spring cleaning? Bring any gently used items to the arts center after January 1, then come back Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, to browse our rummage sale.

Hot dogs and snacks will be available in our concession stand. We’re open rain or shine – see what new treasures you can find!

All proceeds benefit the Ashtabula Arts Center.

Spence & Brian: It’s Not Faire

General Admission Seating.
Spence Humm and Brian Howard are both working comedians with thousands of shows under their belts. They have performed all over the world, including the Great Lakes Medieval Faire, and are now bringing their live comedy to the arts center.

More information about them can be found on their website, where you can buy tickets online. You can also buy tickets through the arts center by calling (440) 964-3396 or stopping by.

Spence & Brian


Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon

Children 12 & under$23.00
Includes both the luncheon and the 2 p.m. performance.Reservations and pre-payment required.
Step inside the “Land of Sweets” for a holiday fest dressed in sparkling pink! Our elegant luncheon will feature holiday music and a fun menu of chicken salad on croissant, “snowflake” finger sandwiches, kid-favorite mac & cheese, salad, and assorted bon-bons, desserts, and beverages. Kids will have the chance to hear the story of The Nutcracker read by one of the Nutcracker characters and get a Nutcracker dance lesson from the Snow Queen herself.

Dessert Table rev.Ralph Reading Nut rev. Centerpieces rev.Pink Nutcracker Dessert rev    Sugar Plum Fairy with Libby rev.

Winter Gala for the Arts

Join us as we put the fun in “Fundraiser!” Friends of the Ashtabula Arts Center are warmly invited to our annual Winter Gala for the Arts on Saturday, December 5, 2015, at Martini’s at the Harbor Golf Club.

Cocktails are at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7:30 p.m., and dancing to “The Four Kings” is from 8:30 p.m. – Midnight. There will be a cash bar and silent auction, and if certain things go right over the next few weeks, there may be a viewing of a particular sports event of great import to Ashtabulans!

Cocktail attire. Entree choices of Beef Tenderloin or Cedar Plank Salmon.

Tickets: Single – $100; Couple – $200; Patron Couple – $250; Grand Patron Couple – $300; Non-Attending Patron – $75

Corporate Patron Sponsor for the Winter Gala for the Arts is the Ashtabula County Medical Center.

ACMC full color

Please call the arts center at (440) 964-3396 with your credit card info to reserve your space or print out a PDF of the 2015 Winter Gala Invitation and send in your check.

Silent Auction 1 Gala giving tree


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