About Us

The Ashtabula Arts Center

The Ashtabula Arts Center is a non-profit multi-arts organization, offering year-round programming in theater, music, dance, and visual arts. Our programming includes classes and workshops, private instruction, staged productions, concerts, outreach, public art projects, and gallery exhibits and sales. Our gallery is open to the public and free to visit. We offer financial aid for our classes in the form of reduced tuition, and Pay What You Can ticket pricing is available for most productions.

We hope you’ll visit us, and be part of the art.

Our Vision

Enriching lives and strengthening communities through visual and performing arts.

Our Mission

The Arts Center promotes artistic creativity, education and presentation for a collaborative, inclusive and vibrant cultural community. The Arts Center inspires and enriches participants, audiences and visitors alike.

Our Values

Treasuring each other is the responsibility of everyone associated with the Ashtabula Arts Center. Our core values drive our constant pursuit of institutional excellence. We strive to meet community needs and continually assess relevance of program offerings.


We value standing up and speaking out for the arts, in order to promote our vision and values.


Communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner within the organization and with our public.


We foster connection among our community members through a respectful and safe environment.


We infuse a culture of gratitude throughout our organization and to all who might contribute to our success.


We implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions that advance our service to the community.


We adhere to the highest standards of ethics, stewardship and public trust, internally and externally.


We promote inclusiveness and impartiality in programming and services offered to the community, and within our organization.


We demonstrate a high regard for others and value the healthy exchange of ideas and opinions.

Personal Responsibility

We assume personal responsibility for organizational effectiveness. Take initiative to achieve results and accept responsibility.


We promote high performance through cooperative efforts, open communication, collective action and trust. Celebrate the contributions made from all levels and partners of the organization and community.