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Be a Part of the Art!

The Ashtabula Arts Center both serves and depends on our community. Time and money donated, creative talent in our classrooms, on stage, and in our gallery, and audiences in our theaters are all essential to what we do. Learn about all the ways you can be a part of the art.


We’ve brought The Nutcracker to life every December for multiple generations to enjoy, and it’s the young, dedicated, local students and dauntless teachers committing their time and hard work in classes and rehearsals who make it possible. Every one of our theater productions takes hundreds of hours of work from actors, techies, costumers, set builders, directors, and musicians to bring entertainment to our G.B. and Straw Hat audiences. The cost of running the Arts Center grows each year. The budget for our 2017-18 fiscal year is nearly $750,000, with expenses including rights and royalties, sets, lighting and sound, costumes, utilities, technology, art supplies, building maintenance, salaries, teacher wages, and more. Ticket sales and tuition at affordable prices cover less than half of the annual budget for year-round performances and classes.

Whether you donate your time, money, or talent, you are vital to helping the Ashtabula Arts Center thrive.