Arts Place serves East Central Indiana and West Central Ohio through two community arts centers. Our larger facility is in Portland. In 2005 Arts Place opened a satellite center in St. Marys, Ohio. As the premier community arts facility of the region, Arts Place houses a theatre, art galleries, classrooms and studios, located in a beautiful park-like setting in downtown Portland.
Arts Place, Inc. continues to provide a wide array of programming in both the visual and performing arts. Each year, Arts Place presents a series of performances featuring artists of national and international stature. Featured performers in recent years have included George Winston, the Baltimore Consort, and The Wailin' Jennys.
Arts Place also presents and curates exhibits throughout the year at its three galleries in the main facility, as well as in the gallery at the Collective Center in St. Marys, Ohio. On odd-numbered years, we organize the Harvest Biennial Regional Exhibition, drawing artists from a five-state area. Other exhibits feature the works of one or two living artists.
Providing instruction in the arts has been a central feature of our programming for more than 25 years. Such programs as Arts in the Parks, ArtWorks, and MusicWorks provide unique educational opportunities for students of all ages.