The Arts Council tells the story of arts and culture in our community. We program events that showcase the work of local artists and arts organizations. We offer new opportunities for creative public engagement. And we look for ways to integrate and connect arts and culture into our community-wide planning and development efforts.
In Summit County, big city cultural programming is offered in a small town setting. Filmmakers join filmgoers each year for the nation’s largest independent film festival. Music events fill our calendars. Community art classes are offered alongside internationally acclaimed art exhibits. Performers from around the world bring their craft to our classrooms, and our stages hold local productions as well as celebrity performers.
The Arts Council promotes all of this goodness, helps fill gaps in programming, and advocates on behalf of arts and culture organizations to sustain and strengthen our community's creative sector.