About Carroll County Arts

Carroll County Commission History

The Carroll County Commission for the Advancement of the Arts (CCCAA) began as a committee September 22, 1993 and was incorporated as a not-for profit organization on September 26, 1994. The first center of operations was at 39 East Main Street, Carrollton, Ohio, a 20 x 60 foot area within a restaurant, which was to serve as gallery, classroom and office. A small gallery was created representing 19 local artisans. Our beginning art classes were conducted at the restaurant and performing art programs were outsourced to large facilities within the community.

The first center of operations was at Tiffany's Restaurant in Carrollton with a 20x 60 foot area which served as an office. The beginning art classes were conducted in the banquet room and performing art programs were out-source to facilities in the community. The next move was to 39 East Main Street, a building given to the organization, and served as an office, classroom and meeting space. A small gallery was created representing approximately 19 artists. Before reaching our new home at 204 West Main Street, several months were spent in an office space at 25 South Lisbon Street (on the Square) as the new building was not completed.

Our permanent home at 204 West Main Street is the renovated historic Rutan-McCully Feed Mill. Through private contributions, gifts-in-kind, volunteer donations of time and labor, this grass roots effort netted approximately $125,000 enabling CCCAA to accomplish this renovation. There is 1500 feet of space in the first floor gallery and sales area, display cases for pottery, jewelry, cards, fiber art, wearable art, carvings, custom made guitars.. The second floor area is an additional 1500 square feet of gallery space.  This site can also be used for performing arts, programs and small concerts. The galleries feature works of approximately 50 area artists.

Doing business as Carroll County Arts, many more opportunities and programs became available. They include Sweet Pickin's and Friends, a Mountain Dulcimer group, Art for Everyone, Kids Classes, drawing and painting classes for adults and students, Art in the School, Summer Arts Camps, Carroll County Student Art Show, Adult Photography Contest and Show, a Woodcarvers Group and a Writers Guild, and the Fourth Friday, Open House and Reception for the monthly Featured Artist.

 
At Carroll County Arts we strive to exhibit, educate and inspire creativity , imagination and appreciation for the arts.

 

Current staffing consists of a gallery manager, volunteers and board members.

Our Board of Trustees:

Abbi Bausell - President
Cheri Bell - Vice President
Maureen Stoneman - Secretary
Janet Smith - Treasurer
Shirley Columbo
Steve Dowell
Natalie Kennedy
Gallery Manager - Peggy Baxter

Carroll County Arts

Carroll County Commission for the Advancement of the Arts, Inc. is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.