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