From Our CCAC President
Council is Granted Non-Profit Status
It started with a vision – how to improve the quality of life for Crawford County residents. The Arts Council was born of this vision. In February of 2013 a dedicated group of people started gathering, talking, and dreaming of ways to help people find their voice through creative expression. It was their desire to encourage, support and preserve all forms of art; dimensional, theatrical, musical or written. To build a community rich in beauty and culture.
We started slowly, introducing ourselves at the Bucyrus and Galion farmer’s markets and participating in community events. Soon we were hosting events like Arts in the Park and hanging art shows at the Partnership for Economic and Educational Development, Galion Community Theatre and Bucyrus Public Library.
At the same time, we undertook the arduous process of establishing the Crawford County Arts Council as a 501c3 non-profit/charitable organization, and I am pleased to announce that we have reached that goal. Our new status will allow us to seek grants and funding to develop programming to be used throughout the county. It will help us to find a home, a space where we can gather, work and grow.
In the meantime . . . the council is taking it on the road! We are starting to build community, share ideals and dreams. Gathering spaces will be chosen throughout the county providing an opportunity for like minded to socialize. Our first informal gathering is the CCAC Mardi Gras party at Gus’s Grill & Grog on Fat Tuesday, February 17 at 6:30 pm. Check the website regularly for details about future gatherings.
We look forward to hearing what your thoughts and dreams are for the Arts Council, and these gatherings will provide us with the opportunity to do so.
My deepest appreciation to all of those who have been involved and supportive of the Arts Council. Thank you for helping us build the future of Crawford County.
Beverly Morgan, President