Piqua Arts Council celebrates all artists, all art, and all appreciation for art; and we especially have a love for our local artists. We believe that there is art everywhere, and we are proud of the opportunities that the Miami County and surrounding areas provide for all artists. In a series of interviews with some of our area's home grown artists, we strive to show you just how successful, fulfilled, appreciated and loved they are. Starting in April, testimonial videos with these artists will be posted on the Piqua Arts Council's Facebook and Youtube page. Join us in celebration of our very own home grown artists!
A musician since he was ten years old, Jimmy Felts has played in multiple bands, restaurants, corporations, and private parties. He also teaches guitar, and "[I] have been blessed to be doing this now for forty plus years," Jimmy quotes.
Tammy Bellamy's School of Dance is a dance studio that offers classes that range from tap, jazz, ballet, modern, lyrical, hawaiian, hip hop, cheer, to mommy & me dance. She teaches women, men and children starting at age two!
A 2019 graduate from Piqua High School, Christian Starrett plays guitar in the band, Cole Ritter and the Night Owls; a Nashville based band playing music that harkens back to the classic sounds of Blues, Rockabilly, Country, and Jazz.
Performer and musician, Dan Rosenbaum, has played in many Broadway musicals, is the lead singer and bass player of the band SugarDust, as well as the lead singer in a coverband, The Kid and the Riff Raff.
Bobbie Debrito found her passion for portrait photography roughly 11 years ago, and has been taking pictures ever since. In this career that she love she, "...strive[s] to bring out the love and soul in my clients in every photograph I take!" Bobbie quotes.
Justin and Jared Younce, twin musicians from Piqua, Ohio, have been playing country music with their band, ReFlektion, for over nine years.
Videos can be found on Piqua Arts Council's Youtube and Facebook pages. Click the link(s) to watch!