Currently serving as the largest art show in the Miami Valley, the 31st Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibition will take place in September of 2023. With artists represented from all over the state, the exhibit will feature a maximum of 180 works of art across six different categories including drawing, oil & acrylics, water media, photography, three-dimensional, and miscellaneous works. Total prize money, excluding purchase awards, will be $4000.
Celebrity Sponsor: Kettering Health
Many art organizations say, Art is for Everyone, but don’t always focus on delivering that. At Piqua Arts Council we genuinely believe this and we’re working towards creating events that bring the patrons in and let them get hands on - and so, Art 4 Everyone was born. With art stations of various mediums led by local creatives, each containing art-learning opportunities for all, every attendee will be able to practice a different discipline of the arts, with the freedom to experiment with these various art forms. In addition to these hands-on activities, the event concludes with a live auction for 6 three-dimensional works of art created by local business using materials common to their industry and representative of their work. This event is for people of ALL ages, skillsets and abilities. You don't want to miss out!
There’s no doubt that our passion lies in supporting local artists. Whether it’s through offering affordable workshops led by significant artists from all over the nation, hosting the largest non-juried art show in the Miami Valley, or premiering a documentary series that highlights local artists, we’re committed to creating opportunities for creatives in and around Piqua. And we don’t plan on stopping there. In furthering our mission, we've created this awards program to benefit local creatives of all disciplines looking to further their artistic pursuits. Whether it's through supplies, professional development or funding a project or two, we are here to support you. Apply today!
Piqua Arts Council will host three workshops in 2023: a Spring Watercolor Workshop, a Summer Pastel Workshop, and a Fall Oil Painting Workshop. Each workshop features a different nationally awarded artist to teach for four days. Workshops typically run from 9am - 4pm with lunches provided and the registration fee is kept extremely low thanks to funding provided by our sponsors.
Sponsored by: Ohio Arts Council, Morris Comfort Systems
5 bourbon or wine tastings + food pairings, a live string quartet, and a silent auction featuring various bourbon experiences, local sporting event + entertainment venue opportunities, and more. We're extremely excited to add such a high-class event to our annual roster! Limited tickets will be available.
Sponsored by: The Gallery Venue & Event Center, North Construction & Builders
This program focusing on bringing quality art programming into the Piqua Schools. Focusing on four segments of the school population, Kindergarten, First through Third Grades, Fourth through Sixth Grade, and Seventh through Twelfth, this program looks to directly impact students at every grade level.
Sponsored by: Epsilyte
Bussing Paid for by: Ohio Arts Council
Piqua Arts Council partners with local restaurants in hosting Community Nights and Dine & Donates, supporting PAC. During the evening of each Community Night, a portion of the restaurant proceeds is donated to the Piqua Arts Council. Each night typically brings live entertainment from local musicians, an art exhibit and/or demonstrations by local artists. In 2022, we held 2 Community nights: one at Condado Tacos in Beavercreek and one at Moeller Brew Barn at their Troy location.
Dancing with the Piqua Stars is back, with a new cast, great sponsor and another exciting competition. On Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, a group of well-known community members tested new skills as they danced for charity at Piqua Arts Council’s 12th year of Dancing with the Piqua Stars. The popular fundraising event is modeled after the long-running television series.
Sponsored by: Hartzell Propeller
There’s a big misconception that creatives can’t thrive in rural communities. From the beginning they face a lot of adversity with people telling them they won’t be able to make it and so they give up on the opportunity. But that isn’t how we see the situation. We see creatives every day making a living in and around Piqua and we want to celebrate these individuals that didn’t let life dim their sparkle. We want to celebrate the creatives and show how that arts have impacted their lives and shaped them into the individuals they are through a series of short documentaries. Join us in learning about our local artists!
Utilizing the office space at 427 N. Main St, the Piqua Arts Council started a new program years ago, centered on creating a space for members to share their artistic creations. Any member of PAC has the opportunity to display work in the gallery. Novice artists to professional artists are all welcome with artwork being rotated quarterly. The gallery is open weekdays from 10am to 4pm and for special events. In April of 2013, Piqua Arts Council and Riverside of Miami County teamed up for a permanent display in the PAC Members’ Gallery. Riverside of Miami County has 20 plus works of art from their consumers on display in the gallery and will rotate the pieces throughout the year. The display features depictions of famous paintings to original works of art and promises to be one of the most heartfelt exhibits in the area.
Piqua Arts Council has been selected by Ohio Arts Council to host the West Central Regional Finals for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Poetry Out Loud Competition. Piqua Arts Council is responsible for a twelve-county region. Participating students in the past have come from Piqua High School, Xenia High School, Jefferson Township High School, Kettering Fairmont High School, Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School, and Milton-Union High School. The 2023 competition will take place on Thursday, February 9 at 7pm.
Sponsored by: Ohio Arts Council
Piqua's Rock 'N Roll Car Show returns for its 6th year on Saturday, June 17, 2023 along Main Street and Ash Street in Downtown Piqua from noon to 5pm. With over 125 participating cars, trucks and motorcycles, people's choice awards, and participants from all over the area, this show is a can't miss.
The Rock Piqua Food Truck & Music Festival is a FREE all-day festival that will occur on Saturday, June 17th from 3pm - 10:30pm in Downtown Piqua. This festival will include food from various food trucks, craft + domestic beer and live entertainment from regional bands + cover bands. The Rock Piqua Food Truck & Music Festival has served the Piqua community and beyond for over 9 years, and continues to deliver a successful music-based art event that is fun for everyone.
Piqua Arts Council's Sounds of the Season Concert will take place on December 2nd, 2023 at St. James Episcopal Church on High St. The event will begin at 5pm, with all proceeds benefitting a local food pantry. The concert features some of the area's most talented performers, and serves as a great way to ring in the holiday season.
We love hearing from our patrons on ideas they would like to see Piqua Arts Council consider. The link below will take you to a form where you can submit your own idea for our consideration. The form will be presented to the Board of Trustees and they will compare the idea with the overall vision and direction the organization is planning in the future.
We appreciate you taking the time to submit an idea.
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