September 2021 marked the 29th Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibition. With artists represented from all over the country, this year's exhibit will feature a maximum of 180 works of art across six different categories including, drawing, oil & acrylics, water media, photography, three dimensional works, and miscellaneous works. The total prize money for this year's show, excluding purchase awards, will be over $4000.
Celebrity Sponsor: Kettering Health Network
Piqua Arts Council will host three workshops annually. A Spring Foundations Workshop, a Summer Watercolor Workshop and a Fall Oil & Acrylic 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 sponsor(s).
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.
Bussing Paid for by: Ohio Arts Council
Dancing with the Piqua Stars is back, with a new cast, great sponsor and another exciting competition. On Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, a group of well-known community members will test new skills as they dance for charity at Piqua Arts Council’s eleventh year of Dancing with the Piqua Stars. The popular fundraising event is modeled after the long-running television series. Piqua Arts Council welcomes back Hartzell Propeller as the 2022 event sponsor.
Join us in learning about our local artists this year. Starting April through September of 2021, the Piqua Arts Council will host interviews with some of our area's home grown artists. These virtual interviews will be uploaded to the Piqua Arts Council Youtube and Facebook page at 6pm every second and fourth Thursday of each month. The featured artists include Jess Nielson and Jimmy Felts (April), Tammy Chaney and Christian Starrett (May), Darby Dubp and Mike Underwood (June), Mike Wendeln and Bobbie DeBrito (July), Dan Rosenbaum and Mike Houser (August), and ReFlektion (September).
Sponsored by: Neils A. and Ruth Lundgard Foundation
Utilizing the office space at 427 N. Main St, the Piqua Arts Council started a new program last year 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 2pm and for special events. RIVERSIDE PARTNERSHIP 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.
The Piqua Arts Council is taking on one of their biggest tasks yet by attempting to raise more than $100,000 to support the musicians of Miami and Montgomery Counties who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. These concerts will be held virtually on the dates listed below at 7pm. Music will range from Beach Boys to Country and into current hits and pop-punk music. All sponsorship dollars raised will go directly back to the musicians. The bands participating are Zack Attack! (April 30th), The Fries Band (May 7th), The Kid & The Riff Raff (May 14th), ReFlektion (May 21th), Jamie Suttle (May 28th), and Brother Believe Me (June 4th). These virtual concerts can be found on the Piqua Arts Council's Youtube and Facebook page. Join us in supporting our local musicians!
Welcome to Piqua, where the Arts are ALIVE! This year, the Piqua Arts Council is combining Taste of the Arts and our annual Arts and Ale Festival in a new event: Taste of Piqua! With artisans from all over providing crafts and fine art for you to purchase, live entertainment, food and drinks from local vendors, a plein air competition, and a kids entertainment area, this event is one of the "can't miss" attractions in the community. Taste of Piqua will take place on September 18th from 12pm - 10pm in Downtown Piqua.
For the second time, Piqua Arts Council will be hosting the West Central Regional Final for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Poetry Out Loud Competition. The National Endowment for the Arts works with state partners, the Ohio Arts Council in our case, and they in turn work with regional partners to host this competition where the winner takes home a $20,000 cash prize. Piqua Arts Council is responsible for a twelve-county region. Registered for this year’s competition are Botkins High School, Jackson Center High School, Piqua High School, Sidney High School, Springfield Clark CTC, Kettering Fairmont High School, Chaminade Julieanne High School and Xenia High School. The competition will take place at Edison State Community College in the Robinson Theatre on Thursday, February 11 at 7pm.
Sponsored by: Ohio Arts Council
In the past, Rock Piqua has been composed of three FREE concerts open to the entire community. With restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're composing the event(s) into one Festival! The Rock Piqua Food Truck & Music Festival will happen on Saturday, August 21st from 12pm - 10pm in Downtown Piqua. This festival is an all day event, and will include food and drinks from multiple food trucks and live entertainment from local bands and cover bands.
The Piqua Arts Council's Sounds of the Season Concert will take place on December 4th after Mainstreet Piqua's Downtown Holiday Parade at St. James Episcopal Church on High St. The event will start at about 5pm. Last year's concert featured local and regional performers such as Allison Babylon, Seth Canon, Tamela Tennison, Michael Houser, Deb Powers, Julie Swank, Linda Reitman, Jamie Suttle, Tim Yanney, Jimmy Felts, and Clark Manson.
Welcome to Piqua, where the Arts are ALIVE! This year, the Piqua Arts Council is combining Taste of the Arts and the Arts and Ale Festival in a new event: Taste of Piqua! With artisans from all over providing crafts and fine art for you to purchase, live entertainment, food and drinks from local vendors, a plein air competition, and a kids entertainment area, this event is one of the "can't miss" attractions in the community. Taste of Piqua will take place on September 18th from 12pm - 10pm in Downtown Piqua.
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.