About Us


Happy Spring!

This is an exciting time of the year for The Arts Partnership – when we begin to look to our community arts and summer fundraising events!

But first – we invite you to Dancing Wheels, the final performance in our family-friendly TAP Package, scheduled for April 6 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Plan to join us for a wonderful evening of dance featuring this professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities. In addition, members of Dancing Wheels will complete a week-long residency in area schools, working with students while demonstrating their craft.

Young Playwright Group member, Olivia Harr was recently named the “Young Playwright of 2017” with her script, “The Quest.” Members of the cast are currently in rehearsal for the “world premiere” that will be performed for the public on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.

Mark your calendar for ArtWalk on Friday, May 5. This is a great evening in Downtown Findlay that features area visual artists and musicians. Our own Hancock County Children’s Choir is among those performing during the evening.

Looking ahead to the summer – mark your calendars now for Boogie on Main on June 2; Riverside Wine Festival on June 24; and Street Feast on August 5. Additional information will be available soon for these signature events that support our arts education programming. In addition, the popular lunchtime Courtyard Concerts will begin on Tuesday, June 20 and will held weekly through August 15.

Whatever the season, be sure to make time to enjoy the arts!

Peggy Grandbois Executive Director

Youtheatre Ushers
Peggy Grandbois, Executive Director


Our organization, originally named the Findlay Area Arts Council, was founded in 1979 by a group of visionary community leaders. During its birth, the organization’s mission was to encourage and stimulate the practice and appreciation of the arts locally and statewide. The founders included Mrs. E. A. Graham, Mrs. F. F. Flowers, W. T. Maddock, Alex Baluck, Mrs. J.S. Dimling, Mrs. T. A. Buis, E. L. Heminger, Jerry Osborn, Doug Salveson, C. R. Brown.In 1998, the organization changed its name to The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County.Although our organization has grown and changed over the years, the core of our existence has always been to provide arts opportunities that strengthen our community. Increasing the appreciation of art is still one of the goals The Arts Partnership strives to achieve. The Arts Partnership offers a wide range of arts, education and entertainment opportunities each year. Through our programming and events, we strive to unify the community, provide cultural enrichment, and improve the quality of life for people in Findlay and Hancock County. We continually work to meet the ever-changing needs of our community through soliciting and utilizing feedback and involving community members in the planning of our programs. “The mission of The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County is to provide, encourage and promote quality arts education, presentations, and entertainment opportunities in Findlay/Hancock County.”

Board of Directors

Sarah Foltz -Event Director Arts Partnership
Craig VanRenterghem Education Director | Arts Partnership

Zachary Huber

Marketing & Donor Relations Director

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Contact for membership questions, development, box office services, marketing, or to change or add your mailing address.

Kelda Heitkamp

Event Director

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Contact for information about Volunteering, summer events, ArtWalk, special events, and School Day Performances.

Craig VanRenterghem

Education Director

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Contact for details regarding Student Workshops, Youtheatre, class & workshop registration, and Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers.

Peggy Grandbois

Executive Director

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Contact for fundraising, development, and partnership and personnel opportunities.