About Us


Dear Friends!

Thank you to everyone who made the Cooper Tire and Rubber Company and Huntington Bank Boogie on Main a great success! Thank you to our corporate and in-kind sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who attended this important fundraiser for our arts education programming!

We are excited about our next event – Riverside Wine Festival on Saturday, June 24. We hope you will join us for a lovely afternoon of Ohio wines, food, music, visual artists, and other exhibitors, all while supporting our arts education programming. We are proud of this event that was recently voted the Best Wine Festival in Ohio by readers of Ohio Magazine!

Tickets are available now on line or at our office. New this year is a group rate – groups of eight or more people can purchase tickets at a discount of 15%. Plan to grab a group of friends for an afternoon of fun at beautiful Riverside Park!

Our Tuesday Courtyard Concert Series begins on June 20 in Latham Courtyard. We hope that you can join us for a delicious lunch and great music in the Heart of Downtown Findlay. See our website for the complete schedule of restaurants and musicians.

Looking ahead to July, our Youtheatre Summer Camp, Broadway in Your Backyard, is the week of July 10 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. The week will culminate with a Cabaret featuring the campers on Friday evening, July 14. We invite you to join us to enjoy the performances by these talented students.

We hope to see you this summer as we celebrate the arts throughout our community!

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.