About Us


Dear Friends!

Happy Summer!

Thank you to everyone who attended or supported in some way our Summer Arts Education Fundraising events – Boogie on Main, Riverside Wine Festival, and Street Feast! We had a blast putting them together and joining in with so many of our friends who came out to support our arts education programming!

Speaking of arts education – we also had a blast with over 90 students in grades 1-12 who participated in our Youtheatre Summer Camp – Broadway in Your Backyard. We were so fortunate to be able to work with these enthusiastic campers who spent the week learning about musical theatre and honing their performance skills.

Seussical auditions are right around the corner -- on August 14 and 15 -- for students in grades 1-12. The production, scheduled for October 7 and 8, will be held at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Plan to join our Youtheatre students for a performance of this fun show!

Auditions for the Hancock County Children’s Choir are on Tuesday, August 29 for students in grades 2-5. This group rehearses weekly to learn fun music while improving musical skills and performing throughout the community.

Information will be coming out soon about our NEW Youtheatre Club to begin in September. Students in grades 1-12 will meet monthly to explore all aspects of theatre and performing.

Our lunchtime Courtyard Concerts finish up on August 15 with Scott Duress and Sean Farmer; lunch is available from The Gathering. Plan to join us for one more summertime lunch with great music!

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.