About Us


Dear Supporter of the Arts –

The time is now to purchase your tickets for our March 10 Comedy Night Fundraiser, headlined by Marc Price. For those 80’s TV sitcom fans, Marc played Skippy on the hit show, “Family Ties.” Marc will be joined by Ron Sweet as the opening act. The funds raised from this event, held at Alexandria’s, directly fund our arts education programming.

Performances as part of our family-friendly TAP Package continue in March and April. On March 30 join Thing One and Thing Two and your favorite Dr. Seuss characters in The Cat in the Hat. On April 6 join us for a wonderful evening of dance featuring Dancing Wheels, a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities. Both of these one-hour performances begin at 7 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts where tickets are on sale now!

Youtheatre students are currently improving their acting and musical theatre skills in our Explore the Arts Workshops. Our budding magicians will spend a week with world-renowned magician, Kevin Spencer and show off their skills in a public performance at Donnell Middle School at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 17. Members of our Young Playwrights Group are putting the finishing touches on their scripts and the “world premiere” of one of the scripts will be performed for the public on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.

Plan to join us for one of these great arts experiences right here in 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.