About Us


Happy Fall!

In case you haven’t heard, Youtheatre had an AMAZING weekend of performances of Seussical the Musical at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Kudos to over 100 students in grades 1-12 who worked hard as cast and crew members to make this production one to remember. Also, a special thank you to our directors and technical personnel, parents, volunteers, corporate and in-kind sponsors, and individual and small business pARTners who made this experience possible for these youngsters.

In addition, our new Youtheatre Club for students in grades 1-12 met for the first time with a record-breaking attendance of students eager to continue to learn more about and improve their theatre knowledge and skills throughout the year. Our School Day Performances Series at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts begins this month on Thursday, October 26, with The Wright Stuff: First in Flight. Tickets are still available for this production about these Ohioans who changed history.

Plan to join us for Pirate School!, the first performance in the MCPA/TAP Family Series, co-produced with the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts and sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Corporation, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 4. Tickets are available now at the Center or online at marathoncenterarts.org for this show or save by purchasing tickets for the entire series.

And mark your calendars for Friday, November 3 for ArtWalk in Downtown Findlay. The evening promises to be a great opportunity to hear great music and see great artwork, all while enjoying an evening Downtown dining and shopping with family and friends.

We hope that you will pARTner with us to continue and expand these quality arts experiences for our community! Click on the "Donate" above to become a pARTner today!

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 current mission of The Arts Partnership is to enrich youth through arts education and advocacy.”

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.